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.

The End of Rush and the Beginning of Pledging

Rush was a great success this year, and now the Pi Chapter has concluded its rush events and switched gears to the pledge process. The Fall 2013 pledge class includes 11 potential brothers, led by Pledgemaster Daniel Bruce ’16 and Assistant Pledgemaster Sean Sanford ’16. All the brothers had a great time during rush and are excited to begin welcoming in the new gentlemen as potential brothers of Zeta Psi. There will be more updates regarding pledging at a later date. In sports-related news, Brothers Nick Keefe ’13 and Sean Dempsey ’13 will be returning Zeta Psi seniors on the RPI men’s basketball team. The team will look to improve on its 17-10 overall record from last year and will have its season opener November 16 against Worcester Polytechnic Institute. Alec Vogel ’16 is continuing his pursuit of the national champion title in the 125 weight class for the school’s wrestling program.

Aside from intercollegiate sports, intramurals start up soon. Zeta Psi is signed up with an A-league soccer team and a football team, and they plan to dominate in both sports. Several brothers also play on intramural hockey teams not organized by the house.

The First Week of Rush

As both classes and extracurricular get underway, so begins rush and meeting potential future brothers. Rush Chairman Daniel Bruce ’16 has done a great job at recruiting a number of freshmen, as well as managing the recruiting process all around. This past Saturday, August 31, we held our first rush event, called “Smokeout”, at the Zeta Psi property. Nine racks of ribs, over 30 pounds of chicken, and a nice big brisket made sure that there was plenty of food to go around. 20+ rushees that came out to the event, met all the brothers, took tours of the house, and left with a very full stomach. We still have many more rush events and therefore opportunities to get our name out there and continue talking to the underclassmen. Our next event is the Zetes-traditional Taco Tuesday, held at the house. Events continue almost every day until a planned overnight trip to Lake George on September 13. Bid Dinner is scheduled for September 17.

All active Pi Zetes are very excited for what is already turning out to be a great group of potential new members.

Pi Zetes and Recruits Compete in Famous Lunch Hot Dog-Eating Contest

This afternoon, actives and recruits alike competed in the first-ever Famous Lunch Hot Dog-Eating Contest. Here are the standings:

Joey Tripodo '15 - 22 dawgs Oskar Ramirez '14 - 21.2 dawgs Nate Haskell '14 - 15 dawgs Arjun Chavern '15 - 13 dawgs Frank Myers (Recruit) - 12 dawgs Dan Kaczmarek (Recruit) - 10 dawgs

Great job to all who participated!


Congratulations to the Fall 2012 Pledge Class!

The following men have signed bids and make up the Fall 2012 Pledge Class:

Chase Almond of Kingston, RI Daniel Bruce of Milford, MA Craig Fitzgerald of Winchester, MA Tyler Gruttadauria of Stratford, CT Brian Hatcher of Danbury, CT Nathan McCarthy of Wynantskill, NY Sean Sanford of Pompano Beach, FL Michael Scocozza of Poughquag, NY Alec Vogel of Muscatine, IA Nash Widowski of Macedonia, OH

We are thrilled to have these eleven gentlemen in our newest Pledge class and we look forward to teaching them the rites and rituals of Zeta Psi!

Pictures from the event can be found here:

Fall 2011 Pledge Class

The Fall 2011 Pledge Class has been finalized! These guys signed their bids last night and will soon begin pledging! Ryan Belbey Jarrett Boeglin Bryan Charette Arjun Chavern Brett Cutler William Dickie Joshua Dugas Brendan Jablonski James Jakobek Alexander Napheys

We would like to thank Arthur Chen '12 for his hard work during Recruitment and congratulate the Actives on putting together what we expect is another excellent Pledge Class. Most importantly, congratulations to our ten new Pledges!

Recruitment Calendar Posted

Here's the Fall Recruitment Calendar, which can also be found here and here. Meet the Greeks Wednesday, August 31st 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM Union - McNeil Room

Lazy River Rafting Saturday, September 3rd 12:00 PM

Bowling at Uncle Sam's Monday, September 5th 7:00 PM

Epic Zetes Meal Time Wednesday, September 7th 7:00 PM

Knockout Tournament Friday, September 9th 4:00 PM TBD (Mueller Center or ECAV)

Bowling at Uncle Sam's Monday, September 12th 7:00 PM

Hoagies and Stoagies Wednesday, September 14th 6:30 PM

Fireworks Show Saturday, September 17th 9:00 PM TBD

Bid Dinner (Invite Only) Tuesday, September 20th 6:30 PM




Recruitment Chair: Arthur Chen Phone: 603-548-4073 Email:

Recruitment Officers: Sean Dempsey, Nate Haskell, Nate Fial

Lots of New Pictures Posted

We uploaded a lot of new pictures to our Flickr account, including photos of:

  • A recruitment event in early 2007
  • Renovations over the summer of 2007
  • The convention in Lincoln, NE in summer 2007
  • The convention in Montreal, QC in summer 2008

All of the sets can be found here:

If you have any photos you'd like to share, contact us!


Fall 2010 Pledge Class

As mentioned previously, the actives successfully pinned 8 pledges for this semester!  They are:

  • Sean Dempsey of Wallingford, CT
  • Nathan Fiala of Cleveland, OH
  • Nathan Haskell of Mashpee, MA
  • Nicholas Keefe of Rensselaer, NY
  • Stephen Kracunas of Topsfield, MA
  • Ryan Lomicka of Pittsburgh, PA
  • Oskar Ramirez of Hampton Bays, NY
  • Joseph Tripodo of Middletown, CT

We'd like to congratulate the pledges on their decision to join our fraternity.  The actives, and Justin Persin as Pledge Master, look forward to teaching them about the chapter's history, ideals, and organization.

Please join us in congratulating the pledge class by contacting them here.

A Note from the Actives

Brothers, The Fall 2010 semester has begun and things are getting back to normal at 25 Belle Ave. Last week we had our annual Work Week and much was accomplished around the house, most notably building a fire pit in the backyard. Classes have also just begun, so we are all getting back into the groove as far as schoolwork goes. Also, Rush just started a few days ago and we are hoping for a big class as we have already talked with 10+ kids who have shown a good interest in joining the house. We feel we have a very solid schedule this month during Rush to try to attract a lot of kids to come out to the house and have a good time and, ultimately, pledge and become brothers. It has been a smooth start to the year and we feel it will continue throughout the semester

Always in Tau Kappa Phi, Brendan Farley '13 Alpha Sigma