Chi Phi    
Psi Zeta Chapter
at
UT Dallas

Our Chapter

The Family
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Our chapter believes that every new member should have someone that they are close to beyond what a large chapter can offer. Each new member gets a big brother before being initiated to help them with everything from fraternity life to school work. The big brother acts as a mentor and a best friend when they are in need. From this bond we build a lineage of strongly bound members that will often adopt the name of their founding brother. The big brothers are chosen shortly before initiation based on the personal relations of current members to the new members. We aim to have close connections between the brother to truly give them a sense of belonging in the chapter.

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Halloween Party

Every year Chi Phi hosts a large Halloween Party around in October as a campus wide event held at a private location. Everyone is allowed to dress up in their favorite costumes to come out to the event. This is by far the largest event that we hold every year.

Brotherhood Events

Through out the year we hold events just for our bothers so we can keep in touch with everyone during our busy lives. We come together and do events such as grilling, tubing, paintball, and more!

 

 

 

 

Academics

As a chapter we strive for excellent academics in the class room. We push our brothers to become better students as well as better men, we often pair brothers up to focus on a specific subject.

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We will often have a study session in a study friendly area at least once a week. This is a great time for brothers to get together and get help from brothers who have already experienced several of the classes the university has to offer. Often times this study event is open to other fraternities and sororities which gives us an even bigger base for support.

Order of Omega

Members of the Greek community with a high GPA can apply to join this Greek society. Order of Omega is not an academic honor society, as a minimum GPA is only one of six criteria for admission. It represents the top 3% within the Greek community on each campus. We are honored to have our fellow brother be a part of this honor and represent Chi Phi as a whole.

 

 

 

 

Social

Mixers

As a social fraternity we hold social mixers where we pick one sorority or fraternity and hold a private event with their members. In the past we have held events like, going to Top Golf, having a bonfire, or going to a dinner.

History

The Chi Phi Fraternity, as it exists today, is the outgrowth of three older organizations, each of which bore the name of Chi Phi. These organizations were the Chi Phi Society, founded at the College of New Jersey (Princeton); the Chi Phi Fraternity, established at the University of North Carolina; and the Secret Order of Chi Phi, founded at Hobart College.

The Princeton Order

Records of the original Chi Phi Society were discovered in 1854 by John Maclean, Jr. of the class of 1858. Maclean found the records in his uncle’s (also named John Maclean, Jr.) paperwork, who happened to be president of the college at that time. Maclean joined with students Charles Smith DeGraw and Gustavus W. Mayer to form a new Chi Phi Fraternity that was based on some records of the original society but also with many characteristics that differed from the original society. While the Chi Phi Fraternity of today was actually founded in 1854, the members place great emphasis on the 1824 date because of many aspects that were carried over from the original records discovered in 1854. The names of the founders of the original society of 1824 were not even known to the 1854 founders; however, they were later discovered and published in the book “Princeton” by V.L. Collins in 1914. The Chi Phi Fraternity founded by Maclean was also short-lived. The group existed sub rosa only until 1859 when it was abandoned completely. However, before the Princeton chapter died off, it was able to successfully establish a second chapter at Franklin and Marshall College in Lancaster, Pennsylvania in 1854. The chapter at Franklin and Marshall in turn planted a chapter at Gettysburg College in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania.

The Southern Order

The second Chi Phi Fraternity was founded at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill on August 21, 1858 by five undergraduate students. The Chi Phi Fraternity of the South was also the second exclusively southern Fraternity established prior to the Civil War and was very successful in planting six chapters prior to the outbreak of hostilities and nine afterwards, but prior to the merger with the Northern Order. All but the UNC chapter suspended operations as a result of the Civil War.

Secret Order of Chi Phi

On November 14, 1860, the third independent fraternity to be named Chi Phi was founded at Hobart College, Geneva by twelve men who took the initiatory oath and received a badge. The twelve men later became known throughout Chi Phi as the “Twelve Apostles”. The fraternity was officially known as the “Secret Order of Chi Phi” and the first chapter would be called the Upsilon chapter. The Secret Order of Chi Phi at Hobart planted four additional chapters, and then in 1865, negotiations began regarding a merger with the Princeton Order. Negotiations were completed on May 29, 1867, and chapters from both groups united as the Northern Order.

Merger of the North and South

Following the end of the Civil War, on March 27, 1874, the North and South orders officially formed a united organization known as the Chi Phi Fraternity. At the meeting, three members from each order adopted a constitution and by-laws and established a date for the first convention, which was held in Washington, DC on July 23, 1874.

About Us

 

The Psi Zeta Chapter of the Chi Phi Fraternity. We are a brotherhood built on truth, honor, and personal integrity.

Mission 

Our mission is to build better men through lifelong friendship, leadership opportunities, and character development.

Description 

Vision of Chi Phi Fraternity To grow the organization through a complete dedication to developing the full potential of all our members and building a strong, vibrant alumni network.
 

The Shared Core Values of Chi Phi Fraternity400668_673798969333610_1091508179_n Chi Phi was founded on the basis of Truth, Honor, and Personal Integrity. These are timeless values, which guide the fundamental purposes of the fraternity.
As with all dynamic organizations, there is a need to maintain relevancy in the lives of our members and society in general. To that end, Chi Phi has renewed its commitment to the founding values expressed in our ritual: Truth, Honor, & Personal Integrity.
At the same time, Chi Phi has begun to explore a modern set of evolving core values, which can be used to guide our daily activities and functions.

Friendship
We will engage in mutually enriching relationships.
Respect
We will respect each other, the fraternity, society, and ourselves.
Honesty
We will interact in an open and truthful way.
Responsibility
We will fulfill our moral expectations as individuals and as a group.
Commitment
We will accomplish more than what is expected of us.
Personal Development
We will build better men, better leaders, and better citizens.

 General Information 

Chi Phi is a social fraternity and the oldest founded. We developed as an auxiliary to education and we maintain that belief.

Fraternities attempt to bring together men of similar values and beliefs in an attempt to create even better men. Our goal will always be focused on creating the best any man can be.

 

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