Phi Kappa Psi was founded at Jefferson College in Canonsburg, Pennsylvania, on February 19, 1852. The intentions of the fraternity were to found an order that would grow to include men of honor and good will at colleges throughout America. The Penn Eta chapter of Phi Kappa Psi was established at Franklin & Marshall College in 1860.
The Pennsylvania Eta chapter of the Phi Kappa Psi fraternity is a community of over 1,300 undergraduates and alumni, spanning 152 years. Brothers have a variety of interests and are engaged in both campus and community life. Members compete in intercollegiate activities, campus activities, participate in student government, and serve as HAs and PAs in the College House system.
We take tremendous pride in both our scholarship and philanthropy. Collectively, we have the highest GPA amongst all fraternities on campus. Additionally, two of our very own service projects, No-Shave November and Rage Against Cancer (hosted in collaboration with Alpha Phi, Chi Omega & Kappa Delta), sets Phi Psi apart. Our participation in collegiate and community life have allowed us to experience steady growth as a chapter, as now we have 54 undergraduate brothers and have returned to our original home at 560 West James Street in the Fall of 2011.
Our brotherhood has a strong connection to each other, hosting events such as brothers’ dinners, outings, and intramural athletics. We have a very strong and active alumni base that offers support and connections to the undergraduates in our chapter. Even though we come from different backgrounds and beliefs, and have a diverse set of purposes and passions, as Brothers of Phi Kappa Psi, we are united in our dedication to the highest standards of excellence and integrity.
Here are some of the great events our chapter is involved with:
No-Shave November: Throughout the month, the brothers of Phi Kappa Psi participated in No-Shave November to benefit the Boys and Girls Club. The brothers joined together in the College Center and auctioned off their beards to the highest bidder for the grand finale of No Shave November!
MS Walk: Every spring, the brothers of PA Eta take part in the Lancaster MS Walk to support the National MS society. The brothers connect with the local people as they walk through Lancaster to raise money for MS.
Rage Against Cancer: On Friday, November 11th, 2011, the brothers of Phi Kappa Psi from F&M hosted “Rage Against Cancer,” which was co-sponsored by the Alpha Phi, Chi Omega, and Kappa Delta Sororities. The event was a cancer-benefit party, and all the proceeds were donated to the Susan G. Komen Foudnation For the Cure. The party ended when both brothers and pledges were auctioned off at midnight to help raise money. The event itself raised over $800.
Polar Bear Plunge: The brothers (and new members) of PA Eta took part in the Polar Bear Plunge again in 2011 to support the Special Olympics. Everyone braved the cold and wet weather to take the plunge in the Susquehanna River to help this great cause. We ran into some of our brothers from PA Epsilon (Gettysburg College) and had a great time together!v
* information regarding Phi Kappa Psi was taken from Baird's Manual of American College Fraternities
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Alumni Chair: Charles Ecker
Brotherhood Chair(s): Ian Irlander and Sam Rubin
Fund Raising Chair: Cole Wisdo
Housing Chair: Justin Kozloski
Philanthropy Chair: Nathaniel Haycock
Risk Management Chair: Paul Zamorano and Jack Mahoney
Recruitment Chair(s): Brady Roberts
Scholarship Chair: Dylan Jennings
Social Chair(s): Matthew O'Shea and Kyle Davies
Technology Chair: Zachary Fried
President: Ivo Becica
Vice President: Nate Boonisar
Secretary: Haytham Zohnny
Treasurer: Jeremy Fishman
Inspirer: Neil Solinsky
Immediate Past-President: Ricardo Rivers
At Large: Andrew Morrow, Stu Gallin
Advisors: Dean Kate Snider and Professor Joel Eigen