STUDENT ORGANIZATIONS

Phi Epsilon Kappa - Delta Lambda Chapter

Phi Epsilon Kappa Fraternity: A national professional fraternity serving men and women in the fields of health, physical education, and recreation.

Introduction

Phi Epsilon Kappa (PEK) Fraternity is a national professional fraternity for persons engaged in or pursuing careers in health, physical education, recreation or safety. Membership is open to all persons interested in the purposes of the Fraternity and in providing their time and energies for the benefit of health education, physical education, recreation education, and safety education.

PEK fosters scientific research and facilitates the exchange of information and experience gained in the various countries of the world concerning matters of the interdependent areas of health, recreation, safety, physical education, and related areas including programs, methods, techniques, material, training, and research. Members of PEK promote sound community understanding leading to adequate support of educational prorams and can contribute to the advancement of health, safety, recreation, physical education, and related areas.

History

The Delta Lambda Chapter of Phi Epsilon Kappa was installed at Valparaiso University on April 15, 1993. A dedicated group of 22 physical education majors were initiated as the Charter Members, the Chapter was installed, and a reception in their honor was sponsored by the Physical Education Department.

On April 28, 1994, eight physical education majors were inducted into the Fraternity in the first initiation ceremony sponsored totally by the VU chapter.

Phi Epsilon Kappa sponsors speakers, conference attendance, educational and social events, and promotes the discipline of physical education on campus, in the community, and throughout the nation.

It is truly an honor to be selected for membership in Phi Epsilon Kappa. Requirements for nomination include: 12 credits of physical education taken at VU; a cumulative GPA of 2.5 or above; and a GPA in the major area of 3.0 or above