The college experience is a time of tremendous possibilities for personal growth and well-being. Young men develop best in a congenial and stimulating environment, and a Fraternity chapter, with its group of men banded together for common goals, can supply such an atmosphere.
The primary justification for the existence of a college Fraternity is its value to the positive social growth and development of the young men who are its members. While scholarship, leadership, and service to the community are our duty, it is the effect of these activities on your sons that is most empowering and long-lived.
A Letter To Parents
Dear Parents of Prospective Brothers,
The Phi Kappa Psi Fraternity prides itself on maintaining the respectable academic standing of all our active brothers. It is these same brothers that are our greatest asset in doing so. Last semester our chapter maintained an overall GPA of 3.03 and a new member GPA of 3.5. We have brothers across all majors and disciplines, from engineering to political science, and every member of Phi Kappa Psi is more than willing to offer advice and help to any new or continuing member. During the first year having a group of people to study with or receive help from can be crucial in receiving those good grades that everyone desires. Phi Kappa Psi excels inside the classroom, but that is far from the only thing we do.
Our next major goal is philanthropic in nature. Phi Kappa Psi has long been one of the strongest contributors on the University of Minnesota Duluth campus. Phi Kappa Psi is proud to volunteer for charitable organizations such as Feed My Starving Children, Catholic Charities, and the Boys and Girls Club. Our organization offers opportunities for new members to get involved with a positive cause early on, eventually having those members take those same leadership positions later on in their college experience.
Outside philanthropy Phi Kappa Psi members still find themselves involved all over the University of Minnesota Duluth campus. Over the years members of Phi Kappa Psi members have held various positions in the Interfraternity Council, Bulldog Welcome Week Leaders, Kirby Program Board, the UMD PepBand, Student Today Leaders Forever (STLF), CRU, Intervarsity, and many other organizations both on campus and in the community. Phi Psi offers new members a chance to talk to older Brothers about getting involved as well and finding what they are truly passionate about.
Our members do contribute much to the University of Minnesota – Duluth, but they have also created a network of people nationwide and throughout Duluth as well. Half of any battle is in knowing the right people. Internships that were held by older members and alumni are consistently handed down through our organization. This means that new members can get access to opportunities very early on in their college experience which can be crucial when finding that job after graduation. We also have an active alumni network that offers services in resume counseling and just general advice on how to be successful in the real world, covering things like interview skills and etiquette.
While the above things are all very important to a college experience, we can not forget that college is supposed to be the best four years of your child’s life. Having fun is as important to any college experience as academics is. It is a time for young men to get out on their own and experience life. Phi Kappa Psi offers a setting in which these new members can make friendships that will last them forever. Pledge classes are often the tightest group a new student could ever hope to find and can go a long way to making a new member’s freshman/sophomore year the best they could have hoped for. Phi Psi also offers each member the ability to create a substantive network of friends.
Phi Kappa Psi is truly the best Fraternity on campus and we believe this because of our morals, our involvement in our community through service, and our brotherhood. Please contact our President Tyler Tretter at [email protected] with any questions you may have about our organization.
The Men of Phi Kappa Psi Minnesota Delta Chapter