Phi Kappa Tau has had another momentous year. During 2015, the Fraternity chartered seven groups, held Conclave, held three Leadership Academies, and awarded John Johnson, Mississippi State ’64, with the Palm Award.

Eleven Months and Seven Charterings


One of Phi Kappa Tau’s newest chapters, Zeta Kappa at Kenyon, attended Conclave.

During the past 11 months, Phi Kappa Tau celebrated as brothers worked to return their dormant chapters to the fold or to charter newly-formed colonies. In late 2014, Alabama chartered as the Zeta Eta chapter with 49 men. North Texas started 2015 strong by becoming the Zeta Theta chapter with 36 men.

April was a busy month, as three groups chartered in less than 20 days: Zeta Iota at Indiana-Kokomo kicked off the celebrations by chartering with 28 men. Staff then traveled to Kenyon to charter the Zeta Kappa chapter with 24 members. Five days later, brothers gathered at Mississippi State to recharter Alpha Chi with 37 men.

In May, Beta Gamma rechartered at Idaho with 31 new brothers, and Middle Tennessee State became the Zeta Lambda chapter with 34 men over the summer break. Congratulations to all of these groups and the hard-working volunteers who helped them on their path to the Fraternity experience.

Future Leaders Attend Academy


The first session of Leadership Academy in Oregonia, Ohio.

Phi Kappa Tau hosted another successful three sessions of Leadership Academy—the premier and individualized leadership-development program for rising Phi Kappa Tau leaders.

The 2015 sessions of Leadership Academy were held in Oregonia, Ohio; Mentone, Calif.; and Eatonton, Ga. More than 130 brothers attended these sessions, representing 71 chapters. Participants created connections with other rising Phi Kappa Tau leaders, identified their own leadership style and learned how to effectively use their core values working with others.

Palm Award Presented to John Johnson


Dennis Daniels, Mississippi State ’90, (left) with John Johnson, Mississippi State ’64, during the Alpha Chi Rechartering. Daniels, nominated by Johnson, received the Phi Award at the same event.

John Johnson, Mississippi State ’64, has served the Phi Kappa Tau Fraternity in the spirit of the Creed and has taken his oath of brotherhood seriously for the past 50 years. During the Alpha Chi Rechartering in April, National President Rick Keltner, Sacramento State ’76, presented Johnson with the Palm Award.