Fall 2021 Recruitment Update

New member class from the Tau Epsilon (Clemson),

While every campus has had different results, in general, Greek Life is seeing more members come out for rush and look to join fraternities and sororities – and we’ve seen success in some of our chapters so far this Fall. With some chapters having had record setting New Member classes including 41 pledges at the Epsilon Nu Chapter at Michigan State, 30 pledges at the Zeta Zeta at the University of British Columbia, 24 at the Lambda Sigma at Pepperdine University and 18 at the Tau Epsilon at Clemson University. So far 11 chapters have reported 165 new members this fall. Many chapters are just finishing their Fall recruitment periods and we’re optimistic for their success this semester and the next.

Read more about fall recruitment

Psi Upsilon Welcomes Travis Smith as our Director of Growth!

We’re excited to announce the newest team member at the Psi Upsilon International Office – Travis Smith who will be serving in a new role as our Director of Growth! The Director of Growth is responsible for researching, developing and securing expansion commitments with partner institutions, cultivating relationships with interest groups, and supporting new and struggling chapters on operational issues, especially those around marketing and recruitment.


Learn more about Travis and this exciting new role!

Cryptocurrency Investing Trends Chicago Event

On September 16 brothers gathered in the beautiful Chicago Yacht Club to discuss investing in Cryptocurrency and share information and trends around blockchain technology. The Chatham house rule was in effect to encourage candor and there are no recordings, but the remarks from Anthony Saliba, CEO of Mercury Digital Assets and Matrix Holding Group, were informative and thought provoking. (By the way, we discovered during the event Tony is an uncle of Psi U Ben Coupe, Chi ’14). There was lively discussion around these emerging technologies. Special thanks to Douglas Jackman, Omega ’89, Matthew Eckenrode, Epsilon Nu ’04, and Peter Layton, Omega ’82, who have been instrumental in organizing this evening; and Jon Szynkowski, Epsilon Nu ’06, Martin Brayboy, Gamma ’84, and Alex Senchak, Eta ’06, who sponsored it. There have already been calls for a followup event in the spring.
As a followup, the Psi U Foundation is now accepting donations of Cryptocurrency via Gemini (see the article in the Review below).

Photo Gallery from the event

177th Convention honors Chuck & Lynn Werner, Omega ‘55 & ‘08h (Chicago)

Chuck & Lynn Werner, Omega ‘55 & ‘08H (University of Chicago) honored with George L. Howell, Eta ’55, Psi Upsilon Philanthropist Award 

Scholarships open Nov. 1

We’re about to open applications for our
2022-2023 Scholarships on November 1. Please encourage any undergraduates or grad students to apply early! Multiple recipients can come from the same chapter. Applications will be at https://psiu.org/scholarship. Contact Bethann@psiu.org with questions.

Opening November 1

History and Archives Photo Gallery

The History and Archives committee gathered again in Indianapolis to continue cataloging and organizing the extensive Psi U Archives. A gallery of some of their findings are here. More to come from this exciting work.

What Does the Foundation Do?

Summer “Psi Upsilon Review”

Click to read the most recent edition of the Psi Upsilon Review donor newsletter

Speaker Series

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

TONIGHT: Thursday Oct. 7th @ 6:30 PM PDT
A Fireside Chat with Todd D. Simon, Tau ’86 (University of Pennsylvania)

Annual Fund Updates

Alumni, consider supporting the Annual Fund with a gift of $250 or more to join our Founder’s Society during next week’s new donor challenge!
You can view the 2021 Founder’s Society Members here.

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 2021.

Upcoming Events

Click event title for more details

Speaker Series: Todd Simon, Tau ’86
TONIGHT Thursday, Oct 7. 2021 6:30pm PDT

10.8-9.21 – Omicron Homecoming

10.9.21 – Phi Beta Homecoming

10.13-15.2020 – Psi Upsilon Days of Giving

10.16.21 – Alpha Omicron Phoenix Banquet

Chapter Corp and Advisors Town Hall

Wednesday, October 20, 2021 from 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM

Archons Town Hall
Wednesday, October 27, 2021 from 5:00 PM to 6:00 PM

11.13.2021 – Phi Nu 10th Anniversary


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)

© 2021 Psi Upsilon Fraternity