The motto is, "A Sound Mind in a Sound Body."
The jeweled pin has fourteen (14) pearls, in honor of the fourteen charter members, set around the border of the shield.
The pledge button is a winged foot, symbolic of the profession.
The flower is a Daisy.
The colors are Black and Gold.
The fraternal motto is, "Friendship Hath Power."
We are dedicated to the enhancement of the education of students in the fields of physical education and health. We promote student research, charitable purposes, community service, as well as provide opportunities for professional growth, leadership development, and the fraternal loyalty and spirit among members throughout the country.
Phi Epsilon Kappa Fraternity was founded on April 12, 1913, at the Normal College of the American Gymnastics Union in Indianapolis, Indiana. Fourteen students at the college became charter members of the Fraternity; and, the following month, the first pledge class was initiated.
In 1917, the Fraternity applied for and received a charter as a nonprofit organization under laws of the state of Indiana. In 1920, the Fraternity went national as the Beta chapter was installed at the American College of Physical Education in Chicago. The Fraternity has since installed over one-hundred collegiate chapters and twenty-three alumni chapters.
Membership into Phi Epsilon Kappa Fraternity was limited to males until March of 1975, when the National Council voted unanimously to extend membership to women.
The Delta Psi Chapter on Winthrop’s campus began several years ago and was active until the late 1990’s. For a short period of time PEK was considered defunct. Under the request of Dr. Stevie Chepko, the organization resumed its activities in the spring of 2004. The organization grew to be the most respected student organization in the formerly named Department of Health and Physical Education. Phi Epsilon Kappa went through some changes in leadership and as a result, the organization took a brief hiatus in 2007.
In the fall of 2008, three remaining PEK members reorganized yet again and took steps to insure the Delta Psi Chapter’s future. The fraternity is once again the most respected student organization under the Department of PESH’s umbrella.
1. Adventure team building activity for PEK membrs
2. Charity Fun Run
3. Children's Attention Home kickball game
4. Student Panel for Winthrop Preview Day
1. Car Wash
2. Bake Sale
1. Membership in the organization shall be open to those regularly-enrolled Winthrop University students who:
• Are full-time majors in the Department of Physical Education, Sport and Human Performance
• Have earned and maintain a cumulative 3.0 G.P.A.
• Have completed a minimum of 41 semester hours. Transfer and change of major students also qualify provided they have at least 12 hours completed at Winthrop
• Graduate students in the M.S. program who have completed at least 9 hours at Winthrop are also eligible with all the additional qualifications for membership
• MAT students are eligible if they are concentrating in Physical Education and also meet all the additional qualifications for membership
• Completion of at least one service requirement per year
• Attendance at all fraternity meetings
2. This organization will have associated members who are non-students. These individuals will be alumni representatives from Winthrop University who are also Phi Epsilon Kappa members. Alumni representatives are not eligible to run for office.
3. Eligibility for membership or appointed or elected student officer positions in the campus-recognized chapter or group may not be limited on the basis of race, sex, color, age, religion, national origin, marital status, sexual orientation, physical or mental handicap, ancestry or medical condition, except as explicitly exempted in federal law.
President - Tyler Polomski
Vice President - Allie Vandewater
Secretary - Kristen Cruse
Treasurer - Kylie Long
Held every 2nd and 4th Tuesday of each month at 11:00am and open to current members only