About Us

Pi Delta Psi is an Asian American Cultural Fraternity founded on February 20, 1994 at Binghamton University in Binghamton, New York. Since our founding, the primary mission of Pi Delta Psi has been to spread Asian American Cultural awareness in an effort to empower the entire Asian American community. We are guided by four pillars; Academic Achievement, Cultural Awareness, Righteousness, and Friendship/Loyalty. Pi Delta Psi is also a founding member of the National APIA Panhellenic Association (NAPA).

Our Mission_

The mission of Pi Delta Psi Fraternity, Inc. is to maintain its fraternal existence by instilling values that nurture and perpetuate the continual growth and development of the individual through academic achievement, cultural awareness, righteous, and friendship and loyalty while fostering ethical behavior, leadership, and philanthropy.

Pi Delta Psi was founded on these principles to help promote Asian awareness amongst ourselves and throughout the community. We envisioned this to be possible by going out of the boundaries of an organization and creating a fraternity on the basis of common goals and ideals in the form of a brotherhood.

The mission of Pi Delta Psi Fraternity, Inc. is to maintain its fraternal existence by instilling values that nurture and perpetuate the continual growth and development of the individual through academic achievement, cultural awareness, righteous, and friendship and loyalty while fostering ethical behavior, leadership, and philanthropy.

Pi Delta Psi was founded on these principles to help promote Asian awareness amongst ourselves and throughout the community. We envisioned this to be possible by going out of the boundaries of an organization and creating a fraternity on the basis of common goals and ideals in the form of a brotherhood.

History_

Pi Delta Psi Fraternity was founded by eleven men from various backgrounds (Chinese, Japanese, Korean, Filipino and Vietnamese). Already established leaders within their own university sponsored cultural organizations, these men assembled to devise a structure that would create an understanding between the various Asian cultures, build relationships extending beyond the academic years and most importantly, finding and building an individual’s skill sets. These eleven men envisioned an infrastructure that would continuously motivate and challenge individuals. This infrastructure of a fraternal society, which has been around since 1776 would become the building blocks of their endeavor.

Pi Delta Psi was founded on February 20, 1994 in Binghamton University, State University of New York. The eleven men were responsible for architecting the guiding principles, which have now developed into one of the nation’s largest Asian Cultural Interest Fraternities. Over the next three years (1994-1996), Pi Delta Psi had expanded into the University at Buffalo and Hofstra University. Every expansion resulted in positively impacting the school and surrounding community.

By 2000, Pi Delta Psi had expanded to 11 prestigious campuses spanning four states, setting a record for the fastest growing organization of its kind since inception. With a fierce growth in the brotherhood and a strengthened alumni base, the fraternity rebuilt its National Council in 1999, standardizing Pi Delta Psi throughout all its chapters.

Today, the Fraternity continues to grow in size and prestige. What began as a dream for the eleven founders, has become the work and dedication of hundreds across the country and across seas.

The Founding Fathers_

Mr. David Lee, Mr. Sammy Wong, Mr. Ronny Chow, Mr. Thuan Luong, Mr. Christopher Murata, Mr. Michael Son, Mr. Philip Hunt, Mr. Spencer Seto, Mr. Damien Lee, Mr. Chester Huang, Mr. Tracy B. Tabije

Philanthropy_

The current national philanthropy of Pi Delta Psi is the Big Brothers Big Sisters of America (BBBS) program. BBBS seeks to provide the opportunities and resources for children to reach their potential through professional supported, one-to-one relationships with volunteer mentors. As the largest and oldest youth mentoring organization in the United States, BBBS has continued to mentor children of all ages in communities nationwide.

In 1904, a young New York City court clerk named Ernest Kent Coulter was seeing many boys come through his courtroom. He recognized that caring adults could help many of these boys stay out of trouble, and he set out to find volunteers. That marked the beginning of Big Brothers Big Sisters of New York City and the Big Brothers movement. By 1916, Big Brothers had spread to 96 cities across the country.

Every individual chapter is required to participate in a set number of philanthropy events to remain in good standing. All chapters are expected to work closely with the Big Brothers program in their own campus community.

At the Chapter level, each Chapter is required to participate in a set number of philanthropy events each year depending on the Chapter’s size; failure to achieve these annual criteria will result in the chapter having its status revoked.

March of Dimes is a previous beneficiary of Pi Delta Psi’s national philanthropy and Pi Delta Psi has continued to be an official team youth partner. Pi Delta Psi raised $18,718 nationwide for March of Dimes in 2009.

Pi Delta Psi is also a longtime sponsor and supporter of the APIA Vote campaign.

Chapters & Colonies_

Pi Delta Psi is the fastest growing Asian American Fraternity of its kind; having expanded to 10 Chapters within it's FIRST 5 years. Each Chapter is fully recognized by their respective institutions, reflecting our commitment to cooperate with administrators and the overall campus community.

What began with 11 determined men, has grown into one of the largest Asian American fraternities in the country. Below, you'll find contact information and weblinks to each of our chapters. If you're interested in bringing Pi Delta Psi to your school, please refer to our Expansion Section.

See our growth