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  • 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.

  • 8/29/2014


    The International Headquarters will be closed Monday, September 1 in observance of Labor Day. The office will open Tuesday, September 2 for regular hours at 8:30 a.m.(Eastern)

    Should you have an emergency, please call 317-573-5420 and leave a message for extension 306 to have it forwarded to staff.

Starting a Colony

If there is no existing chapter or colony at your school, you have the exciting opportunity to become a Founding Father for Phi Sigma Kappa! This is truly and honor, and a title only a few will ever hold. Read below, and see what is involved with starting a colony.

How to Start a New Colony

Typically, expansions fall into three categories: interest group, local fraternity affiliation and a national expansion. Their definitions are as follows:

Interest Group: An interest group is comprised of a number of men who are interested in bringing Phi Sigma Kappa to campus. An interest group can be as small as 10-15 men, or as large as 40-50.

Local Fraternity Affiliation: This type of expansion comes about when a local campus fraternity contacts Phi Sigma Kappa seeking to merge with our organization.

National Expansion: This type of expansion involves staff members building a colony from the ground up, from recruiting founding fathers and supporting alumni to appointing and training new colony officers. This type comprises the majority of Phi Sigma Kappa's expansions and can be the result of interest from local alumni and/or the institution.

When choosing where to expand, Phi Sigma Kappa considers a number of factors, including, but certainly not limited to:

  • Does the institution and Greek community support expansion?
  • What types of support does the institution offer the existing Greek community?
  • How many fraternities and sororities are on campus, and what percentage of students on campus are Greek?
  • Has Phi Sigma Kappa ever had a chapter there? When and why did Phi Sigma Kappa leave?
  • When was the most recent expansion, which fraternity was it, and was it successful?
  • Are the area alumni interested?
  • Is the campus growing, and are there plans for more construction on campus?

For more information on Phi Sigma Kappa's expansion program, please expansion@phisigmakappa.org.

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