Founded: February 19, 1852 in Canonsburg, Pennsylvania
Colors: Cardnial Red & Hunter Green
Flower: Jacqueminot Rose
Slogan: "The great joy of serving others."
United by friendship,
Sustained by honor,
And led by truth,
We live and flourish.
Meet the Officers
We are always open and keen on meeting new people and answering any questions they may have about our fraternity. If you have any questions that you would like to ask us, please feel free to contact us.
Recording Secretary (BG)
Sergeant of Arms (Phu)
Vice President (VGP)
Corresponding Secretary (AG)
The New Jersey Epsilon chapter of the Phi Kappa Psi Fraternity was founded at Rowan University on April 14th, 2000. It all started with a handful of guys who wanted to be in a Fraternity For Gentleman, By Gentleman. After seeing how the other fraternities at Rowan University behaved, they swore to start a Fraternity that would stand for everything those organizations were not. Today New Jersey Epsilon remains a gentleman's fraternity at all times, especially towards woman, continuing to follow the values that our founders' established.
When they wanted to start a colony for a national fraternity on campus, our founding father, Rich Rozycki, pushed the fraternity to be Phi Kappa Psi. Rich was a legacy of Phi Kappa Psi through his older brother, Tom Rozycki, a brother at the College of New Jersey's Phi Kappa Psi Chapter, New Jersey Delta. Rich, Tom, and a fellow chapter brother of Tom's. Chris Hammer, all worked together with the national Phi Kappa Psi Director of Expansion at the time, David Reed, to establish the colony. Rich worked to recruit other members into the founding colony, including a fellow RTF major, Randy Morton. Rich and David held informational sessions to begin recruitment. Chris Cassino and Steve Brahney showed interest. Chris brought out his engineering classmate and close friend Marc Chaty. Chris also brought out Rob Wiedman, who in turn brought out Armando Sorchini. Randy brought out his Mercer County Community College friend Don Steever along with Bill Clayton.
When the chapter was colonized on February 24th, 1998, 7 of the 9 founders were in attendance. The missing 2 were Armando and Chaty, who later signed on February 27th, 1998, leading to a long standing NJ Epsilon tradition of 24 vs. 27.
The colony went on to recruit another 16 brothers during its colonization period over the next two years. According to founder Chris Cassino, the first chapter house was Randy and Don's Mansion Park apartment. After 2 years of colonization, New Jersey Epsilon was finally approved and became the 137th chapter of the Phi Kappa Psi Fraternity on April 14th, 2000.
I believe that Phi Kappa Psi is a brotherhood of honorable men, courteous and cultured, who pledge throughout their lives to be generous, compassionate, and loyal comrades;
I believe that I am honor bound to strive manfully for intellectual, moral, and spiritual excellence; to help and forgive my Brothers; to discharge promptly all just debts; to give aid and sympathy to all who are less fortunate;
I believe that I am honor bound to strengthen my character and deepen my integrity; to counsel and guide my Brothers who stray from their obligations; to respect and emulate my Brothers who practice moderation in their manners and morals; to be ever mindful that loyalty to my Fraternity should not weaken loyalty to my college, but rather increase devotion to it, to my country, and to my God;
I believe that to all I meet, wherever I go, I represent not only Phi Kappa Psi, but indeed the spirit of all fraternities; thus I must ever conduct myself so as to bring respect and honor not to myself alone, but also to my Fraternity; To the fulfillment of these beliefs, of these ideals, in the noble perfection of Phi Kappa Psi, I pledge my life and my sacred honor.
Written by: John Henry Frizzell and Kent Christopher Owen (adopted by the 1964 GAC)