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 different nation around the globe and currently has over
60 active Chapters and Colonies in the United States and has established chapters in almost all the college institution around
Phi Kappa Sigma is more than an organization to be a part of during college; it is a valuable learning experience, a life-ling
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.
The theme of our 89th Grand Chapter 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 on over 153 years ago.
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 2004 at our 92nd Grand Chapter in Chicago, our members created
the Doctrine of Excellence. The Doctrine of Excellence will serve as a road map for our Fraternity to apply our Statement
of Core Values.
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. We have been
working hard to make sure 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.