Transfer and Graduate Interested Student Benefits
You have lived the Phi Sigma Pi experience. You have enjoyed and benefited from your participation in the activities of your home undergraduate chapter. Now you have moved on to another university to continue your undergraduate coursework or to pursue an advanced degree. You are in a fantastic position to help Phi Sigma Pi start a chapter at your new school. Here are some reasons why you should strongly consider working with the National Office to start a chapter at your new university:
- It's a great way to help your fraternity and to ensure that it survives and prospers nationally.
- It's the ideal way to spread the experience you valued to others.
- It's a fantastic way to give back to something you care about.
- It's an opportunity for you to get connected to your new campus, to meet people and to get involved.
- It's the chance to take what you have learned as a Brother and share it with others.
- It's a chance to leave your mark on your new campus... an opportunity to create something that will exist well after you have graduated from your new school.
Please know that Phi Sigma Pi recognizes you are a serious student. The National Office will work with you to ensure that starting a new chapter in no way affects your ability to complete your coursework with excellence.
For your commitment and leadership, Phi Sigma Pi will honor you with the title of "Founder" at the annual National Convention and in its publications. Being a Founder of a chapter means you are part of an elite and respected group. Your home chapter will also receive a $250 voucher from the National Office as a "thank you" to them for having helped to instill such dedication in you.
Existing Chapter Benefits
It's simple math. More chapters mean more opportunities:
- To visit and interact with Brothers from other schools
- To make friends
- To provide service to others
- To cultivate future leaders for the fraternity
- To build a stronger organization for all of us
Each time your chapter encourages a Brother transferring to another school or a graduating senior going on to graduate school to start a chapter at their new institution your chapter is helping to make Phi Sigma Pi stronger. This is an easy, highly effective and extremely beneficial way for your chapter to give back to the organization.
For each new chapter that is started by a Brother from your chapter, your chapter will receive a $250 voucher from the National Office as a "thank you" for cultivating such dedicated Brothers. Additionally, the chapter that most successfully encourages and leverages its members to go forth and spread Phi Sigma Pi chapters to new schools will receive the Founder's Award, an award in remembrance of the vision the Founders had regarding nationwide expansion. The Founder's Award winner will be honored at the annual National Convention and in fraternity publications.
The ability to participate in events that support Phi Sigma Pi does not stop upon graduation... it just takes on new dimensions. There are several terrific ways to stay involved with Phi Sigma Pi and to help spread and strengthen the experience you valued as an undergraduate to others. You may also feel a deep sense of personal satisfaction for giving undergraduates an opportunity that would not have existed without your leadership and dedication.
Many alumni take jobs as administration, faculty or staff members at universities where Phi Sigma Pi does not have a chapter.
- These alumni can serve vital roles in helping Phi Sigma Pi identify and influence the proper university contacts to support the creation of a chapter on their campus.
- These same alumni can also serve in the valuable role of chapter advisor to the new chapter. Serving as a chapter advisor is a wonderful way to assist the chapter with their requests, to listen to and to counsel them on their struggles and to share with them what you have learned as a Brother.
- In both cases, alumni are in great positions to help the fraternity and to ensure that it survives and prospers nationally. Moreover, they are both great ways to give back to the organization.
Alumni who have friends, relatives or colleagues working at universities where Phi Sigma Pi does not have a chapter are in a unique position to help the fraternity.
- You are in a fantastic position to help Phi Sigma Pi start a chapter at a new school by providing the fraternity with these vital leads.
- Not only is this a great way to help your fraternity and to ensure that it survives and prospers nationally, but it is the ideal way to spread the experience you valued to others. It's a wonderful way to give back.
Alumni living close to universities where Phi Sigma Pi intends to start a new chapter also can serve a valuable role.
- During and after the chapter start-up process, local alumni are wonderful resources to serve as alumni advisors.
- Alumni Advisors attend select chapter meetings and events, demonstrate support and share their knowledge and experience with the chapter. The time commitment does not need to be excessive to have a positive impact... even a few hours can make a difference!
- Take pride in the fact undergraduates will look up to you and see you as a role model, a source of knowledge and one who truly cares about both them and the fraternity.
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