About Phi Kappa Sigma

Phi Kappa Sigma International Fraternity was founded by Samuel Brown Wylie Mitchell at the University of Pennsylvania on August 16, 1850. Phi Kappa Sigma International Fraternity has Chapters in both the United States and Canada and currently has over 50 active Chapters, Colonies, and interest groups with over 1,200 active members and 40,000 alumni.

Phi Kappa Sigma is more than an organization to be a part of during college; it is a valuable learning experience, a life-long commitment, and philosophy of life. Along with the Phi Kappa Sigma Ritual, our
 Purpose and Principles state who and what we are as a Fraternity and as members of that Fraternity. All members take an oath to uphold these ideals and it is up to all of us to make sure that we, and those who come after us, learn and understand what it is to be a true "Phi Kap" and "Man of Honor" and incorporate that into our Chapters and into our lives. 

We do our best to ensure our members have an excellent undergraduate experience and graduate to become more than just productive members of society, but leaders that possess a foundation built on steadfast values and a duty to help their fellow man. Please check out our
 Phi Kap Impact Stories for real life examples of alumni that have taken full advantage of their Phi Kap Experience and gone on to achieve both personal and professional success. 

The theme of our 89th Grand Chapter in 1998 was "A Return to Our Founding Principles" and since then Phi Kappa Sigma has been working with our Chapters to help them re-focus on the
 Purpose and Principles that Phi Kappa Sigma was founded. We drafted a Statement of Core Values at our 90th Grand Chapter in Philadelphia in the summer of 2000, and have started an annual leadership development program called "Men of Honor." 

In the summer of 2000, Phi Kappa Sigma also completed the last phase of our
substance-free housing initiative joining several other fraternities committed to providing safe and healthy living environments for our undergraduate members. 

In 2004 at our 92nd Grand Chapter in Chicago, our members created the
 Doctrine of Excellence.  The Doctrine of Excellence serves as a road map for our Fraternity to apply our Statement of Core Values. As part of that road map, the Fraternity also adopted a new vision; “Lifelong growth and development of the Fraternity and its members.”  In order to deliver upon that vision, The Men of Honor Experience, our membership and leadership development initiative, was created and we have increased attention toward Expansion, and Volunteer and Alumni support.  For additional information about Phi Kappa Sigma please continue to explore our website or contact our International Headquarters.