Why Phi Psi?


Phi Kappa Psi, California Epsilon (UCLA) was founded in 1930 and is one of the oldest social fraternities at UCLA. Phi Psi had the first house on fraternity row which stood for over 80 years, after which the alumni rebuilt the house from the ground up.  Completed in 2014, the new Phi Psi house is a state of the art, 10,000 square foot LEED-qualified house with amenities far beyond that on campus.

Phi Psi has always been a part of the fabric of UCLA: we founded and won UCLA’s first Spring Sing in 1945; Brother Ed Pauley funded the world-renowned basketball arena that bears his name; Three-time All-American, Two-time National Champion, MVP and Olympian Brother Kirk Kilgour was a charter member of UCLA’s Athletics Hall of Fame; National Champions and All-American Brothers John Speraw and Mike Sealy currently serve as UCLA’s head coaches for men’s and women’s volleyball; visionary leader Brother Ralph Crump is the namesake for UCLA’s Crump Institute for Medical Engineering and the Crump Institute for Molecular Imaging; Brother James Hargar currently sits on the UCLA Engineering Board of Trustees; while Brother Jerry Nelson was the investor behind Ticketmaster, the world’s preeminent ticket commerce company.


Today the brothers of Phi Kappa Psi continue to set the standard of what it means to be Bruin. Over the past couple years, our chapter has won Alpha Phi's Mr. Greek, Pi Beta Phi’s Arrow Spike Philanthropy twice, Delta Gamma’s Anchor Splash Relay, Alpha Delta Pi's Lion's Cup and made the championship game of Kappa Alpha Theta’s Shootout Philanthropy.

As one of the largest fraternities on campus with 100+ brothers, Phi Psi's are leaders in many student organizations.  Currently we have numerous brothers representing our chapter and UCLA on NCAA Sports Teams and we are heavily involved in Club Sports as well as fielding some of the most successful Intramural Sports Teams of any fraternity on campus.   With a packed social calendar come see why becoming a brother of Phi Kappa Psi will make the most of your college experience.


Phi Psi brothers have set the highest standards at UCLA, and will continue to do so.

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