The Phi Kappa Sigma Alpha Theta Chapter at UW-Madison was re-charted in Spring 2008 and has been active in philanthropy, leadership, and professional development. We are a values-based organization in the business of building better men.

Phi Kappa Sigma International Fraternity was founded by Samuel Brown Wylie Mitchell at the University of Pennsylvania on August 16, 1850. Phi Kappa Sigma International Fraternity has Chapters in both the United States and Canada and currently has over 50 active Chapters, Colonies, and interest groups with over 1,200 active members and 40,000 alumni.

Phi Kappa Sigma is more than an organization to be a part of during college; it is a valuable learning experience, a life-long commitment, and philosophy of life. Along with the Phi Kappa Sigma Ritual, our Purpose and Principles state who and what we are as a Fraternity and as members of that Fraternity. All members take an oath to uphold these ideals and it is up to all of us to make sure that we, and those who come after us, learn and understand what it is to be a true “Phi Kap” and “Man of Honor” and incorporate that into our Chapters and into our lives.


Phi Kaps, Skulls


Stellis Aequus Durando (“Equal to the Stars in Endurance”), Men of Honor since 1850

Community Service & Philanthropies

Our national philanthropy organization is the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. In addition to raising money for  LLS, we participate in a wide range of philanthropy events and community service both on and off campus.

Fun Facts


Black and Old Gold


Skull and Bones

Famous Alumni

Notable National Alumni

     Skip Bayliss (ESPN Anchor)

Stanford Moore (Nobel Prize Winner for Chemistry)

Adolphus A. Busch IV ( CEO of Anheuser-Busch)

General Information

Local Founding


National Founding

August 16, 1850


National: www.pks.org
Local: www.uwpks.org
Twitter: @PKSAlphaTheta