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Fall 2016 Chapter Reports

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The following Chapter Reports were originally posted in The Temple Magazine of Phi Kappa Theta // Fall 2016

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Alaska-Anchorage, University of AK AΚ | Anchorage, AK As a new Chapter, Alaska is building a Continuity Binder to ensure our sustainability, longevity and ease transitions. We’re collaborating with our local minor league hockey team to raise money for CMN. Carlos for Kids honors our fallen brother. Our goal is  $2,000 for CMN. We’re starting our own aquaponics system benefiting Food for Thought, a Phi Kap led initiative presented at QV this summer. We plan to start the education program next Fall.

Arizona State AZ AZ | Tempe, AZ The Arizona State Chapter associated 16 new members this semester.

Bridgewater State MA Z | Bridgewater, MA Massachusetts Zeta is going strong in our 6th year at Bridgewater State. We recruited more members than any previous semester. We have made strides with our constitution, paying dues by working shifts at Gillette Stadium, and improving our executive board.

Case Western OH AΒ | Cleveland, OH The Ohio Alpha Beta Chapter has made great improvements! We changed our leadership structure to align with that of the Executive Office and are in the process of forming a Local Board of Coaches. These changes should help us retain the institutional knowledge needed to effectively run the chapter.

Cincinnati, University of OH Ο | Cincinnati, OH Did not submit own report.

Colorado State CO ΧΣ | Fort Collins, CO Deeper relationships, superior standards and financial stability highlight Chi Sigma’s achieved goals. A more personal sense of unity has allowed us to become a band of brothers seeking the goal of becoming a distinguished Catholic fraternity. A small, but growing, budget proves that in time the vision will be reality.

Detriot-Mercy, University of MI Ω | Detroit, MI Michigan Omega has made significant progress this year. Rush was a success, we have 7 associate members. Our member GPA is still the highest Greek organization on campus. We recently had a very successful Quo Vadis with great turnout. We’re looking forward to our Freindsgiving and semi-formal brotherhood events in the coming weeks.

Duquesne University PA AΞ | Pittsburgh, PA We made the Bishop of Diocese of Pittsburgh, David Zubik, an honorary Brother, and this spring he will be helping us serve fish sandwiches at our yearly Fish Fry held Fridays during Lent. This past year we have raised over $4,000 for CMN between our annual Monte Carlo Night, Fish Fry, and Lip Sync battle. This semester we adopted a trail in Pittsburgh, in which brothers clean and maintain. We will continue this project for years.

Eastern Illinois IL AΩ | Charleston, IL Brothers of Illinois Alpha Omega take great pride in doing community service. We are very close with our local Salvation Army and Brothers participate in their after school program. We also strive for academic excellence and building a strong brotherhood.

George Mason VA ΓΜ | Fairfax, VA Did not submit own report.

University of Georgia GA ΔΡ | Athens, GA We have increased our volunteering efforts. In addition to helping move books for the Oconee County Library in Athens, GA, for their annual book sale, we also started volunteering at the local humane society. Georgia Delta Rho hopes that our volunteer efforts can help the local community.

Georgia Southern GA ΛΧ | Statesboro, GA Georgia Lambda Chi is very excited about our new involvement with Concerns of Police Survivors. We will be selling shirts to raise money for C.O.P.S. this semester. In Spring 2017, brothers are looking forward to our first annual "Back The Blue BBQ” to benefit C.O.P.S. and the "Phinest Rose Pageant” for Team Irelynn.

Georgia Tech GA ΓΤ | Atlanta, GA Gamma Tau’s key focus this year is brotherhood. In addition to Quo Vadis, we have dedicated a week of events to further strengthen the bonds that we share.

Hofstra NY AΩ | Hempstead, NY We are preparing for our upcoming philanthropy event and participating in Fall Festival Activities. Alongside Delta Chi and Alpha Phi, we came in first place for Lip/Sync, a dancing competition and had a great time working with them. We’ve also begun planning community service events and our annual brotherhood retreat at a seminary. As always, we continue to represent our chapter well for our national organization.

Illinois, University of (C) IL ΒΔ | Champaign, IL Our Chapter has been impressive in many ways this semester. We have increased our membership and structurally set the stage for an impeccable next few years. We’ve seen an abundance of leadership developing within our ranks and look forward to future accomplishments.

Iowa, The University of (C) IA Δ | Iowa City, IA Did not submit own report.

Iowa State IA Ξ | Ames, IA The Iowa Xi Chapter is making great progress in its impact on the Iowa State community. We have essentially doubled our membership in the last two years and recently revamped our community service and scholarship programs. We hope to be an extremely prominent chapter on our campus in the next couple years.

Kansas State KS Ι | Manhattan, KS The Kansas Iota Chapter is in a period of rebuilding and growth. As a chapter we have decided to look back to our roots as we move towards the future. As we approach our 100th year at Kansas State, we are targeting the recruits who share our core values. KS Iota will be strong again in the coming years.

Lehigh PA A | Bethlehem, PA The Lehigh Chapter is excited to announce that we have returned to our good standing with the University after two challenging years of overcoming past faults. We also raised $600 at our Parents’ Dinner, which will go towards our annual Dominican Republic Philanthropy trip over Spring break.

Lewis IL ΚΦ | Romeoville, IL Did not submit own report.

University of Louisiana-LaFayette LA Ο | Lafayette, LA We’ve had a great rebuilding year, doubled our chapter size to 13 guys this semester, and are continuing to teach our new men to live by our ideals. We have helped with Free to Breathe, Habitat for Humanity, and have a few Giveback Nights coming up. Very proud of our guys and the work they’ve done.

Massachusetts-Dartmouth, University of MA ΚΘ | Dartmouth, MA Massachusetts Kappa Theta has progressed immensely. We’re focused and ready to succeed. On the weekends, we give back to the community by cleaning our neighborhood and stay involved on campus. This Fall, we’re participating in the family festival and tabling for CMN. I cannot be more proud of the brothers and the steps we all are taking to be the best leaders we can be.

MIT MA Η | Cambridge, MA Massachusetts Eta is glad to share progress toward improving ourselves and our community. We personally renovated floors and a gym space, committed every brother to at least 12 hours of service per semester, actively promoted sexual assault awareness on campus, advanced LGBTQ inclusivity within our brotherhood and more.

Missouri, University of MO ΚΥ | Columbia, MO Our chapter has avoided the negative perspectives of Greek Life that are currently taking place at Mizzou and striving to "Give, Expecting Nothing Thereof”. Our campaign to raise $20,000 for our philanthropic effort, Camp Kesem, is underway and we’ve reached 1/4 of our goal!

Missouri S&T MO Μ | Rolla, MO We have 28 AM’s for the Fall, and a full house participating in many events including Greek Week and intramural sports. As one of the larger houses on campus we have opportunities to network with a lot of other organizations to put on philanthropy events. We are also participating in many St. Patrick’s day events this year such as a cudgel, float and competitive activities on campus. We’re still adjusting to the new house but the brotherhood level is at an all time high.

Nebraska, University of NE Π | Lincoln, NE Nebraska Pi is changing the Greek system on the University of Nebraska’s campus. Other Greek orgs see our light and try to imitate us. This year has been fruitful with a new class and an increased growth in virtue. Our men work hard to hold each other accountable, and we have a solid support system. A respect for women and fellow man has been the biggest result.

Nicholls State LA ΝΩ | Thibodaux, LA Did not submit own report.

Northern Illinois IL Ψ | DeKalb, IL Did not submit own report.

The Ohio State OH ΓΘ | Columbus, OH This year our chapter has faced many challenges regarding our brotherhood organizationally as well as fraternally. Our brothers and alumni of our chapter have begun to mend their relationship with one another and are working to correct mistakes in leadership decisions moving forward.

Ohio OH Ψ | Athens, OH The Ohio Psi chapter has been continuing in the path it has been forging over the past several years. They moved back into their chapter house of 25 North College Street this year and have an AM class of 13. They look forward to continuing their Philinthropy, the polar plunge, for its 10th anniversary in Athens, OH.

Penn State PA ΒΓ | State College, PA We’ve expanded our brotherhood by 50 members due to recently high pledge classes. A better relationship with the local community by increasing community service such as trash pickups, food donations and book/clothing drives. Raised over 10K for The Penn State IFC/Panhellenic Dance Marathon, or THON and have excelled in Philanthropic work through bake sales and fundraising events.

Pittsburgh, University of PA Μ | Pittsburgh, PA Pennsylvania Mu brought in more new members this fall alone (9) than we did all last year (7). Also, we are well ahead of the game in anticipating 15-20 new recruits for the spring. We are on a schedule of having a philanthropy event every month, starting with a community puzzle display for Autism Speaks.

Purdue IN Ζ | West Lafayette, IN Indiana Zeta has been hard at work. Over the past year, we’ve raised $2,700 for Riley Hospital for Children. We plan on entering the Purdue Grand Prix this year. To engage alumni more, we are setting up a mentorship program. We hope to keep setting the standard higher. If you have any questions or want to help out, please contact gcrabtree@purdue.edu

RPI NY Σ | Troy, NY New York Sigma recently pinned 23 new members in the house. This is our biggest class in the past 5 years, and the biggest class on campus. We are focusing on brotherhood bonding, building our online back work server, and hosting more philanthropy events. Proud to be Phi Kap!

San Diego, University of CA ΦΔ | San Diego, CA We continually strive to improve our community and strengthen our brotherhood by emphasizing our core values. This year, we raised over $10K for Children’s Hospital Orange County and plan to raise another $10K for the Movember Foundation this coming November. We are further strengthening our alumnni relations by actively planning brotherhood events with our growing Alumni network.

SDSU CA ΦΙ | San Diego, CA We saw over 550 rushees through rush events. 1st place in IFC football & softball. Most volunteers for breast cancer walk in 4 years combined. Chapter house renovations. Gearing up for Movember.

Temple PA Ι | Philadelphia, PA We are hard at work educating out current class of associate members. We are preparing a tailgate fundraiser this Fall, and are organizing a fundraising event for the Tutu Project to support Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

Saint Francis PA Τ | Loretto, PA Pennsylvania Tau has greatly improved our relationship with Saint Francis University and the community. We were named Fraternity of the Year by SFU for the 2015-2016 school year. We also won Greek Week and had the largest Spring 2016 new member class of all fraternities on campus. We are continuing our philanthropy work for Movember this semester and developing better alumni relations.

Seton Hall NJ ΦΒ | South Orange, NJ Our chapter is celebrating our 54th year at Seton Hall and we remain the first and oldest fraternity on campus. We now have 40 collegiate members who devote themselves to the brotherhood that Phi Kappa Theta stands for and bettering themselves and those around them everyday. Also, 2016 marks the 30th year that we are having our annual female Greek Life talent show, Pirate Queen, for our main philanthropy, Team Walker.

Trine IN ΑΓ | Angola, IN Our goals are to improve brotherhood, GPA, and fundraising. We have over 400 public relation hours so far, we pledged 4 AM’s and have 60 recruits interested. We placed in 90% of homecoming events and were second in our Spartan Week. Our biggest focus now is perfecting our fundraising approach with a few events coming up.

South Dakota, University of SD ΑΞ | Vermillion, SD Did not submit own report.

Syracuse NY Τ | Syracuse, NY Did not submit own report.

Wisconsin, University of WI Λ | Madison, WI The Phi Kaps in Madison are rolling into fall with style. From championing a new philanthropic effort with Delta Gamma to celebrating the wedding of a brother, the men of Wisconsin Lambda have our eyes set on great things this semester. You’ll be hard pressed to find a more determined and passionate group of men on our campus.

Texas/Austin, University of TX ΑΠ | Austin, TX The University of Texas at Austin Chapter associated 3 new members this semester.

chapterreport16BTexas Rio Grande Valley, University ofTX ΤΜ | Brownsville, TX Did not submit own report. Image: Throwback - Texas Tau Mu brothers gathered on Saturday, October 15th, 2016 to honor and host the Founding Members on their 50th Anniversary Celebration of being a Chapter of Phi Kappa Theta Fraternity at what was then Pan American College. Image taken October 13th, 1966.

Washington, University of WA ΒΔ | Seattle, WA Entering this academic year, the brothers of Washington Beta Delta are currently bringing our chapter back with the biggest recruitment we’ve had in years. We try our best to be very welcoming and positive while truly embracing the motto "Give, Expecting Nothing Thereof”! #proudtobeaPhiKap

Washington State University WA AΔ | Pullman, WA After winning the Founders Cup for the second year in a row, we celebrated the 20th Anniversary of our Chapter house being built by Brother Paul Allen with over 200 Alumni, Collegiate and National representatives in attendance! We are raising funds for our WSU Phi Kappa Theta Scholarship Endowment and the Chapter is ready to raise over $10K for Movember! GO COUGS!

Worcester Polytechnic University MA Λ | Worcester, MA Our chapter has been working to increase transparency between the executive board, cabinet and general members while improving our campus image and promoting our brotherhood values.

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