Throughout the years the Brothers of Phi Kappa Sigma have come
to identify with phrases or sayings which hold deep meaning for
the organization and the members of it. These mottoes and their
explanations can be found below:

“Stellis Aequus Durando”

(Equal to the Stars in Endurance)

Our Fraternity has endured suppression, countless wars, and myriad
other obstacles, yet remains strong. Since 1850, Phi Kappa Sigma
Fraternity has been a durable and everlasting organization that will
continue to succeed for many years to come.

“Once a Phi Kap, Always a Phi Kap”

Phi Kappa Sigma is more than an organization to be a part of during
your period of undergraduate studies; it is a valuable learning
experience, a life-long commitment, and a philosophy of life. Our
members graduate to become more than just productive members of
society, but leaders that possess a foundation built on steadfast
values and a duty to help their fellow man.

“Brotherhood is more than skin deep”

In 1860, a year before the outbreak of the American Civil War, the
Chapters of Phi Kappa Sigma unanimously voted against having an
all-white membership and thus became the first Fraternity to adopt a
national policy of nondiscrimination. Skulls choose men to become
members based on the worth of their character, not superficialities
such as race, religion, or sexual orientation.