Welcome to the ZIP Website!
In 1889 at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, five freshmen decided to form a fraternity to place their "friendship on a more firm and lasting basis." Since that time our numbers have grown to more than 20,000 and ZIPs are represented on 18 campuses in the United States and Canada. We truly are an International Professional Fraternity.
The ZIPs are well known for their College and Alumni Chapter functions and community involvement to promote dental health and goodwill. Our Fraternity has progressed for more than 124 years because of its high ideals and worthy purposes to give each member a richer life and by living up to its simple motto:"Hospitality is the Life of Friendship."
Please be our guest at the
AMERICAN DENTAL ASSOCIATION ANNUAL SESSION!
The Xi Psi Phi Fraternity HOSPITALITY RECEPTION will be held on
NOVEMBER 1, 2013, from 5:00 - 7:30 pm
in the Eglinton and Winton Rooms
of the HILTON RIVERSIDE HOTEL, NEW ORLEANS, LA.
ALL members and friends of Xi Psi Phi Fraternity are encouraged and invited to attend.
ATTENTION ALL ZIP MEMBERS:
XI PSI PHI SUPREME CHAPTER
BOARD OF DIRECTORS MEETING
SATURDAY, MARCH 22, 2014 in
SAN FRANCISCO, CA
Friday, April 5, 2013
Supreme Chapter Board of Directors Meeting
Southern Illinois University School of Dental Medicine, Alton, IL
Another year begins!! It
seems every New Year comes along faster and faster. As I reflect
back on the past year, I see many changes in our world around us.
These changes are trickling down for all of us to experience
in one way or another. I
see the goal of our fraternity to be a foundation-framework from
which all of us can draw support as we face challenges and
which by the way is our biennial password, can be a source of
strength by allowing us to share not only our successes, but also
our failures and lessons learned.
Dentistry, as a profession, is experiencing exponential
growth and expansion. It
is a changing world and the challenges facing new dentists can be
students are facing graduation with high debt and increased cost of
living. Many practices
are experiencing decreased
production and we see retiring dentists needing to continue
working past retirement age, all of these factors can cause ethical
issues to arise. This is
where Xi Psi Phi can be so supportive.
One of the founding objectives of our fraternity is “to
inspire and promote intellectual and educational advancement, moral
rectitude, professional standards, and mutual assistance among
dental students”. So let
Xi Psi Phi be part of your support
system, be there for others and maintain your ethical standards by
treating patients as if they are part of your family and when you
are in need - call a ZIP friend!!
We may have answers you never thought of!!
My goal of bringing our website and facebook page to more current
standards is an ongoing process. I hope to continue to pursue this
project as I would like our Supreme Chapter to have a greater impact
on our dental students and I believe this can be accomplished by
increasing our presence on social media websites.
Our world continues to change so quickly and we must ride the
tide, so that we are can maintain a presence in the busy lives of
today’s dental students.
I am looking forward to our Supreme Assembly and interacting with all our
students. I hope we can
provide some solutions for maintaining our Beta Xi chapter and
stimulate growth in all our chapters as we enter the New Year!!
Anne-Lise Fink, Supreme President
Iota Chapter, 1994
(Supreme President Fink has selected the following
Xi Psi Phi BIENNIAL "password" -