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Alphas and Thetas Academy to be Held in Orlando on January 5-7, 2018

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An exciting new program has been developed jointly between the Chi Phi Fraternity and the Educational Trust. In 2018, Alphas from across the country will be joined at their annual conference by Thetas – our New Member Educators – at the newly formed Alphas and Thetas Academy.

After eight years of successfully hosting an event exclusively for Chapter Alphas, we are thrilled to finally have the ability to bring in more Officers to this remarkable program. This “Educating the Educators” program is designed to bring Chapter Presidents and New Member Educators together to better understand their roles as leaders and educators and how they can most effectively introduce change and progress into their Chapters.

Due to scheduling conflicts with other major events occurring in the Atlanta area during the weekend that Alphas Academy has traditionally been held, the National Office has elected to change location for this year’s Alphas and Thetas Academy. On January 5-7, 2018, these Officers will come together at the Rosen Centre Hotel in Orlando, Florida, for a weekend of programs led by National Staff, Grand Council and Educational Trust members, Alumni, and other Undergraduates who have previously served as Alphas and Thetas.

Thanks to grants provided by the Educational Trust and generous Chi Phi donors, this program is provided at no cost to our Undergraduate Officers; only transportation to and from Orlando is required.

We are very excited to see our Alphas and Thetas in Orlando! More information and registration will be provided as January approaches.

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The Rosen Centre Hotel in Orlando, Florida: Site of the 2018 Alphas and Thetas Academy.




  • 2017 Award Winners Recognized at 152nd Congress

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    During an afternoon reprieve from the fast-paced and productive 152nd Congress this Saturday, Chi Phi was able to recognize individuals and Chapters which have helped make the Fraternity what it is today. Congressional Delegates and their guests were treated to a luncheon during the awards ceremony which recognized twenty-five individuals and organizations within Chi Phi who have excelled this past year.

    In addition, during the Congressional Banquet in the evening, Chi Phi was able to recognize seven Alumni members with the Distinguished Service Award for outstanding dedication and service to the Fraternity.

    Please join us in congratulating the following Brothers on their awards!

    Athletic Excellence Award:

    Braxton Baird, Delta Theta Colony 2019

    William D. Parr Chapter Zeta Award:

    CJ Connelly, Delta Theta Colony 2019

    Highest GPA Award:

    Beta Chapter, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

    Outstanding Communications:

    Delta Theta Colony, Clemson University

    Most Improved Chapter Recruitment Award:

    Upsilon Chapter, Hobart and William Smith Colleges

    Outstanding Recruitment Practice Award:

    Towson Colony, Towson University

    Outstanding Philanthropic Service Award:

    Theta Chapter, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

    Outstanding Philanthropic Achievement Award:

    Delta Pi Chapter, Georgia Southwestern State University

    Eta Theta Chapter, University of Maryland

    Bates Block for Campus Involvement Award:

    Phi Lambda Theta Chapter, Bucknell University

    Outstanding Alumni Newsletter Award:

    Pi Theta Chapter, University of Wisconsin-La Crosse

    Outstanding Alumni Event Award:

    Xi Delta Chapter, Florida Institute of Technology

    Theta Chapter, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

    Beta Chapter, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

    Alumni Association of the Year Award:

    Eta Delta Alumni Association, University of Southern California

    Delta Xi Alumni Association, West Virginia Wesleyan

    Chi Phi Club of the Year Award:

    Boston Chi Phi Club, Boston, Massachusetts

    Chapter Advisor of the Year Award:

    Charles Allen, Theta Delta 1982

    William M. Byrd Alumnus of the Year Award:

    Gary Simons, Theta Delta 1964

    Faculty Advisor of the Year Award:

    Dr. Warner R. Windborne, Epsilon 1988, Hampden-Sydney College

    Campus Administrator of the Year Award:

    Liz Shayler, Chi Omega Fraternity, Lehigh University

    Thomas A. Gehring Award:

    Eta Theta, University of Maryland

    Phi Lambda Theta, Bucknell University

    Theta Chapter, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

    Thomas A. Gehring Award: Most Improved:

    Delta Pi Chapter, Georgia Southwestern State University

    Distinguished Service Award:

    Jonathan Rawls, Rho Delta 1985

    Henry “Rocco” Carnevale, Mu 1980

    Matt Van Duinen, Beta 2010

    Matt Apesos, Mu 2005, Pi Delta 2003

    Mario Lento, Xi Delta 2012

    Dave Davis, Theta Delta 1973

    Frank Kovacs, Iota 1973