160 years ago, in 1852, William Henry Letterman and Charles Page Thomas Moore where college students at Jefferson College in Canonsburg, Pennsyslvania. While these two students were nursing their stricken student friends during an epidemic of typhoid fever, an appreciation of the great joy of serving others developed in their lives. As this service to others flourished, they asked others to join them and formed the Brotherhood of what today is Phi Kappa Psi fraternity. The founding date was February 19, 1852. This date is celebrated today by Phi Kappa Psi chapters on campuses and alumni associations all over the United States.
The fraternity continued to flourish and now has over 105 chapters with 77,000 living members.
The fraternity continued to flourish and now has over 105 chapters with 77,000 living members. The ideals that formed that February are now shared and passed on to future Phi Psi’s.
“The Great Joy of Serving Others” is our motto. Our belief of service to one’s community helps us develop men of integrity and is a great compliment to our college education. We are proud of our philanthropic partnership with The Boys and Girls Club of America. Caring for our community is an ideal that started and remains with the founding of our fraternity.