List of Phi Kappa Psi Grand Chapters and Grand Chapter Award winners

Phi Kappa Psi, also called "Phi Psi," is an American collegiate social fraternity founded at Jefferson College in Canonsburg, Pennsylvania on February 19, 1852. There are over a hundred chapters and colonies at accredited four year colleges and universities throughout the United States.[1]

Jefferson College, where Phi Kappa Psi was founded, and home to the first Grand Chapter

Phi Kappa Psi's first form of government centered on a Grand Chapter.[2] One chapter at a time was designated the Grand Chapter, and it was responsible for governing the national fraternity.[2][3] This lasted until 1886 when a new constitution changed to the current form of government.[4]

In 1992, Phi Kappa Psi began to award one exceptional chapter with the Grand Chapter Award. Its name is derived from the fraternity's first form of government. This award was initially granted biennially at Grand Arch Councils. 2001 marked the first time that this award was granted in an odd-numbered year, and it has been an annual award ever since.[5]

Grand ChaptersEdit

Years Chapter Host Institution Ref.
1852–1856 Pennsylvania Alpha Jefferson College [3]
1856–1861 Virginia Alpha University of Virginia [3]
1861–1866 Pennsylvania Delta Washington College [3]
1866–1869 Virginia Delta Bethany College [3]
1869–1875 Pennsylvania Zeta Dickinson College [3]
1875–1878 Ohio Alpha Ohio Wesleyan University [3]
1878–1881 Pennsylvania Theta Lafayette College [3]
1881–1884 District of Columbia Alpha Columbian College [3]
1884–1886 Pennsylvania Epsilon Gettysburg College [3]

Grand Chapter Award winnersEdit

Year Chapter Host Institution Ref.
1992 Ohio Lambda Miami University
1994 Ohio Lambda Miami University
1996 Indiana Zeta Butler University
1998 Ohio Lambda Miami University
2000 Ohio Theta Ashland University
2001 California Beta Stanford University
2002 Iowa Alpha University of Iowa
2003 Indiana Epsilon Valparaiso University
2004 Kansas Alpha University of Kansas
2005 California Beta Stanford University
2006 New York Theta Rochester Institute of Technology
2007 California Beta Stanford University
2008 Iowa Alpha University of Iowa
2009 Ohio Mu University of Dayton [6]
2010 California Beta Stanford University [7]
2011 Ohio Mu University of Dayton [8]
2012 New Jersey Epsilon Rowan University
2013 New York Theta Rochester Institute of Technology
2014 Indiana Delta Purdue University
2015 Oregon Beta Oregon State University
2016 Iowa Alpha University of Iowa
2017 Pennsylvania Theta Lafayette College
2018 Kansas Alpha University of Kansas

FootnotesEdit

  1. ^ Collinsworth, Shawn (2010). Collinsworth, Shawn (ed.). "The State of the Fraternity: 2008–2009". The Shield of Phi Kappa Psi. Indianapolis: Phi Kappa Psi. 131 (1): 5–11. ISSN 0199-1280. Archived from the original on 2016-03-23.
  2. ^ a b Van Cleve 1902, p. 61.
  3. ^ a b c d e f g h i j Van Cleve 1902, p. 64.
  4. ^ Van Cleve 1902, p. 85.
  5. ^ Collinsworth, Shawn (2009). "2009 Woodrow Wilson Leadership School award winners" (PDF). Phi Kappa Psi Fraternity. yimg.com. pp. 22–23. Archived from the original (PDF) on November 5, 2012. Retrieved May 9, 2010.
  6. ^ Collinsworth, Shawn (2009). Collinsworth, Shawn (ed.). "2009 WWLS Recap Phi Psi's Leadership Program Comes to Buffalo". The Shield of Phi Kappa Psi. Indianapolis: Phi Kappa Psi. 130 (2): 21. ISSN 0199-1280.
  7. ^ Collinsworth, Shawn (2010). Collinsworth, Shawn (ed.). "75th Grand Arch Council". The Shield of Phi Kappa Psi. Indianapolis: Phi Kappa Psi. 131 (4): 44. ISSN 0199-1280.
  8. ^ "Woodrow Wilson Leadership School and District Council Meetings". Phi Kappa Psi. Phi Kappa Psi. Archived from the original on 2 January 2012. Retrieved 2 January 2012.

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