Governance & Policies

The following documents detail Phi Kappa Tau’s seven most frequently requested policies. If you are looking for a specific policy that you cannot find here, or have questions about the terms of an existing policy, contact the Director of Chapter Services here.


Originally adopted in 1936, the Phi Kappa Tau constitution has been revised and amended at subsequent conventions.

Read our Constitution here.

legacy policy

A legacy is defined as a man who has a relative - grandfather, father, brother, uncle, or cousin - who was a member of Phi Kappa Tau. This is our policy regarding legacy recruitment and membership.

Read our Legacy Policy here.

BOG Certification

We require all Board of Governor members to be certified Phi Kappa Tau volunteers.

Read our BOG Certification Policy here.

Risk Management Policy

The Risk Management Policy includes the provisions, which follow and shall apply to all fraternity entities and all levels of fraternity membership. This document includes Phi Kappa Tau policy on hazing, alcohol, and sexual misconduct.

Read our Risk Management Policy here.

Dispute Resolution Policy

Phi Kappa Tau new members, existing members, and alumni making claims for personal injury, claims for damages to property, or disputes of any nature will be referred for resolution through The Phi Kappa Tau Fraternity Claim and Dispute Resolution Program.

Read our Dispute Resolution Policy here.

Finance Policy

The Finance Policy details the fall/spring billing schedule, initiation fees, and outlines chapter financial responsibilities.

Read our Finance Policy here.

Social Media Policy

The Social Media Policy sets forth guidelines for our undergraduates and alumni to conduct themselves on social media.

Read our Social Media Policy here.

Good Samaritan Policy

To encourage members and chapters to take action without fear of disciplinary action The Phi Kappa Tau Fraternity has two Good Samaritan policies, one for individual members and guests and another for the chapter itself.

Read our Good Samaritan Policy here.