FAQ

The chartering of the Eta Gamma Chapter at DePaul University.

We figured you may have a few questions. Here are our frequently asked questions.

What makes Phi Sigma Pi a Fraternity and not a society?
Phi Sigma Pi is a Fraternity because we embrace the concept of "Brotherhood". Our Members are called "Brothers", regardless of their gender. Brotherhood is fostered by sharing common goals and common experiences. We strive to engage in events that strengthen our Brotherhood bonds. We view each person as an integral part of the extended Phi Sigma Pi family. Phi Sigma Pi becomes a second home for students, a home comprised of a group of people that respect, trust, value and appreciate each other. Our Brothers not only enjoy working alongside each other during official Phi Sigma Pi events, but they genuinely desire to be with each other outside of Phi Sigma Pi events as well. Brotherhood becomes a bond that lasts long after graduation.
 
What are the eligibility requirements?
To be eligible on the National level you must:
  • Have at least a 3.00 GPA (on a 4.00 scale)
  • Have completed at least one semester or one quarter of collegiate coursework
  • Have at least one full semester or two full quarters of collegiate coursework remaining until your graduation
What are the dues and fees?
Semester school fees per Member:
$100 Induction Fee (one time fee) - The Scholar's Province hand book, Membership Pin and Membership Certificate
$95 Chartering Fee (one time fee) - The Ritual Kit, Chapter's Framed Charter and customized leadership training
$20 Local Dues
$72 National Dues & Insurance Fee
$287 Total for Chartering semester

Quarter school fees per Member:
$100 Induction Fee (one time fee) - The Scholar's Province hand book, Membership Pin and Membership Certificate
$95 Chartering Fee (one time fee) - The Ritual Kit, Chapter's Framed Charter and customized leadership training
$20 Local Dues
$48 National Dues & Insurance Fee
$263 Total for Chartering quarter


Each semester/quarter following the Chartering will include; local dues, National dues and insurance fee while an undergraduate Member.  

What if I am studying abroad in the future?
Congratulations, jet-setter! Students participating in a Chapter's Initiation Program or Colony's Colonization Program must be actively taking classes at the sheltering institution in order to join. Once you are a Member of Phi Sigma Pi, we have provisions in place (called National Inactivity) for those studying abroad. Nationally Inactive Members have most attendance requirements and dues waived for the term of study abroad.
 
What kind of time commitment should I expect?
Phi Sigma Pi is a highly active campus organization. While every Chapter's participation requirements may vary, you can expect to attend weekly meetings, participate in the events and activities planned by the Chapter and participate in at least one Committee to advance the well-being of the organization.
 
How many Chapters and Members does Phi Sigma Pi have currently?
We have over 138 Chapters nationwide and we are growing. We have approximately 6,000 Collegiate Members and over 50,000 Alumni.
 
Can I be a member of Phi Sigma Pi and still belong to a social fraternity or sorority?
Definitely! Phi Sigma Pi takes the best attributes from an honor society, a service organization and a social group and blends them into one organization unique from all others. Phi Sigma Pi does not fit the typical mold. Phi Sigma Pi complements many organizations. Our Members tend to be some of the most involved students on campus. We routinely have Members who are also involved in social fraternities or sororities, other honor societies, university athletics, student government and many others. This phenomenon has led to many successful collaborative joint ventures between Phi Sigma Pi and other campus organizations, sharing of ideas, improved awareness and respect for other campus organizations and an improved sense of community.
 
What is the average Chapter size?
Chapters range in size from around 25 to 80 Members. The average Chapter size is about 52 Members.
 
Email expansion@phisigmapi.org if you have more questions or ready to get it started!