Our Ideals





Motto of Phi Sigma Kappa


At Phi Sigma Kappa we encourage and support the "Golden Rule".  In fact, we claim it as the official motto of Phi Sigma Kappa..."Do unto others as you would have others do unto you". 


Mission Statement of the Pi Pentaton Chapter


The Pi Pentaton Chapter of Phi Sigma Kappa provides young men the opportunity to join and promote our brotherhood as well as a chance to learn and to develop excellent character.  As a chapter, we strive to be positive leaders in the community through our philanthropic and community service efforts.  We believe it is important to excel in our academic studies and to make a difference in society.  We show our commitment to excellence through our promotion of brotherhood, stimulation of scholarship, and development of character.


The Phi Sigma Kappa Creed


In the firm conviction that my Fraternity demands of me a life of Faith and Purpose


I hereby solemnly declare My Faith in the wisdom and love of God; in the dignity and worth of my fellowmen; in the strength and beauty of true Fraternity; in the history and future of my Country; and in the traditions and program of my Alma Mater.


Henceforward, therefore, it shall be My Purpose to remain forever true to this, my fraternity's faith in me and in turn to preserve and promote courageously and unselfishly the chosen ideals of our mutual affection and common endeavor.


To this end I dedicate My Life to the maintenance of this Faith and the pursuit of this Purpose so that the ideals of Phi Sigma Kappa, being embodied in me, may be fulfilled in my Character and Conduct, and be known and honored by all men.


By these things I stand!



The Cardinal Principles of Phi Sigma Kappa




Justice, Harmony, and Brotherly Love are essential to the spirit of fraternity.  We promise to set an example of true brotherhood not only in our relations with each other, but in our association with people everywhere





Wisdom comes with learning.  Complementing the mission of higher education, we seek to help our members to combine formal and informal learning experiences; and, by broadening their understanding of human relationships, to produce men of wisdom who will be better prepared to make positive contributions to society and all mankind. 




Honor is the basis of fraternal relationships.  We resolve to instill in each member a devotion to those values which will guide him to ends that are noble and right, so that in all that he represents and in all that he does, he shall be known as a man of honor who inspires others by his example and thus wins admiration and respect for himself and for

Phi Sigma Kappa.


Core Values of Phi Sigma Kappa





Phi Sigma Kappa embraces the belief that the whole is greater than the sum of its parts.  Our actions, policies, and decisions are made based upon what is best for the Fraternity, rather than what is best for one or a few individuals.  Our contributions to society, our host institutions, our alumni and our undergraduate members are more important than acting for the benefit of only a few. 


For example, Phi Sigma Kappa strives to have all of its members work together as a whole on various projects, from homecomings to philanthropies, from campus cleanups to academic enhancement programs, even if the effort given to such programs may impinge from time to time upon the personal time and/or desires of its individual members.





Phi Sigma Kappa expects its leadership, alumni, and undergraduates to strive to do their best.  Excellence, rather than perfection, is our goal.  Phi Sigma Kappa expects excellence in our colleges, universities and our interfraternal peers … but the Fraternity demands excellence from our members.

For example, even though there are minimum academic standards for various membership levels, and even though most institutions require a minimum grade point average for its fraternities and sororities, Phi Sigma Kappa believes that each member should strive to achieve the highest possible academic achievement, regardless of any minimum expectations set by others.





Learning is fundamental to the Fraternity, not for the degrees or accolades, but in the journey towards enlightenment.  Phi Sigma Kappa is an intentional component of the college campus and an adjunct to the learning process.  While much of that learning occurs when our members are undergraduates, we continue to provide learning opportunities for our alumni.


For example, many of our chapters hold career planning sessions where alumni bring their expertise into the chapter for our members and their friends, not only providing helpful information to those in attendance but giving alumni the chance to learn about the future leaders of their professions and our country.





Phi Sigma Kappa takes great pride in its willingness and ability to address challenges in creative and innovative ways.  We are committed to considering any approach to solve problems and to provide new direction to the Fraternity.  By embracing innovation, the Fraternity embraces the future.


For example, not only does Phi Sigma Kappa employ a set of penalties to end the scourge of hazing, we have installed a variety of new and creative ways to instill in our members a culture that says such behavior is not consistent with our Cardinal Principles



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Phi Sigma Kappa Fraternity

Pi Pentaton Chapter
1300 Blackhawk Road
DeKalb, IL 60115
Fax: (815) 301-3589
Email: PiPent@pskniu.org