The Rho Psi Society (formerly Rho Psi Fraternity) was founded in 1916 at Cornell University, Ithaca, New York. In May of that year, a lease was signed for the first Fraternity House, and two months later, the original constitution was adopted. This founding Chapter was later known as Alpha Chapter of Rho Psi.


The Chinese name of the Society is ”素友” (Soo-You), which literally means pure and genuine friendship. The objective of the Society is to promote and perpetuate friendship among members, to develop congeniality and brotherhood in the fraternal life, and to cultivate the spirit of contribution and cooperation.

Core Values

Through the years, Rho Psi Society members have developed our core value and have devoted our charitable effort in promoting Chinese American Youth Development, Chinese Culture, and Community Services.