Throughout the month of September, Pi Kappa Phi introduced three
new associate chapters and more than 150 men to the fraternity. The return of Alpha
Epsilon (Florida) revived one of Pi Kappa Phi’s most storied chapters. The fraternity is also excited to have developed
and valued partnerships with the University of Dayton and the University of San
Francisco. Together these new associate chapters represent an opportunity for
Pi Kappa Phi to carry out its vision to redefine fraternity as a lifelong
brotherhood of leaders.
More than 60 men look to reclaim the legacy of Pi Kappa Phi
at the University of Florida. Without a house, standing in a field with a corn
hole set and a football, Pi Kappa Phi’s expansion staff had conversations with
potential members about what the experience of building the chapter from the
ground up could be.
“The men bought in to a vision—to redefine the fraternity
experience at the University of Florida,” said Leadership Consultant
John-Frazier Strickland, Beta Eta (Florida State). “We know this wont’ be an easy
task, but we look forward to their hard work and dedication to re-building one
of the fraternities most prestigious chapters.”
The men that make up the re-founding fathers are driven and
involved. From club sports to journalists to the Honors College to Student
Government, these men are committed to being key players on campus. With the 90th
anniversary of Alpha Epsilon right around the corner these men will bring great
credit to a long history of Pi Kappa Phi leaders at UF.
On the Catholic and Marianist campus in southwest Ohio,
there is a term referenced quite frequently: “community.” The more than 30
founding members of Pi Kappa Phi at Dayton are a strong thread in the fabric
that makes up the Dayton community. The group includes members of Delta Sigma
Pi business fraternity, members of the tennis and rugby teams, and the founders
of the campus Push America club, and they have already made an impact. Their
accomplishments continue to define their purpose of making fraternity
involvement something more within the Dayton community. On September 10 they
hosted a Bike-a-thon helping to raise awareness for people with disabilities.
And just one week after being installed as an official associate chapter, the
men worked together and won the University of Dayton’s Greek Week.
Leadership Consultant Nick Prichodko, Omega (Purdue), said
of his experience at Dayton, “The University of Dayton is full of amazing
students and people, and it seemed that all the men we recruited were the best
of the best. I loved being on campus, and I am excited to see what great things
this chapter accomplishes in the future.”
We look forward to many more Greek Week victories and
successful Push America events from the new founding Pi Kappa Phi members at
the University of Dayton.
“I am excited about what these amazing men will accomplish
and bring to the USF community,” said Leadership Consultant Jonathan Conde,
Zeta Eta (South Florida). “These men are
extremely involved on campus and passionate about leaving a lasting legacy at
The men working to rebuild the Eta Theta Chapter truly are
leaders by choice. From the student body president, residence advisors, orientation
leaders, members of ROTC, the list goes on. These men are committed to building
a fraternity to better themselves and the community they are a part of. Pi
Kappa Phi has the unique opportunity to build the campus traditions at USF and
what better way to start than to begin with a tradition of student leaders
focused on serving their community.
Pi Kappa Phi is continuing its expansions efforts throughout
the fall at Montana, San Jose State, Western Illinois and SUNY Plattsburgh.
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