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Keene State College

Zeta Xi Chapter

Keene State College
Founded: June 1, 2013
Status: Active
Ideal Chapter Size: 35


Chapter Awards

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

Chapter History

In the spring of 2012, staff members Jeremy Ried, Elmhurst '07, and Geoff McDonald, Hartwick '05, began expansion efforts at Keene State College. Seven men went through the first Pledge Ceremony on March 3, 2012, and 18 men were initiated on April 21, 2012. The group was recognized as a colony on April 22, 2012.

Zeta Xi Chapter was chartered and installed with 30 charter members on June 1, 2013, at the Mabel Brown Room of the campus’ Student Center. Bryce Nagle, Keene State '13, served as Master of Ceremonies for the event. Jeremy Ried, Elmhurst '07, represented the Fraternity Staff and presented the badges, shingles and chapter insignia. Grand Councilor Rodney Rusk, Central Michigan '93, represented the Grand Council, gave the keynote address and presented the charter. Geoff McDonald, Hartwick '05, gave an address for the Foundation, and Chapter President Christopher Pellerin, Keene State '13, gave an address for the undergraduates.

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