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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org and they will immediately receive an application.
Read about last year's program in The Signet Fall 2014 issue.
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.
Starting a Colony
If there is no existing chapter or colony at your school, you have the exciting opportunity to become a Founding Father for Phi Sigma Kappa! This is truly and honor, and a title only a few will ever hold. Read below, and see what is involved with starting a colony.
Typically, expansions fall into three categories: interest group, local fraternity affiliation and a national expansion. Their definitions are as follows:
Interest Group: An interest group is comprised of a number of men who are interested in bringing Phi Sigma Kappa to campus. An interest group can be as small as 10-15 men, or as large as 40-50.
Local Fraternity Affiliation: This type of expansion comes about when a local campus fraternity contacts Phi Sigma Kappa seeking to merge with our organization.
National Expansion: This type of expansion involves staff members building a colony from the ground up, from recruiting founding fathers and supporting alumni to appointing and training new colony officers. This type comprises the majority of Phi Sigma Kappa's expansions and can be the result of interest from local alumni and/or the institution.
When choosing where to expand, Phi Sigma Kappa considers a number of factors, including, but certainly not limited to:
For more information on Phi Sigma Kappa's expansion program, please email@example.com.