Psi Upsilon 177th Convention Details

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

In 1841 when the Delta Chapter at NYU invited all Psi U’s to their campus for a meeting we became the first fraternity to ever hold a convention. We’re excited to continue that tradition today at the 177th such gathering in Madison, WI! Whether you’re an involved alumnus, a new member who joined this Spring, or an alumnus who hasn’t revisited Psi U for some time there is something for everyone at a Psi U Convention. You can register for the entire Convention or just sign up for single events, like the Friday and Saturday evening social events, Saturday’s Scholarship Luncheon, or Sunday’s Awards Banquet.
Learn More and Register Here

Distinguished Alumni Service Award to Gary Pan, Eta ’86

Gary Pan, Eta ‘86 (Lehigh)

Join us in celebrating Gary Pan, Eta ’86 (Lehigh) as he receives the Distinguished Alumni Service Award. from Psi Upsilon. Over the last 20+ years, our brother Gary Pan has been one of the strongest supporters of Psi Upsilon and a steadfast member of the Foundation’s Scholarship Committee. In 2014, Gary joined the Foundation Board of Directors, all while continuing to engage with the undergraduate Eta Chapter and keeping the bonds between generations strong. His recent leadership of the Greek Alumni Council at Lehigh has formed to build a stronger ties with the university between alumni, undergraduates and university administrators. 
Read the full article and a transcript of Gary’s remarks here.

2021-22 Scholarship Recipients

This year the Psi Upsilon Foundation awarded over $46,000 in scholarships to deserving brothers. We’d like to congratulate the 34 brothers from 16 chapters who received scholarships ranging from $500 to $4,250 in 2021-22, including 7 Graduate students.

Graduate Scholarships

Lewis Finkelstein, Omicron 1983 Awards 
•Matthew Dickey, Zeta Zeta ’17 (UBC)
Doctor of Medicine – UBC  

•Don R. Nguyen, Epsilon Nu ’20 (Michigan State)
Master of Science in Global Health – Duke 

FishFund Awards
•Thomas Graham, Psi ’21 (Hamilton)
Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) – Physics TBD  

• David L. Mealie, Epsilon Iota ’20 (RPI)
Masters of Aerospace Engineering RPI

Henry B. Poor, Gamma 1939 Awards
•Christina A. Del Carpio, Chi Delta ‘11 (Duke)
Ecology and Evolutionary Biology – UCLA  

•Lorenzo Lindo, Zeta Zeta ’19 (UBC)
MSc Interdisciplinary Oncology
UBC Department of Medicine  

Psi Upsilon Foundation Graduate
Scholarship Award 2021
•Chris Kizer, Chi Delta ‘12 (Duke)
Master of Education in College Counseling and Student Development. NC State

To read our full list of scholarship recipients, read the Psi Upsilon Beacon: Scholarship Highlights here.

Undergraduate Advisory Board accepting nominations

One important business item at our Convention is the election of two brothers to the Undergraduate Advisory Board (UAB). This board serves to facilitate input from the undergraduate chapters to our Executive Council. UAB members serve on committees as well as attend all Executive Council meetings through the academic year. All costs associated with the position are covered by the International Office, we only ask that UAB members do their best to attend the Fall and Spring meetings in person.

While the UAB members are elected by the Psi U Convention, we are accepting applications in advance of the weekend that will be shared with the committee on Nominations and Credentials, and all brothers who apply for the position will have their information passed along to the elected members of the UAB to consult with over the course of the year.

Social Impact Fellowship Applications open July 17th

We’re about to open applications for our 2021-2022 Social Impact Fellowship – if you know of any brothers working in the Environmental, Social equality, governance, teaching, or medical fields for the common good, please invite them to apply or learn more here
Thank you to our 2020-2021 Social Impact Fellowship Cohort and steering committee!

Many ways Alumni can remain involved with Psi Upsilon.

There are many ways for a brother to remain involved with Psi Upsilon throughout their lifetime.
Volunteers can help whether they give an hour a month, one day a year, or much more. Sharing just a little bit of your time not only helps, but it teaches others the value of giving back.
You can stay involved by participating in:

Chapter Involvement like participating in chapter alumni associations or housing corporations are independent, non-profit corporations.
Volunteer Roles like writing for our publications, participating in the Speaker Series, or volunteering for the history & archives committee
Appointed Committees like awards & recognition, scholarship, investment, or programming committees
Elected Positions

Learn more about how to stay involved here

Feb 2021 Annual Impact Report

As we approach the end of our fiscal year, it is appropriate to highlight some of the exciting new programs and ways to engage with Psi Upsilon. Our drastically expanded Impact report shares details around the 2020-2021 programming year. A heartfelt THANK YOU to all our brothers who support Psi Upsilon through their gifts.
Read the Impact Report Here. Visit this page to learn more about how you can support our programs.

From the Archives: John Horn, Omicron ’61 photo album

We have a number of unique items stored in our archives, and how they find their way to us is an adventure in itself sometimes. In the Fall of 2020 we were contacted by the Moss Family Funeral Home in Batavia, IL. They had held a service for a Mr. John Horn after his passing in June of 2020. He had no living relatives, and his remaining personal items were being donated to goodwill. A photo album of his time at the University of Illinois was left behind after the service and they felt it was appropriate to reach out to us, as they could tell, while personal in nature, it would have some historical significance to Psi Upsilon and they didn’t just want to discard it.

You can view the album here or read the full article about it

Speaker Series

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

TONIGHT: Thursday June 17th @ 5 PM PDT
Public Speaking, Leadership, and Teambuilding with Lance Miller, Epsilon Nu ‘80 (Michigan State)

Annual Fund Updates

THANK YOU to all our donors, you can view the 2021 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

Speaker Series: Public Speaking, Leadership, and Teambuilding with Lance Miller, Epsilon Nu ‘80 (Michigan State)
Thursday, June 17, 2021 @ 5PM PDT

Summer Leadership Series: Chapter Treasurers
Tuesday, June 22nd 5-6PM Eastern 

History & Archives Committee work weekend & meet and greet
Friday, June 25, 2021 @ 6PM EDT
International Office
Indianapolis, Indiana

Chapter Corp and Advisors Town Hall
Wednesday, June 30, 2021 from 6:00 PM to 7:00 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 (

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