September 22, 2015
This past August, we sent several representatives to the Zeta Psi National Convention, held in Las Vegas, NV this year. Our chapter received several accolades, including the following:
Phi Alpha Award: Sam Oppenheim, ΑΛ ’16
The Phi Alpha award is given annually to “an outstanding undergraduate for contributions made to his school, chapter, or Zeta Psi.” We are pleased to announce that Samuel Oppenheim of the Alpha Lambda pledge class has won the 2015 Phi Alpha Award. Sam has been very active in our chapter and the MIT community. He currently serves as the president of the MIT Interfraternity Council.
The Worthy: Obasi Onuoha, ΑΛ ’16
Rho Alpha undergraduate Obasi Onuoha has become the first undergraduate to attain the level of “The Worthy” in Zeta Psi’s ritual education program, The Torch of Zeta Psi. This accomplishment speaks to Obasi’s hard work and dedication to understanding and preserving the ritual traditions of our fraternity. From zetapsi.org:
“Those who are deemed Worthy by the Ritual Committee of the Zeta Psi Fraternity have shown excellence in the knowledge of the history and ritual of the fraternity. They are leaders in their undergraduate and/or elder chapters, pillars of their local communities, and educational achievers. They are the current and future leaders of the Ritual Committee and are hand-selected by the Committee to serve Zeta Psi in the future.”
McElroy Order of Excellence
Our chapter was one of two Zete chapters recognized with the McElroy Order of Excellence award this year. To be eligible for the award, chapters must have achieved Gold Chapter status three years running. This accomplishment speaks to a long-standing commitment to success and leadership from our undergraduates.
Gold Escutcheon Awards
The national organization of Zeta Psi awards Gold Escutcheons to individuals for demonstrating exceptionally thorough knowledge of our fraternity’s history and ritual procedures. This year, eight of our undergraduates received these awards, more than any other chapter. As a result, our chapter received an additional Chapter Gold Escutcheon Award for our outstanding ritual education program.
Congratulations to all brothers of our chapter. These awards could not have been won without hard work and commitment to success from our undergraduates, as well as spectacular advising from our elder volunteers.