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RESPONSIBILITY. We work with other chapters through the InterFraternity Council to combat negative stereotypes that affect all chapters on campus. All incoming members are required to attend MARS (Men Against Rape and Sexual Assault) education workshops hosted by the university. We are one of the only chapters to elect a risk manager who oversees events to prevent accidents from occurring. During open events, the risk manager delegates positions to other brothers and ensures that safety is prioritized. We continue the No2Hazing training that Alpha Chi Rho national initiated at the beginning of the year.

BROTHERHOOD. Our chapter remains one of the tightest-knit on campus. We have hosted various brotherhood events on Thursdays to celebrate birthdays, allowing our brotherhood to grow closer and unite more regularly. Young alumni often make appearances at these events. This past semester, we hosted Homecoming, which brought together numerous alumni, young and old, for a fantastic afternoon; we went on a brotherhood retreat in the Poconos and were joined by several recent graduates; and we spent a weekend hiking, swimming, and bonding at a countryside house, which allowed for a serene escape from our normally busy lives at Penn.

ACADEMICS. Last semester, our chapter inaugurated a scholarship for freshmen, the Landmark Scholarship, in honor of our four landmarks. This scholarship was made possible by the generous donation of Mary Leferovich, widow of the late John Leferovich ’53. This scholarship is meant to aid in the intellectual, moral, and social development of the awardee, to help them live in accordance with our motto and “Be Men.” Our academic chair monitors brothers’ academic standing, providing resources like studying assistance, in-major pairing, and workshops.

PHILANTHROPY. In the past few months, our chapter has been highly active in community service events. We partnered with the Sigma Psi Zeta sorority for an Adopt a Family holiday gift drive in early December to fundraise for the Bringing Hope Home campaign. We raised over $500 dollars to purchase clothing, boots, and other necessities that we presented to a family in Burlington whose 20-year-old son had been diagnosed with stage IV squamous cell carcinoma. Our house dog Brody participated in the Kappa Sigma “Dogs for Dogs” event, helping to raise $400 dollars for a local shelter, and was featured as a pin-up pup in a holiday calendar highlighting prominent Greek canines to benefit the SPCA.

With the 100-year anniversary of the Phi Phi Chapter House approaching, we invite all alumni to join the undergraduates in celebrating a strong century! We look forward to a bright future replete with excellence, service, and brotherhood, and forever appreciate our supportive alumni network.