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2013 Biennial Convention

posted Jun 14, 2013, 1:46 PM by McMc

The 2013 Biennial Convention will be held at the Hilton - Chicago/Indian Lakes Resort in DuPage County, 30 minutes from Chicago. Similar to past Conventions, this years event will hold the elections of new leadership, have key issue discussions, legislation discussions, alumni honors, outstanding chapter recognitions and build upon the bonds of brother­hood. Jeff McGrath will be attending this event on behalf of Phi Kappa Theta SD Alpha Xi.

Quo Vadis 2012 - Okoboji, Iowa

posted Feb 19, 2013, 7:55 PM by Matthew Adamson

The South Dakota Phi Kaps' held their annual planning retreat August 24th and 25th on the shores of Lake Okoboji, Iowa. This event marks the fourth year the retreat has been held at Lake Okoboji. The retreat allows all members to help plan the coming year's events including recruitment, philanthropy and social events. For the active members, it is a time to catch up after a summer away and come prepared for the new academic year.  Members also completed profiles for the website, which can be found on the "Current Member Profiles" page.  After a rainy night of camping and planning, the group left prepared for another successful year.

Spring Formal and Fish Fry

posted Aug 2, 2012, 7:21 PM by Matthew Adamson

Welcome to USD and college life!

Currently Phi Kappa Theta is getting ready for formal, and one of its single most important events the Phi Kap Fish Fry.

Check out our philanthropy page to find out more!

We also adopted the soccer team in Greek life's Adopt-a-team program.

Events for the Week:
  • Spring Break- March 2nd-March 12th
Come join us any of these nights or any other night for that matter, we love having company! Our house is located at 324 Elm Street, so come check us out!

Recruitment Week Begins

posted Sep 1, 2011, 7:53 AM by Devon Schreiner

Welcome back to USD and college life! This year, of course, is going to be much better than last year and the Phi Kaps are going to help make that happen. We've got a lot of fun things planned and in the works to make this a great year!

To start off, we have an awesome Recruitment Week planned that should be a lot of fun for everyone. 
  • Monday and Tuesday - Aug. 29-30 - We are grilling grub and giving house tours to anyone that's interested.
  • Wednesday - Aug 31 - Poker night with prizes.
  • Thursday - Sept. 1 - Sports night with included pizza and ice cream!
  • Friday - Sept. 2 - Formal dinner night which is by invitation only.
Come join us any of these nights or any other night for that matter, we love having company!

If you would like any more information about Recruitment Week or about Phi Kap in general, please feel free to contact Phi Kap President, Alex Johnson at

Congratulations to the 2011 Founders' Men!

posted May 30, 2011, 9:01 PM by Matthew Adamson

Phi Kappa Theta South Dakota Alpha Xi is proud to announce this year's Founders' Men. The Founders' Men are those who are honored with one of six scholarships awarded by the fraternity's alumni association for their commitment to the ideals of Phi Kappa Theta. There are five awards, one for each ideal, which all give out $200 awards. In addition there is one award for overall commitment, the Alpha Xi Award, which is worth $500.

Phi Kap members who receive these awards are men who personally display the values of the fraternity in their fraternity and campus involvement. It is a great honor just to be nominated. Congratulations to the winners of this year's awards!

The Alpha Xi Award

Alex C Johnson

Founders' Award for Spiritual Development

Trevor Watson

Founders' Award for Intellectual Development

Dan Carmichael

Founders' Award for Fraternal Development

Greg Maassen

Founders' Award for Leadership Development

Tyler Timko

Founders' Award for Social Development

Howie Schmidt

Profiles will be updated soon on the Founders' Men page. Check out these profiles to learn more about the 2011 Phi Kappa Theta Founders' Men!

Phi Kaps Finally Charter!

posted Mar 3, 2011, 1:24 PM by Devon Schreiner   [ updated Mar 3, 2011, 1:26 PM ]

Congratulations to the men of Phi Kappa Theta SD Alpha Xi for meeting all of the requirements and chartering February 26th, 2011. The ceremony was held at the Al Neuharth building on campus where many people joined them in celebrating this event.

Lunch was served before the Student Government President Tim Carr spoke. After Carr Bryan Palmer, former Phi Kap President said a few words along with Alumni Board President Matt Adamson, National Board of Trustees representative Nathan Rues, National Representative Gretchen Stahl and current Phi Kappa Theta President, Alex Johnson.

Before the chartering ceremony, the fraternity initiated six more gentlemen to the fraternity. Alex Johnson, Trevor Watson, John Buchkoski, Howard Schmidt, Dan Carmichael and Greg Maassen. These proud new Phi Kaps enjoyed a full day of fraternity and brotherhood that they will remember for the rest of their lives.


Greek Week Winners

posted Aug 5, 2010, 9:31 AM by Devon Schreiner

Phi Kappa Theta, along with SigmaAlpha Epsilon, Sigma Nu, and Pi Beta Phi, have come away with a win after Greek Week is over. After competing in the Talent Show, Powderpuff Football, the Greek Olympics, and Greek God, this team has come out on top.

Also on Monday, April 27th at the Greek Awards Ceremony, Matt Adamson was awarded with the Outstanding Fraternity President of the Year.

Along with Adamson receiving his award, Phi Kappa Theta was also awarded the Excellence in Web Page Development Award also.

Adam Ladwig was nominated for the Goodwill Ambassador Award, but did not end up receiving that award at the ceremony.

Three Phi Kaps were also recognized for their academic achievements at the awards ceremony. Matt Adamson, Bryan Palmer, and Adam Ladwig all received certificates for maintaining a 4.0 this past academic year.


Congratulations to all the Phi Kap members for a great year!

First Post

posted Aug 4, 2010, 8:58 PM by Devon Schreiner

This is the first post from the chapter blog. This is where all of the important chapter news and happenings will be coming from.

This is also a test post to get a feeling of how it looks on the new website. If you have any suggestions for it, please don't hesitate to let us know.

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