Tom Atwood DIRECTOR OF CHAPTER SERVICES
Alpha Psi A Look at a Leading Chapter
11le founding fathers of Alpha Psi. Although a small chapter most of Its existence, the Indiana chapter grew
In numbers after Its rechartering In 1987.
n the fall of 1947, Pi Kappa Phi chartered Alpha Psi chapter at Indiana University. As one of the first postwar charterings, Alpha Psi not only brought Pi Kappa Phi to a strong Midwestern university, but also rekindled the Fraternity's commitment to growth and expansion. It had been nearly 12 years since Pi Kappa Phi had installed a new chapter. With thousands of service men now corning home, colleges and universities swelled with enrollment and enthusiasm. Pi Kappa Phi and Alpha Psi would not be the exception. The Spring '46 semester is where the story of Alpha Psi begins. As a former member of the armed services and initiate of Sigma Chapter, Joe Drennan had transferred to the Indiana School 28 STAR & LAMP
of Journalism. After arriving on campus, Drennan quickly connected with four former service buddies and immediately began to discuss fraternity. In the matter of a few short months, Alpha Psi was to charter with 15 men. Today, both Indiana University and Alpha Psi Chapter are much different from their predecessor of the 1940s. The school has grown in size and enrollment, and the 15-man chapter once located at 504 E. Kirkwood Avenue is now a 120+ man group, housed in a beautiful structure located on North Jordan. In every way Alpha Psi has been a success. 'The student leadership, dedication of the chapter to the ideals of Pi Kappa Phi and the support of the alumni and Headquarters have made the difference," says past National President Phil Summers (Indiana- Alpha Psi).
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