Fraternity History

Dating back to 1427BC, fraternal orders have existed in many different forms. Phi Sigma Pi was born on February 14, 1916, founded by Dr. Eldo L Hendricks, Dr. Claude A Phillips, and Dr. C. H. McClure at the State Teachers College in Warrensburg, Missouri (known today as Central Missouri State University). By 1921, it expanded to a "National" Fraternity, and by 1966 it had become a "National Honor" fraternity. In 1977, the fraternity became co-educational and, in 2014, passed a resolution to become gender-inclusive.

Zeta Epsilon Chapter @ UCSB

The Zeta Epsilon chapter of Phi Sigma Pi was founded on May 23, 2010 at the University of California, Santa Barbara. Our members tend to be some of the most involved students on campus. We routinely have members who are also involved in social fraternities or sororities, university athletics, student government, and many other organizations.


Three Pillars of Phi Sigma Pi


  • We expect members to maintain superior academic standing

  • Also, scholarship in our organization expands outside the classroom and is a part of a larger "always learning" philosophy


  • Phi Sigma Pi gives an opportunity to gain critical leadership skills such as professionalism and teamwork

  • The members demonstrate leadership through service, constantly looking for ways to give back to our community


  • The members of Phi Sigma Pi naturally develop a culture of fellowship within the organization and a sense of camaraderie

  • Fellowship provides the passion that bonds us not just as members of an organization, but as companions of a fraternity