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Pi Kappa Phi - RITpedia
Pi Kappa Phi
Chapter Theta Psi
Motto "Nothing shall ever tear us asunder."
Recognition 2009
Type Social Fraternity
President Travis Lazar
Advisor Jake Noel-Storr
Symbols Star Shield
Email Jon Waldron, Secretary:
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Pi Kappa Phi (ΠΚΦ; also Pi Kapp or Pikapp) 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 chapter in April 9, 2009, and received their charter (full membership and chapter recognition) 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 was to change the image of fraternity which existed in stereotype on college campuses across the nation.

Men of CLASS

The Theta Psi chapter of Pi Kappa Phi exists to foster genuine brotherhood in an environment of CLASS – Character, Leadership, Academics, Sportsmanship 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 are always striving to progress their full scholastic potential. After their first year of existence at RIT, the chapter won Greek Awards for Highest Fraternity GPA and Excellence in Scholarship for the 2009-2010 academic year.

Members play an active role in serving the local Rochester community though various acts of volunteerism. 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 touch each others' lives. In 2010 the chapter adopted a 2 mile portion of Ballantyne Road, also located in 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 (April 2010 - January 2011)
Archon - Travis Spencer Burrows Lazar
Vice Archon - Elliott Anthony Eskra
Treasurer - Drew Cameron Lierheimer
Secretary - Jon Lee Waldron
Warden - Ian Asher Wittenberg
Historian - Thomas Joseph Rogers
Chaplain - Ryan Michael Duffy

Founding Fathers - 2009-2010

1 Grant David Batchelor 11 Nicholas Ryan Shaw 21 Christopher Austin Williams 31 Brian Gustav Badorrek
2 Elliott Anthony Eskra 12 Vladimir Pribula 22 Chaim Elliot Saunders 32 Peter Cyrus Torab
3 Drew Cameron Lierheimer 13 Jordan Dell Shields 23 Alex Edward Bowden 33 Chris Han Lee Plancic
4 Bryan Tyler Delaney 14 Jon Lee Waldron 24 Joshua Paul Robinson 34 Juneau Benedict Kwon
5 Nathaniel Robert Fox 15 Matt Eric Bently 25 Leo Douglas Rausch 35 Thomas Daniel McKeown
6 Thomas Joseph Rogers 16 Thomas James Elliot 26 Mike Patrick Mulvaney 36 Adam John Sass
7 Ryan Michael Duffy 17 Travis Spencer Burrows Lazar 27 Neil Carl Zimmerman 37 Jacob Noel-Storr
8 John Harold McCall 18 John Richard Rutherford 28 Andrew David Culler 38 Michael J. McCall
9 Jeff David Flagg 19 Tyler Burton Scrodt 29 Alexander Dunner 39 Dave McCloskey
10 Kris Harry Edleman 20 Ian Asher Wittenberg 30 Dan Arthur Clark
Proud to be a Pi Kapp!

Alpha Class - Spring 2010