Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion


ARTICLE III, Section 1

Paragraph 6 (Adopted at the 1860 Convention during the “Theta Decision”)

“No prospective candidate shall be denied membership in the Fraternity on the basis of his race, creed, color,physical ability, sexual orientation, age or national origin.”

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Statement

The Phi Kappa Sigma International Fraternity, Inc., through its “Brotherhood is more than skin deep” maxim, fosters and embraces a culture of diversity, equity, and inclusion. With this principle in mind, Phi Kappa Sigma respects, seeks out, and values diverse traditions,heritages, backgrounds, and experiences. Through communication, education and reflection, Phi Kappa Sigma cultivates equity- minded leaders who champion diversity and inclusion throughout its membership because it is through that strength of diversity and inclusion, and equitable practices that we truly become “Men of Honor.

General Fraternity Diversity
International Fraternity Diversity
PKS Fraternity Diversity



Asian /Pacific Islander



"It is an honor and a privilege to serve as your Grand Tau on the national board of Phi Kappa Sigma. As an open and an out member of the LGBTQ+ Community, I have not only been welcomed and embraced by the board and staff, but encouraged to show up as my true self without having to hide who I am or who I love. I am truly grateful to this fraternity for this opportunity to help shape the future for all our brothers”

Gilberto Lizalde (Beta Lambda - Northern Illinois '01)
2018-2021 Grand Tau (International Treasurer)
Gilberto Lizalde

Khiem Tran

"Even though the majority of the VCU guys don’t look like me, I feel closer to them than I do my own family, even to this day. Case in point: I came out to my brothers months before I told my parents. If it weren’t for them, I might not be out and proud like I am now. Race and orientation didn’t matter. But Brotherhood did and absolutely still does.”

Khiem Tran (Delta Upsilon - Virginia Commonwealth '14)
Dean of OSI /2021 Grand Chapter Planning Committee Chair

"Ever since the Theta decision of 1860, Phi Kappa Sigma has always been at the forefront of the Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion movement. Our motto “Brotherhood is more than skin deep” has been something that has stuck with me since I first joined the organization. It demonstrated what it truly means to be a part of a fraternity.”

Andy Silos (Epsilon Alpha - Tarleton State '19)
Staff Educational Consultant/Former Chapter President
Andy Silos

Wilson Wong

"When I rushed at Georgia Tech in 1967, I noticed that I was in the extreme minority of diverse participants. I was not shown any interest by any of the fraternities, except for Phi Kappa Sigma. For some odd reason, that fraternity kept inviting me back for their social functions and was interesting in learning who I was. How unusual! Then the chapter asked me to join them. I joined. I am proud of my decision 54 years ago to join such a visionary organization!”

Wilson Wong (Alpha NU - Georgia Tech '71)
Phi Kappa Sigma Lifetime Achievement Award Winner


Brotherhood is more than skin deep

One of the public mottos of the organization since the Theta Decision,this phrase was highly popular amongst Phi Kappa Sigma chapters and brothers in the 1990’s. In 2021, we’ve refreshed the logo into the seal to the left, allowing a new generation to embrace the motto.