Why Phi Psi?
When we come to college, our habits are not completely crystallized. We face four years that will shape our thought process and actions for the rest of our lives. The oath Phi Psis take to the Fraternity’s basic principles of honor, truth and service to others influence these patterns for the rest of their lives. Phi Psi chapters utilize their collective influence to hold themselves to being men of excellence who behave responsibly. This means that Phi Psi chapters don’t haze their new members, they obey the law, they act in a manner that brings honor not just to themselves but to Phi Psis everywhere, they treat women with respect and they protect those who cannot defend themselves. That last point is especially true, as we hold ourselves to our founding motto “The Great Joy of Serving Others.” Service is at the core of what we do, and it is a big reason why our actions stand out in crowd and attract the best, like Brian Castro, and many others. Holding yourself to a higher standard can be what separates you from the pack during and after college.
What if you could build your own college experience? An experience that lived up to higher standards of excellence than what currently lies in front of you.
Just because we’re not on your campus doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy all of the benefits Phi Psi has to offer during your collegiate career and for the rest of your life.
Starting a new chapter, or colonizing, is one of the most rewarding things you will ever do. While the process is different on every campus, you’ll have to prove to your school that you’re running an organization that furthers the mission of the university, and you’ll have to show other students what a great chapter you can become in order to recruit new members. Local alumni can be of great assistance, but with undergraduate control in Phi Psi, the ball is squarely in your court.
We’re always interested to hear from men of character who are interested in starting a new chapter of Phi Kappa Psi. You can also check out recent stories about our successful colonies and chapters here. If you’re ready to get started, fill out this interest form and follow the steps below.
Email our Director of Expansion to discuss the process of starting a chapter, the colonization process and how to become a chapter. You may also request an expansion packet to learn more about the process.
Contact your university’s Greek Life Coordinator for information on the prospect and opportunity for expansion at your campus.
If you are the only person interested, you must begin recruiting men of like minded principle to form an interest group.
A representative from Phi Kappa Psi will review your interest group and, pending the results of a review and the willingness of the campus to expand, the group will begin the colonization process.