Psi U Returns to William & Mary
Jeremy McKeon, Eta ’08 (Lehigh) Elected 25th Executive Council President
Jason Allen joins Psi U staff as Director of Chapter Services
2020 Psi Upsilon Digital Summit Recap
Gamma Tau Chapter History
Social Impact Fellowship Applications Are Open
2020 Award Winners
Annual Fund Update
We know the Fall of 2020 will be an abnormal time for our chapters and filled with new challenges. We’re committed to supporting everyone as classes begin. View our Covid-19 Fall Planning Resources for Chapters and Alumni Corporations
On Sunday, July 19th, the Executive Council formally recognized an Owl Club at the College of William and Mary and announced the return at the 2020 Digital Summit. Owl Club is the term used to identify a group of uninitiated students who are looking to restart a dormant chapter of Psi Upsilon. This group of dedicated students has been working with the Phi Beta Alumni Association over the past few months to be able to position themselves for a successful return.
If you know any students who would make a great member please let us know by filling out this link.
On Saturday, July 25th, Jeremy McKeon, Eta ’08 (Lehigh) became the 25th president of the Executive Council at its Annual Meeting of the Directors. Jeremy joined the Council in 2011 and has served as secretary and vice-president previously. He was also a past president of the Goodale Literary Association, the alumni association of the Eta Chapter.
Jeremy graduated from Lehigh University with a Bachelors degree in Civil Engineering and continued his studies at Columbia University and received his Master’s degree in 2011. He is currently the CEO of Azimuth Engineering Group, an engineering services firm he founded in 2018. He currently lives in Northern New Jersey with his wife, Vanessa, and son Caspian.
We’re excited to welcome Jason Allen as Psi Upsilon’s new Director of Chapter Services!
Jason joins the Psi Upsilon staff after almost a decade of working in higher education. He is a member of the Phi Kappa Psi fraternity, joining at their Oneonta State College Chapter where he completed his bachelor’s in Sociology; and shortly after that, he completed his master’s degree at Binghamton University. Since then, he has worked at Cornell University, Phi Kappa Psi headquarters, and Phired Up Productions. Having seen our multifaceted industry from many angles, Jason will develop, coordinate, and direct the services the International Fraternity provides to its collegiate chapters.
Originally from upstate NY, Jason is a Midwest transplant and, with his girlfriend and dog, is embracing all the things Indianapolis has to offer. As an introverted extrovert, Jason loves to spend his time with friends and family, and then quickly likes to go home to catch up on couch time, baseball, and the newest series to binge watch.
Feel free to reach out to Jason at Jason@psiu.org and welcome him to the team!
At the end of July Psi Upsilon brothers took part in a virtual celebration of our Fraternity with the first ever Psi Upsilon Summit! Over 100 members participated in events including a Trivia challenge, business reports, and awards ceremony during the weekend. We’d like to thank everyone who participated and for anyone who missed the sessions you can view highlights and download our packet of materials here.
Playlist of individual sections
Congrats to Anthony Anderson, Alpha Omicron ’21 (New Jersey Institute of Technology) for winning trivia! And congrats to Riley Frady, Delta Omicron ’22 (Purdue) and Tim Zepp, Chi Delta ’08 (Duke) who placed second and third, respectively.
After the circumstances of 2020 meant that the Gamma Tau Chapter at Georgia Tech would not be hosting the 177th Convention as originally planned, the chapter put together this virtual tour.
Constructed using Google Slides and uploaded to video, assets like this will also help aid chapters with virtual or online outreach and recruitment this fall.
Thanks to Gamma Tau brothers Erin Falejczyk, ’21, Randall Kliman, ’21, Amanda Nabors ’16, Alex Hofelich, ’98, Jonathan Chaffin, ’00, and all the brothers the chapter and the Psi Upsilon Society of Georgia who worked on aspects of Convention and the Digital Summit.
Do you have a video highlighting the strengths of your chapter? We’d love to see them. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org to share.
Beginning in 2020, the Psi Upsilon Foundation is launching a new fellowship program for alumni brothers who are dedicating their professional and personal lives to improving our communities and society. The fellowship aims to highlight their service to society, support their development of effective leadership skills, and inspire others to contribute to the common good.
The Diamond Award recognizes chapters that distinguish themselves by exceeding the Psi Upsilon Fraternity chapter standards, and is the top recognition a chapter can receive in Psi Upsilon.
For the 2019-20 year both the Zeta Chapter at Dartmouth and the Lambda Sigma Chapter at Pepperdine are being presented with this honor.
The Zeta Chapter has shown a commitment to excellence in academics, athletics and service and have multiple brothers make great philanthropic efforts over the course of the academic year including raising over $50,000 for the Children’s Hospital at Dartmouth.
The Lambda Sigma chapter has gone above and beyond the requirements for service in both hours, averaging over 40 per brother, and through the organization of charitable events while also displaying a commitment to academics reflected in the highest GPA among fraternities on campus last Fall.
Click the link below to view all chapters that received awards including: Award of Distinction, Owl Award, Garnet and Gold Award and Clasped Hand Award and congratulations to all our award winners!
|Wed August 19th @ 6 PM EST|
Chapter Corporation Presidents and Alumni Advisors Town Hall: August 19th 6-7PM EST
Wed August 26th @ 5 PM EST
Archons Town Hall: Wednesday August 26th 5-6PM Eastern
Thurs September 10th @ 6:30 PM EST
Virtual Speaker Series: Rhoden Monrose, Beta Beta ’09 ()
Rhoden Monrose, Beta Beta ’09 (Trinity College), founder Founder & CEO at CariClub
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 (email@example.com).
Have news to pass along? We’d love to hear from you! Please send email to Executive Director Thomas Fox (firstname.lastname@example.org)
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