The Interfraternity Council (IFC) is the governing body of the seven fraternities at PC. IFC is dedicated to promoting excellence, providing support, and advocating on behalf of its interfraternal members. Each of our six fraternities strives to uphold the five pillars of Greek Life at PC: leadership, scholarship, service, community, and social growth.
The Interfraternity Council
Alpha Sigma Phi (ΑΣΦ)
Alpha Sigma Phi was founded upon the values of character. Their values, once secret but made public in 2005, are what makes them unique. These values call the brothers to better themselves through their actions and words and are the values that the brothers of the Alpha Psi Chapter at Presbyterian College espouse: Silence, Charity, Purity, Honor, and Patriotism.
The Alpha Psi Chapter develops leaders, promotes brotherhood and academic excellence while providing service and advocacy for their community. The brothers of Alpha Psi strive every day “To better the man.”
The Official Alpha Sigma Phi Symbols
|Founded:||December 6, 1845, at Yale University in New Haven, CT|
|National Philanthropy:||RAINN, Aware Awake Alive, Humane Society, Big Brother/Big Sister of America, Homes for our Troops|
|Official Colors:||Cardinal and Stone|
|Official Flower:||Cardinal rose and yellow tea rose|
|Open Motto:||Causa Latet Vis Est Notissima “The cause is hidden, the results well-known”|
Kappa Alpha (ΚΑ)
The Beta Pi Chapter was chartered at Presbyterian College in 1924 by six distinguished gentlemen: Bailey, Mason, Knowles, Robinson, Player, and Bomar. The brothers of Beta Pi seek to create a lifetime experience with one another, which centers on reverence to God, Duty, Honor, Character, and Gentlemanly conduct.
Robert Edward Lee, best known for commandeering Confederate troops during America’s Civil War, is Kappa Alpha’s spiritual founder, and the brothers of Kappa Alpha Order adhere to both the teachings of and ideals espoused by General Lee.
The Official Kappa Alpha Symbols
|Founded:||December 21, 1865, at Washington College (now Washington and Lee College) in Lexington, Va.|
|National Philanthropy:||Muscular Dystrophy Association|
|Official Colors:||Old Gold and Crimson|
|Official Flower:||Crimson Rose and Magnolia|
|Open Motto:||Dieu et les Dames “God and the Ladies”|
Omega Psi Phi (ΩΨΦ)
Omega Psi Phi was founded by three Howard University juniors, Edgar Amos Love, Oscar James Cooper and Frank Coleman, and their faculty adviser, Dr. Ernest Everett Just. Omega Psi Phi was the first predominantly African-American fraternity to be founded at a historically black university. The stated purpose of the fraternity has been to attract and build a strong and effective force of men dedicated to its Cardinal Principles of manhood, scholarship, perseverance, and uplift.
The Official Omega Psi Phi Symbols
|Founded:||November 17, 1911 at Howard University in Washington, D.C.|
|Official Colors:||Royal Purple and Old Gold|
|Motto:||“Friendship is Essential to the Soul”|
Pi Kappa Alpha (ΠΚΑ)
Pi Kappa Alpha was founded by six gentlemen in 1868 at the University of Virginia, “for the establishment of friendship on a firmer and more lasting basis.” Pi Kappa Alpha’s members strive to be Scholars, Leaders, Athletes, and Gentlemen, and they seek excellence in everything they do.
The brothers of the Mu Chapter of Pi Kappa Alpha at Presbyterian College commit themselves to uphold the values taught in their Ritual and restated in their Vision, Mission, and Creed. The True Pike is committed to a life of caring for others as he cares for himself.
The Official Pi Kappa Alpha Symbols
|Founded:||March 1, 1868, at the University of Virginia in Charlottesville, VA|
|Chapter Philanthropy:||The brothers of the Mu Chapter raise money for the Southeastern Firefighters Burn Foundation, the Ryan Merrick Scholarship, and the Kyle Allen Scholarship.|
|Official Colors:||Garnet and Old Gold|
Pi Kappa Phi (ΠΚΦ)
The brotherhood of Pi Kappa Phi strives to uphold the ideals established by their founding fathers. Founded on the premise of creating leadership opportunities for our members, brothers of Pi Kappa Phi exemplify leadership in the classroom, on the athletic fields, as well as in the greater community.
Pi Kappa Phi is the only national fraternity that owns and operates a nonprofit service organization, The Ability Experience. This organization focuses on serving people with mental and physical disabilities of all kinds. The brothers take pride in giving back to their own cause through fundraising, awareness, and local volunteerism.
The Beta Chapter of Pi Kappa Phi at Presbyterian College excels in the areas of leadership, scholarship, service and maintaining a true brotherhood. Members have the opportunity to build strong relationships and create friendships that will last well beyond the college experience.
The Official Pi Kappa Phi Symbols
|Founded:||December 10, 1904, at The College of Charleston in Charleston, SC|
|National Philanthropy:||The Ability Experience|
|Official Colors:||White, Gold, and Royal Blue|
|Official Flower:||Red Rose|
|Official Symbol:||Bell, Star, & Lamp|
Sigma Nu (ΣΝ)
Founded by three cadets at the Virginia Military Institute in a period of civil strife known as the Reconstruction, Sigma Nu represented a radical departure from the times. The system of physical abuse and hazing of underclassmen at VMI led to James Frank Hopkins, Greenfield Quarles, and James McIlvaine Riley to form the “Legion of Honor” which soon became Sigma Nu Fraternity. So, amidst a backdrop of turmoil, North America’s first “Honor” fraternity was established.
Sigma Nu’s values of love, truth, and honor are the ideals that the brothers of the Zeta Theta Chapter at Presbyterian College strive to live by in all aspects of their lives. The brothers are leaders in the classrooms, in honor societies, in community life, in non-Greek student organizations, and in student government. The brothers of Zeta Theta develop friendships that last a lifetime and assist furthering members’ contacts after their collegiate years.
The Official Sigma Nu Symbols
|Founded:||January 1, 1869, at the Virginia Military Institute in Lexington, VA|
|National Philanthropy:||The Helping Hand Initiative|
|Official Colors:||Black, White, and Gold|
|Official Flower:||White Rose|
Theta Chi (ΘΧ)
Theta Chi is one of the oldest and largest of all men’s national fraternities at 160 years of age and over 180,000 initiated members since its founding. On campus, our Beta Psi chapter here at Presbyterian College is over 70 years old. Members of Theta Chi pride themselves on acting in correspondence with the values established by our founders.
Some of these values include service to our community and our neighbors in our community, service to our fellow brothers, pride for our education – our Alma Mater (Go Blue Hose!), honesty and integrity, restraint; sound judgment, and patience and acceptance.
Founded on the principle of friendship through the mutual assistance of every member, Theta Chi aims to provide its members with an enjoyable and fulfilling collegiate experience that also prepares them for rewarding, successful lives after graduation.
The Official Theta Chi Symbols
|Founded:||April 10, 1856, at Norwich University in Norwich, VT|
|National Philanthropy:||United Service Organizations (USO). Chapters compete against one another in Operation Military Red, where the winning chapter accumulates (on behalf of the USO) the most service hours and raised funds.|
|Official Colors:||Military Red and White|
|Official Flower:||Red Carnation|
|Open Motto:||“An Assisting Hand”|