Mark Jones ‘93: I would not be the man I am today without Phi Kappa Sigma

Mark Jones ‘93 ([email protected]) says that he already started forming bonds with Phi Kappa Sigma brothers before he ever pledged. “The guys in the house and the bond I built with them prior to pledging [influenced my choice to join the house].”

He says that the tight connection was what set Phi Kappa Sigma apart. “It was the brothers that lived there and the brotherhood and love we all shared with one another.”

“The memories are endless,” he adds, “But one that truly sticks out is Toga every year.”

He says that being a Phi Kapp influenced him well beyond graduation. “Being a brother at Phi Kappa Sigma had a major impact on my life after graduation. I would say it prepared me for life after graduation more than college itself. Learning to live and function with such a diverse group of individuals, the responsibilities of the various positions I held at the fraternity, and the many incredible experiences I had while being a brother there played such a role in shaping who I am today.”

He says that giving back is crucial. “I give back because Phi Kappa Sigma gave so much to me. I want other Phi Kap’s to have the same incredible experience that I had. I would not be the man I am today without Phi Kappa Sigma.”

“If more brothers gave back,” he adds, “We could continue the wonderful traditions of Phi Kappa Sigma. I believe having Phi Kappa Sigma on campus makes Penn State, and the young men who join, better.”

Without Phi Kappa Sigma, I wouldn’t be the man I am today.