Hands-on learning experience for Phi Psis: Service Immersion Trips
Service Immersion Trips are designed to provide attendees with a transformative cultural experience by learning about the history of the community, the stories of the people, and other aspects of the local culture and its influences. Through this experience, Phi Kappa Psi brings together brothers from across the country to build comradery and develop life-long connections through actions of service. The trip aims to instill a deeper commitment to service by helping attendees understand just how much they can impact a community through their own personal efforts.
Covid-19 & SIT:
While we may not be able to travel as a group to a city to complete a service project, we can still make an impact on those who need it most in your communities. Gather your brothers and participate in a virtual food drive, host a leaf clean-up project, give gifts to the children’s hospital during the holiday season or make a donation to a non-profit organization of your choosing. Be sure to share the news with our Member Development team by emailing the details of your project to firstname.lastname@example.org.
- The out-of-pocket cost to attend is $150. Individual participation is largely underwritten by generous donations to the Phi Kappa Psi Foundation.
- Students will participate in hands-on projects with at least three nonprofits in each city that are devoted to addressing poverty.
- Students will hear from a variety of speakers and engage with local alumni.
- Students will participate in ongoing educational discussions and reflections.
- Students will walk away with a renewed sense of commitment to The Great Joy of Serving Others.
- Arrival on Sunday, departure on Saturday.
- Each day consists of 1-2 projects with local nonprofits, educational speaker(s) and group reflection.
- Wednesday will be a day to explore the city and its culture.
- Friday is an opportunity to complete a final service project, interact with local alumni, and participate in closing activities.
“The whole purpose of the trip was to truly understand poverty and learn what we can do to prevent it. I’ve learned that poverty can be broken down into three main components; lack of food, lack of shelter, and lack of education. Each of the nonprofits that we worked with emphasized a different component of poverty. So by the end of the week we were able to experience all three phases of what it takes to fight poverty at the community level.”– Troy Barnes (Oregon State ’17)