WHY CHI PHI?

Why Chi Phi?
Why the Chi Phi Fraternity? Why make the investment and potentially support the decision for your son to be a member of the Chi Phi family? The answer lies simply within the question. We are a family, and even deeper, a brotherhood that strives for excellence and molds its members into even better men than when they first stepped on campus. 

BECOME A LEADER
At Georgia Southwestern State University, the Chi Phi Man is one who takes the reins of leadership through most facets of campus life including the Office of Admissions, Residence Life, the O'Team, Zephyrs, and Student Government. The Chi Phi Man is one who takes pride in his academic endeavors, consistently living up to the fraternity standard of maintaining the highest grade point average among all fraternities. The Chi Phi Man is one who defies the common negative expectations of the typical fraternity boy people are used to seeing in the media. We portray ourselves as a group of individuals who support one another in moments of triumph and failure. We are a group of men who embrace the difference in ourselves and view the individuality as an asset that makes us stronger and more connected. We are a family who builds each other up, is always willing to converse with one another on basically anything, and is ultimately like the home away from home for any brother. The Chi Phi brotherhood is one that has to be experienced and a decision that will completely benefit its members for not just four years, but the rest of their lives. 

BROTHERHOOD
An alumnus brother said it best, “Where is Brotherhood? Where is the unity that binds us? And where is that special place in your heart where all your Brothers are held dear? It’s nowhere – it’s kind of a question of faith in something, a belief which cannot be materialized […] No one can take that unity away.” Even until the end of time, the unity among Chi Phi brothers is felt and never forgotten. We, as a Brotherhood, hope that your son makes the decision to experience such a unity and bond that will last a lifetime.     -Br. Edmund Smith



ACHIEVE GREATNESS
Chi Phi is a home for many like-minded and well-rounded people who do their best to achieve greatness. Chi Phi Brothers can be found in all walks of life on campus, whether they are running another club, participating in sports events, giving a tour to prospective students, or working for the school, the Brothers of Chi Phi can be found. Chi Phi Brothers take great pride in their school work as well as their Brotherhood, creating an environment that encourages hard work and studious habits. 

SCHOLARSHIPS
To promote scholastic achievement and to help Chi Phi Brothers be better men, the Chi Phi Educational Trust awards approximately $100,000 in academic and member development scholarships on a yearly basis. During the 2015-2016 fiscal year, Chi Phi students received scholarships totaling $123,000 thanks to the generous financial support provided by Alumni, parents and friends. These merit-based academic scholarships honor those that both work hard to achieve academic success and serve their Chapter. in addition to scholarships from the Chi Phi Educational Trust, the Delta Pi Educational Trust also rewards scholarships. Chapter Excellence Funds vary from chapter to chapter and from one year to the next, but each serves to enhance the educational opportunities available to Delta Pi members.  Many chapters provide academic scholarships specifically for their chapters while others may choose to use the funds for other important purposes, such as upkeep of a computer lab or library. Every active Chi Phi chapter has a Chapter Excellence Fund. The Delta Pi Chapter excellence funds exists solely to provide academic scholarships to active members of the Chapter.

FRIENDSHIP
With these practices in place, the Brothers of Chi Phi push one another to succeed in everything they do, whether it is a project for improving the house or passing a test, the support of the Brothers of Chi Phi can be found. Also, your son can find a sense of belonging in a new environment, whether they are fresh out of high school, new to the campus, or students who have been on campus for more than a year, friends will be made that last a lifetime and assist your son become comfortable and confident in their life. The Brothers of Chi Phi are more than friends, they are Brothers who welcome those who come to our door in search of becoming something bigger than themselves.    -Br. Joseph Johnson