Start a Chapter FAQ

FAQs

How Do I Start A Phi Sigma Pi Interest Group?

  • Start a conversation with the university: We view our relationship with campus partners as collaborative. It is required to have a school's support before we start a Phi Sigma Pi chapter on campus.
  • Strength of membership: Interest groups are eligible to become Associate Chapters of Phi Sigma Pi when they have reached a membership of at least 15 members. 
  • Strong academic achievement: Founding members have over a 3.0 GPA and recruit members with a similar academic profile.
  • Local Advisor: Groups need to start their organizational structure by identifying a faculty advisor. This gives the Fraternity an additional point of contact and sets the group up for academic success from the start.
  • Contact the Phi Sigma Pi National Office: We would love to hear from you! Working with new groups is thrilling for us and we want to support your effort.

What are the eligibility requirements?
To be eligible on the National level you must:

  1. Have at least a 3.00 GPA (on a 4.00 scale)
  2. Have completed at least one semester or one quarter of collegiate coursework

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 a network of 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 does not fit the typical mold and 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, 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. 
 
Any other questions? Email startachapter@phisigmapi.org to setup a phone call with our Expansion Team, Nick Sutton and Lauren Van Scoyoc.