Why Phi Psi?


California Epsilon (UCLA) Phi Kappa Psi was founded in 1930, initiating its first members in 1931. Phi Psi had the first house on fraternity row and stayed for over 80 years, after which the alumni banded together to rebuild the house from the ground up.  Completed in 2014, the new Phi Psi house is a state of the art, LEED-qualified building 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; Brother Don Adams was the first person to receive a diploma from UCLA’s Medical School; 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; 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. This past year alone our chapter has won Pi Beta Phi’s Arrow Spike Philanthropy, Delta Gamma’s Anchor Splash Relay, and made the championship game of Kappa Alpha Theta’s Shootout Philanthropy.  As one of the largest chapters on campus, 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 both 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.

Live Ever, Die Never

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Live ever. Die never.