- Two Phi Psi organizations primarily serve Texas Beta
- Texas South Plains Alumni Association
is based in Lubbock TX but has events as far
away as Dallas and Mexico
- Texas Beta House Corporation
- Other associations throughout the world also welcome any Phi Psi's who are living in their area.
Phi Kappa Psi Creeds
Psi governing bodies have adopted two creeds,
the best known and most recent one being called
The Creed of Phi Kappa Psi.
Lists of Phi Kappa Psi Chapters
List of Phi Kappa Psi chapters & their websites is online
with dates of founding, total membership, historical references, and notable facts.
- We have a great variety of chapters
in Phi Psi--
Very large size and moderate size;
in mansions and housed in cottages;
Politically very conservative and politically more liberal;
Racially uniform and racially very diverse;
physiques and with outstanding minds
- All united by a common
bond of ideals and brotherhood that shows up especially at
More on Phi Kappa Psi
Phi Kappa Psi
is our primary song, a hymn, and we won an interfraternity
competition with this performance of it in a 1958 . (It's in mp3 format, and a little scratchy.)
Amici is our traditional closing song. The phrase,
ad aras!" in the lyrics means,
"Continuing friendship-- until death!" (literally, 'the pyre')." This
phrase is also one of our mottos.
Quimbambuli is a song about our unofficial drink, a hot wine
and rum concoction (which we never make.).
traditional student drinking songs include the
Psi Toast (mp3).
We have a couple of sweetheart songs and a
fraternity song book full of others.
Additional, current, scholarship information is
available on the Phi Kappa Psi national website
The current Phi
Psi colors were officially adopted in 1920.
gets its name from the cassocks worn by cardinals. (The family of
birds takes its name from the color.)
(On a computer, 0-to-255-normalized, decimal,
RGB values of 186, 18, and 43 provide a good representation of
is a dark green that is a representation of the color worn
by hunters in the 19th century.
(On a computer, 0-to-255-normalized,
decimal, RGB values of 79, 97 and 28 provide a good
representation of Hunter Green.)
including examples are on a colors page on this
The following Phi Psi yell was adopted in 1890. You will hear
it a lot at chapter functions.
Phi Kappa Psi!
Live ever; Die Never;
Phi Kappa Psi!
An Early Builder of Phi Kappa Psi
Cochran Campbell is the man after the founders who most
contributed to the fraternity's early development and distinctive
character. He was the first initiate the year after Phi Kappa
Psi was founded. He was the son of a Presbyterian missionary to India who
was born on the Indian Ocean and was sent back to Philadelphia at
twelve years of age. He was slight but well built, about five feet
six inches in height, olive complexion, very clear, with fine
black hair and eyes.
Initiation into the mysteries of Phi Kappa Psi at the age of 17
was the most profound event in his life and was the most important
event to the fraternity since its founding. He put in hundreds of
hours of labor, and all correspondence, copying, etc. were
exclusively in his hands. He drew up charters longhand and founded
and edited the Mysticus Amicus, a paper devoted to chapter
affairs. The first attempt to expand to other colleges was
initiated by him. He would never recognize defeat or impossibility
in anything that concerned the fraternity. After college he
married and became a Presbyterian minister but died young at the
age of 26.
Here are the uppercase (capital, or majuscule) and lowercase
(minuscule) symbols and names of the letters of the Greek alphabet, in Greek
alphabetical order. The letter sigma has a second lowercase
form (ς) used when the letter is in the final position in a word.
Σ σ ς
Incidentally: The symbol
phi (φ or Φ) is used in mathematics and the arts to represent the
Golden Ratio, 1.61803+, which is the ratio between two numbers which
have the same ratio of the larger to the smaller as their sum has
to the larger number. The symbol psi (Ψ) is used in
physics (quantum mechanics) to denote the wavefunction of a
particle, a complex function which has a value everywhere in the
In classical Greek only uppercase letters existed.
The lowercase Greek letters were developed much later by medieval
scribes to permit a faster cursive writing style with the use of
ink and quill.
English Words Alumni, etc.
If you are uncertain about
the words alumni, alumnus, and alumnae, then you are
similar in this respect to most college freshmen. Here's the scoop:
: a man who has attended or has graduated from a particular school,
college, or university. The plural is alumni, and can
apply to men and women. (Formerly the terms applied only to graduates,
not to someone who attended but did not graduate.)
alumna : a girl
or woman who has attended or has graduated from a particular school,
college, or university. The plural is alumnae
alum is an alumnus
or an alumna. The plural is alums.
It is wrong
to say "He is an alumni." It is correct to say, "He is an alumnus",
"He is an alum", "They are alumni," or "They are alums."
Texas Hazing Law
Texas Education Code prohibits hazing as defined
in that law
subchapter F (37.151-37.157)] in Texas public or private schools, and
the Texas Education
Code [51.936(d)] makes those provisions applicable to institutions of
Risk Management and Insurance
reinsurance company owned by 28 or more national college
fraternities, including Phi Kappa Psi.
Phi Kappa Psi insurers are identified in the
Phi Kappa Psi Insurance / Liability Certificate.
FIPG, Inc. , whose name is
now considered to be an acronym for "Fraternal Information and
Programming Group", is organized for the purpose of providing
information on risk management issues. (It does
not now nor has it ever sold or provided insurance coverage.) Phi
Kappa Psi is a member of this organization. It is governed by the
FIPG Bylaws and publishes a
FIPG Risk Management Policy.
The red and black trim of
the page are the school colors of Texas Tech University.
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If you have read
this far, you may be such a man.
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