Coming off of an extremely successful summer of winning multiple national Kappa Sigma awards, such as our third consecutive FACE award, Mu-Psi jumped right into solidifying that we truly are the best at Boston University and beyond. Under the strong leadership of our Executive Committee including our Grand Master, Peder Wallenberg Jr., Grand Master of Ceremonies, Nick Dragonetti, Grand Scribe, Nick Supple, Grand Procurator, James Reynolds, and Grand Treasurer, Jake Epstein, our chapter was able to dominate the fall semester in the Boston University community across the board with our philanthropic, social and academic pursuits.
The fall semester was especially successful for our philanthropic endeavors as we have collectively raised well over $14,000 and volunteered for 847 hours. Mu-Psi kicked off the semester with our fourth annual Breast Cancer Awareness week and Kick for a Cure event benefiting the Susan G. Komen foundation. Pairing with the sorority, Gamma Phi Beta, we hosted a week’s worth of events to build awareness for breast cancer geared for the Boston University student population. The week concluded with a kickball tournament that brought out more than 300 students from various organizations.
Our fundraising efforts during the semester continued with our participation in the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s annual Light the Night walk held in the Boston Common. With great alumni support, our chapter was able to raise $5,000 over the course of just a week. Funds raised during this time went towards blood cancer research.
Our Chapter continues to pride itself on the four pillars that make a Kappa Sigma: Fellowship, Leadership, Scholarship, and Service, which we were happy to instill in our 14 new brothers, who were initiated this past December. As a chapter we continue to mold ourselves into the best gentlemen we can be, fulfilling the Kappa Sigma motto of being The Most Wanted Man in the Country.
We are looking forward to having an even more successful spring semester in every facet of our fraternity. If you are looking to join the leading fraternity on Boston University’s campus, and most importantly, if you are looking to become The Most Wanted Man in the Country, please join our Spring 2014 Recruitment Facebook page, like our Chapter’s Facebook page, and follow us on Twitter for all the information you need to know. We hope all students and faculty are adjusting well to the beginning of the spring semester, and we look forward to meeting all who are interested in Greek Life at our recruitment events!
Our work to remain as one of the best fraternities at Boston University and beyond has been acknowledged at the recent 69th Biennial Grand Conclave held in Las Vegas. This year we were awarded with the Founders’ Award of Chapter Excellence, among the most prestigious awards given, which places our Mu-Psi chapter amongst the best of Kappa Sigma in the nation. Our 2012-2013 Grand Master, James Osterstock Jr., received the Outstanding Grand Master Award, and our current Grand Treasurer, Jake Epstein, received the Outstanding Grand Treasurer Award for his work in the 2012-2013 year.
Mu-Psi also received the Outstanding Communication Program Award, the Champion Chapter Award, the Outstanding Single Community Service Event Award, and the Outstanding BIA for Pledges Program Award. We’d like to give special congratulations to our Alumnus Advisor, Robert Ranley, for winning the Outstanding Alumnus Advisor Award and our District Grand Master, Thomas Kelly, for winning the Outstanding District Grand Master Award and the A. Ferd Cohen District of the Year Award for the New England district.
This summer the Kappa Sigma Headquarters issued a “Top Ten Reasons Why Kappa Sigma is the Greatest Fraternity on the Planet” list. Reasons on the list varied from having raised $3.6 million for charity and volunteered nearly 1.1 million hours of community service across the nation to simply just having the best looking headquarters in the fraternal world.
Coming off of a great summer for the Mu-Psi chapter at Boston University, we are looking forward to another successful fall semester and recruitment season. Our chapter prides itself in the four pillars that are the foundation for a successful chapter: Fellowship, Leadership, Scholarship, and Service. These four pillars have helped mold our chapter to become one of the best on campus today. Whether it has been through brotherhood, our pride in strong academics, or our service to the Boston University community, Kappa Sigma is not only creating the leaders of tomorrow, but the current leaders of today on campus. If you are interested in becoming a member of the best fraternity on campus, and the greatest fraternity on the planet, please join our Fall 2013 Recruitment Facebook Page, like our Chapter’s Facebook Page, and follow us on Twitter for all the information you need to know. We hope everyone enjoys their last few weeks of summer and we look forward to meeting you at our recruitment events!
Feel like something was missing your first semester at BU? Come out and meet the Brothers of the Mu-Psi Chapter of Kappa Sigma and try and fill that void. We offer to enrich your college experience academically and socially.
Rush Kappa Sigma Spring 2013.
“Quality that never goes out of style.”
Friday Jan 18th- IFC Rush Greek Showcase
Saturday Jan 26th- Mens Ice Hockey game V. Providence (meet outside of Claflin hall 4:30 pm)
With the Fall semester of 2012 fast approaching, the brothers of the Mu Psi chapter of Boston University’s Kappa Sigma fraternity are ready for not only another successful rush season, but also to continue the success we have seen in most recent years. Coming off of one of our most successful school years to date, with 31 new brothers initiated and over $6,000 dollars in support of our national charitable organizations, Mu-Psi once again earned recognition for its efforts. At this year’s Leadership Conference, held in New Orleans, LA, Mu-Psi took home the Founder’s Award for Chapter Excellence for the second year in a row, a prestige bestowed to only the top few chapters nationwide. In addition, three of our prior Executive Committee members were recognized for their hard work and dedication to our chapter; David Schlieder for Outstanding Grand Master, Matthew Garcia for Outstanding Grand Master of Ceremonies and Ryan Miller for Outstanding Grand Scribe. Other awards included the Champion Chapter Award, the Chapter Intramural Achievement Award and the Outstanding Communications Program Award. Our combined leadership and campus involvement from the past year have helped to catapult our status to one of the most decorated chapters in the country, as well as one of the most respected fraternities on the Boston University campus. Currently, with brothers around the world wrapping up internships and jobs in preparation for another semester at BU, we all look forward to surpassing our potential once again and taking our already successful efforts to the next level.
This year’s Valentine’s Day presented a successful turnout for Bros Selling Roses, a fundraiser that raised over $500 for the Fisher House Military Campaign. We would like to thank everyone who contributed to the cause by buying a rose for their special someone.
The fall semester of 2011 ended with 17 new brothers being initiated to the Mu-Psi Chapter of Kappa Sigma. After only a few months, the chapter raised over $2,900 in donations in its philanthropic efforts, helping numerous organizations including Be Bold, Be Bald, a cancer research benefit and Susan G. Komen For the Cure. Also, the brothers contributed over 1150 hours of service to the Boston community. These efforts exceeded the goals set by the Fraternity and have set the pace for this to be one of Mu-Psi’s best years yet. With Spring Recruitment around the corner, the brothers are eager to meet the next group of young men to initiate. If interested in rushing, consider attending various recruitment events or contact our Recruitment Chair. Recruitment schedule and contact information listed below.
The Mu-Psi Chapter had an amazing showing on September 24th at our kickball tournament, Kick for a Cure, which we co-host every year with Gamma Phi Beta. This year, over twenty teams participated and helped make a donation to the Susan G. Komen Foundation in excess of $1,500! We want to give a huge thanks to everyone at Boston University who competed, spectated or in any way helped make this year’s Kick For a Cure such a success. We would also like to especially extend our gratitude to the folks at Susan G. Koman for the Cure for their dedication to trying to find a cure for breast cancer.
Brothers from Kappa Sigma’s Mu-Psi chapter participated in a walk, sponsored by the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, to help raise public awareness of the seriousness of the juvenile diabetes. A total of thirty brothers and members of the new class of prospective members came out bright and early to join the Boston community, including brothers from the Xi-Beta chapter at Northeastern, at the DCR Hatch Memorial Shell for the event. We all had a great time getting to know the Xi-Beta brothers and supporting a wonderful cause.