Zeta Pi Chapter
Salem State University
Founded: February 22, 2014
Ideal Chapter Size: 45
President - James Barber
Director - Mike Donovan
Director - Dan Delehanty
Advisor - Vincent Asbridge
President - None
Alpha Sigma Phi was the first fraternity or sorority at Salem State University. Students from the University contacted Alpha Sigma Phi Headquarters staff about starting a chapter at the school. Administration at Salem State welcomed the idea of having Greek Life on campus and four members went through the first Pledge Ceremony on July 22, 2011.
Staff members Jeremy Horne, Ohio Wesleyan '08 and Enzo Pivirotto, Chico State '11 each made recruitment assistance visits to Salem and on December 3, 2011, 13 men went through the first Initiation Ceremony. Initial struggles for the colony stem from lack of press from the university in regards to the budding Greek Life on campus. Two other organizations, Sigma Alpha Epsilon Fraternity and Phi Sigma Sigma Sorority have since colonized on campus and hope to extend the presence of Fraternity and Sorority Life at Salem State.
Zeta Pi was officially chartered on February 22, 2014 in a ceremony that occurred in Veterans Hall in Ellison Campus Center on campus at Salem State University. Jeremy Ried, Elmhurst '07 was the staff member present. Grand Council Michael Waters, Oregon State '73 officially installed the chapter and gave the keynote address. The first President of the Colony was Dan Kerber, Salem State '12 and the President upon chartering was Brandon Quach, Salem State '12. Friends, family, and members of the University community were present, including Dean of Students Dr. James Stoll.
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