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Zeta Upsilon Chapter

University of Virginia
Founded: September 20, 2014
Status: Active
Ideal Chapter Size: 80


Chapter Awards

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

Chapter History

An Interest Group formed on the campus of the University of Virginia in the spring of 2013. The men contacted Matt Ferguson, Assistant Director of Fraternity and Sorority Life, and Alpha Sigma Phi Fraternity Vice President, Matt Humberger, Bowling Green '03, regarding affiliation within Alpha Sigma Phi. Jeremy Ried, Elmhurst '07, Coordinator of Chapter Development was sent to the University of Virginia to host an initial Pledge Ceremony in the spring of 2013. The Interest Group send three men to Elevate - International Leadership Conference in 2013, which cemented their plans to start an Alpha Sigma Phi chapter. 

Fraternity staff members, Beau Loendorf, Colorado State '11, and Dylan Dunne, Grand Valley '10, led the expansion efforts to UVA. The Interest Group grew in membership to over 30 men and Doug Jones, Cornell '09, officially colonized the group on November 1, 2013. Their first initiation was help on December 6, 2013. With a strong spring recruitment, the provisional chapter petitioned the Grand Council to charter in spring of 2014. 

The group was approved to charter and became the Zeta Upsilon Chapter of Alpha Sigma Phi Fraternity on September 20, 2014. The Ceremony was held at 400 Emmett St. North in Charlottesville, Virginia. Bryan Proctor, Grand Valley '96, gave the Keynote Address and presented the group with their charter. Jacob Martens, Radford ’02, gave the Alumni Address. Beau Loendorf, Colorado State ’11, represented Fraternity Staff. Michael McConnell, Virginia '13, was the founding president.

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