Phi Chats

Phi Kappa Psi and Phi Sigma Kappa are excited to present Phi Chats, a webinar series geared towards supporting our members in unprecedented times. Check back often as new sessions are added to the schedule. Missed one? Watch the recording below.

Have questions or a topic you’d like to see covered? Email memberdevelopment@phikappapsi.com.

Thursday, September 24 | 4:00 p.m. ET

If someone were to ask you to describe your chapter culture, how would you describe it? Chapter culture is one of those things that we learn and understand passively, and it can be hard to actually describe it to someone outside of the chapter. Join Drew as we explore the general ins and outs of chapter culture and strategies you can use to better understand your chapter’s culture, and what you can do with this understanding.

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Meet the speaker:

Drew Kerwood currently serves as the Associate Director of Prevention and Wellness with Phi Sigma Kappa Fraternity where he develops prevention and wellness focused programming and resources, and serves as a chapter coach for a cohort of undergraduate chapters. Before joining the Phi Sig staff, Drew worked in health and safety programming with Phi Kappa Psi, chapter operations with Delta Chi, and a sexuality educator with Planned Parenthood Keystone.

Drew completed a Bachelor’s degree in Health and Physical Education from West Chester University, where he joined Delta Chi, and Masters’ programs in Higher Education from Arizona State University and Human Sexuality Studies from Widener University. Drew currently lives in Indianapolis with his black cat Nancy.

Wednesday, September 30 | 4:00 p.m. ET 

When you think of alumni engagement, what comes to mind? Is it just alumni for your chapter or alumni in your area? If an alumnus is involved and positively helping the chapter succeed… what does that look like? This session is for members and alumni for a frank discussion and planning session around involving fraternity members after they graduate. Participants should expect a discussion around developing an alumni engagement plan, developing meaningful involvement in a chapter, and determine ideas for making the alumni experience a priority.

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Meet the speaker:

James Crawford serves the Division of Student Affairs as the Student Affairs Staff Development Lead. James is responsible for division-wide staff development initiatives ranging from employee onboarding, curriculum development, and programming centered around professional growth. Each is designed to foster community among staff while promoting their professional development so they can best support students.

Prior to joining UGA Student Affairs, James worked in the Office of Greek Life at Vanderbilt University where he was responsible for the advisement of fraternities and sororities, programming, assessment, and training. James is a certified Gallup Strengths Coach and serves as a traveling facilitator for Pi Beta Phi Fraternity for Women and for Delta Gamma Fraternity.

James received his Bachelor’s degree in Athletic Training from the University of North Carolina at Wilmington and his Master’s degree in Higher Education and Student Affairs from the University of South Carolina. James is a member of Delta Chi Fraternity and, as an undergraduate founding father of his chapter, held several positions and roles including president (“A”) and vice-president (“B”). James was also involved as a resident assistant in UNCW Housing, Seahawk Link, and many other involvement opportunities. 






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