- Delta, New York University
- Zeta, Dartmouth College
- Lambda, Columbia University
- Psi, Hamilton College
- Xi, Wesleyan University
- Upsilon, University of Rochester
- Iota, Kenyon College
- Phi, University of Michigan
- Omega, University of Chicago
- Pi, Syracuse University
- Chi, Cornell University
- Beta Beta, Trinity College
- Eta, Lehigh University
- Tau, University of Pennsylvania
- Omicron, University of Illinois
- Theta Theta, University of Washington
- Zeta Zeta, University of British Columbia
- Epsilon Nu, Michigan State University
- Gamma Tau, Georgia Institute of Technology
- Chi Delta, Duke University
- Epsilon Iota, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
- Phi Delta, University of Mary Washington
- Lambda Sigma, Pepperdine University
- Alpha Omicron, New Jersey Inst. of Technology
- Sigma Phi, St. Francis University
- Delta Nu, Keene State College
- Phi Nu, Christopher Newport University
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DELTA, New York University (1837)
We are proud to announce to everyone that the Delta Chapter of Psi Upsilon has been revived. During the 2009 fall semester, six new undergraduate members were inducted to Psi Upsilon by the Delta alumni. Although a small group, we believe that we will be successful in advertising our chapter and increasing our membership. For now, our group has increased to eight members, but we are growing stronger and developing a strong friendship with our neighbor chapter, Lambda.
We will continue to focus on improving our recruitment efforts and developing our new member education process. Our main goal is to increase membership and to become recognized by our school. Rebuilding the undergraduate chapter is our top priority. We plan to start up our philanthropy and do various community services around the New York City area.
Loki Campbell '11 is currently writing a political science fiction novel.
Brian Mac '11 won the 1837 Scholarship sponsored by the Delta alumni. He is also a distinguished member of the Dean's List.
Ron Rosario '12 is part of the Dean's List and recently completed his Associates in Arts degree in Liberal Arts Studies from the Faculty of Arts and Science.
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ZETA, Dartmouth College (1842)
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LAMBDA, Columbia University (1842)
This past year has had marked achievements for the Lambda chapter. We held a very successful bi-annual Spaghetti Dinner, an event we hold every semester to bring together the brothers, brothers, alumni, and potentials members. It is our first chance to give our potentials members a glimpse of what it is to be in our brotherhood, it is a great recruitment tool for the lambda. The event was very successful this past year, we had so many people attend that we actually ran out of room for the guests, which has not happened for at least the past few years.
We've worked on stream lining and updating our bi-laws and organization to improve our relationship with the Columbia administration. This helped to improve our functioning as a group and lead to greater participation in our brotherhood events as well as philanthropy events. We have ordered our first composite of the Lambda chapter since 2003, which our alumni were quite pleased to hear.
Through the hard work of our entire chapter we have continued to improve our numbers greatly, getting nine pledges in the fall semester and five in the spring semester, both improvements on our past average of four a semester. With our current total of twenty-seven, we have more brothers than we've had in years.
We had two brother dance teams for our annual Dance Marathon fund raiser, as well as a brother team for the Columbia Relay for Life.
Joey Chervenak organized and ran a Relay for Life team, and raised over $400.
Timm Baur helped man the Dance Marathon staff.
Alex Hinton helped run and organize Dance Marathon
Rowing - Timm Baur
Columbia Dance Marathon - 224 hours
Columbia Relay for Life - 50 hours
Relay for Life - $400
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PSI, Hamilton College (1843)
Several of our alumni members returned to campus this spring to partake in an Alumni Baseball game. However, it was not only their return to the field that they enjoyed the most, but their interactions with the members of the fraternity. The younger members and recent initiates eagerly listened to the tales that the alumni spun about their times on the Hill. Being that many of the Alumni that returned were elite athletes, it was surprising to not hear more about their athletic endeavors, but more about the everyday occurrences that they shared with their brothers in the fraternity. Nostalgically they said "savor it boys, you don't appreciate how truly lucky you are until it's too late sometimes: don't let that happen to you." In the midst of campus strife surrounding Greek societies, these words will stick with us all as we continue to strive for excellence within our community while at the same time counting our blessings for the unbelievable bond we share with one another. Several of the alumni made plans to meet up with the undergraduates in their area over the summer to discuss post collegiate aspirations.
This past year Gus Katsuras '07 witnessed the retirement of his old hockey number 21. Throughout the ages number 21 has been special to the Hamilton College Hockey community, being worn by such greats as Mike "Sparky" Marta and Kyle Roulston '09. Gus' return to campus for the retirement of his number helped to illuminate the wider Hamilton College community on the dedication to his sport that was fostered by Gus. The Psi Chapter has played host to hockey players for many years, and thanks to the dominance of Gus Katsuras (2 time all american), we hope to continue this tradition in the years to come.
A number of our members, who are also members of the hockey team became involved with the local youth hockey program this year. Each player was assigned a "Little Brother" to mentor throughout the season. The players regularly had dinner with their Little Brothers and their families, developing a unique bond with the local community. They not only helped the younger players with their hockey development, but helped to integrate them with the college, inviting them to various events on campus, including allowing them to scrimmage between periods at the Citrus Bowl, the hockey team's first home game. The kids were shown what it is like to be dedicated to their sport and their "Big Brothers" helped illustrate to them how to continuously strive for the next level. This program was such a success that we hope to continue to be included in it for years to come.
Relay for Life - 12 Hours
Utica Run/Walk - 3 Hours
Youth Hockey Practices -3 hours per person (15)/per month (3)
Clothing Drive for Gamma Xi
Football: Max Foster '10 (Captain), Brian O'Malley '10 (Captain), Robert Gannon '10 (Captain), Mark Snickenberger '11(Captain), John Lawrence '10, Ben Freemen '10, Sam Ward '11, Linus Walton '11, Kal Kambell '12, Mike MacDonald '13 , Kevin Petrick '13, Jared Kochenosh '13, Brad Kennedy '13 ,
Soccer: Eric Boole '13
Golf: Phil Preiss '10
Baseball: Donovan Flint '11, Sam Choate '12
Hockey: Jerome Wallace '10 (Captain), Scott Hefferman '11 , Ryan Guerin '11 ,Tom Chiappetta '11, Dan Roberts '11, Nick Wiggins '11, Sam Ward '11, Joseph Buicko '11, Bryan Kelly '12, Sam Choate '12, Steve Bury '12, Blaire LaLonde '12, Brandon Broad '12, Anthony Ruberto '13, Calvin Bartel '13, Brian Infante '13, Drew Jelinek '13, Joe Houk '13, Cam Gibbar '13, Phil DiDonato '13, Anthony Scarpino '12
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XI, Wesleyan University (1843)
It has been another successful year for the Xi. This year we held our bi-annual dinner for local public servants (fire, police, campus public safety, town/city councils, mayor, selectmen, emergency management), which honors the work that they do for our community and helps build the bridge between campus and community. During the fall Public Servants Dinner, retired police chief Lynn Baldoni was honored with the plaque of recognition for his career of service.
We also hosted the Winchester Dinner, which is an annual award dinner held for a faculty member who best embodies Psi U's virtues; one who best combines scholarly work with a passion for teaching in a way that has profoundly benefited individual students as well as the Wesleyan Community at-large. This year the award was given to Professor David Pollack of the mathematics department at Wesleyan University.
The Academic Forum is an annual event held to promote pursuit of wisdom among brotherhood and in conjunction with campus and faculty. This year's topic is the bipartisan political system of the United States and its particular relevance to current events, featuring Professor Gil Skillman of the Economics Department and Professor Elvin Lim of the Government Department.
The Xi is also proud to have been awarded the Wesleyan's Greek Life award, which is given to recognize a student or Greek organization that has demonstrated a clear commitment to fulfilling the mission of the organization, has sponsored community-wide social and educational events, and has helped the Wesleyan/Middletown communities through service efforts/programs.
Jamie Pesuit was inducted into, Omicron Delta Epsilon, an International Honor Society for Economics. Brother Pesuit was the recipient of the Horace White, Jr. Prize for Excellence in Economics (2009-2010). Lastly, Brother Pesuit was inducted into Phi Beta Kappa, Connecticut Gamma Chapter.
Matthew Givner received High Honors on thesis and was the co-recipient of the Government Department's Davenport Prize for 2009-10.
Matthew Tannenbaum was the recipient of Walkley Prize - Psychology Department.
Daniel Charness received Honors on thesis and was inducted into Phi Beta Kappa
Charles Kurose was not only an active member of our chapter but was very involved in several extra-curricular activies which included Treasurer of Student Government, Chair of the Student Budgetary Committee and Chair of the WSA Endowment Committee. Brother Kurose was also inducted in Omicron Delta Epsilon, International Honor Society for Economics
Jeremy Isard took part in the Center for the Humanities Student Fellowship
Laird Gallagher took part in the Center for the Humanities Student Fellowship
Yun Wang received Honors on thesis
John M. Plukas received the Teaching Apprentice Award
Jeffrey Bizinkauskas was President of Wesleyan's chapter of the Roosevelt Institute. He was also involved with Campus Network. Brother Bizinkaukas also spent the summer of 2009 interning for John W. Macy Government and Public Policy program at theU. S. Government Accountability Office in Washington, D.C. Finally brother Bizinkauskas serviced as a Student Ambassador for the Partnership for Public Service
Max Perel Slater Summer 2009 - Received funding from Andrew K. Mellon Foundation for Environmental Research, Milone & MacBroom, and the Rotary Club of Middletown to build a rainwater catchment system attached to a women's vocational school. The system provides currently supplies clean drinking water for 72 families.
During the summer of 2010, brother Slater plans on returning to Tanzania, where he will be conducting research for his thesis, while looking at community mapping (with GIS) in three contested areas, specifically looking at water rights and possible future water development.
David Goldman is the chair of the Student Affair Committee for the Wesleyan Student Assembly. Brother Goldman was also the recipient of the Sherman Prize given out for excellence in Mathematics
Dresser Diamond Dedication - Saturday May 1st, the baseball diamond is being named after Brother Jim Dresser '63, former head of the Wesleyan Trustees.
Reunion/Commencement - Friday May 21. Open house all day; chapter meeting at 10:30. Breakfast, lunch, and a buffet dinner. Steely Dan cover band at 9:00.
MacDonough School Recess Program 174 hours
Portland Fair 72 hours
Take Back the Night Tabling 16 hours
Haunted Halls 44 hours
Africa Night -10 hours
Haiti Benefit Concert House Shifts 16 hours
Habitat For Humanity Build: 112 hours
Relay for Life Dunk Tank Fundraiser 48 hours
Relay For Life 120 hours
$3800 - Relay for Life
$2500 - Wesleyan Friends of Africa & WesAID to benefit the Kibera School
$750 Latina Affirmation Month
$1500 - Haiti Benefit
Total = $8,550 raised
Squash : Nathaniel Fowles (Captain), Matthew Candal, William Brewster Lee, Lucas Wherry, Graham Immerman
Tennis: Brian McDermott, Ravy Uong, Alexander Hirsch, Michael Glen (Pledge)
Track and Field: Michael Moody (Captain), Kyle Shin, Jack Pacelle (Pledge) Michael Onah (Pledge)
Baseball: Jeffrey Bizinkauskas (Captain), James Hounsell
Soccer: Ian Waldron (Pledge), Noah Schlesinger (Pledge)
Lacrosse: Alex Lough (Pledge)
Crew: Ivan Maulana, Eric Spierer, Yun Wang
Football: Mandela Kazi, Matthew Alexander
Cross Country: Kyle Shin
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UPSILON, University of Rochester (1858)
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PHI, University of Michigan (1865)
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OMEGA, University of Chicago (1869)
The past year has been a great one for the Omega Chapter. A major highlight for our house has been the establishment of our annual Papa's Pancakes for Charity. This event helps raise money for a charitable organization by hosting a midnight pancake buffet at our Chapter house. Last year was the inaugural year for the event and we raised just over $250 for the National Coaching Fellows. However, this year the event was an even bigger hit on campus, raising around $800 for Haiti Relief efforts. The Papa's Pancake charity even has become very popular among the Greek community and the rest of the university.
On another note the Omega chapter had an incredible year in recruitment. Recovering from a bad year of recruitment last year, this year we have initiated 11 new brothers and are currently waiting the initiation of 3 more brothers. The new brothers come from all over the world, hometowns range from Monterrey, Mexico to Mumbai, India, and to Columbus, Ohio.
Christopher Boots ('10) and Shezaad Zainulbhai ('10) were inducted into the Phi Beta Kappa Academic Society.
William Zhang ('11) was recognized as an All-American athlete in Tennis.
Joseph Walsh ('11), Patrick Kane ('11), and William Zhang ('11) received Psi Upsilon Scholarships totaling over $4,000 in scholarship money.
We have two major upcoming events. In late May we will hold our Senior Dinner at a restaurant in downtown Chicago. This event is a time for the Omega Chapter to thank the seniors for all they have done for the brothers and our house.
Our second event and most important is Alumni Weekend and the Interfraternal Sing Competition, which is to be held June 5, 2010. We will hold our annual cookout/party that day and then compete in the Sing-off that evening. It is always a highlight of the year, and a great way to kick off summer vacation. If interested in attending please contact, Brother Matthew Brickell at (917)-941-2811.
Soccer: Andrew Marshall (Captain) '10, Ryan Tunstall '12, Kevin Wilson '13, Stanton Coville '12, Alex Clifford '11, Edgar Friloux '10, Yoni Einhorn '13, Alex McVey '12, Steven Chase '13, , Daniel Hahn '13, Chris Guisto '12
Track and Field: Joseph Walsh '11, Patrick Kane '11, Ian Morey '13, Christopher Cheng '13, Anthony Farias-Eisner '13
Tennis: Jonathan Alexander '12, Jan Stefanski '12, Troy Brinker '12, Paul Namkoong '11, William Zhang '11, Garrett Brinker '10
Wrestling: Wesley Rosamilia '11
The Omega Chapter does not record service hours for brothers or the house in general. However, the brothers are heavily involved with service organizations through our school and our city. Organizations that brothers are currently involved in are: Big Brothers/Big Sisters of Chicago, National Coaching Fellows, Men in Service, City Year, Neighborhood Schools Program, and
This year the Omega Chapter has held two major benefits for two great non-profit organizations, and also aided our campus wide Dance Marathon for AIDS.
Our first was a benefit party for relief efforts in Haiti. Joining up with our campus wide relief effort we were able to send $800 to Haiti Relief.
Anchor Splash which is held Delta Gamma Sorority
Mr. University, held by the Kappa Alpha Theta Sorority
Dating Game to Battle Arthritis, which was held by the Alpha Omicron Pi Sorority
Our second benefit was our 2nd annual Papa's Pancakes for Charity, which is a midnight study break during our study period where you are guaranteed all you can eat pancakes. This year we raised $650 for the Global Health Brigade. An organization that has joined with our university and Garrett Brinker ('10) to set up medical clinics in Honduras.
Finally, the Omega chapter generously donated $200 to our campus wide Dance Marathon to combat AIDS.
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PI, Syracuse University (1875)
This spring, the Pi was awarded the Chancellor's Gold Cup, the highest level of achievement within Syracuse University's accreditation program. Only one other IFC organization was equally honored. The Gold Cup was awarded for successfully meeting and going beyond University goals for student organizations in an all-encompassing range of subjects. These include but are not limited to academics, leadership, chapter organization, philanthropy/community service, University/campus/community relations, etc.
Brothers Chris Peirce, Pi '11, Scott Mcloughlin, Pi '12, and Brandon Westfall Pi '12 spent one week in Jacksonville, FL with Habitat for Humanity.
Peter Dallalah, Pi '12 and Robert Wildhack, Pi '11, awarded scholarships from the Psi Upsilon Foundation.
Each chapter member is required 20 hours of community service per year. In most cases, these are fulfilled in small segments throughout the year through events like volunteer yard work or service at university events (ex. blood drives, Gift of Life, Relay for Life, etc.)
In some cases however, brothers choose to move beyond the extent of these events, much in the way Brothers Peirce, Westfall and Mcloughlin did this spring on their trip to Jacksonville, FL.
The Pi sponsored and hosted a barbeque on May 5 and raised over $1500 for the ALS Foundation.
Community Service Events
Greeks vs. Cancer Basketball tournament
PhiHoops Basketball tournament
Kappa Kicks Kickball tournament
Delta Gamma Anchor Splash and Mr. Golden Anchor
Alpha Xi Delta Soccer tournament
Delta Chi Broomball
Theta Bowl (flag football)
CHI, Cornell University (1876)
The 2009-2010 school year has been a great one for the Chi Chapter of Psi Upsilon. Many events and accomplishments throughout the year highlight our continued passion and efforts to be the best fraternity in one of the largest Greek systems in the country.
One of the most memorable events in recent memory was the All-Chi reunion that took place in Ithaca from April 8-11, 2010. Over 150 alumni spanning six decades participated in a weekend that was combined with initiation to make the most well attended reunion in the history of the Chi. Events of the weekend included the initiation ceremony, a barbecue, and a banquet. The weekend also saw the creation of the Tom Weissenborn Chi Lifetime Service Award. The award was given to Mike Bergelson (X'95) who is currently serving his tenth year as the alumni president and to Chris Hart (X'72) for his continued support of the Chi over the past 40 years.
The Intra-Fraternity Council at Cornell governs all 42 fraternities on the Cornell campus and is extremely influential within the Greek community. It is very important for us to have representation on the 8 member executive board, and this calendar year, Jamer Bellis (X'11) is serving as the VP Judicial. After serving on the judicial board the past two semesters, he is now in charge of all judicial affairs and proceedings for the entire council.
Our academic achievements have been one of our strengths over the past year. In the fall of 2009, our cumulative house GPA of 3.472 was 4th best out of 42 fraternities on the Cornell campus. This was an improvement from the 7th overall spot the semester before. As a house, we push each other to perform at our best and to continuously improve as individuals. Our house grade point average is a reflection of the brotherhoods dedication to this ideal
During the course of the 2009-2010 school year we held two philanthropy events. This past fall we teamed up with Livestrong and a group of our alumni to host the first annual "Take the Lake" Centurion bike ride. Many brothers, alumni, and other supporters of the cause rode around Cayuga Lake, raising over $30,000 for the charity. We look forward to holding the event again next year that will more heavily involve the Cornell community and raise substantially more money. After we began working with the Livestrong organization, we decided as a house to contribute all of the money we raise towards the Livestrong cause. Subsequently, we held a fraternity hockey tournament called "The Frozen Four" at Cornell this spring. We involved three other fraternities on the Cornell campus, had it sponsored by Vineyard Vines, and raised over $900. We have also been donating all cans that the house collects to the Haiti relief effort, and so far this spring semester have donated over $300 to that cause. We also contribute heavily to philanthropy sponsored by other Greek organizations including Delta Gamma Anchor Splash, Delta Gamma Anchor Slam, Alpha Phi Ivy Man, and Kappa Alpha Theta Rock the Casa. We contributed over $400 to these events.
We also have many individuals in our chapter invested in helping the community outside of chapter sponsored events.
Ithaca High School Students Realize Goals and Provide Guidance: 5 hours
Prisoner Exchange Education Program: 10 hours
Ithaca Egg Drop: 24 hours
Cornell Alternatives Library: 10 hours
Salvation Army: 15 hours
McQuaid Requirement - Different Places: 200 hours
YMCA Volunteer: 20 hours
Charity Water: 60 hours
Crew: William Miner (X'10)
Swimming: Sasha Dobriliobov (Captain) (X'10), Anthony Mironov(X'10)
Football: Ian Edelson (X'13)
Baseball: Cooper Smith (X'13), Vince Russomagno (X'13), Mike Kazley (X'13)
Track: Steven Izen (X'13)
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BETA BETA, Trinity College (1880)
Beta Beta has participated in a substantial amount of community service events this year. We co-sponsored a fundraiser with the Asian American Students Association to help put a stop to child sex-trafficking. The Trinity college community really embraced this event and helped us raise a significant amount of money.
The Beta Beta also helps run the 'Blood Drive' at Trinity with the American Red Cross. One of our favorite community service events this year was the "School Supplies for Little Guys". We collected supplies for this weekend by collecting school supplies as an entrance fee to chapter hosted events; the Beta Beta was able to collect over 4 large bins of school supplies. This project was a success not only because of the amount of supplies that were collected but because it helped our chapter connect with our local community.
The Beta Beta Chapter also has 5 of its members currently serving on the Trinity College Honor Council Committee. This speaks volumes to the integrity of the brotherhood and its dedication to achieving the highest level of success. The brothers that served on this committee were, Benjamin Gascoigne, Kevin Collins, P.J. Constantinides, William Cleary, Benjamin Bernstein.
William Cleary was voted 'Most Outstanding Senior Thesis' in the entire senior class by the Economics Department.
Kevin Collins is a member of the 'iHouse' review team, which is designed to help better create a better learning environment for international students.
Benjamin Gascoigne helped organize a multitude of community service events, including a Psi Upsilon International Community Service Week. This projected called on all chapters of Psi Upsilon to participate in a local community service activity, and report back to the International Headquarters with their activity of choice. Also helped organize the ' Psi U/American Red Cross Blood Drive' at Trinity in the fall 2009.
T.J. Tarca- Organized a 'Relay for Life' team for every class in the fraternity. Also helped organize the ' Psi U/American Red Cross Blood Drive' at Trinity in the Spring 2010.
Baseball:Kent Graham, Andrew Koris, James Ramsey
Hockey: Richard Hollstein(Captain), Joseph Hanson(Assistant Captain), Ryan Crapser, Egor Petrov, Derek Sandberg
Squash: Travis Judson (Captain upcoming 2010-2011 season)
Golf: David Anderson
Basketball: Luke MacDougall (Captain)
Crew: Michael Phillips, Salvatore Torre, Perrin Duke
Tennis: Spencer Feldman (captain) , Adam Lanza (captain), Charles McConnell, Richard Bonfiglio
Soccer: Joseph Buckley (Buckley- Captain upcoming 2010 season), Grant Schonberg
Swimming: Emeka Kanu, Alexander Schreiber, James Nelson
Wrestling : Adam Eramo
American Red Cross Blood Drive (Fall/Spring): 20
AASA/PSI U 'Love 146': 8
AASA/ PSI U 'Date Auction for Hunger Cleanup':6
'School Supplies for Little Guys': 6
Kappa Kappa Gamma/ Psi U Car Wash for Hunger Cleanup (Service Week): 5
Hunger Clean Up: 8
Trinity College 'Do It Day': 8
Trinity College Relay for Life: 12
Trinity College 'Habitrot for Humanity': 3
ACES 'Halloween on Vernon Street': 4
Estimated Amount of Service hours for each member: 3-5(164)
Estimated amount of money rasied for 2009-2010 School year: $2,000 All of this money was raised from the community service events mentioned in the 'Service Hours' part of the Philanthropy/Service Report.
A portion of the money raised from the 'Psi Upsilon Spring Formal 2010 will also be donated to "Relay For Life."
Community service events
'Love 146' (Psi U/ AASA) 'Hunger Cleanup Date Auction' (Psi U/ AASA) 'Halloween on Vernon Street' (ACES) 'Hunger Cleanup Car Wash' (Psi U/ Kappa Kappa Gamma) 'Psi Upsilon Community Service Week'- Started by Beta Beta Chapter (Spring 2010).
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ETA, Lehigh University (1884)
The brothers of the Eta built an 18 hole miniature golf course for the Bethlehem Area Library Goofy Golf fundraiser, which raises money for the library Room to Grow Fund. Each hole took an average of 24 man hours to produce from the designing stage to construction. The 5 hour fundraiser was held on Sunday, March 14th and raised over $11,000 while the whole project cost the library only $2300. The Eta will have the rights to use the golf course for fundraising events on Lehigh's campus, and the library will be able to raise even more money by renting it out to other libraries and organizations. The community service office at Lehigh awarded the Eta the Giving Tree Award for this event.
Kevin Ostroski, '11, organized and oversaw the building of the 18 hole miniature golf course. Kevin is certified to work in Lehigh's woodshop, and he expertly handled the designs and building. It's safe to say that without Kevin, the golf course project may not have gotten off the ground.
Alan Wilson, '12, worked tirelessly as the fall semester Philanthropy Chair for the Eta and kept the brothers active. His crowning achievement in the fall was setting up a paintball shootout to raise money for Angel 34.
Robert Malys, '11, served as the Inter Fraternity Council's Campus Relations Chair and worked hard to improve the Greek Community's perception on Lehigh's campus.
Daniel Grande, '11, was selected to be a Lehigh Martindale Scholar. He will be traveling to Iceland in May for 10 days and will study the social, economic, and political implications of the aluminum smelting industry. During his senior year, he will be writing an extensive paper on the topic, and it will be published in "Perspectives on Business and Economics".
Gino Tenazas ('10), Daniel Grande ('11), and William Mistretta ('11) were selected to join Tau Beta Pi Honors Engineering Society.
The Eta completed approximately 866.5 hours of service this year. The miniature golf project alone required approximately 432 hours.
The miniature golf course for the Bethlehem Library's Goofy Golf raised over $11,000. The funds will be used for the library's "Room to Grow" Fund as it expands the libraries functionality to the community.
The brothers organized a paintball shootout for Angel 34, a local charity started in 2003 by a freshman at Northampton High School during her battle with Ewing Sarcoma. Donations to this fund help provide ICEE machines to hospitals, aid children and families financially, and help with the continuing search for a cure. Approximately $500 was raised.
In total, the Eta raised approximately $13,700 either through direct fund raising or participating in other organizations events.
Community service events
Unplugged Band Party
Engineers without Borders International Flag Parade
Global Union Ten Thousand Village Sale
Microfinance Club Election for Cancer Research
Sigma Phi Epsilon Panhellenic Pink Day
Panhellenic Council Rock La Casa
Kappa Alpha Theta Multicultural BBQ
Global Union Breast Cancer Awareness Dodgeball Tournament
Theta Chi Microfinance Dance-A-Thon
Microfinance Club Anchor Slam Basketball Tournament
Delta Gamma Walk a Mile in Her Shoes
Kappa Alpha Theta
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TAU, University of Pennsylvania (1891)
"Greening of The Castle", On April 1st, 2010, The Castle received a Penn Green Fund Grant. Green Fund Grants are grants or loans designed to promote sustainability at Penn. As part of the award, The Castle will receive up to $50,000 to weatherize (retrofit) and install more efficient heat and lighting controls in the chapter house. The application process was very extensive, and our success would not have been possible without Lambros Theofanidis (Tau '12), who spearheaded the application, and Andrew Rosenthal (Tau '06), who helped the undergraduate executive board navigate the Penn bureaucracy.
The first utilization of the grant money was an energy audit of the house, which was carried out over Spring Break to determine what steps need to be taken to significantly cut the fraternity's energy usage. As part of the audit, the chapter house was air-sealed and work was done on the 100+ year old steam system. Imminent plans for the house include upgrading the house's heating system, reinsulating inner walls of the house and the attic ceiling, installing efficient light controls in the main common spaces of the house, and installing dampers in the two large chimneys in the house. All of this work will be carried out during the months of July and August. We have high hopes for these renovations: according to the energy auditing company, the Tau Chapter will see utility savings of over 50% as a result of cutting our energy usage. We are grateful for the opportunity to save money, and proud to be a leading organization of environmental sustainability on campus.
This is a very exciting time for the Castle. We hope that all Psi Upsilon chapters nationally and fraternities at Penn will be able to commit to sustainability in the future. As a result of the Green Fund Grant, the Castle has received a significant amount of good press; we look forward to working with the University to continue being a leader in "green" efforts on campus.
See the link below to an article published in the Daily Pennsylvanian (Penn's student newspaper): http://dailypennsylvanian.com/article/green-fund-awards-50k-nine-campus-projects
In mid-April The Castle hosted what turned out to be one of its most successful alumni events in recent history. The event took place at a restaurant / lounge multi-purpose venue at Union Square in New York City. Over 30 brothers and upwards of 70 alumni attended the event. The feedback was unanimously positive, as everyone enjoyed the opportunity to catch up with old friends and meet the newest class of initiated brothers. We were also privileged to welcome brothers from other Psi Upsilon chapters, including the Gamma and the Phi, in addition to Psi Upsilon's Executive Director, Mark Williams (Phi '76) and Director of Development and Alumni Services, Mariann Williams.
At the event, Matt Carter (Tau '07) presented the alumni of the Tau chapter with the future improvements to the chapter house thanks to the Green Fund Grant. He also laid out plans for the renovations of the Chapter Room of the house. This segment included large boards that contained blueprints and architectural sketches outlining the expected outcome of the renovations. In addition to the significant donations of certain alumni, the undergraduates of The Castle will soon launch a fundraising campaign to fund these renovations and bring the decaying chapter room back to its days of glory. Plans include installing a skylight in the room, furbishing the room with book cases and cabinetry, engraving a Psi Upsilon crest into the hardwood floor, and most importantly, refining the leadership desk, which is one of the oldest pieces of furniture on the Penn campus.
Photos from the Castle Spring Dinner have been sent by email to be included (at international office's discretion) in the Diamond Newsletter.
A chapter cannot be successful without the individuals that make it up, this year the Tau saw great achievements by its individual members.
Joshua Acheatel (Tau '10) will be graduating Magna Cum Laude and is on the Dean's List. He has deferred his acceptance to NYU Law School in order to work at Royal Bank of Canada after graduating.
Jeff Fronek (Tau '10) will be graduating Cum Laude. He is on the board of the Greek system's Judicial Inquiry Board (JIB) and is the Vice President of the Order of Omega National Greek Leadership Honor Society. He will be working at Ernst & Young after graduating.
Florian Hagenbuch (Tau '10) will be graduating Summa Cum Laude and is on the Dean's List. He was elected to Beta Gamma Sigma (the top 10 percent of his Wharton class) and is a scholarship recipient. He will be working at Silver Lake Capital after graduating.
Daniel O'Brien (Tau '10) will be graduating Cum Laude, is on the Dean's List, and with honors in his major. He has also published an abstract as the first author in the Journal of Neurotrauma and an abstract as second author in the Journal of Neurocritical Care. He has recently applied for a grant to present research at a symposium in Las Vegas and was admitted into the Penn Post Baccalaureate Core Studies Program.
Ashraf Saheb (Tau '10) has received the Crown Prince's International Scholarship given to the top 10 Bahraini students based on academic merit every year at Penn. He will be working at A.T. Kearney in Dubai after graduating.
Noah Schneider (Tau '10) will be graduating Cum Laude and will be working at J.P. Morgan after graduating.
Max Dewez (Tau '11) is a Joseph Wharton Scholar and will be working at Deutche Bank this summer.
Andrew Fu (Tau '11) was on the Dean's List for the 2008-2009 and 2009-2010 academic years. He is also a Joseph Wharton and Benjamin Franklin Scholar. He will be working at Credit Suisse this summer. Brother Fu has volunteered throughout his time at Penn to do environmental work in the Everglades National Park and Biscayne National Park over Spring Break (2009 and 2010, respectively).
Franz Hoerhager (Tau '11) completed his 6 months of mandatory military service for the Austrian Army in the Fall semester and will be working at Citibank this summer.
Adam Silverschotz (Tau '11) is a Joseph Wharton and Benjamin Franklin Scholar. He will be working at Apollo Management this summer.
Mauricio Aizenman (Tau '12) was on the Dean's List for the 2008-2009 and 2009-2010 academic years. He will be working at Barclays Capital this summer in the bank's Global Markets division. He was also largely responsible for raising $350 to benefit the relief efforts in Haiti after the devastating earthquake in January 2010.
Adam Saven (Tau '12) was on the Dean's List for the 2008-2009 and 2009-2010 academic years.
Lambros Theofanidis' (Tau '12) efforts were invaluable in the Tau Chapter's receiving a $50,000 grant from the university's Green Fund in order to make "green" capital improvements to the chapter house. He drafted the proposal for the grant, met regularly with key University administrators and architects, and has been handling the logistics of implementing the improvements and renovations in the house this summer.
Ryan Williams (Tau '12) will be interning at Credit Suisse this summer in the bank's investment banking and sales and trading rotational program. He has also already received an offer for the 2011 summer to work in the securities division at Goldman Sachs doing sales and trading.
Homecoming at The Castle, Philadelphia October 30, 2010
Dinner and Reception in Honor of Brothers John Hover and Bob Bodine
New York City November 13, 2010
Football: Drew Goldsmith '10
Hockey: Daniel O'Brien '10
Track & Field: Adam Silverschotz '11
The Tau Chapter hosted events at a venue in downtown Philadelphia five times with the International Relations Club throughout the academic year in order to raise money for an Emergency Aid Fund: 40 brothers (on average) attended these events, each lasting approximately 3 hours. This totals approximately 600 hours throughout the past year.
A two-hour fundraiser was hosted at the chapter house in November in support of Habitat for Humanity. Admission tickets were sold for a performance by a student comedy troupes, a capella groups, and dance teams. All 17 in-house brothers living in the chapter house in the fall received University-sanctioned community service hours for this event, totaling 34 hours.
Another two-hour fundraiser was hosted at the chapter house in November in support of Engineers Without Borders (EWB). Admission tickets were sold for a performance by a student comedy troupes, a capella groups, and dance teams. All 17 in-house brothers living in the chapter house in the fall received University-sanctioned community service hours for this event, totaling 34 hours.
During the Relay for Life "Race for the Cure" Brothers participated in a nightlong event in March taking place at the Penn Football Field, in which they walked around the field along the track. This was a University-wide event, with heavy participation from the Greek Community as a whole. 20 brothers participated in this 12-hour event, totaling 240 hours.
During the Greek Week Campus Cleanup Brothers participated in a campus-wide cleanup during the University sponsored Greek Week as part of a series of other events throughout the same week. 5 brothers participated in this 4-hour event, totaling 20 hours
Individual brothers also participated in community service programs throughout the year including with the Big Brother Big Sister Program, Alternative Spring Break (environmental work in Everglades National Park and Biscayne National Park), and the European Philanthropy Club. 6 brothers reported individual community service hours throughout the year, totaling an accumulated 210 hours.
Total hours: 1,138 hours total.
Emergency Aid Fund allocated to Haiti Earthquake Relief Aid: $1000
Relay for Life "Race for the Cure" for the American Cancer Society: $600
Engineers without Borders Fundraiser Event: $750
Habitat for Humanity Fundraiser Event: $1000
Haiti Fundraiser for Red Cross: $350
Total Tau Chapter money raised for 2009-2010 academic year: $3700
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OMICRON, University of Illinois (1910)
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THETA THETA, University of Washington (1916)
The Theta Theta Chapter saw one its most successful founder's day event in recent memory. This annual event is held in the course of our pledge quarter during the autumn. Once again, the turnout was quite successful. Over 200 brothers from a multitude of classes packed the large banquet hall of the Swedish cultural center to celebrate Psi Upsilon. The itinerary for the night consisted of a few short presentations, reports about the state of our house, and culminated with our pledges leading the room in a few Psi U songs! We look forward to hosting another successful event this coming fall and hope to see all of our chapter members but also any brother who would like to come see the lively brotherhood we have here in Seattle.
Brother Tunny Vann of the Theta Theta Chapter has demonstrated outstanding service to Fraternity, University, and Community through his involvement in student government. Having been elected as a freshman, Tunny sits on the Board of Directors for the Associated Students of the University of Washington. What this essentially means is that, Tunny is 1 of 8 students elected to serve the community, university, and the association, which is comprised of 80+ employees, and numerous offices and departments. He serves as the Director of Community Relations and is currently running for re-election. In his position, Tunny acts as the liaison to all things student life. He's the official liaison from the Board of Directors to Greek Life, Residence Hall life, student publications, commuter students, the Office of Minority Affairs and Diversity, the Student Senate, and the 700+ registered student organizations at the UW. Through his position, he has taken initiative in improving campus safety by increasing police presence and replacing light bulbs on campus with LED energy efficient bulbs. Furthermore, Tunny along with his co-workers and IFC counterparts have increased the level of involvement of the Greek Community by ensuring that every chapter in the system has a senator in the Student Senate.
In regards to the University, Tunny frequently travels down to the State Capitol to meet with legislators to lobby for students on issues such as tuition, financial aid, and budget cuts.
Tunny's most recent achievement was the passage of a set of statements called the Husky Principles. Tunny's leadership, along with the help and hard work of others who serve on the committee, shepherded the project, which was initiated back in 2006, to a point where the statements that were passed could be sent for University-Wide publication and integrated into convocation and commencement ceremonies. This achievement marks an everlasting legacy that Tunny's leadership would have on the University of Washington.
In addition to his involvement on campus, Tunny also serves as the Assistant Vice President of Public Affairs for the Theta Theta Chapter.
The following brothers have achieved academic excellence and have been placed on the most recent Dean's List: Tom Moffett, Tim Draluck, Kelly Sheehan, Matt Kubej, Zach Conner, Sean Holt, Sae Chung, Ben Bourgoin, Logan Conner, Scott Heinemann, Brian Harmon, Andrew Curtright, Maarten Van Brederode, Dillon Chatriand, Steve Bell
Lacrosse: Zack Kowitz, Derek Erickson, and Hans Larson
Since the beginning of the New Year the Theta Theta chapter of Psi Upsilon has completed an average total of 75 service hours per member. The men of our house have participated in a numerous amount of philanthropies held by the following sororities: Alpha Delta Pi, Zeta Tau Alpha, Kappa Delta, Delta Gamma, and Sigma Kappa. Newly initiated members are required to participate in all events and each active member is required to log ten hours of philanthropic efforts. Our chapter has strived to increase our community involvement and has seen a significant increase in participation from our brothers, many who have greatly surpassed the 10 hours of service required. Also In order to keep our community clean, the brothers of the Theta Theta chapter participated in the first annual Greek wide street clean up.
The Theta Theta Chapter has raised $4000 for Delta Gamma, $600 for Alpha Delta Pi, $220 during an ice cream feed for the woodland park zoo for a grand total of $4820 and is planning on holding a volleyball tournament to increase this amount.
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ZETA ZETA, University of British Columbia (1935)
A Celebration of Psi Upsilon took place in Victoria this past semester and saw many of the Zeta Zeta's active and alumni in attendance. Speeches from brothers Mark Williams, Terry Farmer, and Barry Gough highlighted the event and afterwords, each Zeta Zeta accompanied a few of the alumni to more stories and laughs at a nearby restaurant. Safe to say everyone at UBC hopes for this event to become an annual occurrence.
A Day at the Races - June 13 at Hastings Racetrack in Vancouver. Contact Seth Wheeldon for more information (778-668-7523)
Track: Jordan Langridge, Rowen Forseth
Football: Ben Christy, Erik Nielsen
Service Hours: Over the course of the 2009/2010 school year, the house volunteered nearly 500 hours towards our respected organizations. Led by our philanthropy chair, the Zeta Zeta's all sported some finely grown mustaches for the month of November in support of prostate cancer and the group "Movember". The fall event was a huge success and will be expanded upon greatly in the coming years. Term Two brought a walk for MS in Vancouver's beautiful Stanley Park and saw the chapter participate in a 10km walk in support of raising money and awareness. Many of the various participants expected a sunny 10km stroll through the downtown area, however the weather took a turn for the worst. It was here when the brothers bonded and with encouragement almost the entire group was able to bear pouring rain and walk strong for the entire 10km. Both events the chap ter held this year were first time outings, and with great response from both, we can expect to carry on with the success we have enjoyed thus far.
Money Raised: During the fall term the chapter raised $1,500 dollars for "Movember" and in the Winter semester over $1,000 for MS. In unison with the 15 other Greek organizations in UBC, the Zeta Zeta's organized and participated in the beginnings of an annual walk for MS with the looks to raise thousands of dollars in the coming years. Other events that saw our brothers make charitable donations were blood drives, cuts for cancer, and public waxing outings.
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EPSILON NU, Michigan State University (1943)
This year the Epsilon Nu Chapter of Psi Upsilon participated in many great activities aimed at upholding one of the pillars of our brotherhood: philanthropy. Two particular activities that the brothers participated in were the Michigan Children's Health Initiative's Teddy Bear Picnic, and a broomball tournament to benefit Links to Literacy, a literacy improvement program.
At the Teddy Bear Picnic, brothers got to help children learn about physical health and how to maintain it. Each child brought a Teddy Bear to the picnic and the stuffed animals were used to demonstrate the jobs performed by doctors, dentists and nurses. The Teddy Bear picnic raised money to support the Michigan Children's Health Initiative, an organization that strives to promote child healthcare and better treatment of Michigan's children. The event was a large success and the brothers greatly enjoyed being a part of it.
The broomball tournament for Links to Literacy was hosted by Pi Beta Phi, a sorority here at Michigan State. The tournament allowed numerous Greek houses to get together for a night of friendly competition and charity. All the proceeds from the event went to Links to Literacy. Links to Literacy is a literacy program that strives to connect students with books and literacy based opportunities so as to combat illiteracy. This tournament is an annual event and the brothers have participated for numerous years. Although we did not fare as well in the standings this year, we still were glad to help support such a great charity.
There were countless other philanthropy events across the campus of Michigan State University, benefiting groups from children, to the homeless, to those in need of counseling after incidents of abuse, and this upcoming year promises to supply the brothers of the Epsilon Nu Chapter of Psi Upsilon with many more to participate in. As we reflect on a great year of helping others, we are already looking forward to the upcoming year. We have already started planning for next year, which we will kicked off in the fall of 2010 by sponsoring an Ultimate Frisbee tournament to raise funds for Michigan's Children's Health Initiative.
Greek Week 2010 for Psi Upsilon was a very successful. We ended up placing 2nd over all for Greek Week along with Lambda Chi Alpha and Delta Gamma. This year, the Greek community raised over $170,500 during Relay for Life in the hope of finding a cure for cancer. Psi Upsilon was a major contributor to the success of Relay for Life and Greek Week raising $14,000. Greek Week this year was a very rewarding experience for the Epsilon Nu chapter.
For the 2010 Founder's Day event, the brothers of the Epsilon Nu and Phi chapters attended the University of Michigan vs. Michigan State University hockey game at the Joe Louis Arena. We watched the game from the 181 person Comerica Bank Legend's Suite which provided a great view and an intimate environment for the event. The event saw much larger attendance than prior years from both active brothers and alumni. The event was made possible largely due to the efforts of Brother Michael Barnd (Epsilon Nu, '78). We hope to make this an annual event to promote stronger relations between the two Michigan chapters.
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GAMMA TAU, Georgia Institute of Technology (1970)
The Gamma Tau chapter has had a very exciting year in which we have made quite great strides. This year, the Gamma Tau chapter initiated 14 outstanding people in January and currently has a pledge class of 5 individuals. In addition, the members of Gamma Tau have done significantly well in the realm of academia. Our average GPA among members and pledges for the Fall 2009 semester ended up being a 3.03, a GPA that is higher than the average fraternity at Georgia Tech.
The Gamma Tau chapter almost made its last payment on our chapter house mortgage, which happened earlier then expected. To celebrate this momentous occasion, the chapter had a public burning of the mortgage during Alumni Weekend, an event planned by the chapter that already honored and entertained our beloved alumni.
In addition, our chapter had a much larger involvement in the Greek community this year. Our chapter joined the festivities of Georgia Tech Greek Week with great vigor. The chapter was even able to form a TUG team to compete, a feat that our chapter has not done in quite a few years. By the end of the week, our chapter placed in the top 20 out of 38 fraternities at Georgia Tech.
During this past year, the Gamma Tau chapter saw many of its members rise up and accomplish extraordinary things, ranging from academic honors to earning recognition for their talents.
This past year, quite a few members joined the ranks of esteemed honor societies. Lee Stokes '12, Anne McPeters '13, and Jonathan Kuo '13 were elected members of Gamma Beta Phi Honor Society. Rahmaan Lodhia '12 was elected as a member of Tau Beta Pi, Engineering Honor Society, and as a member of Eta Kappa Nu, Electrical and Computer Engineering Honor Society.
In addition, many members of Gamma Tau achieved many academic honors. Alma Castaneda '11 was awarded the Anthony Arduego III Award in Chemistry and the Goizueta Foundation Scholarship. Alma Castaneda '11 and Jonathan Paprocki '11 both earned the Presidents Undergraduate Research Award, a $1500 scholarship. Lee Stokes '12 won the Association of Old Crows/Dixie Crows Chapter Scholarship, a $1000 scholarship.
However, the members of Gamma Tau have also demonstrated their talents outside of academics and schoolwork. Weston Packard '10 had his artwork recently debut in a gallery as his first solo art show, an amazing accomplishment for all the hard work he has put in throughout the years. US News, World Reports, and NPR recently interviewed Travis Harkleroad '10 in regards to his Senior Design Project. Peter Watanabe '10 was officially selected to attend the United States Marine Corps Officer Candidate School for the summer of 2010, at the end of which he will be offered a commission as a 2nd Lieutenant in the United States Marine Corps.
Event: 40th Anniversary of the Psi Upsilon Gamma Tau Chapter
Date: September 24-26, 2010
Description: As you know, Fall 2010 marks the 40th Anniversary of the Gamma Tau Chapter of Psi Upsilon. In celebration of this achievement, a group consisting of alumni and actives has been planning events and outings to bring together many members of our order. It is our hope that we can truly assemble a fighting force of extraordinary magnitude. If you only attend one Psi U event in the next 10 years, let it be this one! Activities for this momentous occasion include a low country boil, Frisbee golf tournament, a full buffet style banquet dinner at Trader Vics, and many, many other fun activities. Tickets (cost of $75) for the occasion are available for purchase NOW, and will continue to sell until Sunday, September 19th. For more information, go to http://www.pusog.org/
Contact: Jonathan Chaffin, firstname.lastname@example.org, 404.207.6565
Hands On Atlanta at Chastain Park: A large group of brothers and pledges set out to help clean up Chastain Park during Fall 2009.
Members Attending: 30 Hours Each: 4 Hours Total: 120
St. Patricks Day Parade: A group of brothers volunteered to help out a local St. Patricks Day parade in downtown Atlanta. Our volunteers helped to make sure the parade floats and groups were placed in the proper order and left at the proper time.
Members Attending: 28 Hours Each: 4 Hours Total: 112
Project Open Hands (During Psi U Week): A group of brothers volunteered at the local Project Open Hands. They helped package food and made them ready to send out.
Members Attending: 4 Hours Each: 2 Hours Total: 8
Total Hours: 240
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CHI DELTA, Duke University (1973)
Cleaning the American Tobacco Trail (a hiking and biking trail originally developed by Chi Delta founder Thomas Kagarise) exploded into popularity as brothers helped clean it as part of a rush community service event, then returned twice more in the subsequent months to continue their work for a grand total of 264 hours.
The Chi Delta also leveraged its recently expanded membership to host Biohazard, a social event that drew in over 100 guests and was considered "The most successful event in 10 years" by visiting alumnus Justin Butner '04.
Courtney Peterson '10 and Eng Seng Ng '11 were inducted into the Order of Omega, a Greek leader honor society in the Fall. Mycah Braxton '10 became very active in the Duke Community Garden, an experimental garden that provides organic food to on-campus eateries and also gives students plots of land to try growing various kinds of plants. Caleb Winebrenner '11 helped found ICAN, a handicapped student advocacy group to push for increased accessibility on campus.
Homecoming Week 2010 begins Monday, September 20 and runs through Saturday, September 25. If you are planning to return to Duke at any time that week, we would love to see you at section! Please let our Alumni Correspondent Lisa Gutermuth know if you'll be dropping by. (954) 465-7460, email@example.com
This year, our chapter completed 656 hours of Community Service. The following causes were supported by brothers of the Chi Delta chapter.
Durham, NC Centerfest: 45 hours
Eno River Cleanup Project: 42 hours
American Tobacco Trail Cleanup Project: 264 hours
Relay for Life: 87 hours
World Water Day: 10 hours
Owasso Feline Rescue: 15 hours
Planned Parenthood: 20 hours
Innocence Project: 10 hours
Females Excelling More at Math, Engineering, and Science: 32 hours
Chemistry Outreach: 60 hours
ICAN Advocacy: 15 hours
Boys and Girls Clubs: 2 hours
HCE : 30 hours
Emergency Medical Services: 24 hours
Healthy Devils: 35 hours
Duke Tour Guides: 40 hours
First Year Advisory Counselor: 36 hours
Combined with initial service assessment: 767 hours total for the Chi Delta Chapter
This year, we raised a total of $700 for The American Cancer Society through the Relay for Life fundraiser. We also raised $65 during World Water Day, a mostly unknown service event we are helping to expand on campus.
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EPSILON IOTA, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (1982)
During the fall of 2009 the Epsilon Iota chapter enjoyed its annual 3-3 event. This years was an island style barbecue complete with pig-roast. The fall semester was successful both academically and socially. The chapter boasted one of the highest GPAs out of the Greek community. It is also home to several graduate students from the chemistry, biochemistry, and physics departments. Service related, the Epsilon Iota contributed two days toward the beautification of Troys Oakwood Cemetery. The chapter also spent week raising money for the Wounded Warriors Project (WWP). WWP is a program whose purpose is to strive to support injured [U.S.] service members by advocating for positive changes in benefits and veterans policy. During the spring of 2010, Epsilon Iota celebrated its 28th anniversary of founding with its annual Founders Dinner in April. Members continued to strive academically, with some brothers attending academic conference and others become involved in campus research. During this semester, the chapter was involved in hosting a Childs Play event. Since 2003, over 100,000 gamers worldwide have banded together through Childs Play, a community based charity grown and nurtured from the game culture and industry.The chapter also sent delegates to RPIs SAFE Zone Training, a program that is focused on address[ing] the concerns of the GLBT and ally campus community, supporting an effort to create a safe campus which is tolerant to diversity.
Epsilon Iota's annual 3-3 is being held on Saturday, October 16, 2010.
This year the total number of service hours, including Oakwood Cemetery raking, Wounded Warriors Project, and Childs Play, was 62.5 hours.
Childs Play and Wounded Warriors, raised over $400.
Community service events
Assisting in beautification of Troy's Oakwood Cemetery was the chapter's primary community service event, an event which is scheduled every fall.
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PHI DELTA, University of Mary Washington (1996)
This year our chapter recruited 8 brothers to our chapter. This semester we held the largest and most successful Alumni social in the history of the chapter, with about 25 to 30 alumni visiting our chapter. It was a great weekend, where alumni and undergraduates had a chance to catch up with one another.
This semester the Phi Delta focused on charity and community service in an effort to give back to the communities that have given so much to our chapter. We began a Relay for Life team at the University of Mary Washington, which is sponsored by the American Cancer Society. ACS predicted that our entire University (consisting of 43 total teams, and 150 people involved in the effort) would raise a total of $5000 towards the fight against cancer. After three months of brothers fundraising, the Phi Delta team alone raised $7000, toppling the ACS's estimates, and placing us as the highest fundraising team at the University of Mary Washington.
Money raised: $7000 raised to the American Cancer Society's Relay for Life
Community service events
This semester, five brothers joined the ranks of the Disaster Relief Club, and went on a trip to New Orleans over spring break. During this week, the brothers helped construct houses in the Lower 9th Ward that were destroyed by Hurricane Katrina. Each brother worked about 10 hours a day, for five days straight. They successfully drywalled several houses, and also constructed irrigation spots to control future rain conditions in the area. This alone totaled to a summary of 250 hours of community service for our chapter.
Another project was headed to support the University of Mary Washington's Ecology Department. A National Ecology Convention was to be held in UMW's graduate campus, and they needed help running the event. About 7 brothers showed up to help, and the event was quite a success.
A number of brothers also completed community service hours on their own time, working at a number of service-oriented centers such as Habitat for Humanity, local Fredericksburg soup kitchens, and health clinics in the area.
Combining all of our brothers' community service hours together, we reached a total of 898 hours this year.
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LAMBDA SIGMA, Pepperdine University (1998)
Our Chapter's major Philanthropy, Psi U Think You Can Dance, was the more successful this year than ever before. We had record attendance and record sales. The money that we raised from Psi U Think You Can Dance was donated to the Sam Schmidt Paralysis Foundation. We also had the honor of personally giving the check to Sam Schmidt at one of his fundraising events.
In an event called Relay for Life which is raising money for Cancer research we placed first in overall raising of money and participation. This event is a competition among all of the greek groups on campus as well as sports teams, residence halls, and clubs on campus. It is a 24 hour event in which at least one person from your team must be walking on the track at all times. There is also various activities and competitions throughout the event, which we won the majority of.
Tony Demattei raised the over $2000 for Relay for Life, which was the most out of any person at Pepperdine
Andy Olsen, Ross Lissman, Ben Young, and Zach Tafoya all were Resident Advisors this past year, which greatly helped with recruitment and the development of the new brothers
Graham Lightner and Tim Recchion organize and participate in a group called Young Life which is a local ministry that helps with the local
Our year has just come to a close, but we are starting to prepare for next semester by organizing rush and pledge. We are very excited because in fall of 2010, for the first time in years we have the funds to organize a fall formal
The last event that we had before we left for summer was an Alumni Meet and Greet. We sent out invitations to the Psi Upsilon Alumni in the Los Angeles area
The service projects that we participated in were:
Savor the Season: A dinner gala that raises money for aid against domestic violence, we help set up and serve the gala
Camp Ronald McDonald: A camp in which reaches out to children with cancer, we help set up and run a Halloween carnival for the children
Heal the Bay: an organization committed to keeping the beaches clean and to the highest standards of regulation. We helped by participating with the organization in cleaning all of the trash on specific beaches.
Bollagna Wetlands: We went to the wetlands to clean and plant trees
San Bernardino Camp: While on a retreat we found a local summer camp and cleaned the grounds as well as helped with building small sheds
Elementary School: One of our alumni is the principal of a small elementary school. We cleaned up the trash at the school, built plant boxes, weeded the property, and replanted various trees
Malibu Ministries: A local Malibu ministry, Standing on Stone Ministries, aids with families in transition. We ran a local canned food drive at various locations around the Los Angeles area raising over 500 cans as well as over $100
Craving Justice: an organization which is raising awareness about the afflictions which are occurring in the chocolate industry in west africa. We helped with the set up, running, and break down of an event which promoted awareness
Psi U Think You Can Dance: $3000 Relay for Life: $3000 Standing on Stone: 500 cans and $100
Community service events
Anchor Splash: Sponsored by Delta Gamma, a competition in pool activities that raise money for their philanthropy
Karded: This event is sponsored by Delta Tau Delta Fraternity about the aid for Rheumatoid Arthritis
GladiATOrs: an event sponsored by Alpha Tau Omega Fraternity, a competition among different gladiator games
Eat Your Heart Out: an event sponsored by Alpha Phi Sorority, a dinner party Pie with the Pi Phis: this philanthropy event is sponsored Pi Phi Sorority. This is a dessert party with different games to play
Fashion for Life: this event is sponsored by Delta Delta Delta Sorority. This event is a fashion competition. We had to have two of our members strut down the walkway
Kappa King: this a philanthropy event sponsored by Kappa Kappa Gamma Sorority. This event is essentially a male beauty competition. We had one person compete in a talent and beauty portion
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ALPHA OMICRON, New Jersey Institute of Technology (1999)
The Alpha Omicron participated in the Relay for Life event on campus. We helped raise money on April 30th by walking for 12 hours. Collectively we raised $110, the IFC was able to fundraise over $1000 for the cause.
Paul Peria '10, helped young students read at the Celebrity Read at one of the local elementary schools in Newark.
Johnny Geczy '10, was vital to the chapter this year. He took on many responsibilities such as planning Greek Week and brother building activities.
Mohican Outdoor Center: 5 hours
Relay for Life: 12 hours
Celebrity Read: 4 hours
Money raised: We raised over $300 total for breast cancer in both Relay for Life and Breast Cancer Awareness hosted by the Pink Ribbon.
Community service events: We participated in Relay for Life which was hosted by many Greek Organizations, including Psi Upsilon
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SIGMA PHI, St. Francis University (2007)
This year the Sigma Phi Chapter developed a new event that we hope will continue in the future; the Last Chance Lecture. The premise behind this event is simple, a professor is given the opportunity to deliver a lecture as if it was his last. This year, a retiring professor from the school of Business was offered the opportunity and gladly participated. The event was open to all students and members of the local community, it is safe to say that the event was a great success. The topic that was chosen was very applicable to all audiences, life lessons to learn.
Jared Ross Cowan has made Dean's List for 3 straight semesters
Theodore Jagielski was elected President of Student Government Association
Andrew Collier was elected Vice President of Student Government Association
Daniel Connelly was elected Vice President of Communications for Student Government Association
Sigma Phi 4th Annual Golf Scramble. This event will be held September 25th 2010 and will start at 10 am. The money raised will be donated to help families who cannot pay for medical bills.
Please Contact Andrew Kean at 724-859-0716 for further information about the event.
Tennis: Steven Childs
Walk-A-Day In Her Shoes: The brothers of Psi Upsilon strapped up and wore high heels for the day to help spread awareness and raise some money for a local women's shelter totaling 216 hours
Loretto Clean up: Helped clean up the local community for 10 hours
FunFest: a local event in which local children from the community are invited to come play various games. The money raised during this day helps the Dorothy Day Center continue to help those that need it in the surrounding areas. 22 hours
Relay for Life: At Relay, teams of people camp out at a local high school, park, or fairground and take turns walking or running around a track or path. Each team is asked to have a representative on the track at all times during the event. To help raise money for our relay for life team, the chapter held a Beat Cancer Car Destruction event at relay, where members of the community paid to beat up a donated car. We also raffled off a movie themed gift basket. 14/19 brothers there for a total of 252 hours.
The Special Olympics: brothers helped in setting up and tearing down the events, as well as helping with the events throughout the day. 20 hours.
Total number of hours: 525
The 3rd annual Golf Scramble helped raise $500 dollars for the Free Care Fund at Children's Hospital of UPMC. The Free Care Fund helps to pay for medical fees for children when either the parents cannot afford the treatment, insurance does not cover the treatment / loss of insurance or cost exceed what the insurance will pay for.
The Walk-A-Day In Her Shoes event helped raise $190 which was donated to local women's shelter.
The Relay for Life: $160 was raised by The Brothers of Psi Upsilon through the Beat Cancer Car Destruction where members of the community paid to beat up a donated car. Money was also raised through a movie themed gift basket which was raffled off.
Community service events
The Loretto Clean Up event was held by Campus Ministry was opened to all Greek chapters, as well as, any student organization on campus.
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DELTA NU, Keene State College (2009)
This year the Delta Nu took several steps to ensure that we can achieve certain chapter goals. One goal was to improve alumni relations, in order to do this we created our first newsletter which was published this past semester. Along with the newsletter, we planned our annual Alumni Reunion which was a wonderful experience. We believe that regular alumni reunions will allow are alumni to become more involved with the chapter.
Another goal that we have as a chapter is to create practices that will ensure chapter sustainability in the future. We believed that one way of accomplishing this was by revamping the chapter's financial structure, which we have done this year. One of the many goals that the Delta Nu has is to develop relationships with other Psi Upsilon chapters in the region. We took a step in the right direction by visiting a couple of chapters this year. We were able to visit the Xi chapter during an alumni weekend in Connecticut. We also made a visit to the Lambda chapter with brothers from the Alpha Omicron and Delta chapters. The turnout was great and we hope to visit again next year.
Brother Brian Watson created a family tree that linked from our founding fathers of Delta Nu Psi with our newest memebers of Pledge Class 40. This was a massive undertaking and a huge achievement; the family tree was presented at the alumni reunion.
Brother Cara Bedore became the first female president of IFC at Keene State Collge.
Zachary Saucier created the Greek Owl which is Keene State's Greek Life's first newspaper. Brothers Kelly Nilsson and Shannon Litvaitis were both accepted to Graduate school for the fall semester.
Brother Decker Crone was accepted into the education program at Keene State. Brother Courtney Small was accepted in a very competitive study abroad; she will studying in the Virgin Islands next year.
We did roughly 400-500 plus total hours for the school year.
Community service events
Freshmen summer orientation
Pumpkin Lobotomy (for Pumpkin Festival)
Fall and Spring Student involvement fairs
Can and clothing drives
Walk-A-Mile in her shoes
Day/Night of clarity
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PHI NU, Christopher Newport University (2010)
The Phi Nu has had a truly historic semester which included its first rush period, pledge class, and initiation. Phi Nu brought in seven new members, which increased the total number of chapter members to 25. The chapter also found a faculty advisor, Professor Brian Puaca, of the history department at CNU.
One of the biggest highlights of this past year was the initiation of the Phi Nu chapter's founding fathers. The initiation ceremony was conducted by Mark Williams and Tom Fox, who traveled to CNU during the spring semester. The initiation ceremony also provided our group with provisional chapter status. In addition, the Executive Council convened and approved the Phi Nu petition and sent it to the chapters, which resulted in unanimous approval from all of the other Psi Upsilon chapters.
Campus wide involvement greatly increased this semester with 100% of the members having extracurricular involvement. This diversity will prove to expand recruiting pools as well as create a better on-campus presence.
Lacrosse: Matthew Miller '11
Track and Field: Anton Bowman '13
Our chapter requires members to participate in a minimum of 5 hours of community service
25 members- 125 hours
Relay for Life- $2,647
Community service events
Phi Nu has also become very involved with philanthropic activities this past semester. Throughout the semester, Phi Nu has been working with the new chapter of the Twilight Wish Foundation, which is a foundation that has a similar concept to the make-a-wish foundation, however with a focus on the elderly. Additionally, the Phi Nu won relay for life at CNU raising the most money by far at the sum of $2,647. This sum was $647 higher than the second place teams contribution. Phi Nu also witnessed exceptional philanthropic efforts from Matthew DeWorken who individually raised $1,350. Ending the semester, Phi Nu participated in Dress Down Under the Sea, which is a highly publicized Red Cross event; we hope to create a partnership with the Red Cross in the near future.