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.