a Fraternity of gentlemen
Chi Psi Fraternity is a strong presence at 32 of America’s finest institutions of higher learning, prevailing to the present day through innovation and a unique outlook. Taking the idea of Brotherhood to heart, Chi Psi is focused on developing young men socially, intellectually, and morally. Chi Psi is a Fraternity of gentlemen in pursuit of excellence that enhances the college experience, develops lifelong relationships, and builds better men.
Chi Psi was founded on May 20, 1841 at Union College in Schenectady, NY. The eighth fraternity founded in the United States and the fifth at Union itself, Chi Psi was unique, being the first fraternity to be founded upon principles of Brotherhood and as a social fraternity.
Chi Psi Firsts
Chi Psi has many firsts in the fraternity world: the first fraternity house (or Lodge) in 1846, the first full-time traveling leadership consultant, and an educational program that supplements the formal curriculum of college life.
Brothers for Life
Chi Psi recognizes that the bond of Brotherhood is eternal, and does not end after graduation. We are Brothers for life. Alumni play an important role in the Fraternity, including in nationwide Alumni Clubs and at the Chi Psi Annual Convention each summer.