Phi Kappa Sigma: ΦΚΣ
Did You Know Phi Kap...
is the only fraternity to have a major university named after it?
was the first fraternity to put an anti-discrimination clause into its constitution?
gives out $100,000 in scholarships each year, and additionally, that figure is approximately $90,000 more than other national fraternities?
was the first fraternity to establish a Grand Chapter?
was the first fraternity to have a magazine devoted specifically to the fraternity?
Phi Kappa Sigma
Phi Kappa Sigma was founded by Samuel Brown Wylie Mitchell at the University of Pennsylvania on August 16, 1850.
By living our values, recognizing the importance of acceptance, and seeking to learn and lead in all aspects of life, Phi Kaps (affectionately known as the Skulls) always strive to succeed and remain, as the maxim emblazoned on our crest states, “equal to the stars in endurance.”
College is more than just a degree, it is an experience. Make the most of your college experience by taking advantage of all the benefits that Phi Kappa Sigma has to offer.
* Social Excellence – you have FUN and learn how to interact responsibly and effectively with others in social settings.
* Brotherhood and Networking – you develop lifelong friendships with guys that you can count on in any situation and gain a connection to thousands of alumni around the world.
* Self-Awareness – you learn about yourself – your interests, your personality, your leadership and teamwork styles, etc.
* Leadership Skills – you learn communication, conflict resolution, how to manage and motivate other people based on their personality, etc.
* Management Skills – you learn financial management, project management, time/resource management, how to conduct meetings, etc.
* Service – you give back to your community and make a difference in other people’s lives through participating in many community service and philanthropy events.
* Academic Excellence – you learn from and with others in order to achieve your full academic potential.
* “Men of Honor” – above all, you do and learn all of this to better yourself and others in order to ultimately become a “Man of Honor.”
Our Seven Core Values:
- Trust - We commit to the value of Trust, the foundation of a relationship based on a belief in oneself as well as others, which is earned and strengthened through experience.
- Honor - We commit to the value of Honor, staying true to a set of higher standards and morals in the face of adversity.
- Respect - We commit to the value of Respect, which begins with yourself and the practice of the golden rule, "Do unto others as you would have them do unto you."
- Knowledge - We commit to the value of Knowledge, the acquisition of thought, theory, and principles following in the footsteps of our Founding Fathers in accordance with our oath of Brotherhood.
- Wisdom - We commit to the value of Wisdom, a virtue gained through experiences of self and others. Through sharing wisdom, a bond is formed between young and old, teacher and student; this bond is what brings us together.
- Responsibility - We commit to the value of Responsibility, by being reliable in the fulfillment of the objectives of our fraternity and our personal obligations, enduring the consequences of our actions.
- Integrity - We commit to the value of Integrity, our inner foundation for holding true to our values of Trust, Honor, Respect, Knowledge, wisdom, and Responsibility that guides us to make the best decisions.