Foundation Funds Award-Winning Professional Development Conference

The Phi Kappa Psi Foundation is honored to celebrate the Fraternity’s recent interfraternal recognition for its inaugural Professional Development Conference (PDC).

Named one of six North-American Interfraternity Conference (NIC) Laurel Wreath Award winners this year, PDC is a comprehensive, three-day, intensive professional development experience that prepares college juniors and seniors for a successful career. The program was hosted in Chicago and brought together 138 students from Phi Kappa Psi’s 104 chapters and 24 alumni coaches from a rich variety of professional backgrounds. Topics discussed included negotiation, networking and interviewing skills, resume development, financial literacy, entrepreneurship and creating a personal brand.

The Foundation granted $256,001 to the Fraternity in support of the inaugural PDC, covering 100% of the program’s costs and is honored that the interfraternal community has recognized this innovative program that seeks to deliver relevant skills to help undergraduates transition into the workforce.

“The Phi Kappa Psi Professional Development Conference was not only life changing, but career changing,” said Andrew Rus Capital ’15. “This event will have an extremely large impact on my career for years to come. I am so thankful for the donors who made this possible.”

Investing in programming that keeps our fraternity relevant in the lives of members and in the fabric of their communities is essential to the Phi Psi Foundation. It is through initiatives like PDC that we support the continual evolution of Phi Kappa Psi, ensuring our brothers are poised for success and ready to lead us into the future.

The 2018 PDC will be hosted in Dallas, Oct. 25-28. Interested undergraduate members may apply to attend by visiting the Phi Kappa Psi website.


Phi Kappa Psi Foundation

The charitable arm of Phi Kappa Psi, the Phi Kappa Psi Foundation was established in 1914 to foster the development of leaders and promote academic excellence in higher education. Today, through contributions from generous donors, these priorities remain with the Foundation funding grants in three key areas benefiting the lives of Phi Psis across the nation: leadership, scholarship and housing.

Phi Kappa Psi Fraternity

Phi Kappa Psi Fraternity is a 501 (c)(7) association of men of integrity who strive to develop the individual in his intellect, involvement in the community and faith. The Fraternity was founded Feb. 19, 1852 at Jefferson College by William Henry Letterman and Charles Page Thomas Moore. The Fraternity currently has more than 100 chapters across the United States, over 6,500 undergraduate members and 80,000-plus living alumni.

North-American Interfraternity Conference (NIC)

The NIC is the trade association that represents a diverse range of inter/national men’s fraternities. NIC’s 66 member organizations boast more than 6,100 chapters located on more than 800 campuses, with 385,000 undergraduate members and 4.2 million alumni.