The Founders: Mixson, Fogarty and Kroeg
The story of Pi Kappa Phi begins with three friends.
In 1904, 19-year old Andrew Alexander Kroeg Jr. was a senior at the
College of Charleston in Charleston, S.C. He possessed a leadership
talent that was exact and sure. His mind was on law school and was
dedicated to his studies. He was recognized among his fellow students
as "jolly, good natured, always having a good word for friend and
stranger alike." He was a model gentleman with a thirst for success.
Simon Fogarty Jr., a 17-year-old junior, was the second of four sons of
a Charleston grocer. He was an exceptional athlete, earning places on
the school's baseball, basketball and football teams. He was regarded
by fellow students as a warm friend, quick with a smile. Fogarty
motivated with such intent and heart that people were quickly drawn to
Playing alongside Fogarty on all three College athletic teams was a
16-year-old sophomore and close childhood friend, Lawrence Harry
Mixson. Indeed, some said the two were never seen apart. "Harry" was
destined to work for his father's successful seed business in
Charleston. It appeared that Mixson inherited his father's business
sense as well, commonly known for his attention to detail and his
setting of goals. He was also known for his fun-loving spirit, which
often provided a needed relief from the intensity of daily college life.
The friendship shared between these three men would grow to become the foundation of Pi Kappa Phi.
For a complete history of Pi Kappa Phi fraternity, please see the national website.
Zeta Chapter History
The Zeta Chapter of Pi Kappa Phi was founded on April 29, 1911 at
Wofford College in Spartanburg, SC. The brothers of this chapter
attempt to their fullest extent to uphold the ideals of the fraternity
and, more importantly, of our Founding Fathers. For…
“We the proud men on Zeta Chapter, commit ourselves to the ideals of Pi
Kappa Phi; the honor, integrity, and ultimate respect that it embodies;
and swear unceasing loyalty to the fraternity.”