January 2020

Another Successful Archons’ Academy

International Office Staff Grows

Lambda Sigma Alumnus joins Pepperdine Board of Regents

Psi Upsilon launches Speaker Series event in New York City

Phi Nu Chapter hosts Garnet Ball at Christopher Newport University

Deadline to apply for a Psi Upsilon scholarship is February 1st

Upcoming events

Join brothers in New York City on January 23rd for the first Psi Upsilon Speaker’s Series event at Boise Schiller Flexner LLP at 55 Hudson Yards, NY, NY 10001.

Another Successful Archons’ Academy

The 26th Archons’ Academy was held in Indianapolis, IN from January 10-12th. This unique leadership opportunity allows our chapter presidents the ability to network with one another and share best practices while learning valuable skills to assist them during there time as president. Topics include our history and values, conflict resolution, organization, risk mitigation and crisis management. You can view pictures from the weekend on our Flickr site.

International Office Staff Grows

Our staff at the International Office has some new faces to work with both our undergraduate chapters and build alumni engagement. Recently the Fraternity has hired Tejas Narayan, Epsilon Iota ’20 (RPI), as a Chapter Leadership Consultant and David Holgate, Psi ’83 (Hamilton), in a similar position as a Chapter Success Coach. In addition, the Foundation has hired Jonathan Chaffin, Gamma Tau ’00 (Georgia Tech), to serve as the Director of Engagement and assist with programs and events.  Click here to learn more about our staff.

Lambda Sigma Alumnus Joins Pepperdine Board of Regents

Alan Beard, Lambda Sigma ’94 (Pepperdine), was appointed to the Pepperdine Board of Regents, the governing board of the University. Alan was an instrumental part of the founding of the Lambda Sigma Chapter, which grew from the local fraternity Lambda Omega Sigma at Pepperdine.

Beard is the cofounder of the award-winning creative advertising agency McBeard. As CEO of McBeard, he built the world’s foremost social media agency and pioneered social media marketing with some of the biggest brands in the world, including AT&T, Disney, Fox, Coca-Cola, Sony, Universal, and dozens more. He currently serves as the chief brand officer of Otter Media, now a division of WarnerMedia. Read Pepperdine’s press release here.

Psi Upsilon launches Speaker Series event in New York City

The Psi Upsilon Foundation is excited to launch the Psi Upsilon Speakers Series beginning on January 23rd! This program has been developed to inform, engage and inspire brothers through sharing perspectives from accomplished brothers. Leveraging the greatest asset of Psi Upsilon – its diverse talent of graduates – the Speakers Series will convene a variety of business leaders from various industries and topics to share their perspective on their industry and network with attendees. These forums will focus on current topics that will meaningfully engage graduate and undergraduate brothers in high-concentrated cities.

Learn about this weeks event, and more about the series.

Phi Nu Chapter hosts Garnet Ball at Christopher Newport University

The Garnet Ball is an annual event hosted by the Phi Nu Chapter at Christopher Newport University where fraternities, sororities, and other campus organizations speak about causes they care for and recognize individuals in their organization who excel at service. It’s a unique event that is structured much like a semi-formal event and serving as a social outlet for the campus but gives each organization a platform to showcase how they are making a difference. Proceeds from the event went to one of Psi Upsilon’s recognized philanthropies the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention.

Deadline to Apply for Psi Upsilon Scholarships is February 1st

The deadline for scholarship applications from the Psi Upsilon Foundation is quickly approaching and due February 1st. In addition to the undergraduate program this is the first year that the Foundation is offering graduate level scholarships as well. Since it’s inception in 1959 the Foundation has awarded over $1,000,000 in financial support to our members. More information about scholarships and applications can be found here.

Upcoming Events

January 23rd
Psi Upsilon Speakers Series
Boise Schiller Flexner LLP
55 Hudson Yards, NY, NY
February 7th
Trinity Men’s Hockey “Pink in the Rink” charity game
Koeppel Community Sports Center
Hartford, CT

March 20th
Great Lakes Founders Day
Detroit Yacht Club, Detroit, MI
March 20th – 21st
Phi Beta Reunion Weekend
Williamsburg, VA
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 Thomas Fox (tfox@psiu.org)

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