Service to our surrounding Boulder community is a major component of who we are as members of the Psi chapter. We believe that it not only helps those in need, but it also gives us a sense of responsibility to help those other than ourselves, and create interpersonal connections for our brothers that last a lifetime.
Hole in the Wall Camps
Besides community service, Phi Kappa Tau is heavily involved in two initiatives every year. These initiatives are our national philanthropy, Hole in the Wall camps, and our national service initiative, Founder Month of Service.
Hole in the Wall Camps provide a safe summer camp experience for children with serious illnesses and life threatening conditions. Founded in 1988 by Paul Newman, Ohio ’43, the Fraternity adopted the Association of Hole in the Wall Camps as its national philanthropy in 1995. Since then, Phi Kappa Tau members at the Psi chapter and across the country have supported the camps through philanthropy and service.
Our chapters raise and donate approximately $100,000 each year through various fundraisers. But what makes our relationship unique is the ability to volunteer at these camps during the year.
As well, brothers of the Psi chapter annually attend the Roundup River Ranch camping Edwards, Colorado.
"These camps are the definition of Phi Tau to me. This is the most life-changing moment I have experienced through Phi Tau and probably in my entire life. You really don’t understand the true meaning of these camps until you actually volunteer and see the smiles on these children’s faces.”