Start a Chapter

Phi Kappa Theta is constantly exploring new communities where our Mission and Ideals can grow. One driven person can help build an entire chapter that can develop college men for decades. If you believe in building something historic and meaningful, follow the steps below.

Step 1: Contact our Executive Office


Step 2: Generate an Interest Group

Once multiple students are interested in joining Phi Kappa Theta, you’ve created an interest group.

Step 3: Become a Colony

In order to be considered a colony, we ask that your group meet the following standards:

  • Minimum of 15 male college students interested in joining Phi Kappa Theta.
  • Permission from University to expand.
  • A positive culture among the students in your group.

Step 4: Complete the Requirements

Your colony will have twelve months to achieve the necessary requirements. This will make your colony eligible to petition the Fraternity’s voting members to become a fully recognized Chartered Chapter.


"There's much to be gained when starting a chapter. You have the honor of becoming a Founding Father, which is awesome. You also have the opportunity to see the fraternity grow. If you are passionate about starting a chapter, you will find it rewarding to look back and see all that the chapter has accomplished."

Carlos Caraveo, Arizona State University, Founding Father

Financial Investment


Every collegiate member who becomes part of the group during the colony phase will be considered a Founding Father. During the colony phase, each Founding Father will be required to make a financial investment to Phi Kappa Theta Fraternity in the amount of $520. This investment is made once and may be paid in either a single payment or through installments directly to Phi Kappa Theta Fraternity.

If a Founding Father chooses to meet this investment through installments, he must be at a zero balance prior to the colony submitting their Petition to Charter. The amount of $520 is comprised of the following:

An Associate Member Fee of $75. This fee includes the following:

  • A copy of The Journey - Phi Kappa Theta's new member educational manual
  • A copy of The Case for Servant Leadership - An introduction to servant leadership and the key practices
  • An Associate Member Pin
  • Access to Phi Kappa Theta's online membership community and resources

An Initiation Fee of $170. This fee includes the following:

  • Brother Badge
  • Certificate of Membership (also known as a 'Shingle')
  • Membership Wallet Card
  • Lifetime Subscription to The Temple - Phi Kappa Theta's annual membership magazine

An Insurance Premium of $300. This fee includes the following:


While there are no colony-based financial obligations to Phi Kappa Theta Fraternity, the colony will establish and maintain an operating budget that supports the local operations, activities and events of the colony.

Refer a Potential Brother

Do you have a friend or relative who might be a nice fit for Phi Kappa Theta?

Submit their information below and an Executive Staff Member will be in contact with you and your referral within 2-3 business days.

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