Congratulations on taking your first step toward becoming a true Nittany Lion! Your years at Penn State will shape and define the man you will become. The decisions you make this first year—beginning with the decision to come to Happy Valley—will determine which aspects of student life you experience to the fullest.
The decision to join a fraternity is one that opens many doors of opportunity to you. Fraternities at Penn State participate in every aspect of student life, including community service, philanthropy, intramural sports, and Dance Marathon. Additionally, members of fraternities manage functional households, often operating budgets of more than $100,000, balance a social life with a professional life, network with successful alumni across the nation, and develop their leadership skills in various professional scenarios.
Fraternity Life has shaped Penn State’s history. Many of Penn State’s historic leaders are members of fraternities. For example, legendary football coach Joe Paterno was a member of Delta Kappa Epsilon Fraternity at Brown University. One of Paterno’s assistants, Galen Hall, is a member of Delta Upsilon Fraternity. The current head coach, Bill O’Brien, is a member of Delta Tau Fraternity, also from Brown University.
Some of Penn State’s greatest presidents are fraternity alumni, including George Atherton, Milton Eisenhower, Edwin Sparks, and James Beaver. Believe it or not, many of America’s greatest leaders are members of fraternities, including all but two United States presidents since 1825, and forty-five CEO’s from the top fifty Fortune 500 companies! Fraternity men have achieved these leadership roles because, behind perhaps only the military, fraternities have passed the test of time as one of the greatest institutions of leadership development available to college students.
Fraternities were founded in dedication to values that transcend social trends. In fact, fraternities and sororities make up the largest contingency of values-based student organizations in the nation, which include values like honor, excellence, and most importantly, brotherhood. It’s our commitment to our own values that make fraternity life at Penn State an invaluable investment that is guaranteed to provide returns like no other form of student involvement.
This letter only gives a brief insight, but the real intricacies must be experienced. I encourage and inspire you to find out for yourself. If you keep an open mind, joining a fraternity can be the most rewarding experience of your life. And I hope that you are able to find that for yourself by “adding a chapter to your life!”
Best of Luck,Pat Adams Patrick Adams Vice President for Recruitment
A MESSAgE FROM PAT AdAMS iFc Vice PResident FoR RecRuitment
August 26, 2013
Let me be one of many to officially welcome you to The Pennsylvania State University!
And, let me congratulate you on your decision to explore one of the many options to enhance your Penn State experience, i.e., fraternity membership. Belonging to a fra-ternity is one of the most unique traditions at Penn State since the first fraternity was founded in 1872 - the year when President Atherton welcomed fraternities to campus! Today, Penn State is proud to host the largest fraternity and sorority community in the nation with 89 fraternities and sororities boasting close to 6,000 members.
As adviser to the Interfraternity Council and Director of the Office of Fraternity and Sorority Life, I am excited to be able to witness the amazing contributions made by the fraternity and sorority community. From the founding of significant Penn State tradi-tions such as the IFC-Panhellenic Dance Marathon (Thon) to Homecoming and Greek Sing, the fraternity and sorority community continues to set the standards for other campus organizations.
Fraternities require members to achieve and maintain academic success, and encour-age members to take advantage of the opportunities to excel both in and out of the classroom. Social responsibility and personal growth are also two of our core values, and fraternity life at Penn State embraces these values. Members of fraternities sup-port numerous campus and community causes and organizations through generous donations and hours of time and service.
As a lifetime member of a national social fraternity, I recognize the important role that fraternity life has on a university’s campus; therefore, I encourage students to consider the many opportunities available through membership in one of our fraternities.
Roy W. Baker, Ed.D.DirectorOffice of Fraternity and Sorority Life
A MESSAgE FROM ROY W. BAkERAdViseR to the inteRFRAteRnity council
FRAteRnity And soRoRity TerminologyActive An initiated member of a fraternity or sorority currently in college.
Advisor An alumni member who serves as a resource for the active chapter and liaison between the alums and collegians.
badge Also known as a pin, it is an item of jewelry given to members upon initiation. The badge is to be worn at all official functions, and upon a members death it should be returned to the sorority or fraternity headquarters. The badge must be worn with business like attire, usually over the heart and above all other pins.
bid An invitation to join a fraternity. They are given out on Bid Day during formal recruitment.
bid day The last day of recruitment in which potential new members receive formal invitations to join a fraternity or sorority.
big Nickname for big brother, a mentor assigned to a new member.
chapter A branch of a national fraternity, established at a campus. Each will have their own name, usually designated by Greek letters.
charter Permission from the national organization to have a chapter.
colony A new organization that is awaiting official recognition from their national to have a chapter at a campus.
crest Insignia used by fraternity members. Most fraternities and sororities reserve the crest for initiated members only. Each crest has esoteric meanings behind it. Also known as a coat of arms or shield.
dues Cost of joining a fraternity or sorority. Covers costs of operation, formal events, activities and other events.
Family Multiple generations of big brothers, brought together to form a family line.
Founders day An event celebrated by fraternities to highlight the founding of their organization and celebrate its history. It’s not necessarily held on the day the organization was founded.
Frat A nickname for fraternity that is generally offensive and should not be used.
Fraternity A Greek-letter organization for men. Also refers to co-ed organizations and many sororities are official named fraternities.
Greek week An organized week of activities including games, competitions and community service.
house corporation The entity that holds the title to property that a chapter lives or meets in. This is usually an alumni group like an advisory board.
iFc Stands for Interfraternity Council, and is the governing body of the fraternities who are members of the North-American Interfraternity Conference.
initiate A person who has recently learned the ritual of a fraternity or sorority and is a full member.
initiation A ceremony where a new member becomes a full member of the organization. Initiation ceremonies are private and different for all organizations.
legacy The son or brother of an initiated or alum member. Some organizations also include grandchildren or stepchildren.
little Nickname for a Big’s new member that they mentor.
mGc The Multicultural Greek-Letter Council governs all multicultural fraternities and sororities at Penn State. These social fraternities and sororities are Hispanic, Asian, and South Asian Greek-letter organizations.
national A fraternity or sorority’s national or international headquarters. Usually incorrectly called “nationals.” The term should be “national” or “international headquarters.”
new member/Pledge After receiving and accepting a Bid, the person becomes a new member. Sometimes called Associate Member.
new member Pin A distinctive badge worn on the chest designating a new member of a particular fraternity for the period of time between bid acceptance and initiation.
new member class The group of new members that will be going through the New Member Program and Initiation together.
new member Program The time period where the new member learns about their new fraternity before initiation.
nic Stands for the North-American Interfraternity Conference, and is the national governing body of men’s fraternities who are members of the NIC and who are governed by the Interfraternity Council.
nPhc The National Pan-Hellenic Council governs the nine African-American fraternities and sororities in the United States. Five of the nine organizations are currently active at Penn State.
Panhellenic Association The governing body of the 26 national or international sororities who are members of the National Panhellenic Conference.
Philanthropy A charity or fundraiser that the fraternity or sorority supports. Can be national or local or both.
Pinning Term for a fraternity member giving his pin or a sweetheart pin to his girlfriend. Often a precursor to an engagement.
Ritual An esoteric ceremony of a social fraternity or sorority. Also, the formal document that contains the esoteric principles and ideals upon which the fraternity or sorority was founded. Ritual elements are sacred to each sorority and fraternity and have been handed down through the generations. Only initiate members may be privy to rituals.
Recruitment/Rush The process where fraternities get new members. Potential new members tour each house and are invited to events.
sorority A Greek-letter organization for women. Many of the sororities are actually called Fraternities, as many were created before the word sorority was coined. Despite this, most will call themselves sororities.
A B G D E Z H Q I K L M N X O P R S T U F C Y W
Alpha Beta Gamma Delta
Epsilon Zeta Eta Theta
Iota Kappa Lambda Mu
Nu Xi Omicron Pi
Rho Sigma Tau Upsilon
Phi Chi Psi Omega
why should i join a fraternity? Joining a fraternity at Penn State will be one of the best decisions you ever make. Sororities and fraternities have a rich history at Penn State dating back to the 1870s. These organizations are rooted in founding principles that foster academic achievement, student involvement, community service, and life-long friendships. Fraternities are groups of men who come together to form a personal network of individuals with similar ideas, interests, and a mutual pursuit of a well-rounded college education. Advantages include:• A support group to help make the adjustment to college easier• Scholastic resources to help students achieve their academic goals• Leadership skills acquired through hands-on experience• Encouragement to get involved and maximize their potential on campus• Opportunities for active participation in community service projects
The real question is: why wouldn’t you join a Penn State fraternity?
how can being in a fraternity help me succeed academically?Fraternities serve as great academic resources through study hours and tutoring programs. Most chapters require a high grade point average for initial membership into the organization. All chapters at Penn State are required to hold a minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.5; however, many of our chapters pride themselves on their outstanding academic achievements because they hold grade point averages much higher than the minimum requirement. The fraternity and sorority cumulative GPA regularly exceeds that of the Penn State’s general undergraduate population.
do fraternity men participate in community service?One of the most gratifying aspects of fraternity membership is the sense of satisfaction and pride that comes with involvement in community service and philanthropic projects. Penn State fraternities and sororities perform almost 100,000 hours of community service each year. Service and philanthropy are two of the fundamental building blocks of each fraternity, building both moral character and social awareness. Working together on such projects not only benefits worthy causes, but also fosters personal growth and greater unity among fraternity members.
does is cost a lot to be a member of a fraternity?The perception that fraternities are only an option for “rich” students is widespread and false. Fraternities are quite affordable, and fees go toward services and events that will positively impact your college experience. Each chapter is self-supported through dues charged to all members. Also, chapters have payment plans that can be arranged to ease that responsibility.
why Join A FRATERNITY?
leadershipFraternity men and sorority women play a proactive role in leading Penn State’s campus! Not only does the fraternity and sorority community provide leadership opportunities in our governing bodies such as the Interfraternity Council (IFC) comprised of 50 chapters, the Multicultural Greek-Letter Council (MGC) comprised of 11 chapters, the National Pan-Hellenic Council (NPHC) comprised of five chapters, and the Panhellenic Association comprised of 22 chapters, fraternity men and sorority women set a positive example in many campus-wide organizations, including:• Council of Commonwealth Student Governments (CCSG)• University Park Undergraduate Association (UPUA)• Lion Ambassadors• Liberal Arts Undergraduate Council• Relay for Life• Penn State IFC/Panhellenic Dance Marathon (THON)• Many others
scholarshipDespite all of the activities available to fraternity men and sorority women, the community still manages to excel academically. Each chapter has varying study hours, and/ or incentive programs to promote academic excellence. Fraternities recognize that academics are a priority and promote and reward you for your scholastic achievements. Furthermore, chapter involvement in honorary organizations is phenomenal, with members participating in Mortar Board, Omicron Delta Kappa Honor Society, Phi Beta Kappa Honor Society, Phi Eta Sigma Honor Society, Golden Key International Honor Society, and Schreyers Honors College.
brotherhoodOne of the most memorable benefits of joining the fraternity community is the long-lasting friendships that develop. Being a member of a fraternity is not the only way to expand your social circle at PSU; however, it is a consistent and exciting approach to meeting many diverse students. Joining a fraternity is not about conformity; instead, it teaches students how to develop their individuality and still be able to participate in group dynamics. Memories, internships, and employment opportunities are limitless as students connect with their peers in the fraternity community. Life-long connections are formed as a student becomes more involved within his chapter and council.
community service and PhilanthropyFraternity men and sorority women are committed to being a positive entity in the Happy Valley community by participating in many campus-wide philanthropies and local projects. Each fraternity has its own national philanthropy project that it supports each year. In addition, each fraternity supports numerous community service projects within the State College community which are documented in the chapter’s annual chapter accreditation application that serves as a valuable asset for applications to graduate school, scholarships, awards, and professional organizations. The time devoted and funds raised are a way for fraternity men and sorority women to enjoy an enriching experience at Penn State, while making a positive difference in the lives of others.
dry Recruitment PolicyThe IFC prohibits alcohol to be present, served, or consumed at any time during the recruitment process.
1. Chapters may not have alcohol present at a recruitment event;
2. Potential New Members may not attend any function where alcohol is present.
hazingPenn State University Statement Regarding HazingThe university defines hazing as any action or situation that recklessly or intentionally endangers the mental or physical health or safety of a student or that willfully destroys or removes public or private property for the purpose of initiation or admission into or affiliation with, or as a condition for continued membership in, any registered student organization. Hazing includes, but is not limited to, any brutality of a physical nature, such as whipping, beating, branding, forced calisthenics, exposure to the elements, forced consumption of any food, liquor, drug, or other substance or any other forced physical activity that could adversely affect the physical health and safety of the individual to extreme mental stress, such as sleep deprivation, forced exclusion from social contact, forced conduct that could result in extreme embarrassment, or any other forced activity that could adversely affect the mental health or dignity of the individual, or any willful destruction or removal of public or private property. Any activities as described in this definition upon which the initiation or admission into or affiliation with or continued membership in a registered student organization is directly or indirectly conditioned shall be presumed to be “forced” activity, the willingness of an individual to participate in such activity notwithstanding. Any registered student organization that commits hazing is subject to disciplinary action by the appropriate registering organization.
Commonwealth of Pennsylvania State Law on Hazing[P.S.] § 5352. Definitions
The following words and phrases when used in this act shall have the meanings given to them in this section unless the context clearly indicates otherwise:
“HAZING.” Any action or situation which recklessly or intentionally
endangers the mental or physical health or safety of a student or which willfully destroys or removes public or private property for the purpose of initiation or admission into or affiliation with, or as a condition for continued membership in, any organization operating under the sanction of or recognized as an organization by an institution of higher education. The term shall include, but not be limited to, any brutality of a physical nature, such as whipping, beating, branding, forced calisthenics, exposure to the elements, forced consumption of any food, liquor, drug or other substance, or any other forced physical activity which could adversely affect the physical health and safety of the individual, and shall include any activity which would subject the individual to extreme mental stress, such as sleep deprivation, forced exclusion from social contact, forced conduct which could result in extreme embarrassment, or any other forced activity which could adversely affect the mental health or dignity of the individual, or any willful destruction or removal of public or private property. For purposes of this definition, any activity as described in this definition upon which the initiation or admission into or affiliation with or continued membership in an organization is directly or indirectly conditioned shall be presumed to be “forced” activity, the willingness of an individual to participate in such activity notwithstanding.
Recruitment RegistrationThe Penn State fraternity community believes strongly in the value of the fraternity experience, we also want the very best students to join our organizations. Students, therefore, must meet the basic criteria listed below in order to be eligible for membership in an fraternity recognized by the Interfraternity Council:
1. You must be enrolled as a full-time student with a minimum of 12 credits on the University Park campus of The Pennsylvania State University;
2. If you have taken coursework on any campus of The Pennsylvania State University, you must hold a cumulative grade point average of 2.5. Exceptions to this policy are not made under any circumstance;
3. If you have never completed any courses on any campus of The Pennsylvania State University, you do not have a Penn State grade point average; therefore, the 2.5 requirement does not apply to you.
4. If you are a transfer students from another college or university that is not affiliated with The Pennsylvania State University, you will not bring a cumulative grade point average to Penn State with you; therefore, the 2.5 requirement does not apply to you.
5. If you enrolled and completed coursework at The Pennsylvania State University during the summer of 2013, you do have a cumulative grade point average; therefore, it must be 2.5 or higher in order to be eligible to participate in recruitment. Again, no exceptions to this policy will be considered or made regardless of the reason;
6. You must register as a Potential New Member using the Interfraternity Council recruitment website at www.psu-ifc-recruit.com.
August 26, 2013
Welcome to The Pennsylvania State University, or what we call Penn State!
Penn State hosts the largest fraternity and sorority community in the nation which means you have the opportunity to become involved in an organization that will complement your academic life and complete your undergraduate educational experience. Students have said on numerous occasions that, for them, joining a social fraternity was the key to transforming this vast campus into a community.
The fraternity and sorority community at Penn State is thriving with almost 6,000 members. While each fraternity chapter has a somewhat different focus, we all share some fundamental goals and objectives.
• Outstanding academic achievement,
• The promotion of high social and moral standards,
• Development of leadership skills, and
• Service and philanthropy to the community.
Fraternities and sororities also play a significant role in the IFC-Panhellenic Dance Marathon or “Thon,” the largest student-run philanthropy in the nation. Not surprisingly, the vast majority of Penn State student leaders are members of fraternities or sororities.
I encourage you to explore the opportunities the Penn State IFC fraternity community has to offer. Make new friends, discover new talents and interests, and refine your leadership skills. Your Penn State degree will be invaluable, but don’t miss this opportunity to retain so much more.
And remember, We Are…Penn State!!!
ChipChip RayPresident, Penn State Interfraternity Council
A MESSAgE FROM CHIP RAY PResident oF the inteRFRAteRnity council
FRAteRnity And soRoRity
The Homecoming tradition at Penn State was first created by fraternities and sororities many years ago! Today, Homecoming is an exciting and fun-filled week for the entire Penn State community, espe-cially for fraternity men and sorority women! It is a week of fun, foot-ball, alumni, performanc-es, and parades. Fraterni-ties team up with other fraternities and sororities to participate in a number of activities during the week, including a talent show, a Day of Service, a pep rally, and a parade to unite Penn State. For the parade, each sorority/fraternity pair makes a float based on a theme that they choose. The floats are designed and built by the fraternity and sorority teams and they take great pride in making them! The week culminates with a football game on Saturday. Homecoming is a celebration of Penn State tradition that fraternities and sororities participate in to the fullest!
Greek Sing is an annual event where sororities and fraternities showcase their talents and compete through Broadway musicals, build community among their or-ganizations, and have fun! The primary purpose of Greek Sing is to raise money for the Gayle Beyer’s Scholarship, named after a woman who demonstrated great dedication and true allegiance for the fraternity and sorority community as a collegian and Panhellenic Association adviser. Each year, scholarships are given to fraternity and sorority members who demonstrate commitment and ex-cellence to the Penn State fraternity and sorority community.
Greek Week takes places in April and consists of various activities that promote unity among all Penn State fraternities and sororities. These activities and events emphasize the positive facets of the fraternity and sorority community, while building meaningful relationships between participants and with the greater Penn State and State College communities. Some of the most popular Greek Week traditions include the chariot races, Greek Pageant, Day of Service, Cultural Showcase, and the AIDS Walk.
The Penn State IFC-Panhellenic Dance Mara-thon (THON) was founded by the Penn State fraternity and sorority community over 40 years ago. Today, THON is the largest student-run philanthropy in the world! Money is raised in a yearlong effort for The Four Diamonds Fund at the Hershey Medical Cen-ter to conquer pediatric cancer. In February, the fundraising culminates in a 46-hour, no sitting, no sleeping dance marathon. The dancers are selected to par-ticipate from their individual organizations. More than 700 dancers participated in THON 2013. THON weekend is a fun-filled two days with events for kids, dancers, families, supporters, and Penn State students.
THON 2013 raised a total of $12.3 million! This is a record-breaking total. THON started in 1973 as a Penn State fraternity and sorority philanthropy. It was first held in the HUB and raised about $2,000. Today, it is held in the Bryce Jordan Center and it has grown to incorporate all student organizations. However, fraternity men and sorority women are proud that we continue to appear among the top fundraisers of any of the hundreds of THON organizations. We are proud of our service to THON and continue to fight to find a cure. FTK! (For The Kids)
For more information on THON, visit www.thon.org.
Canning Weekend #1: Sept. 27-29, 2013
Canning Weekend #2: Oct. 18-20, 2013
THON 5k: Oct. 26, 2013
Canning Weekend #3: Nov. 8-10, 2013
THON Weekend: Feb. 21-23, 2014
Every year, fraternity houses help make the State College area and Penn State campus a little brighter! The Holiday Lights Tour was created by the Interfraternity Council in 2007 to showcase the 47 fraternity houses located in the Highlands neighborhood in the Borough of State College. The fraternity houses compete for recognition by participating in a holiday decorating theme contest. Trolleys transport patrons through the neighborhood and tour guides provide an historical description of each house. A judging committee determines the winners of the holiday lights tour in various categories of competition.
The IFC community at Penn state boasts the most competitive IM league for every sport from basketball and football to table tennis and badminton. It’s exclusively for members of fraternity organizations.
Chip Ray – President – ACACIA Chip Ray is a senior currently enrolled in the College of Engineering pursuing a
degree in Industrial Engineering with a Six Sigma minor and ex-pecting to graduate in December of 2013. Before being elected to the Interfraternity Council, Chip was the President of Acacia. In addition to being President, he was also very involved in his chapter post initiation, serving as Risk Manager, Rush Chairmen, THON Chairmen and Greek Sing Chairmen. Chip values what he has learned from being a member of fraternity life thus far and wishes to maintain the growth of the fraternity community at Penn
State through his term. Upon graduating he would like to move back to his hometown of Meadville, Pa. and work for his dad. Chip is the oldest of three children, and likes working out and cheering for his favorite professional sports teams in his spare time.
Lorenzo Massaro – Executive Vice President – Alpha Tau OmegaLorenzo Massaro, from Lower Merion, Pa., is a senior studying Crime, Law, & Justice
with a minor in Legal Studies. Prior to being elected Executive Vice President of the Penn State Interfraternity Council (IFC), Lorenzo held many positions within his chapter including, Vice President, THON chair, Pledge Master, Rush Chair, Assistant Risk Management Chair, Social Chair and Judicial Board Member. Out-side of his chapter Lorenzo has also been a leader within the Penn State fraternity community; he has served as the Security Overall on the Greek Sing 2013 Executive committee, as a communica-
tions captain/fraternity liaison for THON 2013, and served on the IFC Judicial Board for two years. Prior to attending Penn State, Lorenzo attended and graduated from Valley Forge Military College.
Dan Combs – Administrative VP – Phi Kappa PsiDan Combs is currently a sophomore in chemical engineering and is expecting to
graduate in May of 2015. He has held many leadership roles in his fraternity, Phi Kappa Psi, including serving as his house’s Re-cruitment Chair, Sergeant at Arms and THON Chair, among other positions. Dan exercises regularly and plays IM football, basket-ball, and soccer for his fraternity. He is also a member of AIChE, the American Institute for Chemical Engineers.
Jordan Rolon – VP for Communications – Alpha Gamma RhoJordan Rolon is a junior currently enrolled in the College of Health and Human De-
velopment, studying Recreation, Parks and Tourism Management with an option in Community and Commercial Recreation Man-agement. Jordan is planning to graduate in the spring of 2014. He is the youngest of two children, born and raised in Colmar, Pa. Before becoming Vice President of Communications for the In-terfraternity Council, Jordan served his chapter of Alpha Gamma Rho as the Vice President of Recruitment and the Vice President of Planning. He also served as the Director of the 2011 Greek
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Week Benefit concert and was the 2012 Greek Week OPP Overall. Jordan appreciates all that fraternity life has taught him and looks forward to bettering fraternity life for all of its members. In his spare time he enjoys golfing and spending time with his friends.
Drew Sarangoulis – VP for Risk Management – Sigma PiDrew Sarangoulis is a junior, triple majoring in Criminology, Philosophy, and Sociol-
ogy, with a minor in History. Drew has held many positions within his chapter of Sigma Pi including: President, Philanthropy Chair, THON Chair, and Pledge Master. Additionally, Drew was a Greek Sing Captain, a representative for the Standards Advisory Com-mittee, a member of the Order of Omega, a journalist for the Daily Collegian, and a volunteer for the Big Brothers Big Sisters Program. He intends to graduate May of 2014 and plans to then attend law school.
Alex Franco – VP for Standards – Sigma Alpha EpsilonAlex Franco is a junior majoring in Health Policy and Administration within the College
of Health and Human Development. He is initially from Doylestown, Pa. and attended Central Bucks High School-East before coming to Penn State, from where he intends to graduate in May 2014. Before joining the IFC exec board he served on the judicial board and served as Social Chair, Rush Chair, and Eminent Warden for his fraternity, Sigma Alpha Epsilon. Alex is proud of his achievements within our fraternity community. Outside of his role on IFC he en-joys working out, sports, and hanging out with friends.
Pat Colicchio – VP for Standards – Theta Delta ChiPat is a junior currently enrolled in the College of Liberal Arts, majoring in History.
Before being appointed to the Interfraternity Council, Pat served as Social Chair of his fraternity, as well as a member of the IFC Judicial Board, and IFC Standards Review Committee. Pat is from Millburn, NJ and after graduation plans on attending law school.
Kyle Rinda – VP for Chapter Development – Delta UpsilonKyle Rinda is currently a junior majoring in Industrial Engineering with a minor in In-
formation Sciences and Technology. He is from Malvern, Pa. where he attended Great Valley High School. As a brother of Delta Up-silon, Kyle has served as VP for Recruitment, Homecoming Chair, and most recently, Chapter President in 2012. In addition, Kyle is a member of Order of Omega and was the recipient of the Outstand-ing New Member award at the 2010 Greek Column Awards. A lifelong Penn State fan, Kyle enjoys football Saturdays, going to the gym, and hanging out with friends and family.
Khadyon Reid – VP for Sustainability – Alpha Tau OmegaKhadyon Reid is currently a sophomore pursuing an Enterprise Risk Management
degree with a minor in International Business and Spanish. He is originally from Brooklyn, NY but, attended high school in Atlanta, Ga. He is a member of the Alpha Tau Omega Fraternity and prior to becoming the Vice President for Sustainability, he served as Philanthropy Chair, Social Chair, Rush Chair, and is currently Vice President. He has also held various positions in the fraternity com-munity including Greek Sing Captain. In his free time, Khadyon enjoys working out and dabbling in the stock market.
Kyle Kramer – VP for Programming – Phi Kappa TauKyle Kramer is a junior majoring in Crime, Law and Justice. He is originally from Lan-
caster, Pa. Before being appointed to the Interfraternity Council, Kyle served as Social Chair, Recruitment Chair and as THON Chair for Phi Kappa Tau. He also has served on both the Greek Week and Greek Sing Executive Committees, as well as the Interfraternity Councils Risk Management Committee. Outside of fraternity life, Kyle is a Penn State Lion Scout and enjoys giving prospective students tours of campus.
Pat Adams – VP for Recruitment – Theta Delta ChiPat Adams is currently a junior enrolled in the Supply Chain and Information Systems
program in the Smeal College of Business. He is from Hillsbor-ough, NJ and expects to graduate in May of 2014. Prior to being elected to the Interfraternity Council, Pat served as Theta Delta Chi’s Recruitment Chair. Pat plans to increase fraternity aware-ness in the Penn State community and to aid in the continual growth of all fraternities. In his free time, Pat enjoys playing sports and watching movies.
Justin Laskowski – VP for Community Outreach – Zeta PsiJustin Laskowski is currently a junior majoring in Philosophy in the College of Liberal
Arts with a minor in Ethics. He is from Scranton, Pa. and is one of four children. As a brother at the Pi Sigma Chapter of Zeta Psi Fraternity, Justin has served as Risk Manager and currently serves as the Scholarship Chair. Before being appointed as the Vice President for Community Relations, Justin held the posi-tions of Judicial Board Member and Associate Vice President for University Relations within the IFC. Presently, he is also the Chair of Student Life within the University Park Undergraduate
Association and a Safety Officer in the Penn State Outing Club. Additionally, Justin is a member of the Order of Omega, an All-Greek Honors and Leadership Society, and Sigma Alpha Pi, the Society of Leadership and Success. In his free time, Justin enjoys hunting, rock climbing, and reading to the elderly. As Vice President for Community Development, he plans to improve the image of fraternity life for the Penn State and State College communities. After graduation, Justin intends to enroll at the Dickinson School of Law to pursue a joint degree consisting of a Juris Doctorate and Master’s of International Affairs.
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Famous Alumni: President William Taft, Kansas State Football Coach Gary Patterson, Aflac CEO Kriss Cloniger III
THON Involvement: “Clear eyes, full hearts, can’t lose” has always been the THON motto driving ACACIA. Partnered with Gamma Phi Beta we provided emo-tional and financial support to several families, and have consistently ranked as one of the top five earners in IFC organizations.
Famous Alumni: Harvey Golub, Ralph Penza, Alfred Edward Santangelo
THON involvement: APD has helped raise money for the Four Diamonds Fund, averaging at least two THON dancers a year with the immense support of hundreds of dedicated alumni and the hard work of the under-graduate brothers.AFD
Famous Alumni: Ludwig Mies van der Rohe I.M. Pei, Robert Ivy, Buckminster Fuller, Cass Gilbert
THON involvement: Our chapter has worked hard to continue raising more money each year. In 2013, we doubled the amount of money raised in 2012 and plan on continuing to raise as much toward a cure through the canning weekends and other fundraisers.ARC
THON involvement: Alpha Sigma Phi, partnered with Phi Mu sorority, has been very active with THON in recent years. Between canning and numerous other fundraisers, and events such as cookouts with our THON families, we stay very busy in our efforts to make an impact for THON every year.ASF
328 east Fairmount Avenue
ALPHA SIgMA PHI
President: Tommy Todd, 202-415-1519Recruitment: John Mika, 703-663-0519
National Founding: September 11, 1865
PSU Founding Year: 1914
Chapter Designation: Gamma Omega
Motto: “America’s Leadership Development Fraternity”
# of Members: 85
Famous Alumni: Steve Spurrier, Tennessee Williams, Guy Fieri
THON involvement: The Alpha Tau Omega chapter at Penn State is the #1 fraternity in regards to THON. In 2012-2013 alone, ATO and ZTA raised $367,000, and have raised $5.6 million since our founding. ATW
President: Jordan Walden, 215-370-4409Recruitment: Jake Minkoff, 215-692-3022
National Founding: October 22, 1910
PSU Founding Year: 1913
Chapter Designation: Beta
Nickname: Beta Sig
# of Members: 99
THON involvement: After sufficiently exceeding our total from 2012, in 2013 we were able to gain another dancer (having a total of three) and adopt a new family. Along with our partner sorority Kappa Delta, we grew a strong bond with our THON family, the Creasy’s, through dinners, holiday parties, and frequent visits to their home. Our THON child, Andy, is the light that sparks the fire of our organization to continue to surpass our goal each year.BSB
Motto: “Firman Consensus Facit” Cooperation Makes Strength
# of Members: 84
Famous Alumni: John Wooden, Sam Walton
THON involvement: Since our re-establishment in 2010, we have contributed to THON financially, philanthropi-cally, and administratively: four THON Captains, two THON Overalls, and the Overall Chairperson for THON 2014.BETA
Famous Alumni: Robert Todd Lincoln, Ashton Kutcher, Jack Del Rio, Ron Mix, Mark Dominik, Marsh White
THON involvement: One of our strongest points of THON is our non-stop enthusiasm both year round and during the course of the 46 hours. Supporting not only our own dancers, but also all the dancers, symbolizes the school-wide bond over such an amazing cause.DC
Famous Alumni: Joe Paterno, George W. Bush, George HW Bush, Gerald Ford, Teddy Roosevelt, Dick Clark
THON involvement: We, along with partner Sigma Alpha, not only participate in canning, but also take part in the THON 5k and family weekend. We are proud to have had members perform at THON and on commit-tees. DKE also has three THON families.DKE
Motto: “Knowledge and Brotherhood in the bond of union.”
# of Members: 14
Famous Alumni: Russell Redding, PA Secretary of Ag-riculture; Earl Harbaugh, Ditch Witch Midwest CEO and recipient of PSU 2012 Distinguished Alumni Award
THON involvement: We sponsor the Madden family and have two dancers at THON.DQS
101 north Patterson street
dELTA THETA SIgMA
President: Alex Thames, email@example.comVP Recruitment: Phil Iannuzzi, [email protected]
National Founding: November 4th, 1834
PSU Founding Year: 1911
Chapter Website: www.pennstatedu.com
Chapter Designation: Pennsylvania State Chapter
Motto: “Dikaia Upotheke” Justice, Our Foundation
# of Members: 81
Famous Alumni: James A. Garfield, Alfred P. Sloan, Charles F. Kettering, Jim Boeheim
THON involvement: From near-total participation during canning weekends to being one of the most spirited sections during THON, THON brings Delta Upsi-lon closer together as a brotherhood. For The Kids!DU
Famous Alumni: Jerry Jones, Jimmy Bufffet, Mike O’Malley, Greg Landry, General B.B. Bell
THON involvement: In the past few years, Kappa Sigma has sponsored a THON child and family, recently acquired a THON partner, and continually raises the awareness of pediatric cancer while helping children overcome childhood cancer.
232 east nittany AvenuekAPPA SIgMA
President: Brian Kass (9178211377)Recruitment: Connor Camp, (724) 312-9555
National Founding: November 2, 1909
PSU Founding Year: 1912
Chapter Designation: Zeta
Nickname: Lambda Chi
Motto: “Every Man a Man”
# of Members: 89
Famous Alumni: Kenny Chesney, Woody Paige, Presi-dent Harry S. Truman, Ron Paul, Rick Pitino
THON involvement: During the past couple years, Lambda Chi Alpha has been a great contributor to the THON fundraising campaign. The past two years, we have been one of the top 3 fundraisers in the category of IFC organizations.LCA
Famous Alumni: Charlie Dent, Woodrow Wilson, Mark Spitz, Jerry Nelson, Jerry Yang, Tony Horton, Ray Ban
THON involvement: Our chapter has been extremely involved in THON by raising money for the kids every year, cheering on our dancers for all 46 hours of THON, and maintaining a very close relationship with our THON family, the Van Aulen’s.FKY
THON involvement: As a fraternity, we have been involved in The Annual Brady C. Lucas Golf Outing (ben-efitting the Four Diamonds Fund), which signifies how dedicated we are to supporting our THON child and making an impact on the THON community.FKS
Motto: “Do unto others as you would have them do unto you”
# of Members: 75
Famous Alumni: John F. Brock, John Fabian
THON involvement: The brothers of Phi Sig are deeply vested in the Four Diamonds Fund’s cause. We support the efforts through canning, fundraising, attending THON, and visiting the Hershey Medical Center.FSK
Famous Alumni: Bobby Bowden, Tim McGraw, Jon Stewart
THON involvement: Pi Kappa Alpha, along with the sisters of Kappa Alpha Theta, has had a huge involvement with THON over the past several years. This year we were assigned a new THON child named Jazzy and had the op-portunity to visit her during THON weekend. It was truly inspirational and made clear for everyone why we THON!PKA
Famous Alumni: Pete Maravich, Pete Carroll, Bobby Jones, William McKinley, David Spade
THON involvement: We are partnered with Pi Beta Phi and currently have three THON families. We consistently place in the top 10 for fraternity life and hope to im-prove upon our numbers even more in the future.SAE
200 east beaver Avenue
SIgMA ALPHA EPSILON
President: Daniel Posner, (215) 565-5477Recruitment: Scott Silverman, (845) 558-5086
National Founding: 1909
PSU Founding Year: 1949
Chapter Website: 1949
Chapter Designation: Mu Lambda
Motto: “Fostering and maintaining a spirit of Fraternity since 1909”
# of Members: 124
Famous Alumni: Steve Wynn, David Stern
THON involvement: Our continued involvement, dedi-cation, and consistency as contenders for the number one overall spot in IFC earnings are ways you become a part of something bigger than yourself when participat-ing in THON as a Sammy.SAM
Famous Alumni: John Wayne, Brad Pitt, Mike Ditka, Tom Selleck
THON involvement: After raising the third highest totals amongst the fraternity community, we will be adopting a new THON child and family for THON 2014, and look to continue our successful fundraising efforts.SC
Famous Alumni: Bob Barker, Harrison Ford, Paul Rudd, Archie Manning, Eli Manning, Pat Riley, Al Michaels
THON involvement: Brothers of the Sigma Nu Delta Delta chapter spend both the fall and spring semesters traveling throughout the tri-state area raising money and awareness for pediatric cancer through THON.SN
340 north burrowes streetSIgMA NU
President: Michael Quinteros, 703.850.1884Recruitment: Brett Reisker, 724.561.6601
National Founding: November 1,1901
PSU Founding Year: 1915
Chapter Website: www.sigep-pennstate.org
Chapter Designation: Penn Eta
Nickname: Sig Ep
Motto: “ΣΙΓΜΑ ΦΙ ΕΨΙΛΟΝ”
# of Members: 78
Famous Alumni: William Schreyer
THON involvement: Sig Ep’s main philanthropy focus at Penn State is THON, a year-long fundraising effort that helps treatment and research for children afflicted with cancer. We are focused and determined all year and spend countless hours of fundraising and volunteer ef-forts to raise as much money as possible For The Kids.SFE
Motto: “To promote Scholarship, Brotherhood and Chivalry”
# of Members: 89
Famous Alumni: Herman Fisher
THON involvement: The brothers of Sigma Pi not only raise money for THON, but also, host many events for the two adopted families we have during the school year including luncheons, bowling and sporting events.SP
Famous Alumni: Jack Link (Jack Link’s Beef Jerky founder), Glen Hocker (Dairy Queen founder), Stan Musial
THON involvement: Our chapter partnered with the Student Nutrition Association, along with our wonderful THON child Kirsten German and her family, and dedi-cated all we could toward raising money for THON 2013 with the ultimate goal of curing pediatric cancer.
Famous Alumni: Dan Mead, Ronald Reagan, Steve Forbes
THON involvement: Our chapter is extremely active in THON with brothers contributing through the fraternity with our partner sorority, leading as THON Captains or THON committee members. Between canning weekends and campus involvement, THON is important to all our brothers as we raise funds in honor of our THON families.TKE
THON involvement: Currently having three THON children, we have been able to witness and share the struggles of pediatric cancer and believe that we have made a positive impact on our families, both support-ively and financially. This past year we were able to see our hard work rewarded when one of our THON chil-dren, Gavin, went into remission bravely winning the fight against cancer!
Famous Alumni: Henry Ford II, Ian C. Murray, Joe Mad-don, Dean Cain
THON involvement: As a chapter we have proudly supported our THON family, the Perezes, with our partner Tri Sigma. We also have many members who hold positions as THON captains and are part of THON committees.ZY
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Potential New Member Information Sessions in 111 Forum BuildingAttendance at one Potential New Member Information Session is required in order to be registered for Fall 2013 IFC Recruitment.• Tuesday, Aug. 27, 2013 at 9 PM• Wednesday, Aug. 28, 2013 at 9 PM• Monday, Sept. 2, 2013 at 9 PM • Tuesday, Sept. 3, 2013 at 9 PM • Wednesday, Sept. 4, 2013 at 9 PM • Sunday, Sept. 8, 2013 at 9 PM • Monday, Sept. 16, 2013 at 9 PM • Tuesday, Sept. 17, 2013 at 9 PM
Greek Involvement Fair in Alumni Hall of the HUB-Robeson Center • Thursday, Aug. 29, 2013 from 12 - 4 PM
Zone DaysZone days are an opportunity for fraternities to showcase their houses by giving tours, answering questions, and more.
Green: Monday, Sept. 9, 2013 at 5:30 PM Red: Tuesday, Sept. 10, 2013 at 5:30 PM Blue: Wednesday, Sept. 11, 2013 at 5:30 PM
Bid Extension Members of each fraternity will extend bids, or an invitation to join their fraternity, during the hours listed below at your dorm or alternate place of residence.• Monday, Sept. 23, 2013 from 8 - 10 PM
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