Our Story


The Kenyon College Colony was officially joined with the national fraternity Phi Kappa Tau on April 6, 2014. However, the group began at Kenyon long before then. In November of 2013, a group of Kenyon men who believed strongly in the values of the fraternity tasked themselves with beginning the organization on their campus. Over the next six months, the group began to make a name for themselves on the campus.

Already, the organization has partnered with A Hand at Home, an organization dedicated to providing Knox County senior citizens the resources needed to stay in their own homes for as long as possible. The brothers have raked leaves, collected sticks, cleaned garages, and made strong connections with the older members of the community. They also raised nearly $2000 for the American Cancer Society through Kenyon’s annual Relay for Life Event.

In addition to building relationships with the community, the brothers have fostered a strong connection to their national organization by attending conferences and workshops both in Ohio and around the United States. From the Association for Fraternal Leadership Values Conference, to Phi Kappa Tau’s own National Convention this past July, our members have shown a strong commitment to ensuring that the bonds of fraternity extend beyond Gambier.

The mission of Phi Kappa Tau is to champion a lifelong commitment to brotherhood, learning, ethical leadership, and exemplary character.

Community Service

Phi Kappa Tau has a strong commitment to serving the community. Each member completes at least sixteen hours of service each year, though many of our members complete much more. The national organization has partnerships with Paul Newman's SeriousFun Camps and the USO. Locally, we have a partnership with A Hand at Home. Many of our members also volunteer with the local elementary school, the Animal Shelter, as well at the BFEC.

  • 21 Members
  • 24 Alumni
  • 2600.5 Service Hours to Date
  • 4 Years That Last a Lifetime

Academic Excellence

Phi Kappa Tau has a tradition of academic excellence. The spirit of brotherhood that is fraternity, involves holding each other to a higher standard. As a result, we host study hours and professor lectures to challenge our members to achieve academically and expand their knowledge.

We wish our member’s to maintain at least a 3.00 GPA, if a brother’s GPA falls below this level, we are dedicated to helping him reach our standard of excellence.

Our current average GPA is 3.34.

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Upcoming Events

If you have any interest in joining us in our community service efforts, please contact us!



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