Our History

On a quiet December evening in 1904 in Charleston, S.C., three friends—Andrew Kroeg, Simon Fogarty and Harry Mixson—made a choice to lead. Those three men chose to start their own fraternity. The three grew to seven; seven grew to eight; eight grew to 11. From the College of Charleston, they spread to nearby Presbyterian in 1907and then to California in 1909. In just over four years, Pi Kappa Phi had become a truly national fraternity. Over the course of a century, a fraternity with humble beginnings has grown into a brotherhood of more than 100,000 strong—all because three men made a choice to lead. Today, Pi Kappa Phi fraternity has 160 Initiated chapters, and 17 associate chapters across 43 states (and D.C.).

Founding fathers of Pi Kappa Phi

Founding fathers of Pi Kappa Phi

Our Mission and Vision

Pi Kappa Phi was founded on the premise of creating leadership opportunities for our members. Our founders exemplified leadership in the classroom, on the athletic field, in campus politics and within the community of Charleston. Leadership is the very root of our organization, and it is the concept of leadership that shall guide us to our future.

Our Mission

To create an uncommon and lifelong brotherhood that develops leaders and encourages service to others for the betterment of our communities.

Our Vision

A future where every Pi Kappa Phi embraces his role as a leader, puts service before self and improves the world around him.

Student Creed Values

Common Loyalty, Personal Responsibility, Achievement, Accountability, Campus Involvement, Responsible Citizenship, Lifelong Commitment.

Notable Pi Kappa Phis 

In this section, you'll find a few famous Pi Kappa Phis. From Alabama lead singer Randy Owen, Delta Epsilon (Jacksonville State), to our very own Thomas Sayre, Kappa (North Carolina), the Pi Kappa Phi Hall of Fame is full of distinguished alumni. You'll also find the Mr. Pi Kappa Phi recipients—considered to be Pi Kappa Phi's most prestigious and dedicated members.