The Phi Kappa Psi Creed

One of the most amazing things about fraternity life is the fact all of the Brothers nationally share the values. These values are found in our Creed, which is a public version of the Ritual of Phi Kappa Psi. Our Creed is used at the heart of our decision making, our recruitment, and just about everything we do as an organization, and as a man.

For many Brothers, the deciding factor of why they chose to become a Phi Psi is Creed. These values are truely what it means to be a member of our Noble Fraternity. 

Our Creed is as follows:


     "I believe that Phi Kappa Psi is a brotherhood of honorable men, courteous and cultured, who pledge throughout their lives to be generous, compassionate, and loyal comrades;

I believe that I am honor bound to strive manfully for intellectual, moral, and spiritual excellence; to help and forgive my Brothers; to discharge promptly all just debts; to give aid and sympathy to all who are less fortunate;

     I believe that I am honor bound to strengthen my character and deepen my integrity; to counsel and guide my Brothers who stray from their obligations; to respect and emulate my Brothers who practice moderation in their manners and morals; to be ever mindful that loyalty to my Fraternity should not weaken loyalty to my college, but rather increase devotion to it, to my country, and to my God;

     I believe that to all I meet, wherever I go, I represent not only Phi Kappa Psi, but indeed the spirit of all fraternities; thus I must ever conduct myself so as to bring respect and honor not to myself alone, but also to my Fraternity;

     To the fulfillment of these beliefs, of these ideals, in the noble perfection of Phi Kappa Psi, I pledge my life and my sacred honor."


Written by John Henry Frizzell of the Massachusetts Alpha Chapter and Kent Christopher Owen of the Indiana Beta Chapter. It was adopted by the fraternity's national convention, the Grand Arch Council, in Denver in 1964.

If you agree with the principles used in this Creed, if you find yourself living out these values already, and if you want to be surrounded by men that strive to follow these amazing values, then consider joining our Fraternity.

Joining Phi Kappa Psi is one of the greatest decisions you can make in your life, because we as a Brotherhood strive to continually grow and become better versions of ourselves using this Creed.