After 167 years in the Philadelphia area, Phi Kappa Sigma Fraternity has announced it will relocate its national headquarters to Carmel in August.
After a two-year review of multiple cities, including Chicago, Atlanta, Nashville, Dallas and other cities, the board of directors selected Carmel. Phi Kappa Sigma will move to 716 Adams St., which is close to the headquarters of the North-American Interfraternity Conference, also in Carmel. Other fraternity or sorority headquarters in Carmel include Alpha Kappa Lambda Fraternity; Alpha Sigma Phi Fraternity; Lambda Chi Alpha Fraternity; Theta Chi Fraternity; Sigma Delta Tau Sorority; and Sigma Kappa Sorority.
Phi Kappa Sigma has 1,500-plus undergraduate members and 30,000-plus alumni. It has 45 chapters and colonies.
“Not only do our local schools excel tremendously in preparing future members of fraternal organizations like Phi Kappa Sigma, we have also attracted a very well-educated and professional local workforce, in which nearly 90 percent of our adults have achieved a bachelor’s or graduate degree,” Carmel Mayor Jim Brainard said in a statement. “We welcome Phi Kappa Sigma and we look forward to growing with them in the future.”