Phi Kappa Psi - University of Michigan

Spring 2023 Newsletter

Michigan Alpha Chapter of Phi Kappa Psi Fraternity at the University of Michigan

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The BAD, The GOOD, THE SOPHON Michigan Alpha Chapter of Phi Kappa Psi Phi Kappa Psi University of Michigan Spring 2023 I 've always been a fan of Clint Eastwood, hence the title. There's plenty of all the above to share. I'll start with "the Bad" to get it out of the way. During the 2021-22 school year, we were investigated by the university for allegations of non-violent hazing. Most will admit the main investigator took a biased and aggressive approach to the investigation. The result is that Michigan Alpha was found guilty (appeal denied), deemed an off-campus fraternity, and handed some serious restrictions, which exceeded the university's legal authority. It was touch-and-go during the latter half of July last year, as the house corporation board had to decide whether to honor 20 signed leases for the 2022-23 school year. Looking back, we definitely made the right decision to honor the leases. "The Good" far outweighs "the Bad." I'm blessed to be flanked by Dan Adsit '11 and David Frayne '89, who are both dedicated to the continuing success of Michigan Alpha. We are all blessed by the outstanding young men our fraternity continues to attract. The attraction to Phi Kappa Psi is very often the strong sense of brotherhood that manifests itself to freshmen in many ways and is often lacking in other fraternities. Michigan Alpha leads all chapters of ΦΚΨ across the nation in GPA and excels in philanthropy as well. The house corporation has recently connected with our actives on a couple of occasions. Five journeyed to Sterling Heights on Easter Sunday and joined me for worship at Grace Christian Church. On May 13, a group enjoyed hoops and fellowship at the house of Brad Holman '02. Dan Adsit joined them. Afterward, six of us enjoyed a few cold ones at Sean O'Callaghan's in Plymouth. Thank you, Brad, for picking up the tab! "The Ugly?" We have been waiting for a ruling from Nationals, as they have been slow to respond to the allegations mentioned above. We are hoping for a two-year suspension of our charter (with one year already being served). There are new bylaws in place, which perhaps provides them with some cover for the delayed decision. The Executive Council meets in June, so we should know more then. Brother and attorney Jay Hagerman, Gettysburg College '06 wrote the new bylaws and has been providing us with excellent counsel. Stay tuned as we work our way through this. In the Bond, Roger Goodrich '80, House Corporation President & The UGLY Updates from the hoUse Corporation Board Michael R. Etzioni Scholarship Winner T he Michael R. Etzioni Scholarship is awarded annually to individuals for their leadership in the chapter and their school spirit. The scholarship was founded for the late Michael R. Etzioni '87, who passed away in 2006. Ryan Mulliken '21 was last year's winner for his service to Michigan Alpha. He provided guidance through a period of instability in the chapter, particularly with university relations and tempering Nationals' concerns when the university came under fire with sanctions from the university. Spring 2023 Wolverine Scholarship Congratulations to Our Recipients! T he Wolverine Scholarship recognizes deserving brothers each semester for their academic achievement. Each winner must be in good standing with a GPA of 3.5 or above in the last two semesters. Congratulations to the following brothers! Andrew Bradley Thomas Fouts '22 Ryder Haupt '22 George Hill '22 Henry Hill '20 Joseph Maguire '19 Maxwell Meston '22 Ryan P. Mulliken '21 Nicholas Scheele '22 Jordan Spiker '22 Evan Willey '22 Congratulations, Ryan!

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