LDA 2021 Announcement and Updates

LDA 2021 will be held at the DoubleTree by Hilton Madison East (Madison, Wisconsin) July 30 – August 1, 2021!

Remember, each chapter gets five members attendance covered. As of right now, we will be limiting attendance to only those five covered members and limited staff due to COVID19 restrictions. Additionally, we will be taking various safety precautions to help assure the safety of our members and guests.

As details are revealed, this page will continually update with new information!

Update #1 (March 30, 2021): LDA registration link is live at www.phisigmaphi.org/leadership-development-academy/

Update #2 (March 30, 2021): This year, Phoenix 7 Foundation is again sponsoring the Leadership Development Academy. This partnership has led to a bigger and better event, and we are excited to show everyone just what we have to offer this year! We sincerely appreciate the support of the Phoenix 7 Foundation and are excited to work together to bring the membership a fantastic experience!

 

 Update #3 (March 31, 2021): PhiredUp will be in attendance at LDA 2021!Through our developing partnership, PhiredUp will be presenting data-driven seminars on various important topics that will help our men return to campus and make a change for their chapters and campus!

Update #4 (April 8, 2021): Phi Sigma Phi is proud to announce that we are once again partnering with Monster Energy to bring swag and a pick me up to our LDA.

Since 2017, Monster has partnered with Phi Sigma Phi for our national conference. This longstanding relationship is strong and we are happy to continue to work with an awesome company!

 

 

 Update #5 (April 12, 2021): We are proud to announce that once again Phi Sigma Phi is partnering with Mountain State Laser to bring attendees a custom engraved item for the event. We won’t spoil the surprise, but it is definitely something that ties to the region and something you’ll enjoy having in your collection!

 

 

Update #6 (April 12, 2021):  We are proud to announce that Sheath Underwear will be a named sponsor of LDA 2021. Sheath provides a fantastic product with their patented dual-pouch system that keeps everything separated. Sheath provides a 20% discount to all members of Phi Sigma Phi through the code “phoenix88.” We will have swag from Sheath this year for those in attendance. Additionally, Veteran and Sheath Underwear CEO, Robert Patton, might just be making an appearance as well!

Update #7 (April 10, 2021): Phi Sigma Phi will feature giveaway items from many of our sponsoring organizations this year including: MetroGreek, Greeklife.store, GreekGear, DungeonRose Gifts, and many many more!

Update #8 (April 12, 2021):Brandon W. Ledford, MPP, SHRM-SCP, PMP, Prosci Change Manager will be bringing his unique perspective on fundraising and philanthropy to our our LDA this summer.  Brandon is the current Senior Vice President of Organizational Solutions at MGT Consulting Group, a national, public-sector consulting firm, overseeing the firm’s Human Capital and Disparity practices. He is a proven human capital and operational strategy executive with 15 years of success in management consulting, organizational improvement, human capital, project and change management, and process improvement that generates data-driven results in financial performance, operational efficiencies, and culture. He is also a 40 Under 40 for Cancer and Tampa Bay 40 Under 40 award winner. Prior to joining the MGT Senior Leadership Team, Brandon was the Vice President overseeing the Human Resources, Policy and Compliance, and Revenue Performance Management departments of a global technology company and has been a consultant for both Deloitte and Booz Allen Hamilton. Brandon is also a former U.S. Supreme Court and White House intern. He holds a Master of Public Policy from George Mason University’s School of Public Policy, a Bachelor of Arts from the Pennsylvania State University, and is certified in Human Resources (i.e., Society of Human Resources Senior Certified Professional (SHRM-SCP)), Project Management (i.e., Project Management Professional (PMP)), and Change Management (i.e., Prosci Change Manager). As a rare cancer survivor, Brandon also volunteers and gives speeches for the American Cancer Society and other cancer non-profit organizations. He currently lives in Pittsburgh with his wife, Kate, daughter, Charlotte, and dog, Zelda.

Update #9 (April 12, 2021): Our hotel, DoubleTree by Hilton Madison East has been completely renovated in the last three months. It is located just a few minutes from the state capital and downtown, and within walking distance to a number of restaurants, a mall, and other great amenities. We are very excited to be at such a wonderful location this year!

 

Update #10 (April 13, 2021)Our friends from Letterkenny, Ontario Canada have taken a few minutes out of their chorin to remind you to attend LDA. (Phi Sigma Phi sends our sincere appreciation to the actors K. Trever Wilson and Kamilla Kowal for providing these announcement videos.

 

 

 

 

Update #11 (TBA):

Official Statement Regarding COVID-19

See attached PDF regarding COVID-19: PSP COVID Response plan

During this difficult time, it is important that everyone does their part in stopping the spread of the COVID-19 virus. We understand the importance of life outside the classroom. We want you to continue to interact with your peers and make college friends and memories that will last forever, while maintaining the health, safety, and well-being of all. The National Council of Phi Sigma Phi National Fraternity Inc. has reviewed the policies of our chapters campuses and has creating the following guidelines:

All chapters of Phi Sigma Phi National Fraternity Inc. shall adhere to all CDC, State, and Campus mandates regarding the COVID-19 pandemic. In addition to these mandates, all members should;

General

  • Members should wear a mask in campus buildings at all times. This includes common areas in residence halls and in houses.
  • Members should wear masks in classrooms at all times.
  • When not in campus buildings, members should maintain proper social distancingguidelines of 6ft.
  • Before coming to class each day, members should all perform a daily self-check forCOVID-19 symptoms following CDC guidelines.
  • Masks should cover the mouth and nose.
  • Face shields should not be used as acceptable alternatives to masks.
  • All Chapters will be supplied with a Digital read, No-Touch thermometer as well as masks.

Residence Areas and Houses

  • Members are not expected to wear masks in their own rooms or dining rooms.
  • Members should clean their rooms and houses regularly with appropriate cleaning products in accordance to CDC guidelines.
  • Guests should wear masks at all times and should only be permitted in common areas, with the exception of significant others.
  • Chapters should designate rooms in the house in which brothers can quarantine.

Dining Facilities

  • Members should wear masks in dining facilities until they are seated.
  • Members should also wear masks anytime they leave their seats.
  • Members should maintain social distancing when possible.

Fraternity Events

  • During all events each chapter should keep a guest list of all persons present and their temperature readings. These should be kept on file with the Chapter Secretary for review if needed.
  • For all events, there should be a Doorman designated. He should be responsible for filling out the guest list and taking temperatures. The Doorman should wear a mask at all times while working.
  • Anyone with a temperature reading of over 100 degrees Fahrenheit should NOT be permitted to attend any Phi Sigma Phi functions.
  • All chapter functions should fill no more than 50% capacity of any given room as well as following all local, state, and CDC guidelines.
  • If members are preparing food for others, they should wear a mask at all times as well as other appropriate Personal Protective Equipment.

Chapter Meetings

  • All members should wear masks during meetings.
  • For all meetings, the Sergeant at Arms should be responsible for filling out the attendance sheet and taking temperatures. He should wear a mask at all times while working.Social Distancing should be maintained whenever possible.
  • All guests in the house should wear a mask in common areas.
  • A Doorman should be designated for the house at all times on a rotation. He should be responsible for filling out the guest list and taking temperatures of anyone who does not live in the house. The Doorman should wear a mask at all times while interacting with a guest. Anyone with a temperature reading of over 100 degrees Fahrenheit should NOT be permitted inside the house.
  • If members are preparing food for others, they should wear a mask at all times as well as other appropriate Personal Protective Equipment.
  • Anyone with a temperature reading of over 100 degrees Fahrenheit should NOT be permitted to attend the meeting. This should be an excused absence and the member should immediately quarantine. The CDC recommends quarantine until you are fever free for 24 hours without any fever reducing medications.
  • Chapter meetings should be set up in a manner in which social distancing can be achieved.

Chapter Visits

Due to the current state of influx on our host campuses, and in part to the nature of this concerning illness, chapter visitations by fraternity leadership will be paused during this time. This is for the health and safety of our leadership and our membership. The organization will maintain regular business relations during this time and all staff are available to assist. You may contact your chapter consultant or national officer for any assistance you may need during this time.

Final Thoughts

This document is written as a broad stroke to cover the needs of all our chapters and should be implemented whenever possible. We have put these guidelines in place to make our chapters and members safer during this uncertain time. The National Council realizes that not all in this document pertains to every situation. While these are not mandates, we strongly urge the following of all these guidelines as applicable to your own unique situation.

As we return back to our campuses, the motivating factor behind our decisions is the health, safety, and well-being of our brothers, as well as other students, faculty, and staff. As brothers of Phi Sigma Phi, our motto, Do Unto Others As You Would Have Others Do Unto You, is more important now than ever before in ensuring a safe environment for everyone. It is our goal to continue to help facilitate an environment where our brothers are able to maintain progress toward their academic goals and create a better world.

Again, we are monitoring the situation daily and will continue to update our membership as developments occur. For the most up-to-date information, please like us on Facebook.

Green, Sharpe Promoted

Major Staff Announcement: Vice Pres. Green, Sr. Regional Director Sharpe Promoted

 

For immediate Release (3/1/2019)

(Phi Sigma Phi HQ): Phi Sigma Phi has seen growth, turbulence, failures, and successes over the past five years.  As an organization, we have evolved and are stronger than ever. The success we have seen is in no small part due to the dedication and support of our Dennis Goodwin as National Executive Director.

Because of this, it is both with sadness and excitement that we must announce the outgoing of NED Dennis Goodwin, who is moving into a new role in the private sector, effective July 1, 2019. National President, Travis Steinke, had this to say, “We are indebted to Dennis for all of his hard work and dedication. He truly exemplified the tenants of Phi Sigma Phi in both his work and his walk of life.”

Just as seasons change, so must a new season come for Phi Sigma Phi. It is with that framework that we are excited to announce the appointment of Brandon Green as National Executive Director. Brandon has served as a National Vice President for the past six years and holds a Master of Professional Accountancy from West Virginia University and a Bachelor of Science in Accounting from Concord University. Brandon brings his extensive knowledge of accounting and business organizations to his new role as Executive Director. Green’s tenure as NED will begin at the start of the new fiscal year on July 1, 2019. Until then, he will work with NED Goodwin as they transition to their new roles. Green had this to say about his appointment, “I am looking forward to this new adventure. Phi Sigma Phi is such a huge part of my life and I am sincerely honored to be able to use my abilities to help further the goals of this great organization.”

With the new vacancy at the National Vice President position, National President Travis Steinke did not have to look far to fill the position. “When the time came to make the decision, I could think of no one better than Joseph Sharpe for the position. He is dedicated to the fraternity, he is the embodiment of our values, and he’s a work horse. We are so lucky to have a number of great staff members in this organization like Joe and I know he is going to do great things in his new role!”  Joe assumes the National Vice President position effective immediately and has already begun taking on new challenges for the fraternity. At LDA in August, he expects to announce his agenda for his term which will run until Conclave 2020.

Congratulations are in order for Dennis, Brandon, and Joe. Thank you all for your service and for continually making this fraternity proud!

Epsilon Chi Colony Established at West Virginia University

Phi Sigma Phi Establishes Epsilon Chi Colony at West Virginia University

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE ON 02/18/2019

West Virginia University Welcomes Phi Sigma Phi to Establish Colony on WVU Campus

[Morgantown, West Virginia, 02/18/2019] – Today, West Virginia University extended a warm welcome to Phi Sigma Phi National Fraternity, Inc., establishing the Fraternity’s newest colony in the Mountain State.

The WVU group – named the Epsilon Chi Colony – will join the ten other chapters and colonies of the organization that lead with the values of honor, justice and wisdom. Epsilon Chi will also be the third colony/chapter to currently reside in West Virginia – joined by chapters at Fairmont State University (Epsilon Zeta) and Concord University (Phi Mu). The Epsilon Chi colony joins a thriving Greek system at West Virginia University and will set to establish itself as a strong member of the Greek and University communities.

When asked to comment on this expansion opportunity, Travis Steinke, Phi Sigma Phi National President, said “. . . [W]e are very excited for the opportunity to spread our fraternity’s values. We have a great group of guys that we call our brothers, so of course we want more campuses to know what we are about, and why Phi Sigma Phi is worth joining.”

Phi Sigma Phi National Fraternity, Inc. was established in 1988, and just celebrated its 30th anniversary Conclave last summer in Chicago, IL. This year, the fraternity will meet with chapters across the country for a weekend in Pittsburgh, PA for its bi-annual Leadership Development Academy (LDA).

If you have any questions regarding expansion to other universities, or other comments, visit https://phisigmaphi.org/expansion/.

Phi Sigma Phi National Fraternity, Inc. is a 501(c)(7) non-profit fraternal organization that promotes the betterment of men on college campuses, and promotes diversity and inclusivity amongst its membership.

30th Anniversary Press Release/Announcement/Registration Announcement

On July 30, 1988, the Founding Seven Chapters of Phi Sigma Phi National Fraternity descended upon South Bend, Indiana, for the first ever Conclave. Bringing to the forefront the values of wisdom, justice, honor, and excellence through brotherhood, these are the humble beginnings of Phi Sigma Phi National Fraternity.

Fast-forward thirty years: Phi Sigma Phi has seen growth, turbulence, failures, and successes.  Although our chapters have changed, our values remain the same. This year, Phi Sigma Phi will gather in Chicago, Illinois, for our 30th Anniversary Conclave. Due to the importance of this milestone, the organization is planning a celebration in addition to the traditional Conclave activities.

Some things to look forward to include: major giveaways for chapters, double the “swag” items (higher quality items and more items than you usually would receive, major announcements about the future of the organization, a very special Friday Night activity, and more than 30 years of surprises rolled into one extravagant weekend!

Register now so that you can be apart of this once-in-a-lifetime experience!

Two members from each chapter are covered by the chapter conclave fee. Early registrants (until May 15th) pay only $75. Once the early registration period ends, the cost will rise to $100 per person for standard registration (May 16th-June 15th). During the late-registration period, the cost for registration is $125.  This covers the cost of your hotel, meals, activities, limited edition tee shirt, and MUCH, MUCH MORE!

So, register early for the best deal!  (Package value is over $175 per person!)

Conclave 2018

Come join us for Conclave 2018! Rosemont, Illinois August 10th through 12th.

More information to follow.

LDA 2017 Announcement

This just in – LDA 2017 will be held in Milwaukee, WI in August 2017! More details to follow in the coming months.

Conclave 2016 Annoucement

If you have not already done so please register for our Conclave 2016 event!

Conclave this year will be held in Louisville Kentucky. The Friday night brotherhood activity will be a tour of the Louisville Slugger Museum and Factory.  We will be having dinner after, somewhere in the area.  Plan on getting a souvenir to remember this Conclave.  There will be an opportunity before the tour to order an engraved bat that will be ready when the tour is over.  If you want to order a bat to be sent to you at your home the website is here, http://www.sluggergifts.com.

Make sure you register early for Conclave!

Conclave 2016 Information

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Kappa Chapter Chartered

On Saturday, April 25, 2015, Twenty-Three men from the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point, in Stevens Point, Wisconsin became CHARTERED INITIATES of Phi Sigma Phi: Drew William Brusoe (Founder), Ethan August Conover (Founder), Andres Mattie Rguig (Founder), Colby Ryan Sievert (Founder and also OMEGA CHAPTER Alumnus, who brought Phi Sigma Phi to UW-Stevens Point), Timothy Matthew Treu (Founder), Justin Thomas Wieseler (Founder), Ethan Nathanael Cates, Reginald Charles David Duncan, Brett Anthony Jensen, George Loren Jensen, Benjamin Jacob Klatt, Jonathon Dale Lang, Zachary David Larson, James Joseph Lorrigan, Matthew David Meverden, Joshua Adam Nauber-Finch, Ethan Samuel Robers, Andrew Joachim Seibold, Daniel James Tomaszewski, Zachary Scott Weber, Haydn Michael Wolff, Rayven Kain Wolske, and Lewis George Zwiefelhofer.

The Phi Sigma Phi National Staff was represented by National Vice-President Dustin Blankenship, National Vice-President Mark Helling, National Vice-President Travis Steinke (who did almost all the official National Fraternity work to bring KAPPA CHAPTER to CHARTERING), National Executive Director David Prueher, and Chapter Consultant Mike Brennan.  Phi Iota Chapter Alumnus Paul Jarosh (PJ) also was in attendance, as well as Derik Jones and Cody Maximus Barnes, both who are EPSILON ZETA CHAPTER Brothers from Fairmont, West Virginia, who made the drive all the way up to Wisconsin to attend KAPPA CHAPTER’S CHARTERING.  That was an impressive show of Brotherhood from our West Virginia Brothers!

After the Chartering Ceremony, a reception was held, attended by KAPPA CHAPTER Brother’s family, and friends, as well as representatives of other Greek organizations at UW-Stevens Point, and members of the UW-Stevens Point administration.

Congratulations to KAPPA CHAPTER, Phi Sigma Phi’s newest Chapter.  We are ALL proud of you for your hard work and dedication to become Brothers of Phi Sigma Phi, and we look forward to much more good things to come!