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SUNY, Oneonta

Zeta Chi Chapter

SUNY, Oneonta
Founded: May 1, 2015
Status: Active
Ideal Chapter Size: 40


Chapter Awards

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

Chapter History

Three individuals at the State University of New York College at Oneonta—Jean Carlo Donoso, Adam Destefano, and David Bailen—met in the early months of 2013 with a shared vision of a new NIC fraternity at SUNY Oneonta. After recruiting a handful of individuals, the men reached out to the Alpha Sigma Phi national headquarters as an interest group seeking membership in the fraternity. A pledge ceremony occurred for ten individuals and Zeta Chi was officially installed onto the Alpha Sigma Phi landscape as a colony in the spring of 2013. The group recruited an additional five men in the fall 2013 semester.

Coordinator of Expansion and Growth Ryan Kolter, Whitewater ’12 visited the colony in the spring of 2014, working closely to formally train colony leadership, initiate a nine man membership class, and recruit an additional three individuals to the colony. 

The Zeta Chi Colony became the Zeta Chi Chapter following a chartering ceremony that took place on May 1, 2015 in the Hunt Memorial Union. Staff Member Ryan Kolter, Whitewater ’12 was once again in attendance, along with Grand Councilor Sam Harris, Wayne State ’12 & Oakland ’13, who served as the keynote speaker. The chapter president at the time was Gerard Agostinello, Oneonta ’13.

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