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Spring 2017 Chapter Reports

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The following Chapter Reports were originally posted in The Temple Magazine of Phi Kappa Theta // Spring 2017

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Alaska-Anchorage, University of AK AΚ | Anchorage, AK We had an unsuccessful spring recruitment but we’re looking forward to fall recruitment where we plan to bring in 10 new members. We have two big events coming up. The first is to raise money for the CMN with the Anchorage Aces, where 1/3 of ticket sales will go to our local CMN Chapter. The other is to raise economic awareness of varying issues/solutions that we may see under our new Trump administration via a panel of local professors.

Arizona State
University AZ AZ | Tempe, AZ The Arizona Alpha Zeta Chapter has made huge strides in many areas this semester in academics, social development and recruitment. Currently ranked 4th in IFC for GPA, we have made playoffs in two intramural sports and accepted the largest pledge class our chapter has ever accepted with 25 accepted bids.

Bridgewater State
University MA Z | Bridgewater, MA Our Board attended a retreat to discuss goals, plan events and reflect on purpose. We welcomed 8 Associate Members. Every other Saturday, brothers volunteer at a non-profit to alleviate child poverty. We held a spiritual event at Borderlands State Park, where we discussed the future of our organization. We reflected on ourselves, held a professional development activity and a dodgeball brotherhood event. Finally, we participated in Relay for Life and raised over $1,000.

Case Western Reserve OH AΒ | Cleveland, OH This past fall, Ohio Alpha Beta celebrated it’s 75th year on CWRU’s campus. And the chapter’s recently formed Local Board of Coaches has worked hard with the current Executive Council to make some much needed chapter improvements.

Cincinnati, University of OH Ο | Cincinnati, OH We focused on recruitment, alumni relations and campus involvement this year. Last fall, we partnered with Gamma Phi Beta Sorority for Homecoming 2017, as well as planned a philanthropy event in conjunction with the Rotary Club in April. We are recruiting heavily for next fall’s initiation, as we have had a successful Fall 2016 and Spring 2017 AM class. We began an alumni newsletter to unify and inform our alumni of the doings of our chapter. Go Bearcats!

Colorado State
University CO ΧΣ | Fort Collins, CO Colorado Chi Sigma chapter is doing extremely well. We’ve really come together as a fraternity this semester, which has been demonstrated in both recruitment and the events we’ve held.

Detriot-Mercy, University of MI Ω | Detroit, MI Our chapter just recently had a Brotherhood weekend, wherein we held Quo Vadis and composite photos. In March we  participated in a campus cleanup to pick up trash.

Duquesne University PA AΞ | Pittsburgh, PA This semester we brought in the largest pledge class that our chapter has ever seen (16 associate members). This pledge class is a testament to our chapter’s resiliency through the fall semester when we were only able to bring in one new brother. In the past few recruitment cycles we have developed a new recruitment strategy that’s paying off. We hope to continue this success in spring recruitment and teach more gentleman what it means to be brothers of Phi Kappa Theta.

Eastern Illinois
University IL AΩ | Charleston, IL The brothers of Illinois Alpha Omega this semester have been working hard on maintaining our first-in-grades status for the third year in a row, and boasting the most members in The Order of Omega. Both among all fraternities. This spring the Chapter set record performance for Greek Week by placing 2nd in Greek Sing, 3rd in Tugs and 3rd overall!

George Mason
University VA ΓΜ | Fairfax, VA Our chapter size is dwindling, but there are a few students interested in building it back up.

Georgia, University of GA ΔΡ | Athens, GA Did not submit own report.

Georgia Southern
University GA ΛΧ | Statesboro, GA We are really focusing on having the best brotherhood we can have this semester. We are holding multiple brotherhood events and personal advancement sessions for our brothers. We are also reaching out to do philanthropy with the local police departments.

Georgia Institute of Technology GA ΓΤ | Atlanta, GA We’ve grown closer as a brotherhood than we’ve been in semesters, taken great strides in focusing and improving our pillar development and honed our desire for servant leadership.

University NY AΩ | Hempstead, NY We’re focused on growing our chapter’s campus presence by hosting a variety of events for the community. We’ve planned a spirituality panel, where facility members of different faiths will answer questions about religion and spirituality. We’re hosting mass for members of Greek Life and a lip-sync battle to raise money for CMN. We took in our Epsilon Class consisting of 10 new members. We’ll be hosting our 1st annual Family & Alumni Luncheon to showcase our chapter’s work and progress.

Illinois, University of IL ΒΔ | Champaign, IL Our Colony is doing well going through preparations to provide a smooth transition of leadership at the end of March. We have made some operational improvements and have been benefiting from them since. Set to Charter the weekend of April 29, 2017.

Iowa, The University of (C) IA Δ | Iowa City, IA Iowa Delta is stronger than we have ever been. We are on track to complete the chartering process and aim to set a chartering date for Fall of 2017.

Iowa State
University IA Ξ | Ames, IA The Iowa Xi chapter has reached a membership of 50, and we are continuing our success by placing well in Homecoming and Greek Week. Our academics have improved and we have been modernizing our Constitution.

Kansas State
University KS Ι | Manhattan, KS The Kansas Iota Chapter is currently in a rebuilding year. We are focusing on recruiting quality men rather than quantity. We are grateful for all the support we have received from our alumni.

University PA A | Bethlehem, PA This semester, the Pennsylvania Alpha Chapter at Lehigh University has come a great way. After a troubled past 2 years, the chapter has made great progress in implementing a culture change in which brothers look out for each other and the chapter and there is transparency between the leadership and the general members of the chapter.

University IL ΚΦ | Romeoville, IL The chapter has taken time to focus on improving the internal operations and adherence to University guidelines. Our brotherhood has strengthened in the meantime.

Louisiana-Lafayette, University of LA Ο | Lafayette, LA We’re growing! After some cuts and probations in recent years, we’ve increased our chapter size in three semesters. We pride ourselves in making positive impacts on our university and community. Per capita, we have the most community service hours on campus. Every brother has bought in to rebuilding our chapter to make it the strongest brotherhood around. We’re excited for what the future holds. We anticipate around 25 members going into the spring of 2018.

Massachusetts-Dartmouth, University of MA ΚΘ | Dartmouth, MA We recruited our largest class (8) in recent years. We have put a lot of time and effort into philanthropy, with scheduled events such as Polar Plunge, Habitat for Humanity and Relay for Life.

Massachusetts Institute of Technology MA Η | Cambridge, MA We made immense progress towards house renovations, inclusion and general operations. We are on a trend toward a very strong and cohesive brotherhood.

Missouri, University of MO ΚΥ | Columbia, MO The Alumni Receivership Board is working with the chapter to improve the chapter’s performance. In more positive news, the chapter GPA ranked fourth out of thirty-five fraternities in Fall 2016.

Missouri University of Science and Technology MO Μ | Rolla, MO We’re adapting to and enjoying our new chapter house. With 25 new members we are thriving and becoming one of the top houses on campus. We’ve competed in events such as Greek Week (fall) and St. Patrick’s day activities (spring). We’re lucky to have such great alumni advise us and help us become the best we can be. Several members attended the Regional Leadership Conference and brought awesome ideas back with them that we look to implement in the near future.

Nebraska, University of NE Π | Lincoln, NE This year, brothers have taken it upon themselves to attend to their faith and relationship with God. This has brought considerable peace and increased brotherhood throughout the house.

chapterreportThrowback Image: The Nebraska Pi Chapter at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln held their formal initiation where local Bishop Conley visited (center, standing). He was there to congratulate new initiates who had recently completed the initiation ceremony during Phi Kap Week. With Father Matia, pictured kneeled, far left.

Nicholls State
University LA ΝΩ | Thibodaux, LA We are improving our numbers and growing closer with our in state brothers from Louisiana Omicron in Lafayette. This is our 50th year on campus so we plan to strengthen our communication with alumni, setting up a formal get together to celebrate. Many current and past Brothers are from Baton Rouge, so last semester we helped out people who were affected by the Baton Rouge flood. We collected goods around campus for the cause, donating $300 through the University.

chapterreportAlumni Note: Jeremy Perque (Nicholls State University, ‘03), right, has recently been elected partner in the financial, estate and retirement planning firm of Altus Wealth Management. He is a former Foundation Board member of Phi Kappa Theta. He has managed client relationships and provided financial services in the south Louisiana area since 2006. He joins partners Mickey Guidry, Ronnie Brown, Jesse Daigle, Wally McMakin, John Reeder and John Stewart. He is involved In the Sunrise Rotary Club of Baton Rouge and the Nicholls Alumni Federation.

Northern Illinois
University IL Ψ | DeKalb, IL Our chapter has made great strides this semester. We made it our goal to put more emphasis on philanthropy and community service. We implemented a new Community Service Plan to increase member involvement on campus and the community. That momentum really showed at NIU’s Dance Marathon, where we were the top fundraising fraternity, raising over $3,000. We also had the most attendance at the event of all organizations, so it was a very proud moment for our chapter.

The Ohio State
University OH ΓΘ | Columbus, OH We have been working with local alumni and other resources to grow our philanthropy efforts and have fostered a reinvigorated sense of brotherhood and leadership amongst the active chapter.

University OH Ψ | Athens, OH Ohio Psi is pleased to have gained another community service partner, Passionworks. This is an organization for disabled individuals to go and express themselves through artwork. We sit with them and assist in any way they need. Furthermore, we are pleased to say that we have been to every other fraternity’s philanthropy events to help out the local community.

Pennsylvania State
University PA ΒΓ | State College, PA Did not submit own report.

Pittsburgh, University of PA Μ | Pittsburgh, PA Pennsylvania Mu is coming off of our best round of recruitment in years and we’re hoping to ride that momentum to next year. With a host of new young brothers, our main goals for next year are to help them develop into future leaders inside and outside the fraternity.

University IN Ζ | West Lafayette, IN During the fall semester, the chapter reconnected with its Catholic heritage by working closely with Saint Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church.

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute NY Σ | Troy, NY We have continued our standard of excellence and self-improvement in the Greek community through social and philanthropy events.

San Diego, University of CA ΦΔ | San Diego, CA In April our 9 AM’s received their "Big Brother”. It has been encouraging to watch our AM’s develop into PKT gentlemen. We’ve been active on campus promoting sexual assault awareness and bystander intervention and recently completed a chapter-wide pledge through the "It’s On Us” organization. We’re passionate about combatting sexual assault withing the USD community and fostering positive change on campus.

San Diego State
University CA ΦΙ | San Diego, CA Here at California Phi Iota, we’ve seen a shift over these past two years. There is so much competition for leadership positions within the house and even the university. We believe brotherhood is very important because we truly are a family. We are excited for where this house is heading into the future here at SDSU.

Saint Francis
University PA Τ | Loretto, PA Every day we continue to grow closer as one Fraternity, achieving organizational goals and individual goals for the betterment of each brother. Recently implemented was a new study program, which has raised our overall GPA tremendously. We continue to work on connecting with our past alumni and bettering our relationships with them. Through new fundraising ideas, we are working on coming out of the burden of debt. This semester has been one of our best in terms of our chapter growth.

Seton Hall
University NJ ΦΒ | South Orange, NJ We’re implementing a standards committee to oversee disciplinary actions among brothers. We’ve held philanthropy events including bake sales for American Cancer Society, raffles for Jim Valvano Foundation and volunteer hours at the Hillside Food Bank. We recruited sixteen AM’s, applying Academic Resource and Career Development workshops into the AM process. We’re growing in numbers, intelligence and professionalism striving to exemplify what it means to be PKT.

South Dakota, University of SD ΑΞ | Vermillion, SD The chapter is being reorganized and built while also growing on campus and making better connections with alumni and other Greek organizations.

University NY Τ | Syracuse, NY This semester our chapter has made great strides to improve ourselves. Our Executive Board has been highly motivated to improve our chapter in both its internal operations and external relationships within our campus’ Greek Life, as well as with other student organizations. We have continued to grow our relationships with local community service entities such as Meals on Wheels and Adopt-A-Street.

University PA Ι | Philadelphia, PA We obtained a decent Associate Member class. We raised money for HootaThon. We have planned and executed a few block clean ups. We are also collaborating with sororities from different councils for service/philanthropy events.

Texas at Austin, University of TX ΑΠ | Austin, TX Our chapter’s brotherhood continues to be strong, and we are improving internal organization to help future growth.

Texas Rio Grande Valley, University of TX ΤΜ | Brownsville, TX The Texas Tau Mu chapter always strives to achieve everlasting success in all aspects of college life, from countless community service hours to being named the number one Greeks on campus. Most of our brothers have improved their GPA in some shape or form, since the ultimate goal is graduation. The Texas Tau Mu chapter of Phi Kappa Theta adheres to inspiring confidence through life experiences.

University IN ΑΓ | Angola, IN The Indiana Alpha Gamma Chapter is currently closing in on our $6000 fundraising goal for CMN. We’re planning our annual Special Olympics for Steuben County and Benefit Dinner / Silent Auction. Our chapter is now looking at the fourth consecutive semester with over 800 service hours. Lastly, we are a week away from initiating 10 new members for the Spring Class of 2017.

Washington State
University WA AΔ | Pullman, WA Our chapter has been actively improving all aspects of operations. Giving back through Community Service and involvement in other chapters’ philanthropic events has been a main focus. We’re also striving to take over the top place in fraternity GPA at our university, which we narrowly missed last semester. Our men enjoy pushing themselves to be the best they can be and shining a positive light on not only our chapter, but the Greek community as a whole.

Washington, University of WA ΒΔ | Seattle, WA Did not submit own report.

Wisconsin–Madison, University of WI Λ | Madison, WI This semester Wisconsin Lambda has started out the year very well with a fun and fruitful round of recruitment and an exciting "Phish Phry” philanthropy event.

Worcester Polytechnic Institute MA Λ | Worcester, MA Our chapter has found success in putting more emphasis on philanthropy, adding more opportunities for brothers to get involved.

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