This spring, the boys in Phi Sigma Kappa have worked their way up to finally receive their official charter, which classifies them as a “chapter.” They started as an interest group and then built up their numbers and were voted in by the other fraternities on campus to become what are known as a “colony” last spring.
The members of PSK are now nationally recognized. When some of the boys came up with the idea, they agreed that they wanted to start a fraternity based on philanthropy and scholarship. “We wanted to stand out among the rest, and not be your stereotypical fraternity,” said Shane Hafer. Hafer is the Philanthropy and Community Service Chairman.
The fraternity partakes in many sports tournaments to raise money for events such as Special Olympics, Up Til Dawn, Relay 4 Life, and Minithon. The boys also clean up Richard Street and High Street once a month and volunteer at the YMCA every Tuesday night.
Their motto, “Damn Proud,” represents them in a positive way. To be a part of Phi Sigma Kappa, you must have a 2.3 QPA, cover financial obligations and be able to make the time commitment to be a part of the organization.
A special congratulation goes out to the brothers for winning Greek Week this year. The boys worked very hard to reach where they are now and are happy to finally be an official chapter in the Shippensburg Greek program.