Phi Kappa Psi reaches new heights

Photo credit: Philip Pane

Photo credit: Philip Pane

By Nora Tidey, Staff Writer

Since returning to Gettysburg in the fall semester of 2014, the Phi Kappa Psi fraternity has been gaining momentum and re-making a name for itself on campus.

At last week’s Greek Awards, Phi Psi won two awards that were founded by Phi Psi alumni for academic excellence, the award for highest fall semester G.P.A., the award for highest new member G.P.A., and the award for Best Fraternity Junior.

Phi Psi Historian and PR Chair Philip Pane ’17 said the brothers of Phi Psi intend to continue their academic excellence by holding one another to high standards and working together on academic endeavors when possible.

A prosperous night at the Greek Awards was followed by Phi Psi’s first Founders Day celebration since recolonizing and according to Pane it was a remarkable success.

Since the current colony had not yet held a Founders Day event, Pane stated, “We were able to revive traditions used by the original chapter of Phi Kappa Psi at Gettysburg, which was very exciting.”

Several Phi Psi alumni from Gettysburg and from all over the country, as well as students from another chapter of Phi Psi attended the event, which was held on campus this past Saturday.

After socializing with alumni and current students on Saturday afternoon, the brothers of Phi Psi spent their evening competing in Airbands, Alpha Delta Pi’s annual philanthropy event featuring a dance competition amongst all of the Greek organizations on campus.

After two consecutive second place Airbands finishes in 2015 and 2016, the men of Phi Psi were able to secure first place at this year’s event with a routine that earned them a very enthusiastic reaction from the audience.

Pane said winning Airbands was a great experience because it shows how Phi Psi is continuing to grow and develop its presence on campus.

Pane said that men interested in Phi Psi should know that they are “creating a new type of fraternity on campus in which brotherhood and scholarship go hand in hand.”

Striving to become involved in as many different campus organizations as possible is a staple of Phi Psi, and Pane says the brotherhood is looking forward to continue to do so and to get their charter by the end of the semester.

Phi Kappa Psi’s second annual “Egg-stravaganza” is taking place this Sunday, April 9.

Sign up now with a team of four for the opportunity to win money for a charity of your choice and prizes for you and your team members!


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