Alumni Weekend is This Week!

We can't wait to see everyone this week! We've updated the Alumni Weekend landing page:


Please note the schedule updates:

The golf outing will be at Pirates Hide-Out in Halfmoon at 3:30 PM on Friday (map here)

The annual meeting will start at 9:00 AM on Saturday at the chapter house.

The soccer match will be at 2:00 PM on Saturday at North Lake Avenue Park (map here)


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Save the Date for Alumni Weekend 2015!

SAVE THE DATE! Alumni Weekend 2015 will be April 23 through April 26.

Next year marks the Pi Chapter's 150th anniversary, so we decided to hold a four night / three day Alumni Weekend to celebrate! Stay tuned for important details regarding preregistration, room blocks at local hotels, and everything else that you'll need to know in order to attend!

Also, if you'd like to help plan this joyous affair, please email the Alumni Weekend Committee at Thanks!

Actives Hold Elections for Next Semester

The actives held elections for the upcoming semester this evening. Here are the results: Supreme Council – Ryan Belbey ’15, Arjun Chavern ’15, Brian Hatcher ’16, Zach Yakel ’17, and Sean Carey ’17 House Manager – Rob Orban ’16 Risk Manager – Sam Waddell ’17 Pledgemaster – Sean Sanford ’16 Rush Chairman – Pat Ducey ’17 Assistant Rush Chairman – Zach Yakel ’17 and Brian Hatcher ’16 Social Chairman – Sean Sanford ’16 Assistant Social Chairman – Ryan Belbey ’15 and Zach Yakel ’17 Scholarship Chairman – Craig Fitzgerald ’16 Philanthropy Chairman – Michael Scocozza ’16 Sports Chairman – Sam Waddell ’17 Sober D Chairman – Nathaniel Haskell ’14 IT Chairman – Daniel Bruce ’16 Steward – Daniel Bruce ’16 and Rob Orban ’16 Chef – Ryan Belbey ’15, James Jakobek ’15, Arjun Chavern ’15, and Daniel Bruce ’16 Milkman – Nicholas Davis ’17

It was decided during the semester that officers will hold calendar year terms. For reference the officers, which therefore hold office until December, are:

President – Joshua Dugas ’15 Vice President – Alec Vogel ’16 Secretary – Brian Hatcher ’16 Corresponding Secretary – Craig Fitzgerald ’16 Historian – Daniel Bruce ’16 Sergeant-at-Arms – Rob Orban ’16

The position of treasurer will be held by Zach Yakel ’17, as former treasurer Michael Scocozza  ’16 has elected to live out of the house in the fall.

Telecommunications Project Progressing

The house is currently installing new Ethernet and coaxial wiring to each bedroom in an effort to modernize the telecommunications capabilities of the chapter. Pictures of the effort can be found here:

The far wing is almost complete. The near wing should be completed by the end of the week, and the rest of the house should be completed in time for school to begin on 1/21/14. Thank you to the laborers and the donors for making this project possible.

Congratulations to Fall 2013!

Last night, the Fall 2013 pledge class was initiated at the house. Chapter role now includes: Patrick Michael Harrington '14 Zachary Francis Yakel '17 Patrick Eric Ducey '17 Samuel James Waddell '17 William David Lewis '16 Matthew Paul Haering '17 Andrew Brian Sudano '17 Sean Thomas Carey '17 Nicholas Austen Davis '17

Congratulations, men, and welcome to the family!

Pi House Buzzes With Activity

The autumn season is winding down, winter weather is starting to make an appearance, and the brothers of Zeta Psi are hard at work for the last few weeks until winter break. Around the house, raking has been a frequent sight, as the brothers have been doing their best to get leaves cleaned up before snow starts falling. In addition, volunteer hour counts have shot up as everyone recently gave their time at the Susan Odell Taylor School, raking the entire property. On December 7, the Pi Chapter is volunteering and sponsoring a Christmas party at the Hope 7 Community Center on Pawling Avenue. Philanthropy Chair Brother Brendan Jablonski '15 has been doing a great job planning and mustering interest for all these events. The actives look to Brendan to find even more volunteer opportunities for next semester.

In addition to actives, the pledge process—taken on by nine of RPI's most upstanding men—is in its final stages, and the brothers are all very excited for the potential new members of the house. Every day brings the pledges closer and closer to each other and becoming brothers.

Many members of the RPI JV and varsity men's basketball teams are Zeta Psi brothers, also. The varsity team has their home opener this Saturday against the Worcester Polytechnic Institute Engineers (who are obviously no match for our Engineers), and then they travel to Berkeley College the following day to face the Knights.

Pi Zete Clinches Spot on IFC Executive Board

During last night's Interfraternity Council elections, Brother Arjun Chavern ’15—currently the Alpha Phi and risk manager of the Pi Chapter—was voted to become the new IFC vice president of risk management. His term is the 2014 calendar year. Congratulations, Arjun! We're very happy to have such an essential position filled by a Zeta Psi brother, and we know you're going to great things in your position!

Sprinkler Installation: Almost Complete!

An email came today via Jim Ljunglin '57, Jay Webb '61, and Chris Geer of Albany Fire Protection detailing that we're very close to having a complete fire sprinkler system! The installer built the riser, drain, and fire department connection yesterday, and it's planned that the dry system/anti-freeze loop will be built and tied in today. After all that is done, required tests will be completed, the alarm company will be notified to install notification sensors, and the city will inspect and certify the whole package.

Like before, as updates come in, we'll post them here!