Phi Kappa Psi Fraternity
Phi Kappa Psi is one of the nation's strongest national fraternities, founded in 1852 at Jefferson College by William Henry Letterman and Charles Page Thomas Moore. The fraternity was formed when the founding members took care of an ill friend and decided during that night to form a group dedicated to ensconce the ideas of service towards others. More than 104,000 members have been initiated, at over 100 campuses across the country.
The Houston Baptist chapter was founded on November 30th 2005 and was nationally chartered on January 19th 2008. The Texas Zeta Chapter was founded in the aftermath of hurricane Rita when twelve men decided to found a fraternity that emphasized the bonds of brotherhood and service towards others.
Individual brothers have different reasons why Phi Psi attracted them to join. Some were driven by the bond between members, some sought lifelong friendships, but all agree that joining changed their lives. We provide a unique alternative to the other fraternities on campus. Our strong National Values, emphasis on Excellence, and Gentlemanly Conduct offer more to individuals than just the social aspect.
You may find Phi Psi's formal expression of high aspirations not only inspiring, but also an uplifting and wholesome stimulus. The bonds of brotherhood created through stated ideals bring together young men from every section of the country, from every stratum of society, and from every economic level, so that former strangers, now brothers in Phi Kappa Psi, share a common bond.
Phi Psi will encourage your success both by supporting your personal growth and development and by fostering helpful relationships between you and your chapter's alumni. Nationally, members of fraternities are more likely than students not involved in undergraduate organizations to continue their education to graduation, be more satisfied with their undergraduate experience, develop stronger loyalties to their colleges or universities, and donate back to the college later in life.
We seek to fulfill the beliefs of our founding fathers by example by forming brotherly bonds and being active within the community. We seek to go beyond the limits and strive for perfection morally, spiritually, and intellectually.
In the words of Phi Psi Woodrow Wilson, "We are not here merely to make a living. We are here to enrich the world."