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THETA, Union College (1833)

The Theta chapter of Psi Upsilon's major achievement this year was the induction of twenty-four outstanding gentlemen who worked diligently to restore the founding chapter of Psi Upsilon. Although a relatively young chapter, this group of men did not take long to establish themselves at Union College. The Theta chapter was represented in major campus events such as: Union College's 'Mr. Union', Catwalk for a Cause, John Calvin Toll Day, and 'Take Back the Night'. As is tradition, the Theta chapter hosted a banquet on May 19th for its distinguished alumni, and received an excellent turnout.

The Theta chapter truly stood out in philanthropic events at Union College. In accordance with Union College's IFC regulations, each member is mandated to complete at least five hours of community service. Overall, the Theta chapter completed over 200 hours of community service ('John Calvin Toll Day' - 45 hours, 'Strength Through Hope' - 60 hours, 'Ronald McDonald House Music Benefit' – 100 hours, Tutoring at Kennedy Community Center- 36 hours)

'John Calvin Toll Day' is the major community service event sponsored by the Greek organizations of Union College. This year, the service was to aid in Schenectady's recovery from Hurricane Irene. The Theta chapter represented Psi Upsilon as all brothers participated and the local residents who they assisted personally thanked many.

The 'Strength Through Hope' fundraiser was conducted when a brother of Psi Upsilon's younger sibling suffered from a traumatic brain tumor. As a result, he spent weeks in Philadelphia for surgery and radiation treatment. While in Philadelphia, the Ronald McDonald House provided meals and boarding for him and his family. Psi Upsilon raised $1,000 through this fundraiser.

However, this was not enough for the Theta chapter. Returning for the Spring Term, the brothers of Psi Upsilon decided to create the 'Ronald McDonald House Music Benefit' where all benefits were donated to the Ronald McDonald House. Selling shirts, wristbands, and food, the Theta chapter was able to raise just over $3,000 for the cause.

Throughout this year, the Theta chapter constantly served as tutors at the Kennedy Community Center aiding local high school students in their homework and assignments.

Stephen Wendolowski '14 - Archon, Awarded a grant from Union College to fund his research on the affects of axial load on the skull and spinal

Robert Sullivan '12 - Captain of the Union College lacrosse team led his team to the Division III Elite 8, a tournament record for the program<

Theodore Kitchen '14 - Studied aboard in Tanzania where he earned a 4.0 GPA and became fluent in Swahili

Michael Lewis '12 - Served as class president and represented his class in Student Forum

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DELTA, New York University (1837)

No Report Submitted.

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ZETA, Dartmouth College (1842)

This year has certainly been an active one for the Zeta, with many activities ranging from Service to brotherhood Events and more.

Beginning with the '13 class Sophomore Summer, one of our biggest events was our support for the 30th Annual Prouty in Hanover. The annual event is put on to benefit the Norris Cotton Cancer Center. The central focus of the event is a 100 mile bike ride, but there are also running courses, walking paths, and a crew race. Our brotherhood drummed up 100% participation in this event. Some of our brothers bicycled, some ran, some volunteered, while yet others rowed in support of The Prouty.

In the fall, our pledges participated in the PAAR (Philanthropic All American Rush) competition at Dartmouth, which the school puts on to encourage Greek houses to participate in Service events. Our pledges won the competition by raising over $4,000 for various charities. In fact, one member of the class of 2014, Luke Suydam, raised $1,433.42 by himself. Fundraising activities included raking lawns for local families and offering "Halloween Insurance" to households. In the case that people's homes were vandalized by punks on Halloween, our pledges cleaned up for them for a small premium.

Several of our brothers finished theses this year including work in religion, chemistry, economics, and government. Over the course of the year, we have hosted several "Cabin Nights" for our brotherhood. We are very lucky up at Dartmouth to live in such a beautiful area of the world. Furthermore, the College has purchased several cabins in the nearby area. Our favorite is Harris Cabin, which can comfortably house our entire brotherhood. These events are typically a chance to get off campus for the night, sit around the campfire, and get to know each other outside our often bustling, stressful schedules at school.

This spring, to continue on the theme of brotherhood events, we held our annual Mudbowl football game. The entire brotherhood assembled at an approved area off-campus (the pit where the Skiway dumps its excess snow in the winter time) to play football in the mud for the afternoon. It was truly a great time and a chance for the brotherhood to blow off some steam in an athletic event away from the stresses of campus. In addition to the mud football game, we brought along our cornhole game and beach chairs to enjoy the beautiful weather by the Connecticut River.

We are very excited, given the current administrative landscape at Dartmouth, to put on an event in the fall with an esteemed professor at Dartmouth. We are planning to have a catered event in which Professor Muirhead of the Government Department speaks to the brotherhood on the various pitfalls of hazing in institutions. This should be a highly educational event both for the pledges, who will be actively pledging at the time, and for the brotherhood.

Our pledge process typically consists of a series of "Athons" in which the pledges work together to finish certain tasks or learn certain lessons. This fall, our pledges will dream up a charity to benefit and the entire brotherhood will participate in "Service-athon," a weekend dedicated to working for local charitable institutions. This should be a great opportunity to wear our letters and make a positive difference in the surrounding community.

In addition, we plan for another year of 100% participation in the Prouty this summer. Certainly the '14s will have a phenomenal summer up at the U-Lodge.

Our members achieved, on average, 20 service hours each over the year. Our brothers achieved a total of about 2,000 estimated service hours over the year. Causes served include, but are certainly not limited to:

Social Justice Alliance (25 estimated total hours); Dartmouth Cancer Scholars (50 estimated total hours); Project Right Choice (100 estimated total hours); DREAM (150 estimated total hours); Prison Project (100 estimated total hours); Outdoor Leadership Experience (100 estimated total hours); Norris Cotton Cancer Center, Prouty (200 estimated total hours). We raised over $4000 in the fall for the PAAR competition at Dartmouth. It was a true achievement and we are very proud.

The chapter participates in several events each year to show continuity with the rest of the Greek system on certain important issues. It would be impossible to list all the events we co-sponsored or participated in, but here are a key few. This winter, the chapter participated in the first annual Dartmouth Chili Cookoff to benefit Fisher House, an organization dedicated to providing low-cost housing for United States war veterans. Our chili did very well in the competition, but wasn't quite good enough to capture first place.

The chapter co-sponsored an event through the Inter-Fraternity council called "Country for a Cause" this spring. This event, featuring the band Florida Georgia Line, was a great chance to show the Greek system's colors. Just a few weeks ago, our chapter participated in the Panhellenic Council's annual flag football tournament in the fraternity bracket. The event benefits Circle of Sisterhood, an organization dedicated to giving under-privileged women around the world the opportunity to attend college. Our athletes were talented enough to win second place in the tournament!

Michael Ankeny '13 - Professional Skier; Made his first World Cup start in Kitzbuehel in the slalom event; Training for 2014 Winter Olympics

Nejc Zupan '14 - Ivy League champion, swimming (1,000m free); Broke previous Dartmouth record

Mickey Ahern '12 (C), Jay Margherio '13, Will Derdeyn '13, Zack Doherty '13, Dylan Gabel '14, Matt Long '14, Andrew North '14 - Broke Dartmouth swimming records; Zeta brothers hold Swimming & Diving records in 17 of 23 events

Team Captains - Varsity Swimming, Varsity Sailing, Club Water Polo, Club Volleyball

Campus Leadership - President, Greek Leadership Council; President, Inter-Fraternity Council; President Club Basketball Vice President; Green Key Society

Campus Involvement - Inductee, Order of Omega; Co-Chair, NSS Executive Committee; Deputy Head Delegate, Undergraduate Finance Committee; Mentor, Dartmouth Global Leadership Program; Program Member, Dartmouth Cancer Scholars; Directorate Member, DOC Trips; Leaders, DOC Trips; Members, DOC Trips "Croos"; Musical Director, Dartmouth Aires; President, Dartmouth Taal; Members of Dartmouth Taal, Dartmouth Aires, Dartmouth; Dodecaphonics, and Dartmouth Cords Level 1 Leader, Ledyard Canoe Club; Committee on Standards Representatives; Rockefeller Leadership Fellows; Outdoor Leadership Experience Program Mentors; Columnists, Editors, Circulation, Advertising â€" “The Dartmouth”; Project Right Choice Director Dartmouth; Skiway Ski Patrollers; Dartmouth Law Journal; Dartmouth Business Journal; Organization Adjudication Committee

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LAMBDA, Columbia University (1842)

No Report Submitted.

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PSI, Hamilton College (1843)

This spring, the Psi chapter undertook several initiatives aimed at improving alumni-undergraduate connections, securing the chapter's financial situation, and increasing our philanthropic presence on and around campus. With the help of key alumni Pat Gilrane and Jeb Becker, the Psi chapter designed and conducted its first ever alumni career panel. The event included a presentation by a Hamilton College Career Center adviser, a chapter meeting, a panel discussion with eight alumni, and dinner/mixer. Several juniors and seniors made connections for post-graduate work and summer internships, while the underclassmen received valuable information regarding the importance of networking and relying upon Psi Upsilon as a future resource. All of our current brothers are now members of the networking site LinkedIn as a result of the career panel, and we plan to continue the event on an annual basis to increase alumni involvement and prepare undergraduate brothers for life after Hamilton.

The chapter made considerable strides in reducing the debt that occurred following a miscommunication between chapter officials and Hamilton administration two years ago. Alumni contribution also played a role in decreasing the chapter debt, while Archon Cam Gibbar '13 and Treasurer Phil DiDonato '13 have laid the foundation for a new plan which will help the Psi chapter to save a portion of its annual dues should such a need arise again in the future.

The chapter also became a member of the newly created Hamilton College Greek Philanthropy Union, which organized a number of events and fundraisers. Brothers volunteered to help raise money for several causes, including the Utica Heart Walk, the AIDS Hike for Life, and the Bruce Springsteen Raffle.

Brothers volunteered their time to the 2nd annual Psi chapter Dodgeball Tournament, the proceeds of which went to the Sam Schmidt Paralysis Foundation. As part of their varsity sports teams, brothers also participated in the Breaking Bread Program (Ice Hockey), which aimed at connecting Hamilton students with Clinton families in order to foster positive relationships between the college and the town. Members of the Psi chapter were also involved in AIDS Hike for Life, volunteering their time and collecting donations, and ultimately contributed to the $36,275 raised by the event. Our brothers on the Varsity Football team also volunteered at the Utica Heart Walk and facilitated fundraising initiatives that helped the event surpass its $1,000,000 goal. As a new member of the Hamilton College Greek Philanthropy Union, Psi brothers helped sell raffle tickets to a Bruce Springsteen concert in Albany, NY, the proceeds of which supported a local Children's Hospital

The 2nd annual Dodgeball tournament was another roaring success, generating roughly $700 for the Sam Schmidt Paralysis Foundation. The other events in which Psi members participated were collective efforts with larger portions of our community, and also generated a considerable amount of money towards various causes.

Bryan Kelly '12 - Gelas Award (Math Department); NESCAC All-Conference SportsmanshipTeam; Michael S. White Award for team spirit, leadership and integrity (Ice Hockey)

Sam Choate '12 - Sellers Award (Ice Hockey); Set a Hamilton College career records for base hits, runs scored, total bases, and at bats. Set single season records for runs scored and stolen bases (Baseball)

BJ Lalonde '12 - John Lovell Watters Prize (French Department); NESCAC All-Academic Team (Ice Hockey)

Michael MacDonald '13 - Captain; NESCAC 2nd Team All-Conference (Football)

Cam Gibbar '13 - NESCAC All-Academic Team (Ice Hockey)

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XI, Wesleyan University (1843)

Semi-Annual Public Service Dinner - We host a dinner for local public service officers (firemen, police officers, campus public safety officers, local politicians/officials, emergency management services) once a semester. The event serves to honor the work they do for our community, and it connects us to Middletown. The dinner in the spring was held in the honor of the newly elected mayor Dan Drew and new police chief William McKenna. Attendees included Middletown mayor Dan Drew and members of the Middletown Fire and Police departments.

Winchester Award Dinner - An annual award presented to a faculty member who best combines the Psi U virtues and scholarly work with a passion for teaching in a way that benefits individual Wesleyan students as well as the campus community as a whole. This year the award was given to Professor Neely Bruce of the Music department.

Chique Chaque Eating Club Presents: "Dinner and a Show" - New Xi institution meant to strengthen ties with the Wesleyan Community. The Xi eating service "Chique Chaque" caters a meal to members of campus (students and staff alike) and on-campus musical groups preformed. Incorporating the whole campus and showcasing Xi talent (as brothers were associated with some of the acts) allowed for strengthened community ties, as well as an extremely well received social event.

Senior Thesis Presentation: Matt Alexander's Lost Modern Love (by German author Lord Schadt) - For the first time ever, the chapter house played host to a production of a play that was translated and adapted from German by Matt Alexander for his thesis presentation. For his work Brother Alexander was awarded high honors, and the final performance of his play attracted well over 200 students, faculty, staff, and family to the chapter house.

As a chapter our brothers logged 464 total hours of community service at numerous events. These events included: running a table serving food to attendees of Take Back the Night an event to raise awareness for sexual assault victims (1 Night Event - 2 hours - 15 Attendees - 30 Total Hours), Wesleyan Let's Get Ready SAT Tutoring for High Students (3 brothers - 12 sessions - 2 hours a session - 72 Total Hours), Wesleyan Science Outreach Early Education Program in the Sciences (Tri-weekly - 2 hours per session - 25 Weeks - 150 Total Hours), and the Macdonough School Recess Mentoring Program (13 Trips - 2 Hours Each - 6 Attendees per trip - 156 Total Hours).

As a chapter we raised $2,507 for Wesleyan Relay for Life and (12 Hour Event - 2 brothers walking at all times - 24 Total Hours). Also, the chapter was able to raise $1,200 for the Let's Get Ready Concert benefiting Wesleyan's 'Let's Get Ready Program.' Organization and preparation for the concert included setup (10 brothers, 1 hour) working at the ticket sales table (2 hour shifts, twice a day, 4 Days, 2 brothers per shift, totaling 32 hours)<

Matthew Alexander '12 - High Honors on Thesis; Phi Beta Kappa Inductee; Fulbright Scholarship to teach English in Germany; Blankenagel Prize for excellence in German Studies Department;

Doug Bensimon '12 - Dean's List Akiva Goldsmith Prize for best Screenplay; High Honors on Thesis; Dean's List

David Coleman '12 - John M. Plukas award for excellence in Economics Teaching Apprenticeship; Iota chapter of Omicron Delta Epsilon (economics honor society) inductee

Ali Sharawi '15 - Community Service Certificate from US Department of Health and Human Services

Pat Moriarty '14 - Academic All-NESCAC (Soccer)

Noah Schlesinger '13 - Academic All-NESCAC (Soccer); Dean's List

Alexander Nassikas '14 - First sophomore to be named Squash Captain; Dean's List

Charles Baron '13 - Honors on Thesis; Founded & Runs Wesleyan Science Outreach (tutoring for community children in science); American Institute of Chemists Award for "outstanding achievement for a graduating Chemistry Major"

Jeremy Webber '13 - Samuel C. Silipo Prize for "Most Valuable Player of the Wesleyan Orchestra"; Dean's List

Jefferson Ajayi '13 - Division 3 All-American (Wrestling)

Alex Hoyle '13 - Editor-in-Chief of Argus Magazine

Adam Forbes '13 - Arts Editor of Argus Magazine

Reiss Clauson-Wolf '13 - Founder of MAASC (Men Advocating Safer Sexual Culture); Exec Board, SHOFCO (Shining Hope for Communities);

Simon Edmonds-Langham '14 - Founder of MAASC (Men Advocating Safer Sexual Culture); Exec Board, SHOFCO (Shining Hope for Communities); Simon-Founder, Slender James a capella group

Jeremy Koegel '12, Michael Onah '13 - Student Judicial Board Co-Chairs

Dean's List: Mark Hellerman '12; Jon Coombs '15;David Sedgwick '12

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PHI, University of Michigan (1865)

We held our Founders Day banquet at the chapter house this yearl. We invited our alumni back for a weekend and had amazing dinner prepared by our chef in our newly renovated kitchen, followed by a night of mixing and cigars singing the Smoking Song. The event helped our undergrads meet and develop relationships with our alumni and ended up having one of the most fun nights of the year while doing it.

WinterFest, our annual broomball tournament, was held in our backyard despite warm and unpredictable weather all winter. We hosted 7 fraternities and 7 sororities and held the tournament in our backyard, in what is regarded as one of the most attended Greek events of the year. We raised $2,000 for the Field of Dreams charity out of Plymouth, Michigan.

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OMEGA, University of Chicago (1869)

The Omega started the year off right, with the first ever concert put on by a fraternity at the University of Chicago. Events such as this and our other philanthropic endeavors have gained us much positive PR, which has lead to the largest pledge class in recent memory.

The Omega chapter of Psi Upsilon had a very productive end to the winter quarter in terms of its philanthropic efforts. One of our significant contributions to the University of Chicago community was the donation of $250 dollars to the Court Appointed Special Advocates organization - a charity sponsored by a sorority on campus. This organization provides volunteer advocacy for abused and neglected children. Partnerships, such as this, strengthen Psi Upsilon's commitment to both service and our fellow Greek organizations on campus.

Additionally, the Omega chapter has been holding a series of social gatherings to raise over $750 dollars that has been donated to Habitat for Humanity, an organization that builds housing for people in need. Finally, the brothers participated in our second annual Sandwich Making Day with the Kappa Alpha Theta sorority. Over the course of two hours we make over 150 brown-bag lunches for a local homeless shelter. Due to the success and excitement surrounding this event, the philanthropy chairs are currently considering making this a quarterly event with even more sandwiches.

In the spring quarter, Psi Upsilon had an even more productive cycle of philanthropic events. We continued our partnerships with both Habitat for Humanity and Kappa Alpha Theta. Also, we had an event with the Global Water Brigades to raise money for this group that provides access to water in developing communities. We also had the chapter house function as a collection center for plastic bottles to help aid this wonderful new RSO on campus, which is headed up by our new brother Arthur Cilley '14. Psi Upsilon is committed to keeping our community as safe as possible, and three of our brothers participated in a police line up connected with a teen gang beating. We also donated $250 dollars to Service for Sight, the charity organization connected with Delta Gamma. In addition we gave $250 to Alpha Omicron Pi for their charity event, Phoenix Feud, which is a Family Feud style tournament featuring all the Greek organizations on campus. We swept the tournament and brought home a $600 grand prize, which we promptly donated back. Their charity is dedicated to the fight against Juvenile Arthritis. Finally, a few of our soccer playing brothers, most notably Matt Vecchitto '15 and Mike Choquette '15 donated a few hours a week to the local Hyde Park youth, to the teach them the game of soccer at the local Elementary School.

Jorge Sanchez-Cumming '15, Clemente Dadoo '15 - At the forefront of the Mexico Tomorrow program at U of C, where they raise awareness and coordinate discussion sessions and lectures with some of Mexico's most important politicians giving the undergraduate population a chance to have an impact as well as learn about politics in different countries

George Gvakharia '15 - Swims at the Olympic level for his parents' home country of Georgia, traveling all over the world to compete against elite swimmers

Alex Terry '14 - 'Freshman of the Year' for the Maroon's baseball team during his first year. Pre-med who also works at the University of Nebraska Medical Center during the summer

Stephen Sunderman '12 - President of the College Republicans; Student Marshall in the economics major; Recipient of the Howell Murray Alumni Association Award (highest student life award given by the University); President of the Order of the C (the oldest men's athletic association in the country)

Christopher Giusto '12 - Holds UC and conference record for most shutouts in a season (soccer)

Stanton Coville '12 - Leading scorer for the men's soccer team

Daniel Hahn '13 - Captain of the men's Soccer Team and Vice President of the Omega

Jan Stefanski '12 - Former Archon and Tennis Captain

Troy Brinker '12 - Former VP and Tennis Captain

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PI, Syracuse University (1875)

The Pi chapter was awarded the Chancellor's Bronze Cup at the 2011 Greek Awards. The Bronze Cup commemorates chapters on campus for extraordinary service, leadership and dedication to the Greater Syracuse Community, Syracuse University Community and Syracuse's Greek life Community. The brothers of the Pi have their eyes set to win the Gold Cup next spring.

Twenty brothers of the Pi chapter have been named to the Dean's List of their respective schools this past semester. The Pi chapter also held a formal dinner where we invited University representatives from the Greek Office, Student Activities and University Professors to share our traditions and friendships. It was a success as we were able to show leaders of our community the values we are proud of.

Lastly, the Pi will see extensive work done to the front porch and chapter house this upcoming summer. Due to efficient cost savings by our steward and chairmen as well as donations from alumni, the Pi has raised enough money to begin work once the academic year is over. We are excited to see our 137-year-old chapter house begin to look like it did in its prime.

The fall and spring of 2011 and 2012 was a great success for the Pi. The Pi chapter was awarded the Chancellor's Bronze Cup at the 2011 Greek Awards. On campus, we won Alpha Xi Delta's "Kicks for a Cause" soccer philanthropy tournament. Delta Gamma's "Anchor Splash" swimming philanthropy, Alpha Epsilon Phi's "Hoops" Basketball philanthropy Tournament, Delta Gamma and Delta Kappa Epsilon's "Spike it" Volleyball tournaments, Sigma Alpha Mu's "Greeks Verse Cancer" Fall and spring semester basketball tournament, Kappa Alpha Theta's "Theta Bowl" football philanthropy, We won Kappa Kappa Gamma's "Kappa Kickball" kickball tournament, Fraternity and Sorority Affair's "Greek or Treat" event spent Halloween trick or treating with Syracuse's public school students.

As a chapter we hosted multiple American Red Cross Blood Drives: ten brothers donated at one of multiple Psi Upsilon sponsored blood drives, collecting 250 service hours. Six brothers participated in Syracuse University Shadow Day, this entailed brothers spending a day with Syracuse inner city elementary students. Thirty-six hours were collected. Six brothers participated in an after school program through the JCC, which involved tutoring and other activities with middle school students and special needs students. One hundred hours were collected. Two brothers participated in Orange Seed, which was a day long street clean up. Fifteen hours were collected. As a chapter our chapter held the 2nd annual Psi U Futsal tournament, a spinoff of soccer and played indoors. The event was held at Syracuse's Archbold Gymnasium, 20 different fraternities and sororities participated and raised over $1,000 for donation to the American Cancer Society.

Sam Whitaker '12 - Awarded the Whitman Alumni Club Executive Board scholarship (recognizes dedication to the School of Management, University, and the greater Syracuse Community

Edward Walter '13 - Archon; Inducted into the Phi Kappa Alpha Honors Fraternity (recognizes only eight outstanding members for excellence and leadership in his Greek organization, academic organizations and extracurricular organizations); Captain of the men's club soccer team; Senior analyst in the Orange Value Fund, LLC in the Whitman School of Management

Harry Roberts '12, Kenny Consor '13 - Organized the largest and most successful fall concert in Syracuse University history; 7,000 tickets were sold and over $30,000 were raised for donation to Better Together Charity Initiative. Kenny also organized the first ever winter concert in the Carrier Dome, featuring Ludacris and Rick Ross, as well as, the annual spring Carrier Dome concert featuring Kaskade and Cold War Kids

Ethan Poskanzer '14 - Awarded the Rising Star award at the 2011 Greek Awards, for his extraordinary work and effort as the Secretary and treasurer of the Inter Fraternal Council; in a year where the Greek Office faced a lot of adversity, Ethan was a main reason as to why the Office was so efficient and successful in dealing with these issues

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CHI, Cornell University (1876)

This year, the Chi hosted its first New York City Young Alumni Career and Networking Luncheon. The event was held on February 18th at James Mallios's X '96 Amali Restaurant on 115 East Sixtieth Street in New York. The event had more than a dozen alumni come to speak to a group of approximately 25 undergraduates about their respective careers and life after college. The alumni had careers ranging from consulting, to entrepreneurs, to investment bankers, and hospitality managers.

The day was structured with first a roundtable discussion while lunch was served, followed by a breakout into groups to discuss career interests and to guide the undergraduates in their future endeavors. This was an incredible opportunity to bring the alumni and undergraduates together in a productive setting and allow these brothers of different ages to get to know each other. Even more, this event gave undergraduates much greater direction in determining internships and future career decisions.

Each member of the chapter is required to complete at least two hours of Community Service each year. With the many events that the Chi hosts or cosponsors, this number is well surpassed by every member within the fraternity. Each member participates in approximately 6 hours of community service in Psi U events alone. These events included Day of Demeter, Share Our Strength dinners, which raises money to support starving families in the Ithaca area and involves a dinner and awareness event. The Mark Von Bucher Charity Soccer Tournament a 3v3 indoor soccer tournament in memory of a beloved brother, with proceeds from raffles and food sales during the event going towards Lollypop farms. Rave for Life an event cosponsored by Psi U with all proceeds going towards Life Changing. The Brian Lo Charity Basketball Tournament a 3v3 basketball tournament and proceeds were given to Brian Lo's family (a DKE student who passed away last year and his parents are struggling to pay off his student loans), Jog for Jill (3 hours), During Kappa Dogs, our chapter teamed up with Kappa to run Kappa Dogs and sell in Collegetown throughout a Saturday night, the proceeds went to Reading is Fundamental.

Additionally, the fraternity has participated in other groups' philanthropy events including Alpha Phi's Ivy Man, Delta Gamma's Anchor Dance, and Theta's Rock the Casa (an all day event). Even more, many individuals are involved in philanthropy independently both at Cornell and within the Ithaca Community. These independent hours alone amass to easily over 100 hours.

Ian Edelson '13 - Serves as VP Finance on the Interfraternity Council, has previously served as Sergeant in Arms

Jesse Bendit '13 - Dean's List, recognized as one of two outstanding chapter officers at the 2012 Greek Awards; Kappa Omicron Nu Honor Society; Order of Omega Greek Honor Society, 1833 Award, has served as Technology Chair, Treasurer, Vice President, and Archon

Dan Krenitsyn '13 - Organized Mark Von Bucher Annual Soccer Tournament and fall Share Our Strength Philanthropy Dinner, has served as philanthropy chair and Director of Alumni Affairs, Dean's List, Order of Omega Greek Honor Society

Dan Cooper '13 - Organized spring Share Our Strength Dinner, Rave for Life, and Brian Lo Charity Basketball Tournament, has served as social and philanthropy chair

Nathaniel Greene '14 - Serves as VP Communications on the Interfraternity Council, has served has historian, Dean's List

Oliver English '12 - Order of Omega Greek Honor Society, previously served as formal chair, steward, and archon

Alex Correa '13 - Has served on the Greek Judicial Board, Junior Excellence Award, served as house and grounds and rush chair

Jason Marder '12 - Golden Key National Honor Society, Dean's List, previously served as new member educator and house and grounds manager

Miguel Hollander '14 - Treasurer; National Society of Collegiate Scholars; Dean's List

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BETA BETA, Trinity College (1880)

The Beta Beta remains an icon of camaraderie that transcends the boundaries of everyday friendship. As proud as we are of the house, the place does take a lot of wear and tear and we have taken it upon ourselves to fix up the mansion at 81 Vernon this year. There was a movement by the brothers to fix up the first floor, which resulted in a complete repainting of all walls and surfaces. We made several repairs to the various cabinetries, fireplaces and mantles as well as the porch staircase.

Of note, we are currently undertaking a project to refinish and paint the bar in the barroom. Last, but certainly not least, Chef Dano recently facilitated the installation of a Coke machine in the kitchen, making us the only place on campus to serve Coca-Cola products. A newly founded Spooker Cleaning Committee has taken the initiative to fix up the chapter room and decorate it with the various plaques, documents and photographs that speak to the tradition of Beta Beta. From everything we've heard from recent alumni, the room is barely discernible from its former lack-luster appearance. As we approach our 180th year, the books in the Spooker remind us of what a storied institution our chapter truly is.

The activities and functions of Psi Upsilon are multi-faceted. Internally, the activities and functions are aimed at promoting the camaraderie and forward-thinking intellectualism that develops young men into adult leaders by the time they leave Trinity. Externally, activities and functions are aimed at providing fun, safe and responsibly run social events at Trinity College. The activity level of all functions is high, and our events are always well attended. Every year Psi U sponsors the Blood Drive, with volunteers working the sign-up table leading up to the event as well as the actual event itself. The members of Beta Beta have also given back to the campus community by sponsoring events such as "Movie Night on the Quad" and the sexual-assault awareness event known as "Take Back the Night."

In the fall of 2011 we started the year off strong with a contingent of brothers participating in "Do It Day." This year we helped the Shiloh Baptist Church in Fog Hollow set up for their annual homecoming event. Brothers who are members of athletic teams helped donate their time in a variety of ways from helping fix old houses to shuttling students from Trinity to community service events.

This fall our annual Psi Upsilon Red Cross Blood Drive was successful with 43 donations from the Trinity community. We held our Halloween on Vernon Trick or Treat on the first floor of our house. Children from the local community were welcomed into the house in costume to enjoy music, candy games and face painting.>

The blizzard on October 31st contributed to tightened budgets across Connecticut that led to fewer donations during Thanksgiving. Brothers came together agreed to donate a portion of our meal plan in an effort to donate nonperishable goods to FoodShare in Bloomfield, CT. During the holiday season brothers once again came together to donate a substantial amount of money to the Sponsor-a-Snowman drive.

The spring of 2012 saw Beta Beta join with the American Red Cross and the Cesar Chavez Blood Drive Challenge. This initiative is aimed at increasing the amount of first time donors and Hispanic Donors. We signed up over 35 new donors and collected 49 successful donations. Our blood drive has been very successful over the last few years and we look forward to a continued success. Next fall we have plans to offer a bone marrow drive in conjunction with our blood drive.

Beta Beta participated in Relay For Life on April 27. Beta Beta raised a total of $4,300, which is the third highest amount raised at Trinity out of 64 teams. Each brother was asked to donate time and money to this event. With the generous support of our families and Beta Beta Alumni we were able to raise a great deal of money for this great cause.

We ask that any Beta Beta alum who participates in community service events or has ideas that can involve the Beta Beta chapter to please contact us.

Pantellis J. Constantinedes '12 - President of the Trinity College Investment Club; Pi Gamma Mu Honor Society

Jesse Lee Hunt '13 - Elected to Trinity College Charter Committee

Henry Joseph Eff '14 - Board member of Hillel; Social Policy Task Force; Campus Climate Committee; Freshman Orientation Program

Daniel Louis Pelo '12 - Presidential Fellow (Anthropology); Pi Gamma Mu Honor Society

Alexander Charles Raffol '13 - Faculty Honors 2011; Trinity Football Most Improved GPA Award

Jared Rodriguez '12 - President, The Mill

Uwakokunre Imasogie '14 - President, African Development Coalition

Grant Schonberg '12 - Varsity Soccer Captain; 2x Varsity Soccer MVP; NSCAA 1st Team All-New England; 2x All-Conference; 3x NESCAC Player of the Week; Division 3 New England Player of the Week; Fall 2011 NESCAC All-Academic Team

Charles McConnell '12 - Varsity Tennis (All-NESCAC)

Chislon Mark Richardson '12 - Varsity Soccer Captain

William Perry Youngblood III '13 - Varsity Wrestling Captain

James Nelson IV '11 - Varsity Wrestling Student Assistant Coach

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ETA, Lehigh University (1884)

Ryan David VerNooy was an exemplary member and young alumnus of the Eta chapter who unfortunately passed away a little over a year ago. Ryan served Psi Upsilon in many ways, including serving as archon of the Eta chapter, and was a dedicated individual who will be deeply missed by all. To honor his memory, past and present members of Psi Upsilon's Eta chapter participated in "Ryan's Superhero 5K Run" in Ryan's hometown of Oxford, CT on September 17, 2011. The goal of the event was to raise money for Ryan's favorite charity "The Hole in the Wall Camp" founded by actor Paul Newman. The brothers of the Eta chapter were privileged to have the opportunity to honor one of their closest friends and support such a noble cause.

Blood Drives - Some other main events for the Eta chapter this year were two university-wide blood drives, which supported the Miller-Keystone Blood Center, the sole provider of blood for eight counties in Pennsylvania and New Jersey. Twenty-five brothers contributed 40 hours by assisting with advertising and recruiting donors, setting up, cleaning up, and by also donating blood. This was especially helpful because at the time, the Miller-Keystone Blood Center was suffering a blood shortage. We will continue being the sole organization that helps set up and break down every blood drive as well.

Movember - The Eta chapter partnered with Phi Sigma Kappa fraternity and grew mustaches to raise awareness of prostate cancer. The chapter also raised $600 during this event.

Vagina Monologues - The Vagina Monologues is a show made of entirely women that aims to stop gender violence against women through entertaining and serious performances. In addition to supporting our friends during their performances, we had two brothers serve as Bobs for the show. We believe that it is important that more men serve as role models to other men on campus by actively demonstrating what we can do to help stop gender violence.

Take Back the Night - "Take Back the Night" is an international movement, organized in local communities to raise awareness of violence against women. Brothers of the Eta follow the motto of "Don't stand by… Stand up" and we show our support for these causes because we feel that men need to take a stronger stance on this issue. We had a total of 6 brothers attend this event earlier in the year.

Walk a Mile in Her Shoes - Brothers participated in "Walk A Mile in Her Shoes". This event was a men's march to stop rape, sexual assault and gender violence. The walk promoted awareness for the prevention of sexual assault and to help minimize the potential for sexual violence by improving gender relationships through men gaining an appreciation and greater understanding for female experiences. There were 7 brothers who decided to wear red heels for this event.

M.O.O.V. - During the summer we were notified about helping with the freshman move-in and instantly we had many brothers interested in helping out. This event provided the incoming freshman along with their parents a positive first impression of Lehigh upperclassmen and the Greek community that we have. We had a total of 17 brothers participated who each donated 2 hours of their time.

Strykes For Tykes - Strykes for Tykes is an annual event hosted by Alpha Gamma Delta and Theta Chi. We had a total of five brothers participate in this fun event to raise money for the AGD Foundation and Juvenile Diabetes research. This type of service was effective because it gathered a large amount of people to the event to not only provide education but to raise money for a worthy cause as well.

Pink Week/Pi Beta Phi Shirts - The Eta chapter helped raise awareness by purchasing and participating in the Lehigh Panhellenic Council's Pink Day, which helped to raise awareness and funds to support breast cancer research. In addition, we also subsidized and purchased shirts for Pi Beta Phi sorority's national philanthropy that is the Pi Beta Phi literacy foundation.

Spooktacular - The Eta chapter annually participates in Spooktacular by hosting a pumpkin carving station with trick-or-treat candy and hot chocolate. This year we also decorated the outside of the house. Spooktacular is one of the brotherhood's favorite events because the kids are a lot of fun to have around and their pumpkin creations are amusing. Almost all of the in-house brothers as well as off-campus brothers took at least 2 hours of their Sunday to help with the Halloween-themed event. This year we picked up 200 pumpkins from a local farm and transported them back to the house. There, we cleaned and gutted them prior to the event. When each group of children arrived, each child chose a pumpkin and used a marker to draw their design. Then they would move to the next station where a brother would carve out their design. After the group moves on to the next stop, we took their completed pumpkins over to the UC so they could pick them up at the end of Spooktacular. In order to make the event more comfortable for the children, parents, and ourselves, we made a few big batches of hot chocolate. There was also candy available for the children. Spooktacular is one of the annual events that we look forward to most. It builds relationships between Lehigh and Bethlehem and gives local children a fun activity. Additionally, the event requires a lot of work and is one of the few events where the whole brotherhood is able to work together on one project.

Adopt a Family - Adopt-A-Family has also become an annual event for our chapter that each of our members likes to participate in. During the holidays some of the children in South Bethlehem are not as fortunate as some of us and they do not receive many gifts. The Adopt-A-Family program provides an opportunity for our brotherhood to interact with the community in a positive way.

Spring Fling - The Eta chapter participates annually in the Community Service Office's Spring Fling event. This event is designed to invite residents of the Southside Bethlehem to campus for a fun youth and family oriented event. The brothers had the honor of using its Psi Upsilon shaped golf hole during the event. This program is so important because it also allows the Bethlehem families to have a free meal that they do not always enjoy in their homes.

Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week - For this year's Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week, 12 brothers purchased shirts. In addition, many more had their shirts from last year. Everybody with the shirts wore them on the same day, in a campus-wide event to raise awareness about poverty. Several brothers also attended the Faces of the Homeless panel and shared their experience with others in the house.

Global Union - The Eta chapter continues to be one of the only fraternities at Lehigh that is active with Global Union, and we have been members for the past three years. We are in good standing with the union and attend every scheduled meeting. While we may not plan many events, we do try to help co-program and promote as much as we can. After every meeting our Global Union representative informs the chapter of events and the brothers frequently choose to explore what the international clubs have to offer.

Peter Weigel '13 - Martindale Scholarship Award

Daniel Coviello '13 - Panelist at The United Nations Non-Governmental Organization (NGO)

James Malone '12 - Lehigh University Greek Ally of the YearKicks for a Cause The Eta chapter partnered with Kappa Alpha Theta sorority and held the first annual Kicks for a Cause indoor soccer tournament. Proceeds from the event went to Court Appointed Special Advocates (Kappa Alpha Theta's national philanthropy)

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TAU, University of Pennsylvania (1891)

This year the Tau chapter was recognized for it's fantastic achievement during the Interfraternity and Panhellenic award ceremony. For the first time in our history, our efforts across the board in educational, philanthropy and brotherhood programs were awarded with the most outstanding chapter award by the University of Pennsylvania. In addition, our educational and philanthropy programs were deemed to be the most outstanding in the University. The chapter is extremely proud of its accomplishments this year and will strive to maintain this high standard in the years to come.

Service this semester included: Faculty Tea - The chapter hosted the faculty tea on behalf of the IFC fall semester, 30 brothers for 5 hours: 150 hours

Penn Eco-Reps - Thoba Grenville-Grey as a Greeko-Rep for both semesters, totaling 20 hours of service. Obtained High-efficiency dryers, promoted house recycling, obtained new high efficiency bulbs, participated in semester service event and instituted energy saving light curfews.

Friarside Coffeehouse - Collaborated with Friars Senior Society to raise money for Habitat for Humanity. Hosted performance include 9+ Penn performing arts groups including: Off the Beat, Pennchants, Strictly Funk, Penn Dhamaka, Bloomers, Mask & Wig, Penn masala, Without a net The chapter raised $4,000.

Movember - Collaborated with Beta Theta Pi and other fraternities to raise awareness for male prostate cancer. All brothers grew mustaches coinciding with the Movember official campaign. Brothers also assisted with the sale of Movember t-shirts to raise money: 25 hours of service. The chapter raised $1,000.

Menintouch - Hosted fundraiser for the vagina monologues and WOAR (Women Organized Against Rape). The Mask & Wig performance: raised $2,500 and the chapter was able to raise an additional $7,000 after the event. Brothers were recognized as "Vagina Warriors" (The top contributor to the Vagina Monologues)

Rock the CASA - Collaborated with Kappa Alpha Theta Sorority to host a dance-a-thon. Thirty-five brothers danced for 3 hours: 105 hours. The chapter raised $2,000 and all proceeds went to CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates)

Relay For Life - Created a brotherhood team (one of the largest on campus) 18 participants and attended the relay for 8 hours on Franklin: 144 total hours. Due to a nation-wide malfunction in the donation website, only $500 was raised

Wharton Latino Rose Sale - Brothers contributed to helping Wharton Latino net $2,400 by selling roses. Twenty-eight brothers took 2-hour shifts each to sell flowers: 56 hour. Money will be used to fund educational needs for children in South America

Gome Gomez '12 - Chief Latin America Representative for the Global China Connection, Former President of Kairos Society UPenn chapter

Franz Hoerhager '12 - Founded Wharton Europe

Juan-Carlos Ibrram '15 - Awarded Goldman Sachs Scholarship for Excellence ($10,000)

Psi Upsilon Foundation Scholarships: Arnaud Cohade '13; Daniel Baume '13; Marc Habib '13; Charles Patten '13

Erik Kauderer-Abrams '14 - Albert C. Jacobs Scholarship; Music Director of The Pennchants; Psi Upsilon Foundation Scholarship

Arnaud Cohade '13, Alex Friedlander '14 - Inducted into the Order of Omega Honor

Marc Habib '13 - Co-founder of the Huntsman Student Investment Fund

Kareem Malek '13 - President of Wharton MENA

Andrew Turell '14 - Judiciary Inquiry Board Manager on the Interfraternity Council

Karim El Sayyad '15 - Vice-President of Penn Arab Student Society

Dean's List: Adam Saven '12; David Gogel '12; Alex Friedlander '12; Ryan Shmeizer '12; Bobby Davis '13; Marc Habib '13; Arnaud Coade '13; Charles Patten '13; Daniel Baume '13; Micah Kaats '14; Eric Schwartz '14; Josh Tycko '14; George Brighten '14; Andrew Turell '14; Nico Posada '15; Aman Gupta '15

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RHO OWL CLUB, University of Wisconsin (1896)

Well brothers, the Rho is back. The 2011-2012 academic year was host to the restart of the Rho chapter at UW-Madison, and we are all extremely grateful and excited to be a part of it. Although the stirrings of the return of the Rho began last school year, our journey truly began this summer when 3 of us attended the Psi Upsilon 168th Convention in Washington D.C., filled with wonderment and restlessness, but having little direction. We came out of the Convention focused, determined, and excited to bring Psi U back to the great city of Madison, WI, and finished our first semester with 13 newly-initiated brothers.

Along the way, we had great support from the Psi Upsilon International Office and community, our alumni, and all of you out there reading this. And for that we would like to say "THANK YOU!" Without all of the encouragement, regardless of how small the advice or comment, without all of the support from our alumni, without all of the guidance from the International Office, we would not have as solid of a re-founding class as we do now. It is a great testament to the quality of a Psi U when at whatever event we attended nationally this year, there was always an amazing amount of support. So for all of that, we thank you!

As a chapter we would like to recognize our 3.25 GPA average, one we are proud of but hope to increase in future semesters. The Rho contributed 40 man-hours of service at Habitat For Humanity in the Spring 2012 Semester, 7.5 man-hours of service at Salvation Army in the spring 2012 Semester, 24.5 man-hours of service for Wisconsin Public Television, and 12 man-hours elsewhere around Madison. This past year, the Rho required 5 hours of service per active brother per semester.

Throughout the year, the Rho established contact with other Greek and student organizations and volunteered their time in serving at Salvation Army with Gamma Phi Beta Sorority, Delta Sigma Pi business fraternity's volunteer landscaping event, and Tau Beta Pi's Mile Run. The events were all very rewarding, and we hope to increase our involvement next year.

James Swanke III '14 - Initiated into Golden Key Honor Society and Tau Beta Pi Engineering Fraternity

Michael Collins '14 - Initiated into Delta Sigma Pi Business Fraternity

Dean's List: Justin Conner '14; Patrick Connolly '14; James Swanke III '14; David Trebatoski '15; Zachary Krause '15

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OMICRON, University of Illinois (1910)

The 2011-2012 calendar year was a bountiful one for the Omicron chapter. The University of Illinois brotherhood mounted itself on the pillars of social, intellectual, and moral excellence. From internships to record GPA's to generous donations, our members earnestly sought to improve the Champaign/Urbana community.

This past fall, Psi Upsilon cemented itself in its GPA standing, placing 13th out of nearly 50 houses. The gentlemen's average GPA was 3.143, placing it in the highest position in nearly a decade. Moreover, over one-third of the members in the house achieved honors or highest honors status in their respective colleges. This spring semester, the brotherhood has made it a goal of theirs to be ranked in the top ten houses.

This past March, both Rho and Epsilon Nu chapters sent delegates to the Omicron house for a "walk-out". Members swapped stories, participated in group singing, and collectively enjoyed the aesthetics and unseasonably mild temperatures of the Champaign campus.

From a professional perspective, several members are studying for the Law School Admissions Test as well as the Medical College Admissions Test. John Cheline '14 Jan Lumibao '13 will take the spring MCAT. Jan and John further deepen their knowledge of the medical field by volunteering at Carle Hospital's Care Clinic. Daniel Amador, Jesse Sandoval, and Matt Hamielec are currently preparing for the October LSAT.

As with every year, Illinois holds its homecoming celebration in high regard. As the tradition started in Champaign, members will be looking forward to greeting alumni old and young of the Omicron chapter in mid-October.Further, the chapter looks ahead to its most recent alumni fundraising event, "Buy a Brick, Build a Legacy" started by Paul Palamattam '10. Money raised will be going towards a new bathroom renovation within the house.

The Omicron Golf Outing will be taking place this summer in mid-August. Look for more details about this event in the coming months on the Omicron website.

Moreover, every semester each member is required to complete 15 hours of community service. It gives us great pride to report that we totaled 1,309 service hours among our 73 actives. This autumn, a large group of students fulfilled part of this requirement by volunteering at the local Urbana soup kitchen. Members aided in stocking the kitchen, as well as serving food to community members during the lunch and dinner hours. Other service performed en masse during the year included house painting, tutoring at the local Champaign/Urbana high schools, street cleaning, and coaching youth sports.

Psi U has actively been involved in four philanthropies this year. During the fall, the house sponsored brunches for the Make-a-Wish Foundation and the Cancer Treatment Centers of America. These events each raised about $1,000 for the foundations. This spring, we reprised our donation to the Make-a-Wish Foundation. Toward the end of the year, Psi Upsilon teamed up with Delta Zeta and cut a check of $5,000 from its accruing philanthropy fund to the Painted Turtle Camp, benefitting seriously ill children ages 7-16.

We also participated in a number of philanthropies. In the fall, our competing brothers placed second in the Alpha Omicron Pi Mud Olympics benefitting the Alopecia Areata Foundation. The spring saw even more success, as Psi U placed first in a jump rope competition held by Alpha Gamma Delta benefitting free polio vaccination in third world countries as well as making the finals in Delta Zeta's Turtle Tugs, whose proceeds went to the Painted Turtle Camp. Other philanthropies participated in include: Kappa Alpha Theta, Theta Hoops (CASA); Delta Delta Delta Greeks at Bat (St. Jude's Children's Hospital); Alpha Xi Delta Autism Speaks (Autism Speaks Foundation); Alpha Gamma Delta Water Wars (Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation) ; Alpha Delta Pi Clash of the Greeks (Ronald McDonald House).

Brandon Clinite'14 & Heath Reising '14 - Achieved perfect 4.0 GPAs while pledging

Matt Hamielec '14 & Brandon Clinite '14 - Inducted into Phi Chi Theta and Delta Sigma Pi (Business)

Robert Chain '13 - Elected Vice President of the Illini Media Group Company.

Daniel Relihan-Johnson '14 & Matt Hamielec '14 - Interfraternity Council's Kolusis Board

Christopher Brown '13 - Graduated early with his Bachelor of Science degree in psychology

Daniel Relihan-Johnson '14 - Inducted into Phi Eta Sigma (Honors);

Honors: Alex Lucas '13; Salvador Palafox '12; Daniel Amador '13; Steven Bieszczat '13; Christopher Brown '13; Christopher Corey '12; Matt Cropper, '12; Lucas Diehl '12; Eric Fuentebella '13; Nicholas Greenway '12; Martin Griffin '14; Nicholas Guzman '13; Steven Getty '14; Matt Hamielec '14; Thaddeus Hatt '14; James Liu '13; Ryan Madigan '13; Thomas Scriba '12

High Honors: Steven Toepfer '13

Highest Honors: Robert Chain '13; Brandon Clinite '14; Heath Reising '14

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THETA THETA, University of Washington (1916)

This year is marked by a resurgence of house pride. The burgeoning energy has resulted in many achievements and an even stronger brotherhood. One of the most rewarding brotherhoods we've had involved redoing our recreation room. The brothers work tirelessly together for the entire weekend to finish this project. The experience not only gave us an incredible new room but something we could all feel proud of together. Our solid bronze Founders' plaque was also returned this year to its rightful place above the fireplace after being stolen. As one of our chapters most prized relics this was something our entire Theta Theta chapter celebrated.

Our rush class last year was packed with quality but not as large as we would have liked. This year our experienced rush team is lead by brother Evan Lignier '14 and supported by brothers Joseph Walters '15 and Cole Erikson '15. They have eight pledges already for this autumn's pledge class and show no signs of letting up. They're introducing new ways of showing prospective members why the Theta Theta is the best house on campus and are doing a great job of getting the house involved.

There is so much for us at the Theta Theta chapter to look forward to. We have rush events all summer long including our annual River Float trip in the Yakima Valley. We will be doing BBQs, outdoor movies, camping, boating and enjoying the gorgeous northwest summer. In autumn we will be having our annual Founders Day but also will be adding an event for parents and another formal alumni event. In addition to these we are working diligently on organizing our own personal chapter philanthropy set to take place in autumn.

Our chapter participated in several philanthropy events each quarter this year. Most of them were organized by sororities and support various causes. Some notable philanthropy events included a body building competition, soccer tournament and competitive eating. As a chapter we raised $3,005 for the American Cancer society in addition to $1,100 for other various causes.

The brotherhood here at the Theta Theta chapter continues to make an impact in our local community through both philanthropy and service. This year twenty of our brothers accumulated 465 hours volunteering at a total of thirteen different organizations. Organizations include The Dream Project, local food banks, Hope on the Slopes and many more.

Dean's List: Autumn: Owen Bell '15; Joseph Walters '15; Adam Kreutzer '14; John Flanagan '14; Andrew Curtright '13; Devon Rensberger '13; Scott Heinemann '12; Jeremy McManus '12; Brian Harmon '12; Benjamin Bourgoin '12

Winter: Owen Bell '15; Joseph Walters '15; Carl Marrs '14; Jon Tadama '15; Derek Erikson '13; Dillon Chatriand '13; Christian Juenke '13; Maarten Van Brederode '13; Brian Harmon '12; Benjamin Bourgoin '12; Scott Heinemann '12

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ZETA ZETA, University of British Columbia (1935)

The 2011-2012 school year was a busy one for the Zeta Zeta chapter. The first annual "Psi You Think You Can Dance" (PUTYCD) charity dance competition organized by philanthropy chair James Zago went off without a hitch. PUTYCD raised money for the "Right to Play" organization that aims to improve the lives of children in disadvantaged areas of the world through the power of sport and play. Zeta Zeta, with the help of UBC's Kappa Sigma chapter, also hosted the annual "Movember" event involving a milk racer and various other events to raise funds and awareness for men's health specifically targeting prostate cancer.

This year we also threw the first joint fraternity party at UBC in years, having two dance floors, one in our basement and one in UBC's Delta Kappa Epsilon house basement. The basements were connected via our underground parkade.

Fourteen new brothers were initiated this fall with each showing drive and motivation through involvement within the fraternity and the community. We have also increased the number of scholarships awarded each year from one $500 scholarship to three $500 scholarships. We award an essay contest with a scholarship given in memory of Jeff Babcock, a recent alumnus who passed away in 2010, one is for sportsmanship, and one is for dedication to the chapter.

Gene Polovy '11 - Elected President of the Interfraternity Council

James Zago '14 - Head Coordinator for the first annual "Psi U Think You Can Dance" charity dance competition

John Gracey '13 - Head Organizer for UBC's "Greek Week" 2012

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EPSILON NU, Michigan State University (1943)

For too many decades our chapter house, or castle, has suffered from a leaking roof. This roof has made it extremely difficult for us to pass our yearly inspection. Roughly six months ago four alumni set out to finally put an end to the dangerous roof and began fundraising. Over the past six months we have raised over sixty thousand dollars and the money is still flowing in. While writing this the roofers are finally finishing the job. With the extra money we are repainting the house as well as installing new gutters. Every year we've made it by the skin of our teeth. This solid improvement to the lodge will ensure the house stands for a 100 years more. Without the support of our strong alumni base this would have never been possible.

We would also like to recognize the efforts of recent alumnus Robert Coleman '11 who has spent countless hours volunteering this time and effort to our chapter year. He has consistently exemplified the qualities and spirit of Psi U.

Several of our members truly excel in academics, nearly reaching solid 4.0 GPAs. In addition each brother is required to complete a minimum of 20 volunteer hours a semester. Events included:

Teddy Bear Picnic- Roughly 20 hours spent helping run and setup an event where diagnosed children get to play doctor on teddy bears.

Greek Week- Relay for Life and other fundraisers, Greek system raised near $250,000. As a chapter, a week straight of volunteer work was completed with many brothers participating in events which required extra hours of practice.

Hoopfest- Running the events for a basketball philanthropy, nearly 50 hours in two days between several brothers

Micheal Kosal '12 - Accepted into the University of Michigan's national ranked Pharmacy School

Eric Minch '13 - Archon; Dean's List; Psi Upsilon Foundation Scholarship Recipient

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GAMMA TAU, Georgia Institute of Technology (1970)

This year Zeheng Chen hosted our first battle of the bands event: Psi U Think You Can Rock. This was a fantastic example of our strong alumni relationships, and it allowed our large collection of musical brothers to perform for alumni, undergraduate brothers, friends, and other students. Many alumni performed in the event and we even performed original pieces from alumni bands from the early 90s. The event was a great success and will be hosted again in the years to come.

We also hosted a fantastic fall rush thanks to Talia Knapp and the Rush Committee. Our rush consisted of giant eight foot balloons flying above our house, Pac-Man based Rush T-Shirts for new pledges and brothers, a kiddie pool full of green Non-Newtonian fluid, a battle between Pirates and Lumberjacks, a Metal Knight full of metal music and battles, and more. We pledged seventeen men and women who carried out a fantastic pledge semester.

We have twenty brothers who currently intern and co-op every other semester with a variety of companies (Norfolk Southern, Georgia Tech Research Institute, McKenny's Mechanical Contractors and Engineers, Nusoft, Cisco).

Thanks to Dan Rosmus '12, this year we created an intramural bowling team (which placed 2nd in the Georgia Tech Independent League), an intramural soccer team, an intramural basketball team, and this summer we will have an intramural kickball team. These teams are populated completely by brothers and pledges who practice together and build teamwork through competing with other student groups and fraternities. Previously we had not had a chapter intramural team since the late 1990s.

The chapter also contributed 580 total hours of community service. Many brothers assisted in cleaning our campus; Andrew Vaziri '13 served as a project coordinator for a team of students who sodded and mulched areas of campus During Tech Beautification Day (hosted by SGA and other groups).

Fall service events included: Team Buzz (maintenance Atlanta area public parks) 240 hours; Fur Kids (take care of sheltered animals) 75.5 hours; Greek move-in (assist Freshman moving in to dorms) 50 hours ; Blood Drive 40 hours; FOCUS 5 hours; North Spring Theater 4 hours; Woodland Elementary School PTA 1 hr; Freeman's Mill Elementary School Tutoring 5hours

Spring Service events included: St. Patrick's Day Parade (annual Atlanta community parade) 123hours; St. Baldricks's 2 hours; Blood Drive 7 hours; Tech Beautification Day 8 hours; Dogwood Festival 8 hours; FIRST Lego League 7.5 hours; Habitat for Humanity 4 hours

Rahmaan Lodhia '12 - Served as the Vice President of Membership for the Georgia Tech chapter of Tau Beta Pi (Engineering Fraternity, Fall 2011)

Anne McPeters '13 - Elected as the Vice President of Membership Tau Beta Pi (Engineering Fraternity, Spring 2012)

Andrew Vaziri '13 - Served as Conference Chair and Community Service Chair for IEEE (professional Electrical Engineering and Computing Society); the Community Service Chair and Fall Banquet Chair for Eta Kappa Nu (Electrical and Computer Engineering honor society)

Bobby King '12 - Accepted into the Georgia for Graduate Level Computer Science program

Jonathan Storm '12 - Accepted into the Chemical Engineering Master's Program at Georgia Tech

Jonathan Paprocki '12 - Honorable Mention for the NSF Graduate Research Fellowship and the President's Student Honors Award graduated with highest GPA in both majors (Math/Physics); Accepted with a departmental fellowship to the Pure Math PhD program at UCLA

David Poore '12 - Awarded the President's Student Honors Award for his major (CM, Computational Media); Accepted into the Georgia Tech for Graduate Level Computer Science program

Stephanie Ralston '14 - Awarded the President's Undergraduate Research Award (researched the distribution of sulfides on the Martian surface at Georgia Tech)

David Rhodes '14 - Completed research in the area of Neuroengineering as a part of the VIP (Vertically Integrated Projects) program

Talia Knapp '13 - Recipient of the 2012-2013 Earl D. Babst, Iota-Phi '93

Chirley Quillian '13 - Awarded the Campoamor Scholarship to Study Abroad in Japan

Study Abroad: Andrew Vaziri '13 - China; Zeheng Chen '14 - China; Jeremiah Olney '14 - Budapest; Clay Anderson '15 - Barcelona, Spain; Jessie Newman '13 - Barcelona, Spain; Jay Zuerndorfer '13 - Barcelona, Spain; Bibi Garcia '13 - Biological Oceanography Research Cruise (Georgia Tech Honors Program Challenge Fund)

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CHI DELTA, Duke University (1973)

At the Duke Greek Awards, the Chi Delta was awarded the IFC Greek's Choice Award and Outstanding Risk Management. Molly Cinderella '12 was given the Excellence in Wellness award for Wellness Advocate of the Year. In addition, the chapter was given a gold rating on the Greek Community Standards, a thorough examination of all aspects of chapter functions.

In the fall, five brothers were included on the Dean's List, and three others achieved the Dean's List with Distinction. This year, the Chi Delta saw six seniors write theses based on undergraduate research: Chris Kizer '12 in Medieval and Renaissance Studies, Lawrence Evalyn '12 in English, Mandy Lowell '12 in Theater Studies and Medieval and Renaissance Studies, Dani Schocken '12 in Cultural Anthropology, Molly Cinderella '12 in Biology, and Bowen Niu '12 in Chemistry.

Each active brother is expected to participate in one community service event each semester. Such events included: American Tobacco Trail cleanups (40 hours); Habitat for Humanity (24 hours); Relay for Life (16 hours); Child's Play (30 hours); Sam Schmidt Paralysis Foundation (30 hours); IFCares (8 hours); Million Meals (6 hours). The chapter was also able to raise money for the following causes: Child's Play $250, the Sam Schmidt Paralysis Foundation- $75 and Relay for Life - $500

Emilie Marchetti '13 - Inducted into the Order of Omega; Varsity Crew

Jennifer Zou '15 - Admitted into the Howard Hughes Research Fellowship program

Kelly Williams '13 & Jane Li '13 - Awarded Psi Upsilon scholarships

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EPSILON IOTA, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (1982)

This year was a successful year for the Epsilon Iota chapter. We celebrated our 30th anniversary and had 150 people show up at the Founders Day Dinner, our spring alumni formal. At the celebration we pledged over twenty thousand dollars for the creation of the Forrest G. Weeks IV Memorial Fund, Tau '52 EI 396H. Sadly he passed away last fall and he was instrumental in our chapter joining Psi Upsilon. He also helped guide our chapter for many years afterwards. We owe him a great debt.

As always we had our two formals, 3-3 in the fall hosted by the undergraduates and Founders in the spring hosted by the alumni. Of particular note at Founders is both the Forrest G Weeks Memorial Fund discussed above as well as the attendance by one of our brothers who currently has cancer and is in a wheelchair with an oxygen tank. The brotherhood pulled together and she stayed the whole weekend and enjoyed all activities.

We hosted three events with Acacia Fraternity including a Passover Seder, spontaneous S'mores and our first registered social event in five years. We had a strong attendance at PAX (Penny Arcade Expo East) as well as a panel being hosted by a brother. Our chapter earned 4 out of 5 stars in the RPI 5-Star program.

Nine out of fourteen eligible brothers and pledges were on the Dean's List (Graduate students are not eligible). Our brothers were TA's for Physics II, Intro to Engineering Analysis, and Physics II Honors. One brother was an ALAC tutor for Multivariable Calculus and Differential Equations. We had three brothers with a Cumulative GPA of 3.9 or higher. We also had three brothers invited to the Junior Honors Luncheon.

The chapter gave back by raising fund and volunteering for the following events: Steampunk Ball to benefit the Albany Literacy Society ($50); Chrohn's and Colitis Walk, ($380); The 11th Annual Literacy Run/Walk 5k. RPI Ballroom Club Formal; Raking leaves for the Oakwood Cemetery; Continuing the chapter's collection of can tab donations for the Ronald McDonald House.

Neill Raper '11 - Selected to assist in Graduate faculty-led research on neutron decay at Dia Bay

Lauren Cassidy '12 - Selected to assist in Graduate faculty-led research in astrobiology

Colin Rice '14 - Selected to assist in faculty-led research on the dark matter distribution of tidal streams around the Milkyway using nbody simulations

Em Delarme '14 - Continuing prior research on GPS satellites and general orbit simulations at the Naval Research Laboratories (NRL)

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PHI DELTA, University of Mary Washington (1996)

The Phi Delta chapter kept very busy with a variety of projects and events this past school year. Brothers and pledges collaborated on a number of community service event throughout these past two semesters.

The brothers at the Phi Delta chapter also worked to branch out to the students at UMW. Near St. Patrick's Day, our brothers organized an event exclusively for UMW students at a venue in the downtown area of Fredericksburg. More than 200 students attended the Wednesday night event. In January, over 40 alumni and undergraduates gathered to play the annual Phi Delta flag football game, which the alumni brothers won.

One project that the pledges did was getting their fellow students to register to vote. The pledge class registered over 100 students in less than a week. The Phi Delta chapter also hosted a fundraiser for the Invisible Children club at the University of Mary Washington (UMW) that raised a couple hundred dollars. Our chapter was also hired by the school to set up and take down stages for events on campus. This past April, Phi Delta brothers set up and took down a stage for the cultural fair at UMW.

Closer to the holiday season, a few Phi Delta brothers volunteered at the Central Virginia Toy Lift. The purpose of the Toy Lift is to pick out gifts, all of which are donated, for children whose families cannot afford to buy them gifts during the holiday season. Another project that brothers participated in was cooking meals for the homeless. During the spring semester, brothers and pledges volunteered twice to cook meals at the homeless shelter in Fredericksburg, Virginia. The Phi Delta chapter also participated in Relay for Life under the team name, Friends of Psi Upsilon. The team was able to raise $3,825 by April 21.

Matt Dudek '12 - 3 Time Relay for Life Team Captain (Individually raised over $4,300); Vice President Pre-Dental Association; Who's Who

William Spaulding '12 - Chairman, Legislative Action Committee - Student Government Association

Deans List: Matt Shepard '12; Jesse Radolinski '14

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LAMBDA SIGMA, Pepperdine University (1998)

This year the Lamda Sigma chapter accomplished many goals. We created a universal chapter calendar that everybody has access to and hosted a successful formal on a boat with no risk management issues arising and a very smooth running presents. Our Executive Board put together all of the documents and accounts of what they had learned to pass on to the next executive board members. This had never been done before. We created a calendar of expectations on when to have events done by in spring and next fall and executed those deadlines in a timely fashion (formal, alumni association creation, 30th anniversary celebration etc.)

We made a budget for the first time and gave access to the rest of chapter. We appointed non-elected chairs and gave some of our members extra leadership experience. This included an athletics chair who coordinated activities just for brothers, a chaplain to organize prayer and spiritual events, and an alumni chair to start communications with the thousands of alumni we have lost contact with in the L.A. area. We also gave opportunities for an academic chair to coordinate efforts for tutoring of brothers and to set up a scholarship system.

On campus we kept communications up with other fraternities/sororities, showing up huge for our philanthropic efforts and blowing the competition out of the water every time. We conquered the other Greek groups in the areas of singing, dancing, and athletics.

We had a successful SongFest performance. This is an event that the whole school participates in and watches in the spirit of tradition, competition and good time as groups put on a "show choir" type performance. This event is often dominated by the Greek groups and as usual Psi U stood out among the rest with an impressive performance. We created a new system that allows us to text, email and communicate better than ever before. We got off probation, a sentence that had occurred and plagued us for the past year. We scheduled spring elections, on a Saturday, reducing crankiness and improving efficiency. We went all the way to Mexico to build a house in a day, twice. We raised $7,200 in PUTYCD, doubling our goal and earning more than any year in Psi U history.

The Lambda Sigma chapter of Psi Upsilon will be celebrating their 30th Anniversary this fall 2012. There will be a reception in the Los Angeles area for alumni of the chapter and of Psi Upsilon as a whole (Date and Location TBD). For more information contact Lambda Sigma Vice-President Sunny Patel at (210) 487-1435 or at

This year the chapter's cumulative service hours totaled to over 1,000 hours. Note that these are not including attending philanthropies of other Greek groups, or counting our own philanthropies, these are solely service projects we go out of our way to do.

The chapter also raised about $13,000 for various philanthropies. There were ten philanthropies the chapter spent volunteered to help and we spent about three hours at each one 30 hours per person for 25 people on average at every event so 750 hours roughly to other philanthropies

Mark Allenby '12 - Graduated summa cum laude; Accepted into Imperial College for a PhD program

Matthew Pierga '14 - Awarded the Lambda Award of Service by the chapter for his outstanding job as our service chair for two consecutive semesters

Sunny Patel '13 - Organized an all Greek tailgate to show support for the athletic department; Recognized by the inter club council for an outstanding job tripling attendance at the Waves Baseball season opener

Kyle Monteplaisir '13 - Won Miss Relay for Life (a male beauty competition) for the 3rd consecutive year

Julian Rodriguez '13 - Served on Relay for Life Fundraising Committee which raised over $37,000

Antonio Demattei '12 - Second ranked Relay for Life Fundraiser at Pepperdine Lambda Sigma brothers were elected to serve on the Interfraternal Council Executive Board as president and vice-president of risk management/recruitment.

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ALPHA OMICRON, New Jersey Institute of Technology (1999)

The Alpha Omicron chapter of Psi Upsilon has enjoyed quite a stellar year. Four years after losing their house, the chapter has secured a place in NJIT's Greek Village. The Greek Village, set to finish construction in fall 2013, is a new housing project on campus for Greek organizations and honors students. This decision did not come easy as there were a number of factors to consider before committing. After careful consideration and diligence from all of our members we have officially secured housing starting in 2013 and look forward to restoring our presence on campus to what it once was.

The Alpha Omicron chapter of Psi Upsilon has enjoyed quite a stellar year. Four years after losing their house, the chapter has secured a place in NJIT's Greek Village. The Greek Village, set to finish construction in fall 2013, is a new housing project on campus for Greek organizations and honors students. This decision did not come easy as there were a number of factors to consider before committing. After careful consideration and diligence from all of our members we have officially secured housing starting in 2013 and look forward to restoring our presence on campus to what it once was.

At the last Operation Shoebox event, Rod Hirsch (Executive Director of Operation Shoebox NJ), went out of his way to commend the Alpha Omicron chapter of Psi Upsilon Fraternity for their continued support and volunteer efforts. In the April 30th, 2012 edition of the NJIT newspaper, The Vector, Alpha Omicron was featured for their recognition along with an image of brothers (both Active and Alumni) with Rod.

In an effort to add new tradition to the chapter, Alpha Omicron will be making a trip out to Phoenixville, P.A. in December with undergrad and alumni members to be a part of the Firebird Festival. The Firebird Festival is an event held every year where area residents and spectators gather to watch a 24-foot wooden "Phoenix" be set on fire. The Phoenix bird represents renewal a concept that is not only synonymous with our chapter but also happens to be the symbol on the Alpha Omicron chapter's coat of arms. During the academic year, the Alpha Omicron chapter completed 300+ service hours collectively.

During the academic year, the Alpha Omicron chapter completed 300+ service hours collectively; one hundred seventy five hours completed for Operation Shoebox NJ. During this event brothers helped to put together care packages for troops deployed in Iraq and Afghanistan. Eighty hours completed for Relay for Life. This event had brothers participating in various activities throughout a 12-hour period in which various student organizations including Alpha Omicron walked for the American Cancer Society's sponsored event. Twenty hours completed for Mount St. Joseph's Children Center in which brothers went out to the home to spend time with the children. We played basketball with them, had lunch, and even had an impromptu dance competition. It was a great time and we look forward to seeing the kids again soon. Twenty-five hours completed for Greater Newark Conservancy where brothers worked alongside other Fraternities and sororities on campus to help clean and beautify the city of Newark.

Joseph Buono-Brody '08 - Elected to the Student Senate Election Committee; Dean's List

Kyle Kreuger '12 - Single-handedly raised over half of the chapter's total Relay for Life contribution

Seth Bortey '11 - Vice President of NJIT's chapter of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers

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SIGMA PHI, St. Francis University (2007)

As a chapter we held our annual Walk-A-Day in Her Shoes event that raises awareness for the victims of domestic spousal abuse. All participating brothers wear high heels to class and stand in the front of their room and read a short message about domestic abuse. While we did not have the sorority support we had last year with the event, the brothers did not let that stop them from making the even successful. We had 12 of our 18 brothers meet during the middle of the busiest time on campus and march in front the main academic buildings. We had quite the on looking while we stood outside of the academic building waiting for all of the brothers to assemble. Once we finished taking pictures, we did the most grueling and painful part of the day, we walked a lap around our campus mall in our high heels. By the end of the lap, most brothers were leaning and holding on to one another for support. We always like this because yes, we physically need help by that point, but most all of we feel it symbolizes the ability for brothers to "lean on" one another physically, academically, emotionally, and socially. At the conclusion of the day, all of the brothers that did not have academic commitments met to "Dorm Storm" which means going through door to door in every dorm fundraising. Our brothers did this in their high heels that helped break the ice when they talked to the residence about domestic abuse. The brothers successfully raised approximately $415 for a local women's abuse shelter.

This coming fall the Sigma Phi chapter is celebrating its 5th anniversary. Our chapter will be hosting our annual Golf Scramble, followed by an event the alumni and undergraduate members are still planning at this time. The date is to be determined, and any questions should be directed towards Andrew Keim. His phone number is 814-341-4039.

The Sigma Phi chapter was able to raise over $2,000 this academic year. The Golf Scramble in the fall raised approximately $1,215, while dorm storming for Walk-A-Day raised approximately $415. All of these funds went to the Women's Help Center in Johnstown, Pennsylvania. Also, the chapter raised over $430 for cancer research at this year's Relay for Life.

The chapter also participated in the following events: "Theta Fest" Hosted by Phi Kappa Theta- A benefit concert for their charity; Phi Lambda Psi's guest lecture on Domestic Abuse (Same week as Walk-A-Day); Student Government's Town Hall Meeting for students to voice concerns to Student Senate; Student Government's Leadership Speaker-Annual event; Junior Class Wing Off-to raise funds for Junior Class; Dorothy Day Community Day-Entertain and participate in games with local children of all ages; Delta Phi Epsilon's Dude Auction - Auction of dates with various Greek and non-Greek male students, benefits their charity; Psi Lambda Psi's Spaghetti Dinner; Invisible Children; Relay For Life

Cullen T. Frye '13 - Inducted into Phi Eta Sigma (Freshmen Honor Society); Delta Epsilon Sigma (Academic Honor Society); Gamma Sigma Alpha (Honor Society); Sigma Beta Delta (Business Honors society); Current Chair of chapter Alumni Relations and Public Relations

Andrew J. Keim '14 & Jesse Gronsky '13 - Inducted into the Phi Eta Sigma (Freshman Honors Society)

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DELTA NU, Keene State College (2009)

This year we did a lot with other Greek organizations. Psi Upsilon and Sigma Pi both worked on an alcohol awareness campaign. It was an all day event structured to make awareness of how much alcohol can impair you. We had the Keene Police Department come in and show us how they have to deal with intoxicated people, what the consequences are, what could actually happen if you got behind the wheel. We had beer goggles and golf carts to demonstrate how it feels to drink and drive. We made mock martinis to represent how much punch a person would drink during a party. And had a chart that broke down by your age, weight, and sex on how fast the alcohol would affect you. That was our biggest project this year.

Our chapter GPA was one of the highest throughout the fraternities. Psi Upsilon also helped Sigma Pi stay affiliated locally and nationally after more than half their chapter left them unexpectedly. We had a lot of e-board luncheons, and local leadership presentations that we went to. But our big project was our 25th alumni reunion, were we initiated some of our alumni from the Delta Nu chapter to Psi Upsilon.

Over the year we logged 323 hours of community service including:

Spring: Sophia's Garden Clean-Up (30 hours) divided up among 5 brothers; Clean up Keene- each brother did three hours or more (78 hours); Relay for Life (80 hours); Walk a Mile- each brother did an hour (16 hours); Soup Kitchen (107 hours); Animal Shelter- 6 brothers contributed (12 hours)

Fall: Sophia's Garden Clean-Up (45 Hours, Clean up Keene- 88 hours, Soup Kitchen-121 hours, Animal Shelter- 15 hours)

We did not put on an event for our philanthropy. Many brothers contributed to other organizations donating money and volunteering. These causes included: Saint Jude's Hospital: $100.00; Breast Cancer: $50.00; Food shopping for our troops: $350.00; Relay for life we raised: $146.97. Other causes brothers contributed to included: Collecting can tabs; Free Rice Campaign; donating clothes; volunteering at a Soup Kitchen; volunteering at the local Animal Shelter; raising money for the troops.

Ashleigh Galliano '14 Elected recruitment chair for the Keene State IFC. It was a struggle for her, because a lot of the other fraternities didn't think a woman can pull it off. By the end of her term, she recruited the most people IFC has seen in a very long time. She also worked by my side in setting up the Diagrams for the Alcohol Awareness Prevention Program. She devoted a lot of her time into working at the Animal Shelter as well.

Melissa Dugan '14 - Quickly jumped on the position for community service. Even though it was a struggle for her to get the brothers graduating involved. But she managed to give us more options in community service. She also realized brothers wanted to do more with our Philanthropy. So she educated us more on our national Philanthropy, and got us a second one to work on as well.

Karen Cooper '14 - Second Angelos, planned more chapter visits than any other person I have seen.

Alyssa Nichols '14 - Organized our financial standing with excel and other fancy techniques so it is easier to keep track.

Charlene Crefeld '13 - Events Coordinator on the Keene State IFC. Worked with a lot of fraternities mostly Sigma Pi, to help keep them afloat. Wrote many leaders to their nationals, and fought for their stay, here at Keene

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PHI NU, Christopher Newport University (2010)

The Phi Nu chapter has made great strides this academic year in terms of grades and involvement with the campus community here at Christopher Newport University. Our chapter cumulative GPA for the fall 2011 semester was over a 3.0. Every brother committed himself to spend a variety of hours in the library throughout the week to accomplish this goal. For every semester in the future, we hope to improve on this accomplishment even more by raising our GPA higher and higher.

We achieved our ultimate goal to become part of the IFC here at Christopher Newport University. After several years of hard work starting from our Founding Fathers, everything has paid off. Stemming from that, we took our largest pledge class ever being 13 members. All 13 new brothers can and will contribute great amounts of success to this growing chapter. It is amazing that only four years ago, the Phi Nu chapter started from scratch, as we now are hovering around the 45-member mark. This by far is the biggest achievement in our young chapter's history. In the future, we anticipate staying around the 50-55 member mark, as this is not a farfetched goal for this extraordinary group of young men.

The chapter contributed 62 hours of community service and raised a total of $3,025. We raised $2,275 for Relay for Life, which was our greatest contribution in recent years. We also raised $300 for Phi Mu sorority's Children's Miracle Network and a little over $50 in a fundraiser held at local ice cream store in the area. Also, with the Food For Thought event, the Phi Nu chapter raised $400. The brothers also participated in the following philanthropic efforts on campus: Sig Phi Epsilon's "Drop the Beat" for HIV & AIDS; Phi Mu's Children's Miracle Network; Zeta Tau Alpha's Think Pink Week; Pi Kappa Phi's PUSH America Week; Kappa Delta Rho's "Grassroots Soccer" to prevent HIV & AIDS

Anton Bowman '13 - Most Outstanding Student Athlete of his class

Carey Priebe '13 - Awarded the Phi Nu Outstanding Junior Award

Matt Miller '11 - Served as chapter Leadership Consultant for the Psi Upsilon International Office upon graduation from Christopher Newport University; Commissioned as an Officer in the United States Army

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GEORGIA STATE COLONY, Georgia State University

The Colony could not be more excited about the news that the IFC and the Expansion Committee at Georgia State has just voted and officially accepted our colony as a recognized campus fraternity. This is a big step for us as we have been struggling to be recognized for over a year now. We are finally allowed to formally advertise and rent/reserve space on campus which should help tremendously with recruitment.

Brad Boyer, Ben Vaillancourt, and Drew Crosby along with Tom Fox, Omicron '00, did an excellent job presenting to IFC and school officials on behalf of our colony. Marquis Solomon is currently developing and designing our colony's website.

With the recent installation of four new members, we are now up to 22 members. Matthew Murphree and Jasmin Jones have proven to be wonderful additions to the Colony and have jumped into planning successful campus recruitment events! Currently, we are focusing efforts on the growth of our colony as several people have expressed interest in becoming a part of our colony.

We have Relay for Life coming up on May 18th. Each member is required to do twelve service hours per semester. The total number for each person will exceed twelve hours as fundraising for the cause counts towards our goal.

We have raised close to $200 for Relay for Life. Last year, we raised $1185.00. We still have time to raise funds and plan on tabling at campus to raise awareness.

LoriBeth Stevens - Achieved perfect 4.0 GPA; awarded a scholarship through the school for Accounting

Richard Hollander - Achieved perfect 4.0 GPA

Marquis Solomon - Captain, Rugby Team

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