Tuesday Talk: Expansion

Tuesday Talk is a new blog series on the National blog. Catch up on trends and tips on topics relevant to your Chapter from various National Staff and National Council members.

July’s Tuesday Talk’s Guest: Ryan DeGuzman

Ryan DeGuzman

Ryan DeGuzman
Alpha Iota
Chapter ‘07

National Staff
Director of Expansion

What’s next for Phi Sigma Pi expansion?
The National Office’s goal for Chapter expansion is six to eight new Chapters each academic year. For the Fall 2013 semester, we are starting colonies at University of Idaho and University of Northern Iowa.

We are also pursuing leads at San Diego State University, University of Southern California, California State University at Chico, and Lake Superior State University.

How does the expansion process work?
Once we have a contact at a prospective institution, he or she will register Phi Sigma Pi on their campus. The students would advertise information sessions to students eligible to join Phi Sigma Pi. National Staff will then hold information meetings and organize all interested students into a “colony,” which is a precursor to the Chapter. This colony will participate in an eight-week initiation program (similar to our existing Chapters. Once the group has completed the colonization requirements, which include planning events, getting to know colony members, and electing officers, the colony would then be recognized as the newest Chapter of Phi Sigma Pi!

How can Brothers help with expansion?
We’re always looking for additional opportunities to grow and you can help! If you know students or faculty at a college or university, or currently attend grad school, let us know at expansion@phisigmapi.org.

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