Pi Kappa Phi
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Chapter Theta Psi
Motto "Nothing Shall Ever Tear Us Asunder."
Recognition 2009
Type Social Fraternity
President Joseph Rockwell
Advisor None
Members 78 Undergraduates
Symbols Star Shield
Website http://ritpikapp.org/
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History

Pi Kappa Phi (ΠΚΦ; also Pi Kapp) is an American social fraternity. It was founded by Andrew Alexander Kroeg, Jr., Lawrence Harry Mixson, and Simon Fogarty, Jr. on December 10, 1904 at the College of Charleston in Charleston, South Carolina. Pi Kappa Phi is the only Greek-letter organization to own and operate its own philanthropy, Push America, which works with individual chapters to serve people with disabilities. Push America hosts a number of national events including Journey of Hope, a 4,100-mile bicycle ride across the United States, and Build America, a traveling construction team around the U.S. to camps that help children with disabilities. Both raise money and awareness for people with disabilities.

Theta Psi

The Theta Psi chapter of Pi Kappa Phi is located at the Rochester Institute of Technology in Rochester, New York. The organization began as an associate (uninitiated) chapter April 9, 2009. Eleven months later they earned their charter and chapter designation March 13, 2010. Theta Psi was the 215th chapter to have been granted a charter from the national organization of Pi Kappa Phi.

The primary founding precept of the Theta Psi chapter of Pi Kappa Phi is to eliminate the negative "frat" stereotype generalized among Greek organizations. This motive is shown by Pi Kappa Phi's vision, "Pi Kappa Phi will redefine fraternity as a lifelong brotherhood of leaders."

Men of CLASS

The Theta Psi chapter exists to foster genuine brotherhood in an environment of CLASS – Character, Leadership, Achievement, Scholarship and Service; where male college students develop into true gentlemen. As distinguished men of CLASS, members of Pi Kappa Phi seek to redefine fraternity as a lifelong brotherhood of leaders.

Members focus on their assumed commitment as college students and strive to improve scholastic potential. Shortly after the chapters’ first year at RIT they were awarded Highest Fraternity GPA and Excellence in Chapter Scholarship during the 2009-2010 RIT Greek Awards.

Members play an active role in serving the Rochester community though various volunteer work. Since 2009, members have collaborated with Rochester's Arc of Monroe by attending events hosted for disabled Arc of Monroe patrons such as bowling league matches, dinners, and dances. During these events Pi Kappa Phi members and disabled Arc of Monroe patrons establish genuine friendships which mutually impact each others' lives. In 2010 the chapter adopted a 2 mile portion of Ballantyne Road, Rochester. Chapter members volunteer time to pick up trash and debris off the road, making it a safe and more attractive area to live and commute.

In addition to community service, the chapter faithfully upholds the traditions and activities of RIT and continually strives to evolve its Greek community.

Executive Council

Dates Archon (President) Vice Archon (Vice President) Treasurer Secretary Warden Historian Chaplain
Founding - April 2010 Grant Batchelor Elliott Eskra Drew Lierheimer Bryan Delaney Nathaniel Fox Thomas Rogers Ryan Duffy
April 2010 - December 2010 Travis Lazar Elliott Eskra Drew Lierheimer Jon Waldron Ian Wittenberg Thomas Rogers Ryan Duffy
December 2010 - December 2011 Alexander Dunner Jordan Shields Tyler Swob John Rutherford Aaron Jackson (Ian Wittenberg) Juneau Kwon Jeffrey Flagg
December 2011 - December 2012 Aaron Jackson Mark Leonardo II Tyler Schrodt Vincent DiCairano Matthew Lucasiewicz Vladimir Pribula Pete Biancaniello
December 2012 - Current Joseph Rockwell Benjamin Grotton Justin Bennett (Joshua Eddy) Justin Ernst Tyler Wozniak Phillip Dickenson Glenn Millen
EC Elect Joel Poquette Scott Jones Benjamin Grotton Cullen Rosenbrien Charles Lucasiewicz Dylan Schuler Robert Newell

(name) indicates resigned during term