Support


“Our volunteers keep the fraternal experience alive and available for the current and future generations of Phi Kaps! We will help you find a role that matches your skills and availability.”

- Kevin Olsavsky
Psi Chapter, Penn State 1986

Our brothers that continue to support the organization after leaving college give a continual influx of new energy and ideas for Phi Kappa Sigma to remain vital, valuable, and relevant. A wide variety of volunteer opportunities allow alumni to direct their time, talent, and treasure in a manner that best accommodates their personal passions, while balancing their other commitments.

Phi Kappa Sigma Support - Time

Time

A time commitment can vary dependent on whether members serve as chapter advisors, chapter advisory board members, committee chairs, committee members, or serve as executive board members of the foundation, housing corporation, or international officers.

The Executive Director and the Chair of the Volunteer Recruitment and Development Committee have a good gauge of how much time is involved with each of these opportunities. Members willing to serve will be asked to review and sign the organization’s Conflict of Interest Policy, as well as the current Board Member Expectations Policy documents.

Possible Time Avenues:

Board Level:

  • Executive Board of the Phi Kappa Sigma International Fraternity
    • Assistant Grand Sigma
    • Assistant Grand Tau
    • Assistant Grand Delta
  • Executive Board of the Phi Kappa Sigma Foundation
  • Executive Board of the National Housing Corporation

Committee Level:

  • Alumni
  • Audit
  • Constitution & Acts
  • Credentials
  • Grand Chapter Planning
  • Insurance
  • Investment
  • Nominating
  • Recommendations
  • Resolutions
  • Volunteer Recruitment and Development

Chapter Level:

  • Chapter Advisor
  • Chapter Advisory Board
Phi Kappa Sigma Support - Talent

Talent

Alumni members are often asked to present topics at Regional Key Sessions, National Institutes, and Grand Chapter because of their professional reputation and/or their unique skill set. With the ongoing development and updates for the Phi Kappa Sigma Male College, many hands make light work. Volunteers are needed in developing and curating professional and personal development classes for current member learning and development.

The other requests for skills, connections, and resources include assisting in recruitment, presentations to potential university expansion committees, fundraising calls with staff, or assistance with donor development.

Possible Talent Avenues:

  • Subject Matter Experts for PKS Male College classes
  • Presentations at regional and national events
  • Representing PKS at expansion presentations
  • Fundraising assistance making fundraising calls with staff
  • Leveraging, cultivating, or asking for donor support
Phi Kappa Sigma Support - Talent

Treasure

By making a financial gift to the Phi Kappa Sigma Foundation, we grow our fraternity’s unique ability to deliver state-of-the-art leadership programs that enhance our core values –
Trust, Honor, Respect, Knowledge, Wisdom, Responsibility and Integrity.

Each gift makes a decisive and positive difference in the lives of all Phi Kappa Sigma undergraduate members. For all active members and alumni, the Annual Giving Program coordinated by the Foundation provides an opportunity to make tax-deductible gifts, which allow great opportunities for our fraternity.

Treasure is perhaps the greatest unspoken agreement of any component of board service. Expectations for board giving should be made clear from the beginning and are clearly listed in the Board Member Expectations Policy document.

Possible Treasure Avenues:

Gifts:

  • Annual
  • Corporate Matching
  • Online
  • Restricted
  • Memorial & Honorary

Planned Giving:

  • Mitchell Members Planned Gifts
  • Endowments

Recognition and Levels:

  • Stellis Aequus Durando Society
  • Founder’s Members Circle
  • Parents Club

Managed Assets:

  • House Corporation or Alumni Group Remaining Assets

A gift to the organization can take on many forms, and there are several options to fit your philanthropic intent. If you are interested in making an impact with your financial gift, please contact the Executive Director of Development.

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Dr. Stephen Post, who is Founding Director of the Center for Medical Humanities, Compassionate Care and Bioethics at Stony Brook University School of Medicine in New York, and Founder of The Institute for Research on Unlimited Love, authored a study that found people who give back to others lead more happy and healthy lives, than those who do not volunteer.

People Who Volunteer Report:

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Feeling Good After Volunteering

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Feeling Less Stress

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Feeling Physically Healthier

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Sleeping Better