Local History

Start of the Theta Psi Chapter

On December 10, 2008 the Brothers from Eta Lambda chapter made their way up to RIT on Founders’ Day to make a presentation to two hundred plus people to gain support for an expansion effort here at RIT. That spring, leadership consultant Curt Herzog came to RIT and began the interview process.

April 9, 2009 was when the first pre-initiation ceremony was held, where twenty men entered into associate brotherhood status. This is when the RIT Associate Chapter officially colonized. On April 14, 2009 the first Tuesday chapter meeting was held.

January 13th 2010 brought about the first alumni initiate receiving an invitation to join. The first alumni initiate was decided to be Dr. Jake Noel-Storr. Also joining the ranks of alumni initiates were Dave McCloskey, an interpreter at RIT, and Michael McCall, a brother’s father known for supporting the chapter from afar.

Finally, after a year long sprint towards our goal, the Theta Psi chapter of Pi Kappa Phi was chartered on March 13th 2010. The milestone was celebrated over a banquet held in the CIMS building of RIT with mothers, fathers, volunteers, alumni and the brothers’ dates.