Commodore Perry founded Phi Kappa Psi at Iowa because he saw the need for a truly philanthropic organization post-Civil War.
In the 1930s, despite all his other noble endeavors, Nile Kinnick saw Phi Psi a great organization worthy of his time.
Today we have over 1,200 living alumni, hundreds of whom came to Iowa City for our last alumni reunion, and are always looking to help their brothers!
Founded as a philanthropic fraternity our motto is,
"The Great Joy of Serving Others."
History of Giving
We expect our members to continue life after college as leaders in their occupational and civic communities. Our chapter encourages brothers to pursue leadership positions which in-turn offers practical, real-life leadership development experience.
These not only are great resume builders, but are often cited by our alumni as transformational in their personal and professional lives.
We didn't get to be the largest social fraternity on campus without also having the most fun.
Organized Social Events
Social with a sorority every Thursday
Brotherhood trips to minor league baseball & hockey games
Pledge Class dinners
Game Watches (Chicago, Des Moines, Kansas City, Minneapolis)
In 2016 National Fraternity events were held in Florida, NYC
Beyond these organized events, smaller groups of our 140+ members are always doing something together.
We recruit men who understand college is primarily about getting a great education.
This approach has led to Phi Psi having the highest average GPA for the last two decades, with rare exception.
The Spring of 2017 our average GPA was 3.235.