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Fresno State University

Zeta Mu Chapter

California State University, Fresno
Founded: April 20, 2013
Status: Active
Ideal Chapter Size: 65


Chapter Awards

Phi Pi Phi Silver Cup - [2017, 2015, 2014]
Alpha Gamma Upsilon Bronze Cup - [2016]

Individual Awards

Kleinoeder Graduate Scholar of the Year
Ward, Daniel L. '11 [2016]

Undergraduate Hall of Fame
Cameron, James B. '13 [2016]
Ward, Daniel L. '11 [2014]

Frank F. Hargear Memoral Award
Ward, Daniel L. '11 [2014]

Chapter History

In the 2011 spring semester, Coordinator of Chapter and Colony Development Ryan Bakita, Miami (OH) '06, conducted the initial expansion effort at Fresno State University. A total of 15 men participated in the first Pledge Ceremony in February of 2011. Furthermore, 16 men were initiated on April 29, 2011.

After attending Elevate - National Leadership Conference in 2011, and Academy of Leadership, Ralph F. Burns Leadership Institute and Grand Chapter in 2012, the colony had a strong recruitment in the fall of 2012  and welcomed 17 new members. Under the leadership of Chapter President Daniel Ward, Fresno State '11, the colony recruited an additional 10 men the following spring and were approved to charter by the Grand Council in February of 2013. The men of Zeta Mu had become much more involved in campus life and the community, which was evident as their chartering banquet drew nearly 150 guests. 

Zeta Mu Chapter was officially installed on April 20, 2013. The Ceremony was held at the Piccadilly Inn. Assistant Director of Marketing and Communications Ryan Bakita, Miami (OH) '06 and Fresno State '13, provided the Welcome and Introductions. Grand Historian Hon. Bob Kutz, California '67, gave the Keynote Address and presented the charter. Daniel Ward, Fresno State '11, was the Founding President. 

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