Phi Sigma Phi

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Phi Sigma Phi
National Fraternity, Inc.
ΦΣΦ
Phi Sigma Phi crest.png
Founded

July 30, 1988; 25 years ago (1988-07-30)

The Founding Seven:

Type Social
Emphasis Service and Support
Scope United States
Motto Do unto others as you would,
have them do unto you.
Colors  Cardinal Red   Silver 
Symbol The Phoenix
Philanthropy National Humane Society
Chapters 13 active, 8 inactive
Values Wisdom, Honor, and Justice
Homepage [1]

Phi Sigma Phi (ΦΣΦ) is a US national fraternity founded on July 30, 1988 in South Bend, Indiana. There are now 11 chapters of Phi Sigma Phi nationwide. The current National President is Nate Church.[1]

History[edit]

The foundation for Phi Sigma Phi stems from the 1985 merger between Phi Sigma Epsilon and Phi Sigma Kappa.[2] After this merger, a small group of Phi Sigma Epsilon alumni and then-current undergraduate college men decided not to participate with the new fraternity, instead electing to form a new national fraternity. Historically, this merger has been discussed as an evolution of ideals and dedication to independence and freedom of choice. On July 30, 1988, in South Bend, Indiana, Phi Sigma Phi National Fraternity, Inc. was formally organized to serve as a national organization.

Leading this small group of Chapters into the formation of a new national fraternity were former Phi Sigma Epsilon alumni who were elected to serve as Phi Sigma Phi's first National Council:

  • Harry Parker (National President)
  • Mark Helling (National Vice-President)
  • Rick Facemire (National Vice-President)
  • Dan Foster (National Vice-President)
  • George Perry (National Vice-President)
  • David Prueher (Senior Regional Director)
  • John Lecco (Chapter Consultant)
  • Ken Siverling (Chapter Consultant)

In addition, longtime supporters and former Phi Sigma Epsilon National Presidents Dean Rockwell (1950–1958) and John Sandwell (1978–1984) added their advice and experience to all areas of Phi Sigma Phi's new operations.[3]

As the foundation for Phi Sigma Phi stems from a merger from a previous organization, Phi Sigma Epsilon, there were seven chapters that existed at the commencement of the fraternity. These seven chapters are known as the Founding Seven Chapters:[3]

Although there was strong support for this new fraternity from many campuses and alumni, the first years of Phi Sigma Phi's existence were difficult. During the years of 1988 through 1990, the National Fraternity struggled for survival, and expansion was nonexistent. Establishing new national programs, publications, visitations, and a new financial program were top priorities and took most of the new National Fraternity's energy and efforts. The dawn of the 1990s saw Phi Sigma Phi settle into its position as that of a strong and determined new national fraternity. The National Council and Staff of Phi Sigma Phi were determined to chart a course for this new national fraternity where the emphasis was on superior service and support for the membership. The initial turmoil of the late 1980s gradually settled, and the desire and drive for expansion was put into action.[citation needed]

Mission and Philanthropy[edit]

Phi Sigma Phi supports the National Humane Society.[4]

Chapters[edit]

Active:

Inactive:

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