You may participate in some
enjoyable and rewarding community philanthropic projects as a member of
Phi Psi that make you more inclined to do such things throughout
life. We feel that developing an attitude of wanting
to help others is part of growing up.
Phi Psi is not primarily a
service fraternity but has a history of service. There is a
traditional story that our founders got the idea for forming the fraternity
when nursing some friends in a typhoid or flu epidemic. That story
may be apocryphal,
tradition in the fraternity,
and a phrase often heard is "The great joy of serving others." In 2002
Phi Kappa Psi
embarked on a national service initiative titled The Phi Psi
500 which calls for each chapter to put forth 500 man hours of
hands-on service, or equivalent, per year.
A 2009 Phi Kappa
Psi community service activity was helping to build a house for
Habitat For Humanity.
will participate in collaboration with sororities or other
fraternities. On of these activities is participation in Greek
Week events, shown at right, which raise money for charity.
In November 2007 Phi Psi sponsored a
TTU sorority croquet
tournament to raise money for the Boys and
Girls Clubs. The tournament took place in Urbanovsky Park.
Eighty-four young ladies representing the various sororities
participated in this successful event, and the participants as
well as the brothers of Phi Psi enjoyed the tournament greatly..
Here are a couple of pictures of the Delta
Gamma philanthropy event in which we participated early in the year.
What's going on here? (It's the Delta Gamma Anchor Splash event to
raise money for Women's Protective Services.)
help out the Boys and Girls Club of America. Around 2004 the
national fraternity partnered with them with the idea of chapters
providing support. In the fall of 2006 we provided a local chapter
with a 60" TV. Weekly some of the brothers go to the club and
interact with the kids, maybe playing some games
From time to time we take
on unique community service projects. Over the past few years
- We have taken kids to
football games several times on Tech's Take A Kid To The Game
- We have participated in the
Greek Treat Halloween program the last couple of years.
- We participated in the
American Cancer Society's Relay For Life---It's a fun-filled
overnight event designed to raise money for research, etc..
Teams gather at a route on the Tech campus and
take turns walking or running laps. Each team tries to keep at
least one team member on the track at all times.
- Each year we collect and
donate clothing, canned goods, etc. to the Salvation Army /
Goodwill Industries / Food Bank.
- One morning In April
of 2005 the chapter helped a young disabled woman and her two daughters
get their yard cleaned up.
Ms. Ivey and her daughter stand with the brothers as the job nears
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