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Zeta Iota Chapter

University at Albany, SUNY
Founded: February 2, 2013
Status: Inactive  

Chapter History

The expansion of Alpha Sigma Phi at the University at Albany began February 1, 2011 with the small pledge ceremony of Danny Randell and Aaron Siegel that took place in an on-campus dorm room. From there the fraternity began to move forward with a many students who were interested in taking this chapter forward to chartering at the University. Fraternity staff member Ryan Bakita, Miami University '06 spent three weeks at the campus and the second pledge ceremony took place on March 14, 2011 at the Alpha Sigma Phi house at RPI. 11 new member were pledged in at this time. On April 4, 2011 the third pledge ceremony saw 15 more new members pledged into the colony. On April 11, 2011 and April 12, 2011 two Initiation Ceremonies took place at the RPI house, initiating in a total of 26 brothers to the University at Albany colony of Alpha Sigma Phi. A lack of between the colony and the University with Alpha Sigma Phi Headquarters delayed a petition for charter, that was expected to be submitted during the spring term of 2012. The Colony persisted and petitioned the Grand Council to charter in the fall of 2013. The official Chartering Ceremony occurred on February 2, 2013.

The Zeta Iota Chapter was closed in January of 2018 for violating Fraternity policies in regards to health and safety, finances and leadership program attendance. 

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