2021 Archons’ Academy

The 27th Archons’ Academy is in the books! Having to navigate online learning posed some unique challenges but also offered new opportunities and we are very proud of what we were able to put together: Rather than just try to do what we always do, we greatly broadened the scope of the academy and opened it to more members and new topics. Over the course of January, we hosted 8 educational sessions with over 16 hours of total programming. Sessions ranged in size from well over 150 undergraduates, to some smaller more targeted discussions with only a single representative from each chapter in attendance. In the end we had just over 200 unique undergraduate visitors to the Archons’ Academy in 2021 – making it the largest educational event Psi Upsilon Fraternity has ever hosted!

Read a full write up and review of the 2021 Archons’ Academy here.

New Books from Psi U Authors

Author and Publisher Jason Pinter, Xi ’03 (Wesleyan) recently completed “A Stranger at the Door” his second Rachel Marin thriller. On the surface, Rachel is an ordinary single mother; on the inside, she’s a fierce, brilliant vigilante. After an unspeakable crime shatters her life, she changes her identity and moves to a small town in Illinois, hoping to spare her children from further trauma…or worse. But crime follows her everywhere.

On the other side of the galaxy, Brian Asman, Phi Delta ’03 (Mary Washington) penned “Jailbroke”, a heartwarming/ripping tale about what it means to be human in a galaxy run by artificial intelligence. Future slacker Kelso’s got the easiest gig in the galaxy, working the Gordita Especial! pod on board an interstellar cruiser, although that doesn’t stop him from complaining about it to anyone who’ll listen.

The Psi Upsilon Dignity U. Portal

Psi Upsilon is proud to be a sponsor of DignityU, a project created and produced by Mike Dilbeck (Sigma Nu Fraternity), with support from expert consultant Dr. Donna Hicks, to provide needed education on this important topic of dignity.

This program looks into how dignity impacts a person’s own thoughts and actions, in both their lives and in their respective organizations. A key component will be to demonstrate ways to intervene against the personal violations of someone’s dignity, while recognizing the difference made by respecting the dignity in others. 

Learn more about the program and how to be involved here.

Psi Upsilon Launches Advisor Training!

We are excited to announce we have launched online Alumni Advisor Training Courses to better support our dedicated volunteers in 2021 and beyond. Developed by Plaid LLC, an organizational management firm that specializes in both Higher Education and Greek Organizations, these courses are designed for volunteers of all ages and experiences.

Learn more and sign up!

From the Archives: The Founding of the Delta Chapter at NYU

The founding of the Delta Chapter at New York University is incredibly important for Psi Upsilon as it is the first branch of our fraternity from Union College, and in 1837 took some consideration as our founder’s did not plan on extending Psi Upsilon beyond Union College when they began our society.

Read more about the Founding of our first branch of Psi Upsilon here.

We plan to highlight stories about our past on a regular basis to help promote our online digital archive collection as well as share important milestones in our fraternities storied history that may otherwise be overlooked. If you would be interested in helping us create content please contact our Director of Engagement Jonathan Chaffin, Gamma Tau ’00 at jonathan@psiu.org.

December 2020 “Review”

December saw the publication of the Psi Upsilon “Review”, the donor newsletter of the Psi Upsilon Founders’ Society

Speaker Series

Our Speaker Series continues virtually, but seats are limited. Secure your spot by clicking the links and signing up today!

Save The Date – Thursday February 18th @ 5 PM PST
Grad & Professional Schools: Applying & Thriving

Save The Date – Thursday March 4th @ 6:00 PM EST
Best Practices for Estate Planning: Presented by the Schoepflin Society

Annual Fund Updates

THANK YOU to all our donors, you can view the 2020 Founder’s Society Members here.

Not on the list yet? Please consider making a gift to the 2021 Psi Upsilon Annual Fund! Also, your gift may make double the impact – check and see if your company offers a corporate match here.

In Memoriam

See a listing of brothers whose passing has been reported to us since July 2020.

Upcoming Events

Thurs February 18th @ 5:00 PM PST
Speaker Series – Grad & Professional Schools: Applying & Thriving

Chapter Corp and Advisors Town Hall
Wednesday, February 17, 2021 from 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM

Archons’ Town Hall
Wednesday, February 24, 2021 from 5:00 PM to 6:00 PM

Thurs March 6th @ 6 PM EST
Speaker Series – Best practices for Estate Planning & Planned Giving

Chapter Corp and Advisors Town Hall
Wednesday, March 24, 2021 from 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM

Archons’ Town Hall
Wednesday, March 31, 2021 from 5:00 PM to 6:00 PM

177th Convention & Leadership Institute – Madison, WI
July 23-26 2021
The Madison Concourse Hotel and Governor’s Club
Madison, WI

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 (jonathan@psiu.org).

Have news to pass along? We’d love to hear from you! Please send email to Executive Director Thomas Fox (tfox@psiu.org)

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