Parents

Why Phi Kappa Psi?

Transitioning to college is a major life event for your young man. Guiding him through this process can be precarious. So we appreciate and invite your questions. We think you will agree - Phi Kappa Psi is a great choice!

Founded in 1852, Phi Kappa Psi is one of the largest social fraternities in the United States. The chapter at the University of Georgia was begun in 1976 and has helped almost 1000 men develop as students, leaders, athletes, and philanthropists. Phi Kappa Psi has a strict ant-hazing policy, works to encourage responsible social behavior, and provides a structure for friendship to evolve as each member comes to call each other, “brother.”

Questions?

Rush Chair Tucker Dailey - Click Here to Email

Alumni Chapter Advisor Ed Pinson - Click Here to Email

Alumni Rush Advisor Tom Washburn - Click Here to Email

Scholarship

Georgia Alpha has a high standard for academics. Those who fall below a 3.0 GPA average aren’t allowed to participate in events until grades improve. Our overall chapter GPA was a solid 3.41 and included those who made the Dean’s list and Presidential Scholar. There are also scholarships that we can award to brothers.

Housing

Living in the house brings you closer to brothers! Brothers can live in the house after their freshman year. Located nearby are plenty of grocery stores and restaurants. Steps from the house is a trail that can be walked or biked on to get to campus or enjoy the beautiful Athens scenery. Those who also live in the house tend to have a higher GPA compared to those living elsewhere. Housing is affordable also, with a single room being cheaper than a Rutherford Hall single room.

Philanthropy

This last year we were able to partner with The Backpack Project of Athens. This organization’s mission is to pack essential supplies needed for the homeless community in Athens. We were thrilled to be a part of cooking and delivering meals, and help packing items such as healthcare supplies or clothes. We also participate with Athens-Clarke County in road cleanups around our area. There are plenty of opportunities for volunteering as a brother!

529 Plan Eligible

Most brothers live in the house starting their sophomore year. Many have been able to use 529 Plan funds to pay their rent. Check with your accountant or tax adviser to make sure this applies to your sons situation.

House Trivia

Phi Kappa Psi has the newest house at UGA and the largest house property of any fraternity in the nation!

Who Are the Men of Phi Kappa Psi?

Nick Oliver

Vice President

Senior Business Management & International Business major with a minor in Spanish, Nick, from Decatur, is a sports junkie. When not winning at sports trivia, his favorite thing is hanging out with his brothers.

ANDREW BENECCHI

Philanthropy Chair

A junior from Marietta, Andrew is in the Terry School of Business studying Statistics and Finance. Andrew loves cooking and serving the community - he headed up Project Backpack. He loves waxing philosophy on the front porch with the brothers.

Tucker Dailey

Rush Chair

A sophomore from Chatsworth, Tucker is majoring in biology (still pondering pre-med) and loves anything Atlanta sports. He thinks rushing Phi Psi was his best choice at UGA. He has enjoyed the community service & unmatched brotherhood.

Recent Alumni

Sean McIlvane

Class of 2021

Sean just graduated from UGA, but is already on to HUGE things! Sean will be attending Duke doing a masters in electrical and computer engineering with an emphasis on quantum computing.

Cody Hall

Class of 2015

Cody was recently named UGA Alumni Association 2021 40 Under 40 - which surprised no one that knows him! He works for Gov. Kemp as Director of Communications.

Andrew Pinson

Class of 2008

Gov Kemp announced his appointment of Andrew Pinson to the Georgia Court of Appeals. Pinson most recently served as Solicitor General in the Office of the Attorney General

Venerable Alumni

John Hopkins

Class of 1991

John is best known for his role as a founding member of the Grammy Award winning group Zac Brown Band.

David Shafer

Class of 1987

David is the chairman of the Georgia Republican Party and former President Pro Tempore of the Georgia State Senate.

Wil Boysbyshell

Class of 1983

Wil is an award winning visual artist whose paintings and drawing are featured in galleries throughout the country.