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    • 2/20/2015

       

       

       

      Greeting brothers!

      February 20, 2015 marks the 105th Anniversary of the founding of Phi Sigma Epsilon at Kansas State Normal College, today called Emporia University. We have recently re-colonized the founding chapter at Emporia University in order to celebrate and revive another part of the proud history of our organization.

      Today’s organization was forever changed by the merger in 1985, which enhanced our Brotherhood and strengthened the bond to members in both organizations. Today is a day we acknowledge and honor the history and contributions of Phi Sigma Epsilon to the collective Brotherhood of Phi Sigma Kappa.

       
    • 2/18/2015


       

       

      Robert M. Zillgitt Leadership Institute Nominations

      The Grand Chapter of Phi Sigma Kappa is seeking nominations of exceptional undergraduates that may be considered for this summer’s Robert M. Zillgitt Leadership Institute. As you may be aware, this is the Fraternity's premier leadership development program, funded by the Phi Sigma Kappa Foundation.

      The undergrads selected will arrive in Minneapolis on Monday, August 3 and go through an intense leadership training experience. They will then attend the 65th General Convention, to be held at the Hyatt Regency Minneapolis through Saturday, August 8. 

      Undergraduates must have one year remaining before graduation (graduation date no earlier than spring of 2016). The committee will accept multiple applications from each chapter and colony. However, only one brother from each group will be selected to attend the 2015 Zillgitt Institute.

      The Fraternity is accepting nominations until March 8. Those nominated will then have until March 28 to submit their applications.

      If you know of any young men you feel worthy, please send their names to zillgitt@phisigmakappa.org and they will immediately receive an application.

      Read about last year's program in The Signet Fall 2014 issue. 

       

    • 2/18/2015

       

      Matching Grants for Local Scholarships


      The Foundation will match local scholastic achievement awards given by chapters, colonies or alumni clubs, dollar for dollar, up to a maximum of $300 per chapter for the first 15 chapters to apply.  

      APPLICATION DEADLINE: March 15. 

      The Matching Grants for Local Scholarships Application

       

    Special Olympics

    Special Olympics is very dear to Phi Sigma Kappa's heart. If you ask a Phi Sig how they feel about the organization, chances are very high that you will hear a personal story about how his involvement with PSK has raised his awareness and involvement with Special Olympics.

    • On average, Phi Sigma Kappa raises $75,000 for Special Olympics each year, through fundraisers, sponsorships, and events held by our undergraduate brothers.
       
    • On average, Phi Sigma Kappa members serve 13,000 volunteer hours each year for Special Olympics. 

    Special Olympics International was chosen by delegates to the 55th General Convention as the international service project of Phi Sigma Kappa.

    Special Olympics is an international program of year-round sports training and athletic competition for individuals with intellectual disabilities. Its goal is for all to have the chance to become useful and productive citizens who are accepted and respected in their communities. The benefits of participation in Special Olympics for individuals with intellectual disabilities include improved physical fitness and motor skills, greater self-confidence, a more positive self-image, friendships and increased family support.

    Founded by Eunice Kennedy Shriver, Special Olympics operates in 95 percent of all the counties in the United States, hosting more than 15,000 events in schools, centers, and cities at the local, area and chapter level. A state directory is provided for your convenience.

    Special Olympics has favorable name recognition with 98% of the United States public and its events are covered by 72 percent of all newspapers and television stations. Of 96 non-profit organizations ranked by respondents of a recent poll, Special Olympics was viewed at the most credible charity.

    Phi Sigma Kappa has aligned itself with an organization which is sure to provide lifetime opportunities for both undergraduates and alumni. Programming ideas are endless. The Grand Chapter looks forward to a long and successful relationship with Special Olympics International.

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