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 The Creed of Phi Kappa Psi | Fraternity House Creed

The Creed of Phi Kappa Psi
by
 John Henry Frizzell, Massachusetts Alpha 1898,
and Kent Christopher Owen, Indiana Beta 1958;
adopted by the 1964 Grand Arch Council.

I believe that Phi Kappa Psi is a brotherhood of honorable men, courteous and cultured, who pledge throughout their lives to be generous, compassionate, and loyal comrades;

I believe that I am honor bound to strive manfully for intellectual, moral, and spiritual excellence; to help and forgive my Brothers; to discharge promptly all just debts; to give aid and sympathy to all who are less fortunate;

I believe that I am honor bound to strengthen my character and deepen my integrity; to counsel and guide my Brothers who stray from their obligations; to respect and emulate my Brothers who practice moderation in their manners and morals; to be ever mindful that loyalty to my Fraternity should not weaken loyalty to my college, but rather increase devotion to it, to my country, and to my God;

I believe that to all I meet, wherever I go, I represent not only Phi Kappa Psi, but indeed the spirit of all fraternities; thus I must ever conduct myself so as to bring respect and honor not to myself alone, but also to my Fraternity;

To the fulfillment of these beliefs, of these ideals, in the noble perfection of Phi Kappa Psi, I pledge my life and my sacred honor.

(The statements of this creed do not conflict with the Ritual of the Fraternity, however some are not part of the Phi Kappa Psi Ritual and are not official statements by the Fraternity except to the extent implied by the adoption of  this creed; also, this creed omits certain important concepts and obligations of the Ritual; therefore, it is not correct to  consider  this creed to be a summary of the ideas of the Ritual.)


 Fraternity House Creed
by
 C. F. "Dab" Williams, Illinois Delta;
adopted by the 1963 Executive Board.

WHAT A FRATERNITY HOUSE SHOULD BE

1.  It should be a place where a better environment for the pursuit of academic work can be secured than outside the chapter house.

2.  It should be a place where a better cultural atmosphere can be found than outside.

3.  It should be a place were character is formed, not destroyed.

4.  It should be a place where habits of responsibility industry, and leadership are recognized for their real value and are seriously cultivated by members and pledges.

5.  It should be a place where members "practice what they preach"; where the younger men are appealed to by the examples of the older men. In such a fraternity younger men are not driven to give adherence to regulations which the members violate with impunity.

6.  It should be a place where the ideal of the chapter is to aid rather than hinder, the educational progress of the college.

7.  It should be a place where such a warm congeniality of personal relationship between the men exists that the outsiders, looking in, will desire to share in the privilege of membership.