National Lauded for Info Tech Prestige

Recently, Elder Mike Bruce ’08 joined IHQ's Communications Board. He was told by them that the Pi Chapter excels in online presence and serves as a model for other chapters. The Pi has also been told in the past that they have the most extensive database and back end systems throughout the Zeta Psi world. This will only improve as a result of the planned telecommunications project during RPI's winter break, when the house will get completely rewired for Ethernet and coaxial cable capabilities.

Of course, none of this would be possible without Frank Harrington ’91 and Mike, who built the mailing list database, website, social media pages, and back end all pretty much on their own. Thanks, guys, and thank you to IHQ for the praise! We'd be happy to share what we know with other chapters!

A Pi Zete Spends his Summer in Pearl River

Nick Keefe has been interning at IHQ in Pearl River this summer. We finally caught up to him to see what he's been working on: Right now, I have a few projects that I'm currently working on. One is the creation of a binder for active Phis to use that will cover major topics that all chapters should be aware of. It will include topics such as recruitment, pledging, philanthropy, risk management, ritual, how to budget, and a few others. We should have it ready for convention this year. By creating this, we hope to make the transition for new Phis less daunting, and thus they will become more efficient and effective leaders. Our goal is for this binder is to get passed from current Phis to the next one and so on. I've also been working on the database and convention planning. I'll be attending convention for free so that will enable another Pi Brother to go for less money.

Thanks for the news Nick. We're all very proud of you and hope you bring a lot of good stuff back to Troy!

Beta Tau House Fire Update

Hi Brothers: You may or may not be aware that the Beta Tau House at Tulane was destroyed by a fire on Sunday morning.

The following is taken from an email from Will Woldenberg, VP of the Tulane Association of Zeta Psi:

I have never been more proud than to be associated with the Zeta Psi Fraternity as I am now.

On Monday afternoon, we set up an immediate checking account and PayPal to ensure that we could immediately help our seven (7) brothers who lost all of their possessions in the fire to rapidly resume their student lives.

We set a goal of raising $5,600 by October 24th. Within 48 hours of establishing our PayPal account we raised over $10,000 from the overwhelming support of more than 100 Zetes and our friends.

All of that money – every single dollar – will go those 7 brothers in need. With your donations, you have helped to change the lives of students whom many of you have never met. You’ve shown the Beta Tau Chapter that the bonds of brotherhood are greater than the wisps of familiarity.

It’s now time for the Elders and Actives of the Beta Tau Chapter to focus on the difficult task of rebuilding our home. The brothers of Zeta Psi have been instrumental in helping Beta Tau return from tragedy before - and in the spirit of brotherhood, we need your help again.

Instead of utilizing PayPal, please click on the following link, which will lead you to the donation page for the Tulane Zeta Psi Relief Fund.

With a donation of only $25, you can help move closer to our overall goal of the estimated $30,000 that we need to rebuild our home.

If you would rather donate by check or any other method, please email Will Woldenberg at

Our chapter is resolute and dedicated. We are all driven by a single purpose. We will rebuild our house. Please lend us your support and help Beta Tau rebuild.

Sincerely and In Tau Kappa Phi,

Will Woldenberg Vice-President Tulane Association of Zeta Psi

What do you say Pi Zetes??? Let's give them some help!