International Office Move

Beginning in early 2019, the Board of Directors began developing a strategic plan for the property that the Foundation owned in Indianapolis. The almost ½ acre property and building, purchased in 1994, was the International Headquarters. The building served our staff and archives well, and has proved to be a sound investment for the Foundation. It demanded, however, quite a lot of maintenance and investment to keep it consistent with other similar commercial properties. Due to the pandemic, the Board tabled the comprehensive plan until this past spring when several members of the board and staff convened in Indianapolis to review with contractors the various possible strategic possibilities in the best interest of our organization.
In a moment of serendipity, as the plan was being finalized, we received an unsolicited, reasonable offer from our neighbor to the west of our property to purchase the land and building. This necessitated a Board conversation to discuss the options for the Foundation and Fraternity as well as weigh the projected market conditions. After careful review with real estate experts and our counsel, the board ultimately voted unanimously to move forward with the sale of the building and property. The sale is a valuable addition to our now robust investment portfolio.

We have secured appropriate spaces for our staff offices as well as our archives and treasures in Indianapolis. The move has already begun, and we will be fully moved in by the end of the year.

1389 W. 86th Street #345
Indianapolis, IN 46260

Read more about the move here

2021-22 Social Impact Fellows Announced

The Psi Upsilon Foundation’s Social Impact Fellowship Program provides up to $10,000 in annual grants for the professional development of leaders in social-impact driven professions.  
The fellowship program helps brothers transition into public service jobs and assume volunteer leadership positions at any point in their careers.  Among other things, fellowship grants can be used to attend conferences and seminars, courses,  to help build professional networks and gain corporate governance, financial management, strategic planning, fundraising, human resources, and conflict resolution skills. In addition to providing direct financial support, the fellowship program recognizes brothers who have made outstanding contributions to society and encourages members of different cohorts to learn about each other’s work.

This year’s cohort is:

Honorary Social Impact Fellow
Dr. Barbara Hendrie • Kappa ‘80 (Bowdoin)

Gamma Corporation Senior Fellow
Dr. Brian Christie • Zeta ‘07 (Dartmouth)

Dr. Samuel Fager, Tau ’81 Senior Fellow
Dr. Daniel Correa • Phi Delta ‘04
(Mary Washington)

FishFund Senior Fellow
Roberta Hunter • Epsilon Iota ‘ 94 (RPI)

Social Impact Fellows
Bri Watson • Delta Nu ‘11 (Keene State)
Rich Paul • Eta ‘10 (Lehigh)
Mike Thibideau • Epsilon Nu ‘11 (Michigan State)

“Public service is a hallmark of Psi Upsilon. Our brothers have included presidents, prime ministers, Supreme Court justices, cabinet secretaries, diplomats, members of Congress and philanthropists, not to mention thousands of outstanding men and women who have taken on less visible, but highly significant leadership roles in their communities. This important new initiative helps ensure Psi Upsilon’s tradition of public service continues for many years to come.”
• Alexander Senchak, Eta ’06
Psi Upsilon Foundation President & Chair

Read more about our Social Impact Fellows in the Beacon below

From the Archives: Psi Upsilon’s First Convention in 1841

Psi Upsilon became the first fraternity to hold a Convention 180 years ago, on October 22, 1841, and started an important annual tradition that continues to exist today.

The Convention was announced in the New York Tribune with the following:

“A Convention of delegates, from the several branches of the Psi Upsilon Fraternity, will be holden on Friday, Oct. 22nd at two o’clock P.M. in the Chapel of the University of the City of New York. All members of the Fraternity are respectfully invited to attend.”

” The Convention was invited to supper by the Delta, when, for two hours, we enjoyed such a ‘flow of soul,’ of eloquence and song, as we trust will not be soon forgotten by any one then present.”
Full article here

You can read the full Convention Records of this first meeting, and subsequent conventions, in the Psi Upsilon Annals and also on our Psi Upsilon Archive site.

2021 Perfect Pair last chance!

2021 Perfect Pair-Special Recognition Opportunity –
Available while in stock through December 18th.

A new limited opportunity to recognize donors and to spread holiday spirit and kick off the new year right – special custom knit Psi U socks or a branded golf umbrella! We will recognize you and a recipient of your choice with the perfect pair of socks for a $60 minimum donation to the Psi Upsilon Foundation!

Pi chapter raised $78,554 for Movember 2021

During the Fall of 2021, The Pi chapter raised $78,554 for men’s health Issues through the Movember Foundation, making them one of the most successful teams in the world. Their team “Boy’s Things” was ranked 4th highest in the US and #10 in the world for total funds raised! The Movember Foundation supports various men’s health causes, ranging from mental health and suicide prevention to prostate cancer awareness.

Michael Dellon, Pi ’17, started a Movember team in the Pi chapter as an undergrad and has helped the effort grow in the years since, with the amount raised increasing from $7,000 the first year to $29,000 in 2019.
Read more about the Pi and Movember

Members of the Pi Chapter and their friends growing mustaches for the Movember Foundation

Giving Tuesday Gallery

GivingTuesday is a global movement unleashing the power of radical generosity. GivingTuesday: A day that encourages people to do good. 

While Giving Tuesday is often about donations we took the day to recognize many of the philanthropic and charitable events held this fall by Psi U Alumni and Undergraduate Brothers!

THANK YOU to all our Psi Upsilon volunteers,
and to all our brothers who go out of their way to make society a better place.

Fall 2021 Beacon

Click to read the most recent edition of the Psi Upsilon Beacon, Leadership & Service edition

Speaker Series

THIS WEEK: Thursday Dec. 9th
Doors at 6, Symposium starts @ 6:45 PM EST
2021 Gilrane Economic Symposium & FishFund Venture Presentations

Psi Upsilon Foundation invites you to our annual Symposium bringing industry leaders together for an evening of moderated discussion around what 2022 might bring.

December 9th, 2021
Indian Harbor Yacht Club
Doors at 6
Presentation From 6:45 to 8:45
Dress is business attire

This meeting will not be recorded to encourage candor.
Register Here to Join Us.

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!
You can view the 2021 Founder’s Society Members here.

In Memoriam

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

Upcoming Events

Click event title for more details

12.09.21 – 2021 Gilrane Economic Symposium& FishFund Venture Presentations
Indian Harbor Yacht Club
710 Steamboat Road, Greenwich, CT 06830
Doors at 6
Presentation From 6:45 to 8:45

12.12.2021 – Gamma Tau Chapter’s PUSOG Holiday Party & white elephant
Twain’s Brewpub & Billiards
211 E Trinity Pl, Decatur, GA 30030
1:00 – 4:00 PM

12.18.2021 – Phi Delta Chapter’s Winter Ugly Sweater Party
Crystal City Sports Pub
529 23rd St S, Arlington, VA 22202 

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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