29th Archons’ Academy sets up 2023!
Psi Upsilon Hires a New Chapter Services Coordinator
Alumni Profile: Paul Bush, Phi ‘76 (University of Michigan)
From the Archives: Psi Upsilon Sweethearts
2023 Brotherly Fellowship Gatherings
2023 March Challenge
Jan. 2023 Garnet Report
Annual Fund Update
The Archons’ Academy is an annual event started in the 1990s that allows our chapter presidents to network with one another and share best practices while learning valuable skills to assist them during their time as president. Topics included Psi Upsilon’s history and values, conflict resolution, communication and delegation, risk management and more. We’d like to thank the 20 Chapter Leaders who made the trip to Atlanta for this wonderful event! Read The Full Recap Here.
We’re excited to announce our newest hire at Psi Upsilon, Justin Sines will be joining our team as the Chapter Services Coordinator!
Justin joins the professional staff after seven years of working in the English and Theater Arts Department at Duquesne University as the Technical Director. He graduated cum laude with a Bachelor of Arts from Duquesne in 2011 and is currently finishing up a Master of Fine Arts in Digital Media.
Paul Bush, Phi ‘76 (University of Michigan) – Among his many professional accolades Dr. Bush has received the John W. Webb Lecture Award from Northeastern University and ASHP, an honorary Doctor of Science degree from Campbell University, the Dean Golod Award from MUSC Health, and the the NCAP Pharmacy Ambassador award. His familiar brother Mark is also a Phi ’80.
We thought Psi Upsilon Sweethearts would be a fitting topic around Valentine’s Day! The idea of Sweethearts in a fraternity is an old tradition that has taken on many forms over the years. It wasn’t uncommon for a significant other to get “pinned” or “lavaliered” by a fraternity member as a symbol of their relationship. And one of Psi Upsilon’s favorite songs helps immortalize this tradition. Read more here.
Psi U is excited to host a series of smaller venue and in-home gatherings in February and March of 2023 throughout the country, with a focus on Florida. With generous brothers opening their homes to enjoy fellowship and catch up with our beloved fraternity, we aim to make these events complimentary to brothers living or staying in the area. Feel free to attend any of the gatherings you wish, registration is required. Successful events have been concluded in Ohio and Washington DC this month.
Details for these events are still being developed, but there are upcoming events in Seattle, California, Atlanta, and through Florida. A full listing of these events can be found below and will be posted on psiu.org.
Consider becoming a sponsor of an event at $300 donation to the Foundation. Contact Bethann Taylor at Bethann@psiu.org or 317-571-1833 x102 if you have any questions or interest in helping.
Our annual March Challenge starts Thursday, March 23th and runs until Monday, March 27th . During this tradition chapters compete against one another for bragging rights and the chapter with the most donors to the Annual Fund will be crowned the champion! In addition, generous donors have stepped up to match gifts, so your donations will have double the impact during the challenge!
In 2022 we were able to raise just under $50,000 for the Annual Fund with 209 brothers participating. The Gamma Tau Chapter at the Georgia Institute of Technology was victorious with 46 donors. The Omicron and Eta Chapters had strong showings as well. This investment by so many generous alumni assists the fraternity specifically with their growth program.
If you would like to make a matching gift please contact Director of Administration Bethann Taylor at Bethann@psiu.org or 317-571-1833 x 102
More information about the March Challenge will be hosted at PsiU.org/MarchChallenge2023 beginning in March.
The Psi Upsilon Foundation invites you a discussion with VFX artist Travis Harkleroad to learn about his fascinating career at Industrial Lights & Magic.
Register here to join us.
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 2022. You can view the 2022 Founder’s Society Members here.
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02.16.2023 – Virtual Speaker Series: Cinematic VFX and Explosions w/ Travis Harkleroad, Gamma Tau ’10 – Online
Date: Thursday, February 16
Time: 8:00PM Eastern
Register for Thursday Feb 16th Virtual Event
02.17.2023 – Seattle Tavern Hall Happy Hour – Seattle, WA
Date: Friday, February 17, 2023
Time: 5:30 pm Pacific Start
Location: 505 Bellevue Square Bellevue, Washington 98004
First drink and light appetizers complementary • Sponsor – $300
Register for Friday Feb 17th event.
03.03.2023 – Psi Upsilon Social Impact Fellowship Reception – Bethesda, MD
Date: Friday, March 3rd
Time: 6:30 pm – 9 pm Eastern. Brief remarks at 7:00
Location: Hyatt Regency 7400 Wisconsin Avenue, Bethesda, MD
Hosted bar and Heavy Appetizers. Dress is business attire
Tickets: $65 per person
Register for Friday March 3rd event
03.08.23 – Atlanta Perimeter Happy Hour – Atlanta, GA
Date: Wednesday, March 8, 2023
Time: 6:00 PM Start
Location: Sage Woodfire Tavern – Sandy Springs/Dunwoody 4505 Ashford Dunwoody Rd Suite 8, Atlanta, GA 30346
First drink and light appetizers complementary. Alumni – $25 • Sponsor – $300
Register for Wed March 8th event
03.09.23 – Brotherly Fellowship Gathering at Counter Culture – Tampa/St. Pete, FL
Date: Thursday, March 9, 2023
Time: 5:30 PM Eastern Start
Location: 2909 W Bay to Bay Blvd Suite 100, Tampa, FL 33629
Hosted bar and Appetizers Ticket Prices: Alumni – No Cost • Sponsor-$300
Register for Thursday March 9th Event
03.18.23 – Greek Housing Conference – Atlanta, GA
Date: Saturday, March 18, 2023
Time: 8:30AM – 3:00PM
Location: Georgia Institute of Technology – Student Center
More information and to Register
03.23.2023 – Brotherly Fellowship Gathering – Palm Beach, FL
Date: Thursday, March 23, 2023
Time and Location TBA
Hosted bar and Appetizers
Alumni – No Cost • Sponsor-$300
Register for Friday March 23rd event
03.24.2023 – Brotherly Fellowship Gathering – Vero Beach, FL
Date: Friday March 24, 2023
Special invitation by Chair Alex Senchak and Martin Brayboy
Location: 220 Sandpiper Point, Vero Beach FL 32693
Hosted bar and Appetizers. Ticket Prices: Alumni – No Cost • Sponsor-$300
Register for Friday March 24th event
03.23-03.27.2023 – March Challenge
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 (firstname.lastname@example.org).
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