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Iowa Xi Celebrates 100 Years

2024 will have number of events to celebrate the 100th anniversary of Iowa Xi, the longest continuously operating chapter of Phi Kappa Theta fraternity. 

Visit the Centennial page for details on all the events. 

**Note the Graduating Senior Dinner venue has changed to Jethro’s BBQ**


Stand In The Gap

Remembering Brothers Schatz, Biegger, and Hobson

Brian Biegger ’78 and Kirk Thomas ’76 are leading an effort to raise funds in memory of three brothers who recently entered the Chapter Eternal – Eric Schatz ‘78, Duane Biegger (Alumnus Initiate) ‘81, and Tom Hobson ’80.

This year, Iowa Xi celebrates 100 years of continuous existence since it was chartered in 1924. On April 26-28, there will be a Centennial Celebration in Ames for all alumni and collegiate brothers. We are the oldest continually active Phi Kap chapter in the country.

The money raised in memory of Eric, Duane, and Tom will go to reframing the original Phi Kappa charter (now 100 years old) and the merger charter from 1959. Funds left over will go towards a special project to construct a new sign at the corner of Lincoln Way and Beach that will complement the sign next to the front porch.

All alumni and friends of Iowa Xi are invited to donate to the Schatz-Biegger-Hobson memorial gift. Click here to donate today. To ensure your donation is included in the group memorial gift, please type the last name of at least one of the three men in the comments field.

This fundraising initiative is conducted through Iowa Xi’s Stand in the Gap program. Stand in the Gap is a memorial-giving program that raises funds for the Iowa Xi Undergraduate Chapter. A book is on display on the first floor of the Chapter House that lists the names of the memorialized men and the donors.

There are a number of ways to donate. Click the Donate link in the menu to learn about each fund.  

  • Alumni Chapter
  • 2110 Club
  • Greg Stein Endowment Fund
  • Jim Victor Endowment Fund
  • Richard Concannon Scholarship Fund
  • Michael “Dayton” Fahning Scholarship Fund
  • Stand in the Gap
  • Phi Kappa Theta National Foundation