Why Start a Chapter?

Hey, there!  Thanks for checking out how to start a chapter of Phi Sigma Pi National Honor Fraternity! When it comes to starting a new organization on campus, you have come to the right place.  So what about Phi Sigma Pi stands out?  We are the premier fraternal experience for college students.  Our Members have access to world class leadership modules, workshops and programs. They also serve as leaders of their communities with their best friends and build a strong academic and career support network. Members who start a chapter are able to enhance their collegiate experience.  They are able to work with their best friends to build a chapter from the ground up.  As Founding Members you will forever be recognized as the leaders who provided opportunities for future generations. We know that you will find a home within our organization and we look forward to getting to know you better!

What is Phi Sigma Pi?

Our Zeta Beta ChapterPhi Sigma Pi is made up of three parts - ⅓ honor society, ⅓ service organization and ⅓ social organization.  We provide our members with professional development, service opportunities and career networking.  We impact the communities around us through social service with the goal of improving humanity as Scholars, Leaders, and Fellows. 

Steps to Starting a Chapter

Starting a chapter can typically happen in one of two ways - interest groups or staff development.  An interest group is formed by one or more students on a campus in order to start a chapter.  They will then reach out to the National Office to discuss the opportunity.  The other way an expansion can occur is through staff development.  This is when a member of the National Staff, typically through Expansion, reach out to discuss an opportunity through campus professionals.

Expansion Process

Below you can find Phi Sigma Pi’s expansion process.  Through this process, the Expansion team will serve as a guide, coach and resource for the new chapter or interest group.  

Expansion process for Phi Sigma Pi

Advantages of Starting a Phi Sigma Pi Chapter

  • You will create the foundation for a Chapter of a national organization and experience leaving a legacy on your campus. Starting a Chapter is an important and directly related experience to most career fields.
  • You will make an immediate impact! Starting your own Chapter means that you can shape the organization as you see fit through leadership roles. Our goal is to build an award-winning Phi Sigma Pi Chapter at your school.
  • You will be invited to attend National Convention to receive your Chapter's charter during the annual National Awards Banquet and be honored with the title of “Founding Member.”
  • You will access Phi Sigma Pi's nationally award-winning Leadership in Action training and certification.

A Chapter completing an LiA ModuleAs a Founding Member, you have a much greater ability to shape Chapter operations to ensure long term success and sustainability on your campus. You will be in a position to immediately affect the direction of this new group and help pour the foundation for a strong, meaningful and rewarding Phi Sigma Pi experience on your campus for years to come.

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