The Phi Kappa Psi Fraternity
experience continues after graduation from college.
The fraternity benefits,
pleasures, and duties continue throughout your life.
friendship-- until death", is one of our our mottos which is
part of our closing song, Amici (which was informally
adopted about 1865). Amici lyrics are:
Our strong band can ne'er be broken
Formed in ole Phi Psi
Far surpassing wealth unspoken
Sealed by friendship's tie
Amici, usque ad aras
("Friendship, ongoing until death")
Deep graven on each heart
Shall be found unwav'ring true
When we from life shall part
College life at best is passing
Gliding swiftly by
Let us pledge in word and action
Love for old Phi
When we sing our life's last measure
then shall be
Strains recalling every treasure
The friendships you form in the fraternity
are the ones most likely to last your lifetime. It is highly
likely that someone in your pledge class will be the best man at
Some features of the the fraternity, such as an
address database, newsletters, location maps, and mutual friends
facilitate your keeping in contact with your buddies. A computer
social network, Phi Psi Connect, is available.
Texas Beta graduate is joined by his fraternity brothers at
Seven Texas Beta graduates who have maintained their
friendship for 40+ years.
As you move to new locations
your fraternity affiliation will help you build friendships with
outstanding men with common interests from other chapters and/or
Phi Psi alumni associations and
clubs in cities across the United States provide activities for
Phi Psis in their area, no matter from what chapter.
at an Alumni Association banquet in Plano, Texas, 2008.
Beta brothers in Mexico.
As a Texas Beta brother you will have
opportunities for fun after graduation that you would not
It has been common for groups of Texas Beta
brothers to hold reunions in Dallas or other metropolitan areas;
to have retreats in Mexico; to organize fishing, skiing, or golf
trips; and to organize social events at Texas Tech Homecoming.
Phi Psis promise to assist one
another in any way honorably possible throughout life, and you
likely will receive help and advice from your brothers throughout
Bringing Others Into The Fraternity
Your sons, brothers, nephews,
and cousins will be given special attention and consideration for
membership in the fraternity because of their legacy status.
Your help in organizing and
supporting recruitment efforts can be useful and appreciated.
Supporting and Guiding the Chapter and the National Organization
You will be a part of an alumni
group that is preeminent in the fraternity world for its support
of its fraternity. The Phi Kappa Psi
Foundation, which provides scholarships and makes loans, has the
largest such fund of any American college fraternity.
Many Phi Psi alumni get
satisfaction from making financial contributions to the chapter
and/or fraternity at a time in their life when they have more
disposable income than they did when a college student, thereby
helping to insure the continued superiority of the chapter.
at the Crescent Club in Dallas hosted by the Phi Psi
One of your pleasures will be to
meet, mentor, and support new initiates who
are starting their college experience. The chapter elects
one or more alumni chapter advisors who pass on their experience
to the current chapter officers and chairmen.
Five Texas Beta
alumni and two Texas Beta undergraduates "Guns up!" at the
After college you have the
opportunity to continue participation in the governance of the
For examples, by participation in
the chapter house corporation and/or by attending fraternity
national conventions, the "Grand Arch Councils" (GACs), held in
even years. Although the undergraduates of the Phi Kappa Psi
Fraternity, unlike other fraternities, have majority control, the
alumni have a vote, generally serve as the officers and trustees,
and provide advice and guidance via service on committees as well
as participation in the plenary sessions.
The GACs have plenty of enjoyable
social events as well as business meetings. The last two GACs were
in San Diego and New Orleans.
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