- Prospective Members
- Greek Experience
Phi Kappa Theta - Iowa Xi
- Dues: $3850 in-house, $500 out-of-house
- Style of living: Two-man rooms, CAD, and apartment style
- Maximum capacity: 54
- Internet: High speed internet wireless
- Cable: Main floor and in the Annex
- Other Information:
-24 hour open kitchen with house meal plan
-Parking included for all members
-Big screen TV, Pool Table, Piano
-Free laundry facilities on-site
-Full time catering service
-On-site apartment-style living available
- Freshmen: Can live in house first semester
2110 Lincoln Way
Ames, IA 50014
In 1920, a group of Catholics denied membership to traditional fraternities formed a social group called "The Amician Club". Amician is Latin for friend, and seemed to set a tone of trust and brotherhood for the new group. The club gained strength, membership, and financial standing, which culminated in a charter with Phi Kappa, The national Catholic fraternity. The fraternity continued to grow and in 1934 the property at 2110 Lincoln Way was secured to house the brothers.
In 1959, two Catholic fraternities, Phi Kappa and Theta Kappa Phi merged to form Phi Kappa Theta. This merging of two national fraternities, which today stands alone as the only long term successful merger of Greek organizations, is a testament to the bonds and fellowship that come with being a member of Phi Kappa Theta.
In 1968 the national fraternity dropped a clause for membership that prevented non-catholics from becoming members of the fraternity. Since then Phi Kappa Theta has been open to all religious denominations.
In 1971, the chapter's property board secured the property to the south of the chapter house, and the Annex was built shortly after to house brothers.
Phi Kappa Theta is located on the corner of Beach Ave. and historic Lincoln Way, which was the first transcontinental road across the country. Like Lincoln Way, Phi Kappa Theta has seen a lot of students come and go at Iowa State. Yet whenever they return our chapter house and our message of brotherhood stands as a gateway to Iowa State University.
|Philanthropy||Phi Kap Sundaes, Phi Kap Cookout; Proceeds go towards Children's Miracle Network|
|Colors||Cardinal-Purple, Gold, and White|
|Chapter Founded||1920 as The Amician Club, Chartered Phi Kappa in 1924|
|National Founded||April 29, 1889 at Brown University in Providence, RI|