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  • 10/20/2014

    The International Headquarters of Phi Sigma Kappa would like to announce openings for both The Director of Fraternity Operations and a Regional Leadership Coordinator position. We are now accepting applications.

    Qualified individuals will have a bachelor's degree, strong computer skills, excellent written and oral communication skills, and experience with leadership with proven results. Candidates must be willing to relocate to the Indianapolis area.

    For a full description of the job duties and expectations, please call International Headquarters Monday through Friday at 317.573.5420. or click below.

    Director of Fraternity Operations

    Regional Leadership Coordinator

    Interested candidates are encouraged to submit a cover letter, resume, three references and a written statement as to why you feel you would succeed at the position, to Executive Vice President Michael Carey at michael@phisigmakappa.org

  • 10/1/2014

     

    The Grand Chapter is pleased to announce that 24 associate members from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte have been initiated and formally chartered as the Beta Octaton Chapter of Phi Sigma Kappa.

    On September 20, Grand President Bill Neugebauer (Indiana/PA ‘67), Grand Chapter staff, and a ritual team from Mu Hexaton Chapter, initiated colony members and conducted the formal chartering ceremony for UNCC Colony.  The chartering banquet was held on campus in the Cone University Center, Lucas Room and saw over 80 family, friends, and guests in attendance. 

    UNCC Colony was originally colonized by Grand Chapter staff in November 2012.  Over the past 22 months the group has worked tirelessly and its petition to charter was approved in May 2014.  The men honored two undergraduate members as the recipients of Cardinal Principle Awards.  Joseph Bandoni received both the Brotherhood Award and Character Award, and Harrison Mull received the Scholarship Award.  Additionally, Brothers Andrew Willis (WPI ‘95) and James Conrad (Illinois ‘84) received the Fourth Degree during the ritual on Saturday and were awarded their Fourth Degree medallions at the banquet for their two years of service as chapter advisors.

    Should you wish to congratulate the Beta Octaton Chapter and welcome our new brothers, please direct your emails to Chapter President, Jackson Reid at wreid4@uncc.edu

  • 9/5/2014

     

    The Grand Chapter is pleased to announce that 33 associate members from the University of Florida have been initiated and formally rechartered as the Delta Tetarton Chapter of Phi Sigma Kappa.

    On August 30th, Grand President Bill Neugebauer (Indiana/PA ‘67), Grand Chapter staff, and a ritual team from Kappa Hexaton Chapter (Stetson University), initiated colony members and conducted the formal chartering ceremony for Delta Tetarton Colony.  The chartering banquet was held at Paramount Plaza Hotel and Conference Center in Gainesville, Florida and saw 80+ family, friends, and guests in attendance. 

    Delta Tetarton was originally chartered in 1951 and was recolonized by Grand Chapter staff in the summer of 2013.  Over the past year, the group has worked tirelessly and its petition to charter was approved in May.  The men honored three undergraduate members as the recipients of Cardinal Principle Awards.  Michael Torounian received the Brotherhood Award, Jeff Rossin received the Scholarship Award, and Marcelo Guerra received the Character Award. 

    Should you wish to congratulate the Delta Tetarton Chapter and welcome our new brothers, please direct your emails to Chapter President, Michael Tamayo at michaeljtamayo@gmail.com.

Special Olympics

Special Olympics is very dear to Phi Sigma Kappa's heart. If you ask a Phi Sig how they feel about the organization, chances are very high that you will hear a personal story about how his involvement with PSK has raised his awareness and involvement with Special Olympics.

  • On average, Phi Sigma Kappa raises $75,000 for Special Olympics each year, through fundraisers, sponsorships, and events held by our undergraduate brothers.
     
  • On average, Phi Sigma Kappa members serve 13,000 volunteer hours each year for Special Olympics. 

Special Olympics International was chosen by delegates to the 55th General Convention as the international service project of Phi Sigma Kappa.

Special Olympics is an international program of year-round sports training and athletic competition for individuals with intellectual disabilities. Its goal is for all to have the chance to become useful and productive citizens who are accepted and respected in their communities. The benefits of participation in Special Olympics for individuals with intellectual disabilities include improved physical fitness and motor skills, greater self-confidence, a more positive self-image, friendships and increased family support.

Founded by Eunice Kennedy Shriver, Special Olympics operates in 95 percent of all the counties in the United States, hosting more than 15,000 events in schools, centers, and cities at the local, area and chapter level. A state directory is provided for your convenience.

Special Olympics has favorable name recognition with 98% of the United States public and its events are covered by 72 percent of all newspapers and television stations. Of 96 non-profit organizations ranked by respondents of a recent poll, Special Olympics was viewed at the most credible charity.

Phi Sigma Kappa has aligned itself with an organization which is sure to provide lifetime opportunities for both undergraduates and alumni. Programming ideas are endless. The Grand Chapter looks forward to a long and successful relationship with Special Olympics International.

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