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Fraternity

What We Believe

Part of being a Phi Kap is attempting to live in accordance with the principles that bind us together as a Fraternity. The most important statements of these principles are reproduced below:

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The Objects of The Fraternity

The objects of the Fraternity shall be the promotion of good fellowship and the cultivation of the social virtues among its members; the protection of the just rights and the advancement of the best interests, present and future, individual and collective, of all those who shall be associated together as members of the Fraternity; the encouragement of good scholarship and breadth of training for its members; and cooperation in the educational and cultural programs of institutions of higher education in which Chapters are located.

Core Values

  • Trust
  • Honor
  • Respect
  • Knowledge
  • Wisdom
  • Responsibility
  • Integrity

The Objectives

Scholarship

Our first and foremost ideal is the pursuit of academic knowledge. The primary goal of each Brother must be the completion of a college education. Therefore, each member has an obligation to maintain a sound academic record. This is an obligation that he owes to his family, his Brothers, the Fraternity, and himself. Since its conception, Phi Kappa Sigma has emphasized scholarship and academic excellence. Initiation into, and active membership in the Fraternity is dependent upon maintaining good academic standing.

Fraternity

Phi Kappa Sigma is not merely another college organization, it is a lifetime commitment. Each member should be thoroughly acquainted with all aspects of the Fraternity, both internationally and locally. Each Brother and New Member is expected to take on the the fullest role in the affairs of our Chapter that his capabilities and experience permit, since our Chapter is only as strong as its members.

Personal Conduct

As one of our goals as a Fraternity is to develop our members into "Men of Honor", all members are expected to conduct their affairs in a gentlemanly manner at all times. This bears added significance in that the actions of our members reflect not only upon our Chapter, but on the Fraternity as a whole.

Financial Commitment

Our Chapter is a cooperative organization that is dependent upon its member for its existence. Therefore, it is imperative that each member meet his financial obligations to the Chapter in a timely manner, in order that the our Chapter may discharge its financial obligations.

College/University

Phi Kappa Sigma has always maintained that fraternities are an integral component of higher education, one of immeasurable value. Our Chapter has always strived to maintain a good relationship with Illinois Institute of Technology. Mutual cooperation and participation in IIT's educational and cultural programs have kept this relationship strong.