Bob Franco '75 Phi Kappa Psi and Hugh Jones '52 Phi Delta ThetaRead the firsthand story of a lifetime of friendship with Hugh Jones Jr. ’52 Phi Delta Theta Fraternity by Dr. Robert Franco ’75 Phi Kappa Psi.


Phi Kappa Psiwas founded at Lafayette College in 1859 at the “Penn – Theta” chapter.OUR VISION: Shared experiences allow us to succeed in our careers and relationships

OUR MISSION:  The Phi Kappa Psi Fraternity engages men of integrity, further develops their intellect and enhances community involvement. With a legacy built on acceptance and trust, each brother realizes his highest potential through a lifelong experience of service and excellence.

OUR CREED:  Written by John Henry Frizzell Amherst 1898 and Kent Christopher Owen Indiana ’58, this document has come to represent all that it means to be a Phi Kappa Psi gentleman. How we act, who we are and how we should live…

Phi Delta Thetawas organized with three principle objectives: The cultivation of friendship among its members, the acquirement individually of a high degree of mental culture, and the attainment personally of a high standard of morality.These objectives, referred to as the “Cardinal Principles,” have guided over 235,000 men since 1848 when the Fraternity was founded at Miami University in Oxford, Ohio.The Fraternity teaches men that these areas of commitment, outlined in The Bond of Phi Delta Theta, are not to be viewed as separate ideals, but as areas of discipline for daily life. Developments intellectually, in leadership, and human service (to name a few) are vital to the men of Phi Delta Theta. A member will support, and in turn have the support of, his brothers as these principles are lived out in their daily lives.
The Pennsylvania Theta chapter of the Phi Kappa Psi fraternity was founded at Lafayette College in Easton, Pennsylvania, on March 15, 1869 and is an active chapter. Phi Delta Theta Fraternity was founded at Lafayette College in 1873 as the Pennsylvania Alpha Chapter. Phi Delta Theta is currently not an active chapter since 1993.