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How Did Phi Kappa Psi Make You the Man You Are Today?

We all gained invaluable lifelong benefits from Phi Kappa Psi. Did you learn about leadership at Phi Kappa Psi? Do the fraternity's core values play a role in your life today? Did you make a romantic or career connection thanks to Phi Kappa Psi?

Let us know how Phi Kappa Psi helped make you the man you are today. Click here to share your stories.

Indiana Alpha Brothers Speak Up

In last month’s e-letter, we sent out a survey to our Indiana Alpha Alumni. Now, we’d like to share some of our favorite responses with you! If you want to answer these questions yourself, please CLICK HERE to take the survey. You may see your Indiana Alpha memories, photos or reflections published in a future newsletter or e-letter. We’d love to hear from all our Indiana Alpha Alumni! Here are your Brothers responses. 

Tom Mote M.D ‘74

"I was lucky to have a great group of upperclassmen and 18 others in my class as role models. So the phi psi’s I was associated with were just as important to me as DePauw and its faculty and programs. The people who I was forced to associate with in the house were not the people I might have chosen nor would they have chosen me. So I learned to be tolerant and learned from others. For example I was fairly quiet and we had some very social guys that helped me get out and about.

The alumni association should strive to keep people connected to the house and university with information about fellow grads as well as current undergrads. Part of this should be working to ensure that the house remains viable and a leader when many in the university would like to see it fail. It helps foster a lifelong commitment to the university if you have a “home” to return to and wonderful people like Mom Brown.

I’m lucky to have a great class and thanks to social media we connect regularly and support one another. We started with 17 and finished with 17. Two left after two years, one transferred and the other learned to play the guitar (and has been with John Mellencamp for over 40 yrs). I still speak to both of them. Two juniors then transferred in, one from Princeton and the other from Monmouth. Many of us still get together.

I’m in my 32nd year of anesthesiology practice and also teach a class on Global Health once a year at Butler University which is timely now. Several of us from DePauw have a foundation, Tumaini Global Health, that supports undergraduate global health education at four universities."

Shawn N. Bush

"Involvement in Phi Psi, or any Greek community for that matter, provides young men the opportunity to develop interpersonal and leadership skills while affording many opportunities to engage with, support, and participate in their community as they prepare to enter the professional world and make their own contributions to our society as a whole.  

I think this is a time when we can all use our experience of brotherhood in today's environment to broaden our perspective and make an effort to do things that benefit others in our respective communities.  It is too easy for people to lose sight of the fact that we are all in this together, and that as unfortunate and inconvenient as our individual situation may seem, there are many others that are dealing with much worse and can use some help.

I still maintain several relationships from my time at Phi Psi, and while some are stronger than others, it is always great when I happen across brothers in my daily and professional life. I have recently moved to Carmel, IN with my family.

I hope that all brothes and the people in their lives are able to stay healthy."

Blair Rieth Jr. ‘80

"I had a tremendous undergrad experience and made lifelong friends. I benefitted from the generosity of those who went before, and I’d like to do my part to pay that forward. Emisons, Walker, and Knight are all alumni who impacted me while I was an active member.     

The most significant part of my Phi Psi experience was the friendships, leadership opportunities and philanthropies I experienced while I was an undergrad.  

As alumni, we should always strive to have a positive influence on current actives, maintain traditions, and ensure undergrads care for the house. 

This challenging time can serve to strengthen our fraternity or lead to the erosion of the positives. It’s up to the undergrads to choose well. Strong grades, gentlemanly behavior and servant leadership give our fraternity the best chance to thrive. 

The class of ‘80 celebrates our 40th this year. I hope to see many of my brothers there, if COVID-19 permits!"

Lost Lists

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