June 2023 Psi U Today

2023 Outstanding Juniors and Griffin Award Winners Announced

Psi Upsilon has a tradition of recognizing upperclassmen who go above and beyond in their service to Psi Upsilon with the Outstanding Junior and Griffin Awards. Each chapter selects the recipients of this award and reports them to the International Office. You can click on the images below to read more about the award and see a photo gallery of the recipients. We would like to thank these outstanding individuals for their dedication and service to Psi Upsilon Fraternity and their respective chapters!

Social Impact Fellowship Applications Open

For 3 years the Psi Upsilon Social Impact Fellowship initiative has provided funds and development opportunities for some of our brightest lights striving for a better society. We’re excited to continue this initiative and announce applications for the 23-24 Social Impact Fellowship are open.

The fellowship is granted to support the professional leadership development of emerging leaders striving for the common good. The fellowship is appropriate for brothers working or volunteering in the environmental, education, social equality, medical, and related fields for good of society (including chapter advisors needing training!)  

Make Nominations, meet more of our Fellows, and Apply here

Spring 2023 Garnet Report Published

The Psi Upsilon Foundation published their 2023 Garnet Report, an annual publication reviewing programs of the Foundation and a listing on contributors to the Annual Fund. 

Articles Include:

  1. The Scholarship Announcement Keynote presentation by Mark DiPasquale, Pi ’88 (Syracuse)
  2. The President’s Circle Annual Giving recognition
  3. Announcing Jay Riemenschnieder, Beta Alpha ’90 (Miami Ohio) joining the Foundation Staff
  4. Foundation Grants and Stipends
  5. Creation of the Charles Hall, Nu Alpha ’71 (Washington & Lee) Fund
  6. The 2023 Fishfund Venture Summit
  7. Donors to the 2022 Annual Fund

You can view the Spring 2023 Garnet Report online here.

All donors who are a Gold Member of the Founder’s Society and above receive printed copies of all the Psi Upsilon Foundation Publications – if you would like to make your gift and support Psi Upsilon please do so here.

Oral History Project Continues

Psi Upsilon has partnered with Publishing Concepts (PCI) to undertake a massive Oral History Project. This project will let us hear the unique experience from all our members, and also help update information and ensure your connection to Psi Upsilon remains strong.

The stories will be packaged in a book that is available for purchase and will live on forever in the history of our organization. Can you attribute your success to Psi Upsilon? Did a brother leave a lasting impact on you? What tales of leadership and camaraderie that brought the chapter together can you share with our younger brothers? All of these moments make up Psi Upsilon, and we want to hear them.

We understand that it’s not everyday that you receive a post card or an email asking you to call a number to verify your information and share your Psi U story – so to put you at ease, we’ve compiled some frequently asked questions below that should help to clarify the process. But we urge every alum to please participate! It costs no money to share your story and you are under no obligation to purchase a book!

To call and share your story use this toll free number: 855-376-5979. To learn more details about the project visit here

From the Archives: Psi U and the First NFL Draft

Jay Berwanger, Omega ’36 (Chicago), has a storied football history with the Chicago Maroons where he earned the nickname “The One Man Team”. While his position was officially halfback, he played all over the field even handling some of the kicking duties. His senior year he rushed for 577 yards, passed for 405, returned kickoffs for 359 and added five PATs. All his accomplishments led him to be the Big Ten Most Valuable Player, a unanimous All-American, and was the first recipient of the Downtown Athletic Club trophy in 1935 – which was renamed the Heisman Trophy in 1936. In addition, he was the first player ever chosen in an NFL Draft!
Read more about his career and influence here!

Doug Jackman, Omega ’89 and Ken Ono, Omega ’89, Honored by University of Chicago

The University of Chicago has a long tradition of honoring distinguished and committed alumni who have shaped the world and strengthened their global alumni community. This year two Omega brothers from the same class were recognized for their contributions: Doug Jackman, Omega ’89 received a 2023 Alumni Service Medal and Ken Ono, Omega ’89 received a 2023 Professional Achievement Award.

Read more here!

2023-24 Scholarship Recipients & Keynote

We’d like to congratulate the 30 brothers from 16 chapters who received scholarships for the 2023-24 Academic Year from the Psi Upsilon Foundation, including four graduate awards! Below is the list of recipients based on their award.

We held an online announcement for the Scholarship recipients on May 4th hosted by the Psi Upsilon Foundation’s Chair and President, Alex Senchak, Eta ’06 (Lehigh), and our keynote speaker Mark DiPasquale, Pi ’88 (Syracuse), offered comments on how Psi Upsilon has positively affected his life. You can view that speech in the video below.

We would like to thank all the generous donors to the Annual Fund and everyone who has helped make these named scholarships possible. Since 1959 The Psi Upsilon Foundation has awarded over 1.2 million dollars in scholarships to our members because of the generosity of our donors!

See all our winners
Watch Keynote

Speaker Series

Have a perspective or expertise to share? NOW BOOKING speakers for the 2023-24 Virtual Speaker Series
Direct inquiries to Director of Member Engagement Jonathan Chaffin jonathan@psiu.org

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%!).

Thank you to everyone who made a gift in 2023! Check out donors from your chapter here!
You can view the 2022 Founder’s Society Members here.

In Memoriam

See a listing of brothers whose passing has been reported to us since July 2022.

Upcoming Events

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07.28 – 07.31.2023
179th Psi Upsilon Convention
July 28th – July 31st, 2023
Atlanta Sheraton Downtown
Atlanta, GA

Hosted by the Gamma Tau chapter
Register Here

Phi (Michigan) Homecoming – Save the Date

Omicron (Illinois) Homecoming – Save the Date

Chi Delta (Duke University) 50th Anniversary Reunion Weekend
Details Here

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 contact Executive Director Thomas Fox (tfox@psiu.org) with anything you would like to share.

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