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History of the fraternity

History of the Fraternity


History of the fraternity1

History of the Fraternity

  • Yes I will email this out to you all however please pay attention


Our roots

Our Roots

  • Flat Hat Club:

    • Was formed at the College of William and Mary

    • By Thomas Jefferson

    • Was the precursor to the modern fraternity

  • Phi Beta Kappa

    • Was the first modern day fraternity

    • Started in 1776

    • Founder was John Heath

      • He was denied admission to a group similar to the one started by Thomas Jefferson

      • By adding Greek Letters, a secret grip, motto, and initiation he made it more exclusive then Thomas Jefferson's’ group

    • Motto: “Philosophy, the Guide of Life”


  • Our roots1

    Our Roots

    • Phi Beta Kappa

      • In 1780 they opened another chapter at Yale, and then Harvard (we have one at Roanoke)

      • Only 200 schools in the nation have this honor society

      • In the 1830’s they were forced to tell their secrets due to an “anti- secret society movement”

      • Before they told their secrets other groups had already formed including Kappa Alpha Society.


    Union college

    Union College

    • Union College is nicknamed “The Mother of Fraternities” because it was the first college to have them.

    • Kappa Alpha Society (don’t confuse it with Kappa Alpha Order which we have)

    • Sigma Phi

    • Delta Phi


    Enter nu phi

    Enter Nu Phi

    • Now you will understand why we shouted “Can I get a Nu Phi” at Bid’s Day

    • Nu Phi is the name of the group that later evolved into Pi Kappa Phi

    • Nu Phi means “Non-fraternity”

    • This is why we always say we are not the stereotypical fraternity and some of us hate the term “Frat”


    The start of pi kappa phi

    The start of Pi Kappa Phi

    • During this time period at The College of Charleston (where we were founded by the way) one group controlled the campus in terms of influence “The Chrestomathics Literary Society”

    • Realizing that the campus needed a change in power, several guys got together and tried to oppose the officers in the next election with their own slate of officers


    The start of pi kappa phi1

    The start of Pi Kappa Phi

    • At this time 3 small fraternities existed at Charleston. Each fraternity raised its own slate of officers to keep the power within the fraternities

    • Our founders were not in a fraternity and thus Nu Phi was born, a group of men running on a slate together to change the Literary Society


    The start of pi kappa phi2

    The start of Pi Kappa Phi

    • They lost

    • Not to be overcome by defeat 7 of the most loyal Nu Phi’s decided to start a completely new fraternity


    The meeting

    The Meeting

    • On December 10, 1904 at 90 Broad Street, Charleston, South Carolina, the first meeting of Pi Kappa Phi took place

    • 7 Men came together to start Pi Kappa Phi

      • Andrew Alexander Kroeg Jr.

      • Simon Fogarty Jr.

      • L. Harry Mixon

      • Pelzer Wagener

      • Thomas F. Mosimann

      • Theodore Barnwell Kelly

      • James Fogarty


    4 th honorary founder

    4th Honorary Founder

    • Durward Owen

      • Roanoke, Xi Chapter


    Wagener

    Wagener

    • Was one of the best Greek and Latin scholars at the college during this time

    • It was Wagener who came up with Pi Kappa Phi and their secret meaning


    One year later

    One year later

    • On December 10th 1905 Harry’s mother cooked them a huge dinner in honor of their first successful year

    • This is now known as Founder’s Day and every chapter celebrates it with a feast


    Esoteric

    Esoteric

    • 1. understood by or meant for only the select few who have special knowledge or interest; recondite: poetry full of esoteric allusions. 2. belonging to the select few. 3. private; secret; confidential. 4. (of a philosophical doctrine or the like) intended to be revealed only to the initiates of a group: the esoteric doctrines of Pythagoras.


    Ritual

    Ritual

    • Explanation and Debrief


    For next time

    For next time…

    • Know what the Flat Hat Club is

    • Know what Phi Beta Kappa is

    • Know 3 of the 7 founding fathers

    • Know 3 of the 8 executive council members of Xi chapter (aka Us)


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