Phi Kappa Psi offers an extraordinary opportunity for you to become a leader. Indiana Epsilon is a self-governing organization that provides an impactful hands-on experience to its members. The chapter has a responsibility to service and provide for its members, the University and the greater Valparaiso community. Members of Phi Psi enjoy a high level of involvement in campus and community life. Whether it’s organizing a winning intramural team, balancing the chapter’s finances, or helping a brother with his homework, all the tasks/jobs are important to the chapter. In addition, membership in Phi Kappa Psi helps individuals develop leadership skills through experiences. Phi Psi promotes a pledge education program designed to help new members develop their own leadership potential and adopt effective scholarship habits. Helping each man discover and cultivate his particular talents develops strong individuals and also strengthens the collective membership.
Phi Kappa Psi places a strong emphasis on academic success. Both nationally and locally offered scholarships provide financial assistance to members and promote the importance of the chapter’s focus on scholarship. The chapter supplements these awards with time management workshops, tutoring, and mentoring programs. Check out our current Phi Kappa Psi Excellence Bound Scholarship and apply! (Submission of this scholarship does not require future participation in Phi Psi!)
The close interaction among members that occurs through participation during all types of events and by living together fosters a bond that is unparallel to any other experience. Check out our member gallery of current brothers which includes pictures and their personal bios!
The Indiana Epsilon chapter is part of a network of strong Phi Psi chapters across the country that follow the same principles and ideals. The benefit from this national affiliation is that members have the opportunity to meet people and build relationships with brothers during national and regional events.
Community Service & Philanthropy
One of the greatest advantages of being involved with Phi Psi is the opportunity to participate in service and philanthropic events organized by the chapter. Members work together and are involved in a myriad of projects which not only benefit the community and worthy causes but also foster personal growth and greater unity among members. Just a few of the numerous activities include playing games with the young and the elderly, cleaning up the community, Boys & Girls Club, Habitat for Humanity, Big Brothers/Big Sisters, blood drives, etc.
Success in life is often directly tied to the connections you’ve made along the way. Members of Phi Kappa Psi benefit from having an interconnected network throughout the country. These relationships often assist members in finding exceptional employment opportunities and advancing their career.
Phi Kappa Psi is committed to the total education of our members. Not only do we concentrate on academics, but we also educate on social issues such a goal setting, relationship building, health and wellness, safety, sexual assault prevention, alcohol/drug abuse, etc. We believe it is important to develop men of excellence, those that will lead our chapter as our University community into the future.
Athletics prove to be an important physical and mental outlet for Phi Psi’s members. They help brothers improve self-confidence and develop teamwork. Whatever your sport or skill level, you will always find an opportunity to play on one of Phi Psi’s many intramural teams.
Phi Psi recognizes that the most essential and prevailing reason for attending Valparaiso University is to learn and excel academically. However many students will agree campus life extends beyond the realm of the classroom. It is Phi Psi’s believe that a well rounded collegiate experience includes a delicate balance between academia and social life. Social and recreational activities offer the opportunity to meet a variety of people and strengthen one’s circle of friendship and brotherhood. Formal dinners, retreats, athletic competitions, alumni and Homecoming activities, all offer the opportunity to relax and have a great time!
Still questioning the value of Phi Kappa Psi? To non-members, the Phi Psi experience may be viewed as a college experience – a journey prior to embarking on a professional career. For Phi Psi’s members, however, the bond of fraternal friendship begins as an undergraduate and remains unbroken throughout their alumni years. Perhaps it is unforgettable social events, or the thrill of competing on a championship intramural team, or the mutual reward that follows the agony of brothers “pulling late nighters” for finals, it can’t be stated in specifics. Whatever it is, each and every year additional members join the Phi Psi family and form unbreakable bonds of friendship.
Life Time Benefits, Life Long Friendships
Being active in a fraternity at Valpo can help make collegiate life even more meaningful. Fraternities offer friendship, leadership opportunities, intramural athletic competition, social activities, community service and academic support for their members. Students develop a strong sense of belonging to their organization and loyalty to the University through the Greek community. Membership is lifelong, and alumni activities are numerous at the national and local level. The recruitment process is an exciting time but can also be overwhelming. In the end, remember to select a fraternity that “feels” right. The following tips are helpful as you determine which fraternity is right for you.
- Be yourself.
- Evaluate each fraternity carefully.
- Take your time.
- Beware of those who belittle others.
- Ask for a tour of the fraternity house.
- Make sure all your questions are answered sufficiently.
- Be positive. Show an interest in what the members are doing.
- Look at several fraternities to find the right one for you.