Phi Kappa Psi - University of Michigan

Fall 2021 Newsletter

Michigan Alpha Chapter of Phi Kappa Psi Fraternity at the University of Michigan

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THE SOPHON Michigan Alpha Chapter of Phi Kappa Psi Phi Kappa Psi University of Michigan fall 2021 A s Phil Kain '88 went through rush (now recruitment) in the winter of 1987-88, he followed his friend and roommate Pete Han '88 to the Phi Kappa Psi house. "I found Phi Psi to be much more welcoming and friendly than some of the larger houses that I had visited previously," he recalls. "The brothers at Michigan Alpha seemed authentic and genuinely interested in getting to know me." Phil met lots of people through the brotherhood who helped shape him as a man and change the course of his life. Michigan Alpha was where Phil felt like he was a part of something bigger than himself W hile Michigan Alpha has enjoyed nearly a decade of success at the 630 Oxford chapter house since our move in 2012, our plan has always been to return to Michigan Alpha's original chapter house at 1550 Washtenaw. This house was built by the Michigan Alpha founders, and the chapter thrived there until leaving in the '70s. We are striving to build equity in 630 Oxford and are accepting cash donations to fund a move back to 1550 Washtenaw—if and when the opportunity arises to return. Consider Joining the Canonsburg Club In honor of Phi Kappa Psi's founding year of 1852, Michigan Alpha has created the Canonsburg Club, an annual giving program set up to fund maintenance and improvements at 630 Oxford and to keep the chapter financially stable. Entry to the club requires an annual membership gift of $222.24, which breaks down to just $18.52 a month! Great Joy for Our Future Phi Psi Has High Hopes for Future Housing Vision A Thriving, Authentic Brotherhood What Michigan Alpha Means to Phil Kain '88 for the first time. He has fond memories of the initiation ceremonies in his undergraduate years, especially the pride he felt in becoming a full member. When Michigan won the NCAA basketball tournament in 1989, it was the middle of initiation week where Phil was serving as Pledge Trainer, meaning he had to balance his responsibilities to his incoming initiates with all the excitement that took over campus that week. "What a crazy week and excellent training for how to lead during unusual circumstances!" (Continued on page 2) The fall 1957 pledge class in front of the 1550 Washtenaw chapter house. The fall 1957 pledge class in front of the 1550 Washtenaw chapter house. Below are the current accepted payment methods: • Visit to set up recurring monthly payments. • Mail a check to: Phi Kappa Psi – Michigan Alpha Payment Processing P.O. Box 2187 Columbus, GA 31902-2187 • Contact Daniel Adsit '11 at for wire instructions.

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