Social Impact Workshop & Reception

Earlier this month, the Psi Upsilon Foundation held the first Social Impact Fellowship Retreat to honor and teach our Social Impact Fellows. Distinguished facilitators Tyree P. Jones ESQ, Kappa ‘82 (Bowdoin), Patrick Gilrane, Psi ‘83 (Hamilton) and Lance Miller, Epsilon Nu ‘80(Michigan State), facilitated leadership development sessions with the 2020-21 and 2021-22 cohorts of Fellows, including Dr. Brian Christie, Zeta ‘07 (Dartmouth), Bri Watson, Delta Nu ‘11 (Keene State), Mike Thibideau, Epsilon Nu ‘11 (Michigan State), Dr. Daniel Correa, Phi Delta ‘04 (Mary Washington), Roberta Hunter Epsilon Iota ‘ 94 (RPI) and Amb. Robert Beecroft Ret’d, Tau ‘62 (Pennsylvania). The retreat was followed by a reception for fellowship supporters and leadership. Read The Full Recap Here.

Lambda Sigma Chapter raises over $14,000 for Conquer Paralysis Now!

On Friday, March 18th, the Lambda Sigma Chapter at Pepperdine University hosted their annual Psi U Think You Can Dance Philanthropy. This event invites Fraternities, Sororities and other student organizations to create dance teams and compete in front of a panel of judges. Beginning in the 2000’s this event has grown into a campus tradition, and after having to hold the event online in 2021, returned to an in person performance in front of the student body on campus.

Psi U Think You Can Dance 2022

Video Recap, local coverage, and more in the full article here

2022 March Challenge

The 2022 Psi U March Challenge is a wrap! 215 donors from 29 chapters helped support this important campaign; THANK YOU! We were able to raise over $48,445.03 in five days!

Congratulations to the Gamma Tau chapter (Georgia Tech) for winning the challenge with 45 donors!

The “Final Four” is rounded out by the Omicron Chapter (Illinois) with 26 donors, the Eta (Lehigh)with 24 donors and 3 chapters had a tie for the 4th spot with 13 donors each: the Delta Omicron 
(Purdue), Omega (Chicago) and the Pi (Syracuse).

“I want current undergrads have at least the same opportunities I had.” • Bill Robinson, Upsilon ‘72

“Psi U gave me a family to support and friends for life.” • Madison Turkette, Delta Omicron, ‘19

Read the full article, including more quotes from our brothers here

James Volpentest, Theta Theta ‘90 (WASHINGTON), Joins Foundation Board

The Board of Directors of Psi Upsilon are pleased to announce the election of Brother James Volpentest, Theta Theta ’91, as the newest member of the board of directors. Mr. Volpentest graduated from the  University of Washington and brings extensive experience from a distinguished career in sales and management.

James currently serves as the Senior Sales Director for Front, a technology firm specializing in software and services for businesses to manage their customer interaction. Prior to his current position James spent twelve years at LinkedIn serving in various executive capacities. Before that James worked years at Oracle Corporation serving in executive positions focused on growing the business.

Read his full profile here.

From the Archives: “Howlin’ Mad” Howley, Delta ‘25 (NYU) and the occupation of Berlin

June 17, 1945 – A commandeered Horsch Roadster rides to Berlin. Behind this luxury German car follow 120 jeeps and military vehicles; all polished to a high sheen and festooned with American flags. Among their number is a truck laden with 10,000 bottles of whiskey and wine to celebrate the liberation of the city. Leading the convoy riding in the Roadster sat General Frank L. Howley, Delta 1925 (NYU). “It was my intention,” said brother Howley, “to make this advance party a spectacular thing.”1 Read about this fascinating man, survived by 3 sons who are also Psi U’s, here!

Phi Beta Owl Club Initiates First Full Class of Brothers

On Saturday, April 23rd, the Phi Beta Alumni Association initiated sixteen new members to the Undergraduate Chapter as we continue our return to the College of William and Mary. Currently an Owl Club, a term used for an undergraduate chapter returning to full chapter status, the chapter successfully petitioned the campus IFC and became a recognized organization in the Fall.  
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Reflections: A Journal of Psi Upsilon History is a publication of the Psi Upsilon Foundation focused on researching and highlighting the stories behind the members, buildings, artifacts, and traditions of our order as we approach two centuries of brotherhood.

Click to read the most recent edition of the Reflections journal

Speaker Series

You are cordially invited to our first FishFund Venture Summit & Presentations next month

Hear from thought leaders and investors in the innovation space and learn about new startup projects helmed by Psi Upsilon brothers. Significant others are welcome.

To qualify to present, the startup must have a fully developed and working product.
A founder, C-Suite leader or key investor must be a Psi Upsilon brother.

May 12th, 2022
6:00 pm 
The Clift Royal Sonesta Hotel
495 Geary Street
San Francisco, CA 94102

Register Here to Join Us. Direct inquiries to Director of Member Engagement Jonathan Chaffin

Annual Fund Updates

Please check to see if your company does Donation Matching for 501c3s. (Google, The Home Depot, Microsoft, and many more match 50 to 100%, some up to 500%!).

Alumni, consider supporting the Annual Fund with a gift of $250
or more to join our Founder’s Society!
Thank you to everyone who made a gift in 2021. You can view the 2022 Founder’s Society Members here.

In Memoriam

See a listing of brothers whose passing has been reported to us since July 2021.

Upcoming Events

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05.11.2022 – Brotherly Fellowship Event – Marina Del Rey (LA), CA
Date: Wednesday May 11th, 2022
Time: 7pm Start
Location: Fire Walkers Brewing Company. 3205 Washington Blvd. Marina Del Rey, CA 90292
Spouses and significant others are encouraged to attend
Ticket prices: $55 Alumni • $30 2017-2021 Recent Undergrad • $300 Sponsor the event

05.12 – 05.13.2022 – FishFund: Annual Venture Summit
Date: Thursday May 12th, 2022
Time: 6pm – 9pm
Location: The Clift Royal Sonesta Hotel. 495 Geary Street. San Francisco, CA 94102
Spouses and significant others are encouraged to attend
Ticket prices: $65 Alumni • $30 2017-2021 Recent Undergrad • $300 Sponsor the event. •. $800 Corporate Sponsors

05.18.2022 – Brotherly Fellowship Event – New England
Date: Wednesday, May 18, 2022.
Time: 6pm Start
Location: Lamplighter CX in Cambridge. 110 N First St. Cambridge, MA 02141
Ticket prices: $55 Alumni • $30 2017-2021 Recent Undergrad • $300 Sponsor the event

05.18.2022 – Chapter Corporation Presidents and Alumni Advisors Town Hall
Date: Wednesday March 18th
Time: 6-7PM EST

05.20-22.2022 – Psi Upsilon History & Archives Weekend
Date: Friday May 20 – Sunday May 22
Location: Indianapolis, IN

Click here for a complete list of Psi U events. If you’re interested in sponsoring an event in your area or to have your event listed in the calendar please email Director of Engagement Jonathan Chaffin (

Have news to pass along? We’d love to hear from you! Please contact Executive Director Thomas Fox ( with anything you would like to share.

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