Alpha Rho Sweeps NJIT Awards
The Alpha Rho chapter has been working hard all year, and as the semester draws to an end at the New Jersey Institute of Technology, the brothers are gaining recognition for their achievements. For their dedication and service to the campus community, they were awarded the NJIT Greek Organization of the Year and NJIT Outstanding Student Group of the Year. The Alpha Rho chapter was awarded the Office of Greek Life Excellence in Chapter Development and Leadership Award for their leadership and involvement on campus. They also received the Office of Greek Life Excellence in Membership Recruitment Award for their innovative recruitment strategies, with programs such as Alpha Sigma Fall, which led to a 16 man new member class, of which 15 initiated.
In addition, Alpha Rho earned the NJIT Innovative Program of the Year award for the planning and execution of the Free HIV Testing event, in conjunction with St. Michael's Medical Center. Brother Anthony Araujo, NJIT 12 organized the entire event, and because of the success of the HIV Testing event and all his other contributions to the campus, he was awarded with NJIT Fraternity Man of the Year and the Office of Greek Life Inter-Fraternity/Sorority Council Executive Board Member of the Year Award. He served as the Secretary on IFSC and Brotherhood Development Director within the chapter, and is the second consecutive Alpha Sigma Phi brother to win Fraternity Man of the Year, with his predecessor being Brother Mark Riccardi, NJIT 10.
The brothers at Alpha Rho have worked hard for their achievements and everyone in the chapter is proud of the individuals who received awards. Alpha Rho is looking forward to attending Elevate this July, where they are hoping to earn the Grand Senior President's Cup for the second consecutive year. Finally, among all the hard work and achievements, the brotherhood is preparing to move into their brand new chapter house this fall in the newly constructed Greek Village at NJIT.
- submitted by Adam Westenberger, NJIT '11
Maryland Chapter Update
We initiated 11 great new brothers this semester with our Alpha Nu new member class. They have already showed great initiative towards taking major roles in our fraternity and the direction we are headed. We also held our very successful 6th Annual KMF Classic Basketball Tournament which raised over $3,500 for local charities in honor of a brother (Kennedy Fitzgerald) who tragically passed in a house fire back in 2007.
Although we didn't win, we had an amazing Greek Week with Sigma Kappa and under the leadership of our President Joe Gibian, we've really been able to reach out to more philanthropies and organizations within our greek community here at Maryland, solidifying better relationships with sororities and fraternities alike.
- submitted by Evan Pappas, Maryland '11
Epsilon Theta Wins Chapter Of The Year
The men from Otterbein University have been awarded the 2012-2013 Otterbein Chapter of the Year! This past year, Epsilon Theta performed more than800 hoursof community service, fully utilized the Alpha, Sigma and Phi phases of Education, and have a 3.17 chapter GPA.
Chapter President Mitch Maletic, Otterbein 11,was also honored as the Greek Man of the Year, a tremendous accomplishment and a symbol of his ability to be a leader within the chapter and on campus.
Chapter Endowment Resources Available On Foundation Website
A chapter endowment fund's purpose will vary from chapter to chapter and from one year to the next, but each serves to enhance the educational opportunities available to members of Alpha Sigma Phi. In an effort to provide chapters with information on how to create fundraising plans for their own chapter endowment, the Foundation has added a Chapter Endowment Resource page tofoundation.alphasigmaphi.org.
The resources available on the Foundation's website can be used by a chapter's Fundraising Director or a chapter's Alumni Association to formulate and outline strategic plans to raise funds for a Chapter Endowment. These materials will allow a chapter (or Alumni Association) to better understand the process of creating a fundraising plan and how they can effectively raise money for an endowment that will serve as a permanent reserve used to benefit a chapter's undergraduate members.
Any questions about these resource materials or about Chapter Endowments can be directed to the Foundation Staff at firstname.lastname@example.org.