Zeta Alpha Chapter
Seton Hall University
Founded: January 22, 2011
Ideal Chapter Size: 50
President - Jake Etienne
Vice President - Tyler Hands
Recruitment Director - Dylan Walko
Alumni Director - Joseph Verile
Grand Chapter Advisor - Humberto Baquerizo
Alumni Association President - Kevin Coroneos
Phi Pi Phi Silver Cup
Seton Hall University was founded by the Newark Diocese as Seton Hall College in 1856, and is the oldest diocesan Roman Catholic university in the United States. Its College of Medicine and Dentistry was the oldest in New Jersey, but became a state school in 1965.The college became a university in 1950 and fully coeducational in 1968.
Zeta Alpha began in the fall of 2009, as a small group of men that did not feel they fit with existing fraternity chapters. These men wanted to bring a new fraternity to Seton Hall with high standards to which they held themselves.
Aaron Franke, Seton Hall '11, brother of former Fraternity staff member Josh Franke, Otterbein '06, encouraged the group to study the vision, history, and values of Alpha Sigma Phi. They contacted Alpha Sigma Phi and rapidly grew their group of interested men to 30 who were officially designated as a colony in February 2010.
The colony quickly gained acceptance and popularity with students, faculty, and other Greek organizations at Seton Hall. When colony members submitted its Chartering Proposal to the Grand Council for consideration, it contained several letters of support.
27 new brothers were initiated into our newest chapter at Seton Hall University on January 22, 2011, and have the distinction of starting a new series of Greek letter chapter designations becoming the Zeta Alpha Chapter. Grand Councilor John Tilden, Binghamton '93, Seton Hall Grand Chapter Advisor Humberto Baquerizo, NJIT '91, Montclair Grand Colony Advisor Thomas Reynolds, NJIT '03, Rutgers Grand Chapter Advisor Sam Patel, Member-at- Large '06, and Coordinator of Chapter Development Adam Koorn, Ohio Wesleyan '08, were all present to assist with the initiation ceremony and participate in the chartering banquet.
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