Phi Sigma Pi seeks honor students to boost enrollment

Phi Sigma Pi is on a mission to be known around campus.

As a relatively small honor fraternity, it is trying to get the word out about the organization and its members.

Two men at Central Missouri State University founded Phi Sigma Pi. They began the fraternity to increase academics among students.

SHSU organized its chapter in the fall of 2001 and has seen a steady increase in initiates.

“We hope to see our fraternity grow, and we want our name to be known,” said Krishchele Jenkins, committee chair. “We are pretty unknown right now.”

Phi Sigma Pi is a coed honor fraternity, which emphasizes scholarships, leadership and fellowship. Jenkins said scholastics and academics are an important part of the fraternity.

In addition to being a coed fraternity, Phi Sigma Pi is also very diverse.

“We represent a lot of diversities, as far as race, religion and academic background,” Jenkins said.

However, the group is lacking in male members and hopes to see an increase in enrollment of men in the future.

Phi Sigma Pi recently had its spring rush and is in the process of initiation. Twenty initiates are participating in a series of events that must be completed, in addition to a written test in order to be eligible for membership in the fraternity. An informal rush is also planned for the fall semester.

To be eligible for Phi Sigma Pi students must attend SHSU full time, maintain a 3.0 grade point average and have completed one semester in school.

Jenkins said the fraternity’s dues are minimal.

Upcoming fundraisers for Phi Sigma Pi include a book drive for Project Care, candy sale and garage sale. Money from the fundraisers help the fraternity in various activities throughout the semester.

“We are in the process of learning the basics, but right now we want to try to grow and try to be known on campus,” Jenkins said.

For more information, visit the Phi Sigma Pi Web site at

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