Our brotherhood builds relationships for life. This year, Texas Alpha Education Foundation (TAEF) is launching our Annual Campaign with a focus on renewing and strengthening the bonds that began in undergraduate life. Whether you graduated a few years ago or decades back we want to make it easy to Reconnect with your generation of brothers.
ReConnect 22 OVERVIEW
What is the difference Phi Kappa Psi offers to the rest of the nation’s fraternities? Unmatched investment in the future of our brotherhood. Hands on, dedicated development, and resources to make the most of their undergraduate experience.
Our new house at 2501 Nueces has returned Texas Alpha to prominence at the University of Texas. Now we must sustain our new home for generations of brothers to obtain an education and return and ReConnect long after graduation. Your annual contributions ensure we will be here for you.
Gifts through the Texas Alpha Endowment Fund, a 501(c)(3) corporation, are fully tax deductible in accordance with current IRS regulations to the donor. Please contact our campaign coordinator at (785) 843-1661 with any questions.
This year, we also look to involve our alumni in all things Phi Psi by offering a variety of ways to engage alumni participation with exciting programs to bring brothers together.
In Austin for a Game?
Whether you are in town for a Longhorn football game or want to experience basketball in the new Moody Center, we want to support your get-together. Watch for upcoming alumni programs, such as tailgates, golf games, skeet shooting, happy hours, etc. that will be posted on the new inter-active calendar.
We Have a New CRM
TAEF has invested in a new Contact Relationship Manager (CRM) database which is coming soon. Do you want to reach out to your pledge brothers, but don’t know how? We can help. Whether you want to have cocktails with the alumni of the early ‘90’s or find out who lives nearby to meet for lunch, our CRM support will be a great starting point.
Call your Pledge Brothers Challenge
The new CRM will track the initiation year, rather than pledge class, so you can select a couple of years around your “vintage” and give them a call. Find out what they are doing now. Are they married, where do they live, what is their career, retired? We want to feature your story in the Avalanche about how you reconnected with one or more brothers and how that enriched your life.
Some of our cities get together periodically, perhaps monthly, for Thirsty Thursdays. If you want to start one or attend one, give us a call and we can assist.
How Your Donation Helps
Pay it forward to the next generation.
Our academic standings have shown continuous improvement over years past. The way we will continue to improve will be to lift the financial burdens of our undergraduates.
Our on-site full-time executive director acts as a guide to culture and constantly monitors the chapter activities. This monitoring allows students to grow independently, while upholding the expectations of our undergraduate members.
Learn from industry professionals, established alumni, and community leaders with the chance to interact and network in an immersive educational environment.
PERSONAL & PROFESSIONAL
We understand that in order to take full advantage of the Phi Psi experience our chapter must instill positive study habits, balance academic, provide leadership programming and alumni integration to accomplish both short-term and long-term success.
We are proud to be one of the first fraternities on campus to ban hard alcohol. Other safety measures include a zero-tolerance hazing policy, licensed third-party bartenders, security guards, guest lists, and permitted events.
The top fraternities maintain the top level facilities, there are no exceptions to this rule at UT. As our new house ages there will be occasions for capital improvements beyond normal undergraduate wear and tear (which they pay for); for example major roof repairs.
The purpose of the annual campaign is to invest in our undergraduate brothers by delivering opportunities to grow in a healthy, safe, and secure campus environment. Our chapter provides one-on-one mentorship and advice from trusted alumni members with real-world experience. We remain on the forefront of facility offerings nationally, while focusing on physical safety and offer unique personal development opportunities.
Responsible Growth is a major cornerstone for our chapter leadership. As our facilities have improved, so have our communication channels and processes to intentionally and methodically grow the chapter with only young men that possess strong morals, manners, and determination to push the chapter forward.