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Dispatches from The Legion of Honor

Chapter & Alumni News for the SPring 2023 Quarterly


In late February, Kappa Lambda Chapter had a lot to celebrate at the University of Akron’s annual Greek Leadership Awards. The chapter was the recipient of the Intrafraternal Award and recognized as a leading example within the fraternity and sorority community. The award recognizes a chapter based on votes from peers within the community. 



The week of February 27 was a big week for Theta Chapter service and philanthropy. On Wednesday of that week, the chapter partnered with the Beta Mu Chapter of Alpha Phi to host the LifeSouth Blood Drive. The event collected blood donations from 74 people, with the life-saving potential of up to 222 lives. Later in the week, the chapter partnered with the Delta Mu Chapter of Tri Delta to host the Delta House of Pancakes event, raising $7,000 for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.

Theta Chapter brothers Preston Ewing and Riley Giardina were selected to join the University of Alabama’s Capstone Men and Women (CMW). CMW was founded in 1962, and members are the official ambassadors of The University of Alabama. They are the first faces prospective students see on their visits to the university. Preston and Riley were part of 18 selected out of over 200 applicants.



On February 8, 2023, Epsilon Alpha Chapter was recognized at the university’s Order of Omega Annual Greek Awards. The chapter was honored with several awards for performance during the 2022 calendar year, including Outstanding Community Service and Most Improved Chapter. The Chapter also earned individual member recognition for Greg Abraham as Chapter President of the Year, Caleb Danenberg as Emerging Leader of the Year, and Mike Birrer as a Distinguished Chapter Partner.


Arizona State

In early February, brothers from Zeta Upsilon Chapter traveled to the ChildHelp Children’s Center of Arizona to deliver a check for $70,000. ChildHelp, a non-profit organization dedicated to the prevention and treatment of child abuse, has been the chapter’s philanthropic partner for decades, with recent donations raised through the chapter’s annual fall philanthropy, “Sigma Boo,” among other events. To date, the chapter has helped contribute over 1 million dollars in donations since beginning its partnership with ChildHelp.

In a recent alumni profile, the Fraternity interviewed Zeta Upsilon alumnus Derrick Hall on his Sigma Nu story and journey from LA Dodgers intern to CEO for the Arizona Diamondbacks. During the interview, Brother Hall shares how he strives to lead a life of service and purpose.



The Gamma Upsilon Chapter has been very active with service and philanthropy this spring semester. Through a food drive and the chapter’s Paws for a Cause event, the chapter collected 2,500 cans of food for the Full Circle Food Pantry and raised $500 for the Lowell Animal Shelter. The chapter also raised $11,000 for the Arkansas Dance Marathon thanks to brothers Joshua Hester and Zack Lorenzoni and the leadership of chapter Philanthropy Chairmen William Sanders and Danny Moreno.


Arkansas - Fort Smith

On Saturday, February 18, Nu Alpha Chapter brother Jesse Witt was crowned 2023 Homecoming King for the University of Arkansas – Fort Smith. Jesse said this about the honor, "I'm happy to represent Sigma Nu, and show people that here we're more than a stereotypical fraternity. We really do care about UAFS and the Fort Smith community, and it makes me really happy to be able to show that." The 2022 Homecoming King and Nu Alpha Chapter alumnus Bao Ha was also on hand for the event to see Jesse crowned the new King.


Arkansas at Little Rock

Eta Xi Chapter alumnus Bryan Hosto, a Little Rock Attorney and Real Estate Broker with The Haybar Group, has been named a member of Fifty for the Future, an Arkansas non-profit corporation that identifies, develops, and supports regional projects and policies that will have a significant long-term positive impact on the metro Little Rock region. Strategic priorities of Fifty for the Future include economic development, public education/workforce development, and public safety. Brother Hosto was also last year’s Distinguished Alumnus from the UA Little Rock School of Business.



In a January 2023 issue of The Collegian, Ashland University’s student newspaper, the university chronicled the origin story of the school mascot Tuffy the Eagle. Before the university adopted Tuffy as the official mascot for the school’s athletic programs, “Victor the Eagle” performed on the sidelines, first appearing in 1966. Victor was a creation of the Eta Psi Chapter brothers, who donned the costume at sporting events. In the early 2000s, the mascot received a name change and a new costume. Read more about Sigma Nu’s connection to the Ashland mascot on page 5 of the newspaper.



Members of Beta Theta Chapter put their helping hands into action this week by traveling across the state to help clean up tornado damage in Selma, Alabama. Ten chapter members provided chainsaws, pickup trucks, wheelbarrows, and, most of all, hands, feet, and strong backs to clean up downed trees and scattered debris.

Lt. Commander George Turner participated and said, “It means the world to me that my chapter brothers would help out in this manner. The community of Selma is my home, and to know my brothers cared enough to give up their MLK holiday to help my neighbors clear debris shows their heart and the Auburn spirit of the human touch and compassion for all.”

Group Photo: Shown left to right are Paul Windham, Jake Hasty, Jackson Edwards, Charlie Hughes, Coleston Dempsey, Luke Thompson, Alex McKinstry, Jackson Windham, Fincher Davis, George Turner, and Pruitt Lee.

On Saturday, February 25, the Auburn Alumni Association bestowed its Lifetime Achievement Award on Beta Theta Chapter alumnus Bobby Lowder

Bobby’s video introduction can be seen by clicking here. This is the Alumni Association’s highest recognition, and previous Beta Theta alumni recipients include Dick Ingwersen, Dwight Wiggins, J. Smith Lanier, and Miller Gorrie. Lowder and these men are another example of the impact of the chapter’s history, traditions, and heroes.


Ball State

During the weekend of March 10-12, brothers from the Theta Nu Chapter traveled from Muncie, Ind., to Lexington, Va., for a pilgrimage and chapter retreat. The brothers were greeted by General Fraternity staff member Michael Lay (Arkansas – Fort Smith), who provided the chapter with tours of the Headquarters and VMI, and LEAD Session in the newly constructed Spears Family Epsilon Epsilon Center for Excellence.


Bowling Green State

Several Epsilon Chi Chapter brothers and members of the Bowling Green State Cheerleading Team were hosted by University President Rodney Rogers for celebration. The team achieved second in the nation for D1 small coed. Among the team’s members are brothers Nick Dimitroff, Matt Stock, Bryce Long, and Luke Mosier.



In early March, brothers from the Zeta Phi Chapter at Bradley University completed their annual Gameball Run philanthropy. They raised $21,275 for Almost Home Kids, a non-profit helping children released from hospital care who are not ready to go home. Every year, the Zeta Phi Chapter runs from Bloomington to Peoria, Ill. This year’s run concluded at the OSF Children’s Hospital in Peoria. The chapter’s Service and Philanthropy Chairman said this about the event. “Events like this are what really make fraternities thrive in my opinion. This is something that all of us have gotten behind, all of us look forward to, and raising $21,275 for this great organization has honestly been a feeling that I can’t even describe. It’s been incredible.”


Cal Poly San Luis Obispo

In February, Kappa Pi Chapter hosted the 15th annual Ducky Derby philanthropy for Jack’s Helping Hand. The race featured hundreds of rubber ducks, purchased by members of the community, which floated down the San Luis Obispo creek and then gathered at the end of the race by members of the chapter. The duck that crossed the finish line first received tickets to Stagecoach. This year’s event raised $22,000.


Cal State LA

Under the leadership of Eta Phi Chapter Community Service and Philanthropy Chairman Daniel Solorzano, Eta Phi Chapter contributed over 4,500 food kits to the LA Food Bank this February.


Carnegie Mellon

Brian Carothers (left in the photo), Chief Technology Officer for Proforma, received the PromoStandards Distributor Person of the Year Award at the annual PromoStandards Technology Summit and Hack-a-Thon hosted in Tampa, Florida. This award is one of a set of inaugural PromoStandards Persons of the Year Awards for the promotional products industry. Brother Carothers received this award in recognition of his ongoing technology leadership in the industry and the PromoStandards community.

Brother Steven Flaughers (Akron), who brought this story to our attention, also informed us that Sigma Nu leadership is well-represented at Proforma. Brother Carothers, along with Brother Flaughers, President and CEO of Proforma 3rd Degree Marketing (a member of the Proforma family), and Brother Doug Kordel (Toledo), President and Chief Legal Officer at Proforma, are among the executive leadership guiding the company.

Delta Sigma Chapter alumni Tyler York and Justin Pincar are revolutionizing the test prep market for high-stakes exams. In a recent alumni profile, the Fraternity interviewed Tyler and Justin to learn more about the launch of their company, Achievable, and how their friendship and partnership began with Sigma Nu. Read more about Tyler and Justin’s journey by clicking HERE.


Central Arkansas

In early March, brothers from the Lambda Phi Chapter participated in the “Out of Darkness Campus Walk,” benefiting the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP). The Out of Darkness walk is a signature program of the AFSP and helps promote suicide awareness and the importance of mental health.


Coastal Carolina

Mu Epsilon Chapter alumnus Dr. Mark Sikes has been named Dean of Students at Virginia Tech. Sikes, with over 25 years of experience in higher education, previously served as the vice dean for student success at the College of William & Mary since 2018 and the associate dean of students from 2007-18.


Colorado School of Mines

In early March, Gamma Eta Chapter hosted a brotherhood event where members learned about first aid and participated in team-building activities. Brother Scott Portsche facilitated the event, and the chapter hopes it can become an annual event.



On the evening of Sunday, March 15, the return of the Delta Kappa Chapter to the University of Delaware achieved its first major milestone with the candidate pinning ceremony of the newest members of the Delta Kappa Colony. The candidate ceremony occurred in the Trabant Student Center with alumni Ritual officers presiding. The Ritual team consisted of Vice Regent Jason Lyons (Jefferson), Alumni Chapter Commander and Advisory Board President Jeff VandePoele, Advisory Board members Stephen Judge and Don Lowe, and alumnus Captain Robert Nelson (Penn State). Members of the Beta Rho (Pennsylvania) and Kappa Zeta (Villanova) Chapters also attended the ceremony and reception with the newly pinned colony members and chapter alumni. The initial founding class consists of 43 students who have committed themselves toward the principles that drive Sigma Nu.

Expansion Consultants Ryan Ewing (Drury) and Mac McNeilly (Huntingdon) will lead the colony for the next several months as they learn critical chapter operations and begin their journey toward petitioning the High Council for their charter.



Epsilon Zeta Chapter alumnus Bill Morosco was recognized as Region 8 Southern Conference Coach of the Year. Brother Morosco’s recognition followed the success of the Indian River State College Men’s Basketball team as the Southern Conference Champions.



In early February, brothers from the Kappa Chi Chapter volunteered their time with the Greenville, SC chapter of Habitat for Humanity.



On Saturday, January 21, the Mu Chapter at the University of Georgia celebrated its 150th anniversary as a chartered chapter of the Legion of Honor. The chapter received its official charter in 1873.

As part of the chapter’s celebration, the chapter hosted a banquet recognizing the recent and historic accomplishments of Mu Chapter, including back-to-back honors as UGA’s IFC Chapter of the Year and seven consecutive Rock Chapter Awards. During the banquet, guests were treated to special presentations from alumnus brothers Leigh Stowe and Max Brandon, collegiate chapter Commander John David St. Pé, and Past Regents and Mu Chapter alumni Robert Durham and John Hearn. Regent Tim Huffmyer (Michigan State) presented the chapter with its 150th Anniversary plaque. Longtime local and national volunteer Emory Speer Mabry, III was also recognized with the Regent’s Medallion of Merit Award.

On Thursday, February 23rd, current Commander John David St Pé joined former Commanders dating back to 1958 at Bones Restaurant in Atlanta, Georgia.  After catching up and debates about who headed the most successful tenure at the chapter's helm, Commander St Pé gave a "State of the Chapter Address" before opening the floor for encouragement, advice, and wisdom. This year hosted an unforgettable moment as Regent-Elect Maury Gaston (Auburn) was honored with the badge number Mu 2952 as an official induction into Mu Chapter as an offer of gratitude for his immense efforts in the restoration of the historic Mu Chapter, as well as continued allegiance, dedication, and guidance for well over a decade since.


Georgia State

On January 31, Eta Gamma Chapter hosted its inaugural Commander's Dinner at McKendrick's Steak House in Atlanta, Ga. Alumni and collegiate members, including 19 Past Commanders (covering 50 years of the chapter's 64-year history) and Division Commander Jason Dooley (Kennesaw State), were in attendance. During the event, outgoing Commander Maximillian "Max" Verlohr and incoming Commander Ikenna "IK" Ugwumadu were recognized for their service to the collegiate chapter.

Eta Gamma Chapter Advisor and alumnus Carl Jackson reported, "It was a wonderful evening where old friends gathered to renew support of the collegiate brothers. Leaders from across the years met for the first time and enjoyed getting to know each other and sharing stories of different eras in the chapter's history."

After the dinner and program concluded, the past Commanders closed the evening by reciting the Creed and promising to make this dinner an annual tradition.


Georgia Tech

In 2020, tragedy struck the Gamma Alpha Chapter with the loss of chapter brother Andrew Collins to suicide. Looking for a way to honor Andrew’s memory, the Gamma Alpha brothers came together and began working with the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP) to organize an Out of the Darkness walk. The brothers, led by then Community Service Chairman Michael O’Neill, raised an impressive $11,000 benefiting AFSP from the initial walk. The following year, the chapter raised $13,000.

Since graduating, Michael has continued to work with and advocate for AFSP, including connecting with the Massachusetts chapter after moving to Boston for work. Recently, Brother O’Neill was selected as a sponsored runner for the Boston Marathon and will be raising money and running in honor of AFSP, suicide prevention, and Andrew Collins.



On the weekend of February 25th, members of the Eta Pi Chapter Executive Committee enjoyed the opportunity to spend time at the Fraternity’s Headquarters in Lexington, Va. During the chapter’s pilgrimage, the brothers were able to initiate their newest candidate class and received a tour from General Fraternity staff member Austin Lloyd (Arkansas – Fort Smith).


High Point

On February 3, the Nu Delta Chapter presented a check to the American Heart Association for over $15,000 to support their research and fight against heart disease. The date of the check ceremony was timely as February 3 has been named National Wear Red Day to raise awareness to help eradicate heart disease and stroke in millions of women all over the nation.



On March 1-3, the Zeta Chi Chapter hosted a philanthropy week with several events benefiting the Wounded Warrior Project. The events included a raffle, Pie a Sigma Nu, a cookout, and a powderpuff tournament to cap off the week.



Tuning into the latest season of NBC’s The Voice? Keep an eye out for Brother JB Somers, who performed for Kelly Clarkson, Chance the Rapper, Niall Horan, and Blake Shelton. Will he go as far as Sigma Nu The Voice veterans Patrick Thomas (Vanderbilt) and Chris Mann (Vanderbilt)? Follow his journey with Coach Kelly Clarkson on NBC.


Illinois State

The Theta Rho Chapter had a great night at the university’s annual Greek Gala. The chapter was honored with serious hardware, winning seven awards at the event. The chapter awards included Outstanding Scholarship Program, Academic Excellence, Commitment to Philanthropy, and Innovative Program of the Year. Individual member awards recognized Ben Mount for Chapter President of the Year, Jake Wagner for Emerging Leader, and Matthew Miceli for Living the Ritual.



February 3-5, Kappa Theta Chapter returned for another year of volunteering at DONNA The National Marathon to Finish Breast Cancer. The DONNA marathon is the only marathon in the United States dedicated t breast cancer research, care, and benefits the DONNA Foundation.


Kentucky Wesleyan

In late January, Eta Epsilon Chapter hosted Dr. Terri Petzold of Kentucky Wesley College’s counseling services for a conversation about the importance of mental health and how to manage the challenges encountered in college.



In early March, brothers from the Zeta Psi Chapter volunteered with Nutrition & Services for Seniors (NSS) during their Lucky Spud, baked potato sale fundraiser. Proceeds from the event benefitted the non-profit’s Meals on Wheels program, providing food for homebound neighbors in the community.


Louisiana Tech

Eta Zeta Chapter alumnus and CEO of Argent Financial Group, Inc. Kyle McDonald rang the NYSE Opening Bell on January 31, celebrating the launch of the company’s new Royalty Trust Division. Brother McDonald has been the CEO of Argent for 32 years. In 1978 he was recognized by the Fraternity with the Alpha Affiliate Award and dubbed Alpha #298.



In late February, Gamma Nu Chapter at the University of Michigan hosted its annual Winterfest philanthropy event. Proceeds from Winterfest 2023, a 6 vs. 6 broomball tournament, benefit the Autism Alliance of Michigan, The Women’s Center of Southeastern Michigan, and Fisher House Michigan. This year’s event was a tremendous success, with the chapter raising over $212,000. The effort improves on last year’s total of $202,150.


Minnesota State

This semester, the Lambda Delta Chapter partnered with the university’s Community Engagement Office and the Greater Mankato Area United Way to launch a children’s literacy program. The partnership has resulted in the installation of bookshelves at three area laundromats. The program's desired outcome is to have booked places in spaces that are available for children to read or take home, increasing child literacy in the community. Book donations will be supplied through the United Way’s Books for Kids program. The chapter will be responsible for the regular upkeep of the bookshelves and book rotation.



Epsilon Xi Chapter capped off an incredible year at the university’s Greek Excellence Award Show. The chapter was awarded the Chancellor’s Cup, the highest honor a chapter at the University of Mississippi can receive. Brother Harrison Foxworth was recognized as “Greek Man of the Year,” and current Commander, Stewart McCullough, was awarded “Chapter President of the Year.” The chapter was also recognized as an “Outstanding Chapter” in the core value areas for Personal and Professional Development, Civic Engagement, and Health and Wellness.

Epsilon Xi Chapter alumnus Charlie Gibson and his wife Terry's gift of $250,000 to the University of Mississippi was honored by the Ole Miss Athletics Foundation. The Gibson name was added to Gate 32 of Vaught-Hemmingway Stadium. The Gibson family donation will help strengthen the university's athletic facilities and recruit student-athletes to campus. 



On multiple days in February, members of Rho Chapter enjoyed participating and competing in Mizzou RAMS (Rockin’ Against Multiple Sclerosis) events. The brothers played dodgeball, volleyball, trivia, and basketball. The chapter also had the most 5K runners out of all fraternity and sorority organizations, with 32 members running the race. The chapter raised $3,700 of the total of $200,700 for the MS Institute of Mid-Missouri.


Missouri S&T

To honor Dr. King’s legacy, brothers from the Gamma Xi Chapter spent their Dr. Martin Luther King Day giving back to the community. The brothers spent the day cleaning trails at Ozark River Nature Center and were the largest group to participate in the MLK Day of Service for the second year in a row.


Missouri State

In late January, Theta Sigma Chapter welcomed a special guest for the initiation of their latest candidate class. Zeta Alpha Chapter alumnus Steve Kneeshaw (Puget Sound) - Alpha Affiliate Award Recipient and Sigma Nu’s 1968 Man of the Year – was able to be in attendance for the initiation of his grandson, Connor Kneeshaw. In addition to the ceremony, Theta Sigma advisors, including Chapter Advisor Kyle Lee (Eastern New Mexico), coordinated with the General Fraternity to present Steve with his 60-year anniversary alumnus pin.


Montana State

Over the weekend of March 4, Brothers from the Zeta Nu Chapter participated in the Shodair Danceathon at Montana State. The event served as a fundraiser for the Shodair Children’s Hospital in Helena, MT. The chapter raised a near $15,000 this year that will go towards helping the kids in need of the specialized help that Shodair provides.


Mount Union

Brothers from the Beta Iota Chapter participated in the Annual MLK Day of Service. The Chapter helped clean and renovate the Alliance Neighborhood Center in anticipation of a local free clinic and fresh food pantry to be opened in the future. Several Brothers also volunteered at a local ministry.


New Hampshire

On March 7, the brothers from Iota Sigma Chapter spent time lending a few extra hands at the Saint Thomas Moore Parish. Just down the road in Durham, NH, the brothers helped clean and organize boxes and rooms within the church.


North Carolina State

On January 29, the Beta Tau Chapter welcomed Richard Averitte and Megan Skidmore to speak on behalf of the American Cancer Society-Relay for Life of the Triangle. The chapter showed its appreciation for Richard, Executive Director of the American Cancer Society for Central and Eastern North Carolina, who met with the brotherhood and expounded upon the importance of our fight against cancer. The chapter has started working closely with Megan. It has formed a new partnership with the non-profit organization, with chapter activities going to benefit the American Cancer Society in the future.


North Dakota State

This semester, Eta Theta Chapter partnered with the Gamma Nu Chapter of Kappa Alpha Theta for a card writing social/community service event. The two chapters wrote letters and created cards for first responders and military members.


North Georgia

In mid-March, Brothers from Kappa Chapter took a trip to Chattanooga, Tenn., to build a handicap ramp for an elderly woman. The service trip was organized through Harvest Ministries.


Northern Illinois

In early March, brothers from the Theta Eta Chapter had the privilege of attending the Conversations That Matter event featuring NIU President Lisa Freeman, and Brother Raaif Majeed in his role as SGA President

Pictured from left to right, Dr. Clint Michael Reneau-Vp of Student Affairs, Chapter Treasurer James Innis-SGA Chief of Staff, Chapter Commander Zack Althoff-SGA Senator, Brother Landon Larkin-SGA Deputy Treasurer, NIU President Lisa Freeman, Brother Raaif Majeed-SGA President, Provost Dr. Beth Ingram.


Northwestern State

In mid-March, brothers from the Mu Rho Chapter attended the groundbreaking ceremony for the new Robert Alost Hall. The building will be a future academic center for many majors at Northwestern State. While at the ceremony, the brothers witnessed Mu Rho alumnus and longtime volunteer Jeremy Lacombe participate in the digging ceremony. Brother Lacombe has had a helping hand in this new academic project.



The Delta Epsilon Chapter had a clean sweep at the Greek Awards 2022 on March 1, 2023. In recognition of incredible achievement in six different pillars of excellence, the chapter brought home IFC Chapter of the Year and Gold Excellence in Standards of Excellence. In addition to this, the 2022 Chapter Commander, Jackson Conner, was recognized as an Outstanding Greek Senior.


Oklahoma State

Epsilon Epsilon Chapter put on an award-winning performance during the university’s Varsity Revue. The chapter partnered with the Tau Beta Chapter of Chi Omega, winning awards for Fan Favorite, Best Song Choice, Best Ensemble, Best Female Vocalist, and placing 3rd overall.

In early February, Epsilon Epsilon Chapter alumnus V. Burns Hargis and his wife Anne were inducted into the esteemed Oklahoma State University Hall of Fame, the highest recognition an OSU alumnus can receive. Members of the collegiate chapter and alumni had the privilege of joining the celebration and honoring Burns' remarkable accomplishments. Eight other Epsilon Epsilon brothers share this honor with Burns, and Sigma Nu leads the Greek Community with the most inductees.

Under his leadership as University President, Oklahoma State University achieved record-breaking enrollment and fundraising, surpassing the $1 billion Branding Success campaign goal two years ahead of schedule. With an exceptional $2.2 billion in private support and 82,000 new donors, Burns left an unforgettable legacy at OSU.



During the winter term, the Gamma Zeta Chapter’s Fall 2022 Candidate Class came together and raised over $4,000 for former Sigma Nu House Chef Michelle Bowie, who passed away unexpectedly over winter break.


Oregon State

In early February, the Delta Tau Chapter got into the philanthropic spirit with their Delta Tossers philanthropy event. Proceeds from the event went to support St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.



In March, the Zeta Theta Chapter held a weeklong philanthropy event, Snake Week, in honor of Haley Hughes. Haley Hughes was the Zeta Theta chapter's sweetheart from 2020-2021, who passed after a battle with Ewing Sarcoma. The chapter’s goal for the week was to raise $1,000, but thanks to the university’s student body, alumni involvement, and the brotherhood, the chapter raised $2,330.



This spring, Beta Zeta Chapter held an event called Skate and Donate at a local skating rink to help raise $1,244 to donate to The American Heart Association. Over 100 students came and supported the chapter at the skating rink. The event followed another successful philanthropic effort from the chapter, where brothers raised a total of $3,838 for Special Olympics Indiana as part of a 2023 Polar Plunge.



In late January, Epsilon Sigma Chapter alumnus Captain Scott Rye, USN (Ret.) visited the Founding Site Marker of the Fraternity at Virginia Military Institute. As a collegiate member, Brother Rye served as a collegiate chapter Treasurer. His son, Colin Rye, is also an initiate of Epsilon Sigma Chapter and served as Recorder and Risk Reduction Chairman and Vice President of the Rhodes College’s Inter-Fraternity Council.



On January 22, 18 freshman members of the Beta Upsilon Chapter volunteered at the Terre Haute Humane Society. The organization's mission is to care for pets in need by offering safe refuge, facilitating adoptions, providing medical care, and educating the community.



In late February, Iota Chapter hosted its second annual Good Deed Day. The chapter had four groups of brothers serve in four capacities across Birmingham. The first group served the Exceptional Foundation, the second group helped out at the Humane Society, the third helped garden at Jones Valley Teaching Farm, and the last group served food at the Firehouse Homeless Shelter.


San Diego State

In late February, the Eta Kappa Alumni Chapter hosted an anniversary weekend to celebrate the chapter’s 60th chartering anniversary. A testament to the alumni chapter’s strength, over 100 alumnus brothers attended the weekend to reconnect and celebrate lasting brotherhood.


Southeast Missouri State

The Mu Kappa Chapter hosted its semesterly philanthropy week with its annual Snuperbowl tournament. The event raised a collective total of $6,000 for the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention. The chapter chose this philanthropy to honor the memory of Mark Hudson, a member of Mu Alpha Chapter (Baylor), who tragically took his own life just days after his twentieth birthday. The chapter has supported the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention as its philanthropic partner for the past seven years.


Stephen F. Austin State

In mid-March, the brothers of the Mu Upsilon Chapter partnered with the Zeta Psi Chapter of Delta Zeta Sorority on an Adopt A Highway clean-up.



In early March, Epsilon Eta Chapter partnered with the women of the Delta Pi Chapter of Alpha Chi Omega for a community clean-up day.


Texas Christian

In mid-February, the brothers of Lambda Epsilon Chapter at Texas Christian University hosted their annual Puppy Kissing Booth philanthropy event, partnering with Saving Hope Animal Rescue, a local organization that provides services to injured, abandoned, and abused animals near Fort Worth, Texas. The chapter raised a total of $7,300 for the organization, with over 500 students and faculty participating in the event throughout the day.


Texas Tech

On February 18, 76 brothers of the Zeta Pi Chapter volunteered in the 71st annual Pancake Festival. The pancake festival generated $107,520 and is donated through the Lubbock Lions Club to 30 different charities.


UC Davis

Zeta Xi Chapter brothers Justin WallaschConnor Lewis, and Trent Adler showed out in a ski and snowboard team championship. The brothers contributed to impressive UC Davis Men's Ski Cross team accomplishments, including a 3rd place in the national championship. Justin Wallasch had a notable performance, placing 5th in ski cross and earning a 1st team All American award. In addition, Connor Lewis secured a 6th place finish in Men's Snowboard Slopestyle, along with a 2nd team All American award and recognition for his academic achievement with a Scholar award. Trent Adler also competed in his second national championship after only two years of ski racing.


UC Irvine

In early February, the brothers of the Lambda Omicron Chapter held their annual philanthropy Slaterball, raising money for the American Cancer Society. The donations will go to pancreatic cancer research and treatment.


UC San Diego

In late February, brothers from the Kappa Rho Chapter partnered with Epsilon Iota Chapter of Delta Gamma Sorority for a community service activity. The chapter helped prepare and donate over a few hundred sandwiches to Alpha Project, a homeless shelter in downtown San Diego, Calif.



This past fall, the Epsilon Lambda Chapter partnered with Project Embrace, a medical device refurbishment charity, to raise funds and device donations for the Navajo Reservation. The chapter has been working with Project Embrace for 6 years. A chapter record of $12,500 was raised over the course of 2022. The fall philanthropy week culminated with a Chapter Service Day, where members were in attendance to repair, clean, and organize donations before they were sent off. The chapter has been motivated to continue to support Project Embrace to ensure that all people, regardless of financial status, have access to functional medical equipment. The chapter house served as a donation drop-off location for the local Salt Lake City community, leading to a record amount of donations and contributions.


Virginia Wesleyan

Iota Beta Chapter participated in community service in honor of Martin Luther King Day. The chapter participated in Virginia Wesleyan's Martin Luther King Jr. Weekend of Service, organized by Wesleyan Engaged and Marlin Ministries.


Western Kentucky

Eta Rho Chapter alumnus John Ludwig (Western Kentucky) has lived an extraordinary life. A Marine, a humanitarian, an award-winning filmmaker, and showing no signs of slowing down! In the Winter 2023 edition of the Eta Rho Chapter newsletter, Alumni Relations Chairman Vijay Blevins and Art Kirsch of SoCal Media Pros worked together to profile Brother Ludwig. Don’t miss this incredible story of an exemplary alumnus, shared with permission from the chapter, HERE.

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