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Every chapter has highlights they’d like to share: number of new members, successful service projects or philanthropy events, intramural victories, the list goes on. Chapter News allows chapters and colonies share their biggest highlight of the past semester with alumni around the country.

This page contains Chapter News for the Spring 2023 semester and coincides with the news in the Spring/Summer 2023 issue of The Shield. Feel free to use the buttons below to jump to each district’s news!



Martin Nguyen SJU ’20

“I believe that being the District Archon will enhance my Fraternity experience by building friendships with other Phi Psis.”

Delaware Alpha – Delaware
No chapter news was submitted.

Massachusetts Beta – Brandeis
Chapter President: Lance Gutin ‘22
We held a spring formal.

New Jersey Beta – Brandeis
Chapter President: Joseph Carlsen ‘22
Our chapter volunteered at the Trinity Church soup kitchen in Asbury Park, New Jersey. The event was a great experience for the brothers since we take the Creed seriously when it says, “We give aid and sympathy to those who are less fortunate.” Additionally, more than 200 homeless people were fed and supported, and they expressed their appreciation to us, praising our efforts.

New Jersey Epsilon – Rowan
Chapter President: Andrew Razze ‘20
Hello everyone! Our chapter has recently moved into our new and improved Fraternity chapter house, and we couldn’t be more excited. We plan to hold events here, including barbeques, cookouts, philanthropic events, and many things of that nature. Our backyard is perfect for hosting, and so we look forward to what we can accomplish in the upcoming semesters.

New Jersey Gamma – Rutgers
Chapter President: Tyler Norman ‘21
No chapter news was submitted.

New York Beta – Syracuse
Chapter President: Maxwell Coleman ‘22
Syracuse’s Phi Kappa Psi and Gamma Phi Beta chapters hosted the “Hoops on Wheels” tournament to help Move Along Inc., an organization that facilitates adaptive sports for disabled people and their allies. Our philanthropy chair, Simba Chen ‘22, said the tournament created a fun introduction to adaptive sports and promoted inclusivity. “We’re not just raising awareness for disabilities but showing people that you can still have fun playing a game like basketball in a slightly different way,” Chen said.

New York Theta – RIT
Chapter President: Jacob Yang ‘21
At the beginning of April, the brothers of NY Theta worked together with the Salvation Army to conduct a food drive within the greater Rochester community. The total food collected from this community service has a monetary equivalent of about $3,930. All of which goes directly to the Salvation Army where they distribute the donated items to local food pantries in Rochester.

New York Iota – Binghamton
Chapter President: Nolan Cesped ‘22
We are thrilled to announce that we have established ourselves as a non-profit organization supported by an endowment! Remaining loyal to the ideals and goals set forth by our founding fathers, we strengthen our brotherhood and enhance our community through social outreach. We’ve initiated a clothing drive, soup kitchen, and participated in the “Phi Hoops” philanthropy event. Our commitment to promoting social welfare is unwavering, and we look forward to continuing our efforts.

New York Kappa – Oneonta
Chapter President: Eric Harrington ‘21
No chapter news was submitted.

Pennsylvania Eta – F & M
Chapter President: Ryan Mullahey ‘21
30 brothers participated in a car wash in coordination with ADPi, raising over $800. This money was split between our respective philanthropic organizations: Boys & Girls Club and Ronald McDonald House.

Pennsylvania Iota – Penn
Chapter President: Darren Chen ‘22
No chapter news was submitted.

Pennsylvania Sigma – SJU
Chapter President: Dylan Scully ’23
The brothers of Pennsylvania Sigma took time out of their week to attend a career center presentation about CV/resume writing, networking tips, and interview and communication skills.

Pennsylvania Upsilon – Drexel
Chapter President: Brandon Alleborn ‘19
No chapter news was submitted.

Pennsylvania Theta – Lafayette
Chapter President: Calvin Cochran ‘21
This past fall we successfully recruited 30 new members! This was one of the biggest recruitment classes across all chapters at Lafayette College. Our Spring 3v3 basketball tournament for charity was one of our most successful outreach events. With a full chapter of just under 70 members, we are looking to get 20-30 members this upcoming fall after we will lose 14 members who will be graduating this semester.

Rhode Island Beta – Rhode Island
Chapter President: Seamus McGrath ‘21
We hosted a brotherhood Easter dinner. We cooked two big hams, lots of mashed potatoes, mac and cheese and a healthy dose of vegetables. It was a fun evening and a great outcome, especially for the brothers who couldn’t make the long trip home for the short weekend.

The College of New Jersey Colony
Colony President: Nick Cavallero
New Jersey Delta is excited to announce the first initiated class of 40 founding fathers into the New Jersey Colony! We look forward to serving both TCNJ and local communities through volunteer and philanthropic efforts. Already, our chapter has raised over $600 for the Hero Campaign to spread awareness about drunk driving in memory of Michael Sot ‘21. Over the summer we plan on participating in the HERO walk to further support the cause.

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Maxwell Pratt Capital ’21

“Being a District Archon allows me to really understand what it means to be a Phi Psi and grow as an individual.”

Maryland Alpha – Johns Hopkins
Chapter President: Benjamin Miller ‘22
We held our annual Phi Psi 500 week-long charity event and experienced incredible success. In total, Maryland Alpha raised over $2,500 for Camp Kesem and Best Buddies and brought the Johns Hopkins campus community together with carnival games, a therapy dog park, and tie-dye sessions. Additionally, we proudly welcomed a large new member class of 17 exceptional individuals to our chapter. Their passion and dedication will undoubtedly contribute to our ongoing philanthropic efforts.

Maryland Delta – Towson
Chapter President: Tristian Laperriere ‘21
In the past year, we have initiated nine new members since fall 2022. We have also strengthened our philanthropy with Baltimore Station by volunteering at their major fundraisers. We are hosting our very first Philanthropy Week to raise money for homeless veterans. We are also strengthening relations through alumni weekend, bringing alumni closer to undergrads with our brotherhood retreat and two date parties. We strive to have strong philanthropic relationships and be involved in the community.

Ohio Epsilon – Case Western Reserve
Chapter President: Robert Lupetini ‘21
Ohio Epsilon was busy, picking up five new members, and still recruiting. We excel academically and held a ski trip, a retreat and go-cart racing. We raised over $1,500 for Tomorrow’s Stars with events like Jumble Rumble. Another event, Munchie Meals, was held April 20. Brother Alex Volper ‘21 almost took the Alpha Phi Heart Throb title, but we are still proud of him. Vinayak Sharma ‘19, the outgoing VP for Recruitment of IFC, was recognized for his service to the Greek community.

The Ohio State University Colony
Colony President: Jack Southard
HQ Expansion Consultants, Angelo Giordani CSUN ‘18 and Dylan Lax Indiana State ‘19 participated in formal recruitment with the rest of the IFC. We recruited seven re-founding fathers to bring OH Delta back to chartered status. The “Governor’s Mansion” is still owned by local OH Delta alumni through a house corporation. We are planning fall semester recruitment and philanthropy. Acquiring members and building a good reputation in the community is our goal.

Ohio Theta – Ashland
Chapter President: Kyle Doershuk ‘20
This year, we competed in our annual Greek Week competition. This is a weeklong competition between fraternities on campus where we play dodgeball, basketball, volleyball, etc. This year the brothers of Ohio Theta won Greek Week once again, which is 10 years in a row. Ohio Theta has cemented a decade of winning and looks to keep the streak going.

Ohio Iota – Akron
Chapter President: Jack Pollock ‘19
This spring we recruited four new members to the chapter, hosted a golf outing philanthropy event, and did service with Keep Akron Beautiful. We also took advantage of the nice weather to go on hikes and pick up trash to help clean up surrounding parks. We have a lot of young active members looking to step up and help the chapter grow.

Ohio Nu – Ohio
Chapter President: Jake Engel ‘22
We have expanded our chapter to over 110 members, making us the largest Greek organization at Ohio University. Our spike in membership allowed us to hold numerous philanthropy events. The fall and spring semester Phi Psi 500 event gave us over 1,000 service and philanthropy hours this year. The most of any Greek organization on campus. We completed our fourth highway cleanup this year, and we now have our very own Phi Kappa Psi highway right in Athens!

Ohio Xi – Capital
Chapter President: Jared Sollenberger ‘21
This April all of the brothers gathered to host our annual Mud Tug event benefiting Ronald McDonald House Charities. We had nearly 100 participants and many more spectators for this muddy tug of war tournament, which helped us to raise $1,200 to donate!

Ohio Omicron – Muskingum
Chapter President: Ryan Watson ‘22
Our chapter had a great year! In the fall, we hosted our Haunted Hollow which was the biggest on-campus event held. During the spring semester we hosted our Phi Psi Easter Egg Hunt, and we held a brotherhood event where our new members learned to sew letters. Out of all the Greek organizations in Muskingum, our chapter had the highest GPA for the year. We hold an annual golf outing to keep in touch with our alumni, and we work with our local businesses to promote it.

Ohio Pi – Denison
Chapter President: Ethan Wipff ‘22
Our brothers had a successful concert and T-shirt drive for the Boys & Girls Club of Newark. We had four student bands play all day at an event for the whole campus to attend. There was a great turnout and we raised over $800.

Pennsylvania Alpha – W & J
Chapter President: Joshua Searle ‘22
The PA Alpha Chapter initiated seven men to join the Fraternity. We competed in philanthropy events across campus and hosted our own as well, Pub Night, raising around $750 in one night. Proceeds went to the Boys & Girls Clubs of America. Brothers have accepted internships and jobs, and we also look forward to the District Council meeting this summer.

Pennsylvania Beta – Allegheny
Chapter President: Jacob McGee ‘21
The chapter enjoyed welcoming our biggest recruitment class in years. To follow up our success, we threw our spring Rush Week. The finale of the week was a cookout with beach volleyball at our house, which was a huge success!

Pennsylvania Lambda – Penn State
Chapter President: Jacob Tinkoff ‘22
PA Lambda raised over $260,000 for their individual philanthropic efforts for THON Dance Marathon.

Pennsylvania Rho – York
Chapter President: Kain Johnson ‘21
We held an Adopt a Block philanthropy event. We invite all of Greek life at York College to come out every Sunday morning and help us pick up litter around campus. This hasn’t gone unnoticed as many people around the community have let us know the impact we’ve had. We make this a mandatory event for our brothers to participate in.

Pennsylvania Phi – Lycoming
Chapter President: Cristian Plancarte ‘21
Brothers from our chapter helped clear out trees that have been cut down at Wildwood Cemetery, and we cut them into pieces. We partnered with Wreaths Across America to help recycle wreaths that were placed on veteran graves at Wildwood Cemetery. In the near future, we are planning to help raise funds and volunteering to lay wreaths.

West Virginia Alpha – West Virginia
Chapter President: Brodie McUmar ‘21
At our university’s Greek Games, we won the lnterfraternalism Award and our former Vice President, Payne Blankenship ‘20, won Greek Man of the Year for our whole school.

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Jaylen Jude Valparaiso ’21

“Representing District III will allow me to help solve the issues that no one wants to talk about. If someone needs me, I’ll be there!”

Illinois State University Colony
Colony President: Dylan Salman
We added 12 new members to our colony. Our successful recruitment events included cookouts, meet-and-greets and house tours. We built a strong connection with potential new members, creating a strong class that will help our colony reach new heights. We also raised almost $4,000 for Advocate Children’s Hospital. Overall, we have had an extremely productive year and are hoping to be able to get chartered by next semester. LEDN

Illinois Delta – Illinois
Chapter President: Kyle Mahler ‘21
No chapter news was submitted.

llinois Zeta – DePaul
Chapter President: William Tselepis ‘21
Ilinois Zeta ranked 4th for pledges signed for Hunter’s Pledge. We held our 2nd Annual Professional Development Workshop, focusing on two tracks of learning. First and second year brothers attended sessions on time management, identifying strengths, and resume building. Upperclassmen focused on job search strategies, networking, and interviewing. We offered presentations on topics like portfolios, establishing online presence and fitness.

Illinois Eta – SIUE
Chapter President: Hesham Al-Abudy ‘20
Over the year, our brothers volunteered at the Treehouse Wildlife Center, a nature rehabilitation center for animals. We helped clean and pick up animals and their cages, clear out space for expansion, and helped run an event they host every year that had hundreds of people come and visit.

Illinois Theta – UIC
Chapter President: Oliver Lepinski ‘20
Our chapter had great recruitment. Based on our records, the Fraternity gave out 24 bids last semester and 12 this semester, resulting in many new members. It is noteworthy that Illinois Theta was able to maintain its position as the number one fraternity on campus with the most kids accepting its bids, as well as the number one fraternity with the most initiated brothers, which is indicative of its strength and appeal.

Illinois Iota – Northern Illinois
Chapter President: Austin Hastings ‘19
We did two philanthropy events this semester. One being co-hosted with Sigma Nu and one being our own. The event with Sigma Nu was a food event where both chapters made pasta, donating the money raised to Hope Haven in Dekalb, Illinois for the homeless. Our chapter event was a car wash where the money raised was also donated towards Hope Haven.

Indiana Alpha – DePauw
Chapter President: Ethan Webster ‘22
In Spring 2023, the Rockpile initiated 19 new members (4th most out of 10 fraternities on campus). This new member class includes 15 NCAA athletes across 6 different DPU sports teams. That brings the total number of Indiana Alpha initiates to 2,347 since our chartering in 1865. We look forward to living with these new members in the fall!

Indiana Beta – Indiana
Chapter President: Owen Vanhees ‘22
Brother Charlie Murphy ‘21 ran 50 miles in 48 hours for a 4x4x48 race on March 3, 2023. He raised $20,000 for MS research in honor of his mother, who was diagnosed with primary progressive MS in 2001, and passed away from COVID in 2021.

Indiana Gamma – Wabash
Chapter President: Derek Miller ‘20
Every brother participated in philanthropy this semester. We made it a priority to co-host events with our national partner, the Boys & Girls Club of America. Events included: casino night, Easter egg hunt, and more. We also helped older alumni clean their property and participated in events with La Alianza (a Hispanic culture club), will be holding a telethon (with TKE), and we are planning to do more! We are striving to connect with the Wabash and Crawfordsville communities. Wabash Always Fights! Live Ever. Die Never.

Indiana Delta – Purdue
Chapter President: Sam Paliga ‘21
Indiana Delta wanted to further impact the community around them in 2023; holding three philanthropic events in the spring alone. The brotherhood raised about $2,500 for Glen Acres Elementary School in Lafayette, IN. Events included a carnival with a dunk tank, a “Polar Palooza,” and our annual Phi Psi Car Wash. Increasing our philanthropic endeavors is in effort to lead Purdue’s campus to focus more on service to the community around us.

Indiana Zeta – Butler
Chapter President: Finn Williams ‘22
The Indiana Zeta Chapter is steadily growing since gaining our charter last summer. This spring, we recently had our best semester yet in terms of recruitment. We recruited seven members, and we have big plans and are excited for the upcoming fall semester.

Indiana Eta – Indiana State
Chapter President: Samuel Cardwell ‘22
In the fall of 2022, we were able to claim a rush class of nine. This grew our chapter tremendously and helped us gain recognition on campus. We had a smaller rush class in the spring, only gaining 2 new members, but they have both impacted us greatly. This coming fall we have a goal of a rush class of 10 or more!

Indiana Iota – Ball State
Chapter President: Cameron Willson ‘21
At the Ball State University Fraternity and Sorority Life Awards Phi, Brothers Lukas Bluhm ‘21 and Jaryd Wright ‘19 took home the awards for Outstanding Community Servant and Outstanding Chapter President respectively. Indiana Iota also took home the award for Most Volunteer Service Hours.

Indiana Epsilon – Valparaiso
Chapter President: Kaden Baker ‘21
Our member numbers were lower than expected. Like most chapters it’s our goal to recruit, but our recruitment strategy is different from past years. A Valparaiso University quote about our chapter is that our breed is scholars, athletes, socializers and campus leaders. We try to recruit guys that excel in one or more of these traits. Also, instead of recruiting for quantity we use mentoring with potential new members. The chapter extended 19 bids and had a new member class of 17.

Michigan Beta – Michigan State
Chapter President: Carter Pickering ‘21
We donated our time at the local Potter Park Zoo for five hours. 93 brothers attended the community service event. We cleaned up the park by mulching and raking up leaves and other plant debris. We helped prepare the park for the spring and summer season. Matt Mills ‘21, our community service chair, worked very hard with the university to find this opportunity. He did a great job of advertising the event to get our members excited to help out the community.

Ohio Beta – Wittenberg
Chapter President: Cole Lewis ‘21
We held a 5k called the Phi Kappa 5k. Runners got to see Wittenberg’s beautiful campus. We raised $1,300 for Springfield City Youth Mission and ManPower. We work closely with community service events, and have numerous members participate and work. We would like to thank the community members for coming and cannot wait to have the event again next year.

Ohio Eta – Toldeo
Chapter President: Connor Addison ‘21
This semester, the brothers of Ohio Eta hosted our semesterly philanthropy dinner, “Quesadilla Night.” We raised money for the Boys & Girls Club of America and bettered relations with our peers around campus. The brothers had a great time making and serving the quesadillas for our supporters and we are proud of each and every one of them.

Miami University Colony
Colony President: Gavin Gibson
Our colony brothers worked hard, bringing in a total of 12 new men for a grand total of 22 members. Small but mighty, the colony makes a name for itself as we participate in Greek life on campus. House renovations continue, and brothers are already planning next year’s events. We plan to hit the ground running in the fall to double our numbers and will continue to stay involved on campus as we seek to build a lasting chapter.

Ohio Mu – Dayton
Chapter President: Max Lipari ‘21
This past semester, we have been in tune with intramural fraternity leagues. We’ve won the volleyball, soccer and basketball leagues against all the other fraternities on campus. Several brothers participated, showing their dedication to Phi Kappa Psi and their love for sports.

Wisconsin Gamma – Beloit
Chapter President: Justin Grant ‘21
The Wisconsin Gamma Chapter had the chance to meet our Phi Kappa Psi’s National President — Brother SWGP Bob Marchesani Butler ‘94 (IUP ‘79) — and his wife. It was a great chance for them to learn more about the chapter and for brothers and Sweethearts to learn more about the national organization.

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Nick Gallioto LA Alpha ’22

“Being an Archon will allow me to branch out and  connect with brothers in different locations and help to give all of my brothers the best [Fraternity] experience.”

Alabama Alpha- Alabama
Chapter President: Connor Bartsch ‘20
We had a successful semester in many facets of campus life. The chapter currently occupies 2nd place in GPA on campus among fraternities. Two sophomore brothers joined the Student Government Association (SGA), totaling four total brothers taking part in SGA. We won Alpha Phi’s Heartthrob philanthropy event, raising over $2,500, beating other fraternities in various competitions. We rented a private theater where the new “John Wick” movie was shown, and a group brothers went to Cancun, Mexico for spring break.

Alabama Gamma – Huntsville
Chapter President: Austin Lowery ‘20
It’s a great time to be a Phi Psi here at Alabama Gamma. Thanks to the tireless efforts of our Recruitment Committee, we have initiated 17 new members in the past year, meaning our chapter has doubled in size! We currently have 31 active members and are prepared for an equally impressive Rush class next fall. Live Ever. Die Never.

Florida Alpha – Florida State
Chapter President: Kyle Fairman ‘22
We reintroduced our Rose Queen sweetheart competition which culminated in a philanthropic volleyball tournament. We had five incredible sweetheart candidates from ΔΖ, ΣΔΤ, ΑΟΠ, ΑΓΔ, and ΦΜ. With over 100 guests in attendance, the five teams played their hearts out. In the end, due to her extraordinary philanthropic efforts, the Phi Mu candidate was named our Rose Queen. We are proud to announce that $10,828 was raised for the JED Foundation, which works on suicide prevention and protecting the mental health of our nation’s youth.

Georgia Alpha – Georgia
Chapter President: Jordan Litteral ‘20
We held a road cleanup service event for the road (and surrounding roads) around our house. We had 70% attendance of our active roster, and we had a good time. This continues the long-standing tradition of Georgia Alpha cleaning the roads, and we will continue to carry on this tradition.

Georgia Beta – Georgia Tech
Chapter President: Matthew Jimenez ‘20
This spring, we hosted an unforgettable and highly successful Alumni Dinner, a testament to our vibrant brotherhood. The event took place at Naan Stop, a restaurant owned and operated by one of our esteemed brothers, Samir Idnani ‘01. Alongside the delightful camaraderie, our chapter held an exciting raffle featuring handmade Phi Psi-themed items, including cutting boards and lawn chairs, adding an extra touch of warmth and pride to the occasion. This wonderful evening provided an excellent platform for alumni to forge meaningful connections with undergraduates, fostering a true sense of brotherly love that epitomizes the Phi Kappa Psi experience.

Louisiana Alpha
Chapter President: Blake Arceneaux ‘20
Our chapter completed renovations and move-ins to our brand-new Fraternity house. Our efforts have completely transformed the house’s appearance, with a fresh coat of paint for the exterior and essential upgrades including new central-air units. The installation of the letters on the face of the house is a crucial moment for our chapter. Our new house is a hub for our rebuilding chapter, providing a common meeting area and a meal plan backup for the brothers to gather and share. We also packed our social calendar, including a memorable Founders Day event for our alumni at the new Fraternity house. The alumni brothers were thrilled to see the new house and enjoyed over 300 lbs. of boiled crawfish. We are delighted to announce that we have collaborated with the Baton Rouge Police Department, Keep Tiger Town Beautiful, Fred’s Bar and the Cajun Navy to conduct a cleanup operation of Tigerland and the adjacent areas. We take pride in working together toward the betterment of our community.

Louisiana Beta – UL Lafayette
Chapter President: Dyland Clark ‘20
Brother Brett Thibodeaux ‘22 won the title of Big Man 2023 for Phi Mu Sorority. This is the most prestigious and competitive Greek philanthropy event on the campus. Brother Thibodeaux represented LA Beta as well as the UL Interfraternity Council for which he is Vice President of Events.

Mississippi Alpha – Ole Miss
Chapter President: Jacob Greenwald ‘20
The brothers of Mississippi Alpha had a great spring semester filled with socials, our annual spring formal in New Orleans, service projects for tornado victims, and a great parents’ weekend. We also launched our new flagship philanthropy event, Phi Psi Final Four, a 3v3 basketball tournament benefitting the local Boys & Girls Club. This fall, we expect another excellent pledge class and a continuation of growth.

Tennessee Epsilon – Tennessee
Chapter President: Dylan Conyers ‘21
The chapter was happy to initiate 22 new brothers over the past academic year. We are excited to see what the new brothers will bring to the chapter in the future. We are looking ahead to the fall Rush, hoping to continue growing.

Virginia Alpha – Virginia
Chapter President: Alex Lin ‘22
One of the most exciting updates is the imminent move of the initiated Class of 2022 into the Fraternity house located at 159 Madison Lane in Charlottesville, Virginia. As our new brothers prepare to call this historic house “home,” we are looking forward to creating cherished memories and strengthening our bonds. Virginia Alpha Chapter stands united in our shared experiences, diverse pursuits and a sense of brotherhood that knows no bounds. We look forward to welcoming new members this fall and creating lasting memories that will be cherished for years to come. Our chapter is determined to make this coming year an unforgettable one, marked by academic excellence, community involvement and impactful initiatives.

Virginia Beta – W & L
Chapter President: Cooper Johnson ‘20
We raised over $30,000 for a Gold Star Memorial monument to be built in 2025. Additionally, we assisted in the Woods Creek Run for the Kids, raising over $3,000 for two young children in the Lexington area with Cerebral Palsy.

Virginia Zeta – Virginia Tech
Chapter President: Tripp Spano ‘20
Our chapter successfully participated in Virginia Tech’s Big Event, a service event organized by students and assists members of the Blacksburg, Christiansburg and New River Valley communities. We were one of the top participating organizations, with over 50 brothers serving the local neighborhoods, helping them with yard care and interior cleaning/organization. We are proud to represent the values of Phi Kappa Psi through the joy of serving others.

Virginia Theta – JMU
Chapter President: Phillip Helms ‘20
We partnered with Alpha Phi to host an Easter Egg Hunt on the sorority row. We passed out candy and greeted children, presenting a friendly and fun environment to the local community.

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David Nunn Minnesota ’21

“I’m looking forward to representing a passionate group of men who explore the finer aspects of Fraternal life.”

Colorado Alpha – Colorado
Chapter President: Luke Sandell ‘22
We came together for a philanthropy car wash. Charging five dollars per car wash, we raised around $250. We donated the money to the Best Buddies Program, which supports those with intellectual and developmental disabilities, facilitating leadership development, inclusive living, helping people secure jobs, and building friendships between people with and without IDD. Every brother was excited to raise money for such a purposeful charity, and we all had fun!

Iowa Alpha – Iowa
Chapter President: Mitchell Joines ‘22
We participated in the 29th annual Dance Marathon at the University of Iowa, raising $27,000 and were awarded the Mary Peterson Award for raising the most money out of all Greek chapters at Iowa. Phi Kappa Psi’s dedication to the Dance Marathon and their commitment to raising funds for the University of Iowa Stead Children’s Hospital is truly inspiring. Their efforts demonstrate the importance of giving back to the community and helping those in need, and they serve as an example for other organizations and individuals to follow.

Iowa Beta – Iowa State
Chapter President: Luke Werthmann ‘21
We hosted a successful philanthropy event, selling deep-fried food and raising funds for the Make-A-Wish foundation. We also attended a formal event in Chicago, where members enjoyed a night of bonding with brothers. In addition, the men of Iowa Beta won this spring’s Iowa State Greek Week by winning tournaments, lip-syncing and raising the most money in the Polar Bear Plunge for the Special Olympics of Iowa!

Kansas Alpha – Kansas
Chapter President: Noah Rookstool ‘21
Over this academic year we initiated 30 brand new members into our chapter. This is due to the great efforts of our Rush chairs, and the different outreach events they planned, including football games, dinners, etc. Next semester, we hope to initiate even more than we did this year and continue the growth our chapter with kind, courteous and cultured men.

Minnesota Beta – Minnesota
Chapter President: Zach Peterson ‘21
This semester, thanks to the efforts of our recruitment committee and new initiatives by the Interfraternity Council, we initiated nine outstanding gentlemen into the spring class of 2023 (the largest across all fraternities on campus). In the fall, we’re aiming to welcome 30 new members, and steps have already been taken in pursuit of that goal.

Minnesota Delta – Minn.-Duluth
Chapter President: Joe Hinkle ‘20
Our chapter stayed busy with campaigns like Hunter’s Pledge and partnering with local animal shelter — Animal Allies — to supply toys for dogs in need. We also held weekly brotherhood poker where we would play Texas Hold ‘em and connect with each other about our week. At our banquet we recognized an outstanding semester where we held a cumulative chapter GPA above 3.0. The brothers of Minnesota Delta are looking forward to another strong academic year in 2023-2024.

Minnesota Gamma – Minn. State-Mankato
Chapter President: Jack Muck ‘21
We raised over $900 for Gillette Children’s Hospital through the dance marathon held on our campus. Our own philanthropy event, Pie a Phi Psi, raised money to benefit the Big Brother Big Sister program at our local YMCA. We dominated in Greek Week with a victorious cardboard boat regatta, as well as a victory in the talent show. This spring, we were happy to welcome five new brothers to our chapter and are excited to see what the chapter can do next fall!

Missouri Alpha – Missouri
Chapter President: Peyton Boyd ‘21
We welcomed alumni back to CoMo with a Spring Homecoming Celebration for the ages. The event kicked off with a warm welcome from the undergrads on the front porch and in the newly completed Old Wing living room. Drinks and appetizers were provided by the chapter’s chefs. The HOUSE BAND provided music. Besides mingling with old friends and meeting some new ones, a highlight was an appearance by University of Missouri system president and Mizzou Chancellor Mun Choi. The weekend ended with a reception for active members and alumni to converse and have a celebratory toast.

Nebraska Alpha – Nebraska
Chapter President: Nick Foxworthy ‘22
Sophomore Luke Engebretson ‘22 leads the Phi Psi basketball team, starting off 0-4 in the regular season but turned it up in the playoffs winning 2 in a row, all the way to the final four. Phi Psi soccer finishes the regular season 2-1 and starts playoffs soon, hoping to bring home a title, led by John Worden ‘22 on offense and Cash Martin ‘21 on defense. Finally, Phi Psi softball hopes to repeat its runner-up championship from last year as playoffs start soon.

Texas Alpha – Texas
Chapter President: Mark von den Steinen ‘20
We began the year hosting our brothers from the Alabama Alpha Chapter for a heartbreaking loss accompanied by concerts from Chris Lake and Shane Smith & the Saints. Fall events included many more tailgates, our annual trip to Dallas for the Red River Rivalry, casino Night fundraiser, parents’ weekend, frost party, and winter formal. This spring was highlighted by Founders Weekend, Talladega and Vice parties, Moms’/Dads’ weekends and Bermuda formal. Outside of those events, brothers stayed engaged through poker, golf, basketball and video game tournaments.

Texas Beta – Texas Tech
Chapter President: Tyler Bush ‘21
We are proud to initiate 15 gentlemen into the brotherhood this semester, putting us over 150 members; one of the largest chapters on campus! We recently had a car wash with Chi Omega, cleaning over 100 cars and raising over $500 for the Make-A-Wish Foundation. Additionally, we’re looking forward to our annual Dog Days adoption event with the Lubbock Animal Shelter. Great things are happening at Texas Beta, and we are excited for what the future holds! LEDN

Texas Epsilon – SFA
Chapter President: Jaxon Rivera ‘21
We paired up with Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Inc and had a blast during Greek Week. Everyone had a great time, and we gave the other chapters a run for their money.

Texas Eta – Texas A&M
Chapter President: Alex Wilkinson ‘21
No chapter news was submitted.

Texas Zeta – Houston Christian
Chapter President: Jackson Weaver ‘22
No chapter news was submitted.

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Riley Johnson Oregon State ’21

“I look forward to learning about other chapters and how they work and meeting other Phi Psi brothers. And to being able to help my district grow.”

Arizona Beta – ASU
Chapter President: Grady Beaulieu ‘21
We had massive success in philanthropy this spring participating in Delta Zeta’s “Duke Out,” Kappa Kappa Gamma’s “Kappa Courtside,” and Kappa Alpha Theta’s, “Theta Dodgeball.” We placed 3rd in Delta Zeta’s, second in Theta’s, and first in KKG’s, raising over $10,000 for their respective philanthropies. Additionally, we plan on having our first Philo week, Phi Psi 500, in the fall. This will raise money for the Boys & Girls Club of America and continue the morals and values of Phi Psi.

California Beta – Stanford
Chapter President: Nick Reisner ‘22
This year we are welcoming a class of 30 new members. This amazing class includes young men who have rowed across oceans, conducted published research, pushed for changes to public policy and more. We are also immensely proud of the diversity of our new class, with young men hailing from not just the United States, but also Bulgaria, Argentina, the United Kingdom and more.

California Epsilon – UCLA
Chapter President: Paul Fayet-Faber ‘21
This spring break, we traveled to the island of Oahu in Hawaii for an incredible week of hiking, surfing and bonding. We journeyed to every corner of the island, snorkeled with sea turtles, and grilled some incredible burgers as we appreciated the beauty of nature. The views were incredible, but the best part of the trip was growing closer to different brothers as we traveled and adventured together.

California Eta – Cal Poly
Chapter President: Max Jorgenson ‘21
This upcoming quarter we will be bringing back our annual Fight For Life philanthropy event. It brings in thousands of dollars for The Boys & Girls Club and offers a great show for the brothers and outside members as well.

California Gamma – Cal
Chapter President: Mateo Marquez ‘21
California Gamma won the Intramural Football Championship for the 6th semester in a row.

California Theta – CSUN
Chapter President: Jonathan De Leon ‘21
We welcomed the new Omicron class and managed to succeed in being awarded two philanthropy trophies, which we won against other fraternities in raising money for local charities. In addition, one of our very own brothers, Abraham Perez ‘22, was selected to be a sorority’s dream man. It is with great honor that he received recognition as we gain more connections and strengthen Greek unity in the coming fall term.

California Kappa – UC Irvine
Chapter President: Gabriel Myrick ‘21
We are happy to announce that we ran our first philanthropy event since 2019. We were able to host a successful fundraiser for the Boys & Girls Club of Orange County. We are proud of our members as this was a first-time event for several of them. We had a great turnout and are hoping to improve our events and outreach for next year.

California Lambda – San Diego State
Chapter President: Caden Cooper ‘22
We attended and participated in a Sexual Education seminar run by San Diego State, which included spike ball tournament following the lesson. These men were not only given a fresh reminder about the proper way to have safe and consensual relations but also were given the opportunity to strengthen their brotherly bond over a competitive game.

Oregon Alpha – Oregon
Chapter President: Ryan Vandenberg ‘23
This past term, we hosted a multitude of philanthropic events, the most notable being Safe Driving Week with Hunter’s Pledge. We raised over $1,200 and had 100+ UO students sign pledges to promote distracted driving awareness. Our President Ryan Vandenberg ‘23, received an award from Phi Kappa Psi National President Bob Marchesani Butler ‘94 (IUP ‘79), highlighting outstanding leadership initiative within the chapter. Lastly, we are proud to announce our reclamation of the iconic Animal House, 729 E. 11th Ave., which the brothers will move into in fall 2023.

Oregon Beta – Oregon State
Chapter President: Grant Koons ‘21
No chapter news was submitted.

Washington Alpha – Washington
Chapter President: Christian Min ‘21
We hosted a philanthropy feed at the chapter house. The Tails and Treats feed combined two things everyone enjoys, friendly dogs and hot cocoa. The rain impacted our plans slightly, but with some quick thinking by the Philanthropy Team we pivoted and moved the event inside. We successfully raised over $400 for the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention.

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