One hundred forty years ago, six visionary men founded an order that seeks only the truest of heart and the noblest of character – our Brotherhood. This Brotherhood was enhanced in 1985 with the inclusion of an equally visioning group of seven men – the founding fathers of Phi Sigma Epsilon. The combination of these two groups created what we are now proud to call Phi Sigma Kappa.
Each year, Phi Sigma Kappa chapters and colonies donate thousands of dollars and man hours to a variety of charities and philanthropies, including our national philanthropy, Special Olympics. This enduring quality is also reflected in our alumni brothers who grew through our undergraduate bonds as giving individuals, continuing to work with many charities on their own.
Our Founders would indeed be proud. Their dream - their vision - is being fulfilled today. Although as undergraduates we enjoy the campus competition that brings the trophies to our mantel, but these rewards are only the icing on the cake. The real pot of gold is the unselfish acts of giving that make others' lives better.
These rewards do not come in a physical form, but at a moment when our hearts and minds are touched by the good that we do. At this point, we know that our Founders have succeeded in developing men of character, and it is our duty as members to continue in this development. If we continue to do what we do, Phi Sigma Kappa will remain a strong and viable fraternity to be proud of and envied throughout this century.
As we look to the future, I challenge you as men of Phi Sigma Kappa, to evaluate yourselves, evaluate your interactions and evaluate your Fraternity. As an undergrad, what is your chapter doing to live out our Founders’ visions? As an alumnus, what are you doing in your family or your career to exemplify the characteristics of our Brotherhood? As members of this Fraternity, what can we, as a national organization, do better to carry out our purpose and serve you? Think about these things, and don’t stop there, move forward and act on your acuities, allowing the term “ever-growing throng” to hold true.