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Alphabetical List of Fraternities & Sororities at SUNY Plattsburgh

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Joining or perpetuating an organization that has had its recognition withdrawn is against the SUNY Plattsburgh Student Code of Conduct. Students found responsible for violating this policy will face judicial charges with sanctions that may include suspension or dismissal from the College. If you have reason to believe someone is joining a group that is not recognized or that the group is continuing to function, please contact Fraternity/Sorority Life at (518) 564-4825 or University Police at (518) 564-2022.

SUNY Plattsburgh Sororities

Alpha Epsilon Phi

Phi Tau Chapter
President: Mallory Studt,
Faculty Advisor: Cassie Christman, Educational Opportunity Program Counselor
Motto: Multa Corda, Una Causa - "Many hearts, one purpose"
Philanthropy: Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric Aids Foundation & Sharsharet
Colors: Green and White
Symbol/Mascot: Giraffe
Flower: Lily of the Valley
Founded At: Barnard College on October 24, 1909

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Alpha Phi (Chapter of Excellence)

Theta Psi Chapter
President: Natalie LaRosa,
Faculty Advisor:  Catherine Jennings, Assistant Director of Student Recruitment Marketing
Motto: Union Hand in Hand
Philanthropy: Women's Cardiac Care
Colors: Silver and Bordeaux
Symbol: Ivy Leaf, "Phi Bear"
Flower: Lily of the Valley
Founded At: Syracuse University on October 10, 1872

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Delta Phi Epsilon (Chapter of Excellence)

Epsilon Pi Chapter
President: Meghan Sullivan,
Faculty Advisor:   Jessica Matthews, Project Coordinator NENY Comm Serv/Autism
Motto: Esse Quam Videri - "To be rather than to seem to be"
Philanthropy: Cystic Fibrosis Foundation and Anorexia Nervosa & Associated Disorders (ANAD)
Colors: Royal Purple and Pure Gold
Symbol/Mascot: Unicorn
Flower: Purple Iris
Founded At: New York University on March 17, 1917

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Lambda Theta Alpha Latin Sorority, Inc. 

Zeta Kappa Chapter
President: Cynthia Ventura,
Faculty Advisor:   J.W. Wiley, Director, Center for Diversity, Pluralism & Inclusion
Motto:  Latin by tradition, not by definition.
Philanthropy: St. Jude Children's Research Hospital & The Trevor Project
Colors:  Burgundy and Grey
Symbol/Mascot: the Pearl, the Palm Tree, the Moon and the Universal Woman
Founded At: Kean University, December 1975

Omega Phi Beta Sorority, Inc.

Sigma Chapter
President: Christy Hernandez,  
Faculty Advisor: Dr. Emily Daniels, Assistant Professor, Teacher Education
Motto: Sirviendo y Educando Araves de Nuestra Diversidad - "Serving and educating through our diversity"
Philanthropy: Raising Awareness of Violence Against Women
Colors: Black, Forest Green, and Gold
Symbol/Mascot: Hummingbird
Flower: Sunflower
Founded At: University of Albany on March 15, 1989

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Sigma Delta Tau

Gamma Upsilon Chapter
President: Madison Winters,
Faculty Advisor:  Jessica Spurdis, Admissions Assistant
Motto: Patrial Multal Spes Una - "One hope of many people"
Philanthropy: Prevent Child Abuse America
Colors: Cafe au Lait and Old Blue
Symbol/Mascot: Dolphin
Flower: Golden Tea Rose
Founded At: Cornell University on March 25, 1917

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Sigma Lambda Upsilon/Senoritas Latinas Unidas Sorority, Inc.

Alpha Epsilon Chapter
President: Jasely Molina,
Faculty Advisor: Dr. Deborah Altamirano, Associate Professor of Anthropology
Motto: Hasta La Muerte - "Until Death"
Philanthropy: Literacy
Colors: Gold, Black, Silver, and Red
Symbol/Mascot: Black Persian Cat with Gold Eyes
Flower: Red Pansy with Gold and Black
Founded At: Binghamton University on December 1, 1987

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Theta Alpha Lambda (Chapter of Excellence) 

President: Kelsey Borcina,
Faculty Advisor:  Deb Brunner, Assistant Director, Angell College Center  
Philanthropy: Clinton County Stop Domestic Violence
Colors : Navy Blue and Gold
Symbol/Mascot: Lunchbox
Flower: Chrysanthemum
Founded At: SUNY Plattsburgh on September 27, 1966

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Theta Nu Xi Multicultural Sorority, Inc. 

Alpha Iota Chapter
President: Zyaijah Nadler,  znadl001@plattsburgh.eduu
Faculty Advisor:  Jean Hunt, Associate Professor & Andrea Simms, Assistant Professor, Teacher Education
Motto: "Sisters of Diversity Together as ONE"
Philanthropy: Girls for a Change
Colors : Lavender, Carolina Blue & Black
Symbol/Mascot: The Tiger Swallowtail Butterfly
Flower:  Sterling Silver Rose
Founded At: University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill, April 11, 1997

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Theta Phi Alpha (Chapter of Excellence)

President: Shannon Matthews,
Faculty Advisor: Ryan Fincham, Resident Director
Philanthropy: The House That Theta Phi Alpha Built
Colors : Silver, Gold and Blue
Symbol/Mascot: Penguin
Flower:  White Rose
Founded At: University of Michigan - Ann Arbor, August 30, 1912


SUNY Plattsburgh Fraternities

Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. 

Upsilon Kappa Chapter
Samuel Rucker,
Faculty Advisor: Dr. J.W. Wiley, Director, Center for Diversity, Pluralism & Inclusion
Motto: “First of All, Servants of All, We Shall Transcend All."
Philanthropy:  Go–To–High School, Go–To–College; Project Alpha; A Voteless People Is A Hopeless People
Colors:  Black and Old Gold
Symbol/Mascot: Great Sphinx of Giza
Flower: Yellow Rose
Founded At: Cornell University on December 4th, 1906

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Alpha Sigma Phi (Chapter of Excellence)

Delta Xi Chapter
President: Erik Piorkowski,
Faculty Advisor: Gordon Muir, Associate Librarian
Motto: “Causa Latet Vis Est Notissima.” 
Philanthropy:  RAINN (Rape Abuse Incest National Network), Aware Awake Alive, Big Brothers/Big Sisters, Humane Society, Homes for Our Troops
Colors:  Cardinal and Stone
Symbol/Mascot: The Phoenix
Founded At: Yale University on December 6, 1845.

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Chi Phi

Omicron Theta Chapter
President: Daniel Group,
Faculty Advisor:  Linda Carpenter, Instructional Support 
Motto: Truth, Honor and Personal Integrity
Philanthropy:  Boys & Girls Clubs of America
Colors:  Scarlet and Blue
Symbol/Mascot: Chakett
Founded At: Princeton University on December 24, 1824.

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Delta Sigma Phi

President: Mike Kayigize,
Faculty Advisor: 
Motto:  "Better Men, Better Lives"
Philanthropy:  American Red Cross
Colors:  Nile Green and White
Symbol/Mascot:  The Sphinx
Flower: White Carnation
Founded At:  City College of New York, December 10, 1899

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Theta Gamma

Nu Chapter
President: Dan Gomes,
Faculty Advisor: Darren Barcomb, University Police Officer
Philanthropy: Camp Ta-Kum-Ta for Childhood Cancer & Cystic Fibrosis Foundation
Colors: Black & Gold
Founded At: SUNY Canton on January 16, 1912.

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La Unidad Latina, Lambda Upsilon Lambda Fraternity, Incorporated

Beta Sigma Chapter
Amir Rosario,
Faculty Advisor:  Dr. Michele Carpentier, Director of Special Programs
Motto: La Unidad Para Siempre  
Philanthropy:  P.A.T.H.E. (Providing Access to Higher Education) Initiative
Colors:  Brown and Gold
Founded At:  Cornell University, February 19, 1982

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Phi Iota Alpha

Alpha Delta Chapter
Jonathan Disla,
Faculty Advisor:  Dr. Ryan Alexander, Assistant Professor, History
Motto:  Semper Parati, Semper Juncti
Philanthropy:  UNICEF
Colors:  White, Red, Navy Blue, Gold
Symbol/Mascot:  Lion
Founded At:  Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, 1931

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Phi Mu Delta 

Nu Pi Chapter
President:  Alex Meseck,
Faculty Advisor: Tom Thompson, Writing Skills Specialist, Student Support Services
Philanthropy: St. Jude Children's Research Hospital
Colors: Princeton Orange, Black and White
Symbol/Mascot: Raccoon or Lion
Flower: Jonquil
Founded At: the Universities of Vermont, New Hampshire, and Connecticut on March 1, 1918.

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Pi Alpha Nu

Alpha Chapter
President: Ryan McDermott,
Faculty Advisor: Dr. Michele Carpentier, Director of Special Programs
Motto: "Never Ending Brotherhood"
Philanthropy: Camp Ta-Kum-Ta
Colors: Red, Black and Gold
Symbol/Mascot: The Knight
Founded At: SUNY Plattsburgh in 1957.

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Pi Kappa Phi (Chapter of Excellence)

Eta Kappa Chapter
President: Mark Horne,
Faculty Advisor:  Janis Krug, Alcohol & Other Drug Coordinator; Nancy Parri, Adjunct Lecturer, Chemistry; and Dean Steria, Lecturer, Accounting
Philanthropy: The Ability Experience
Colors: White and Gold and Blue
Flower: White Rose
Founded At: College of Charleston, 1904.

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Sigma Tau Gamma 

Epsilon Lambda Chapter
President: Jacob Merrill,
Faculty Advisor:  Raymond Carman, Assistant Professor, Political Science
Philanthropy: Special Olympics & Journey Into Reading 
Colors: Azure Blue and White
Flower: White Rose
Founded At: Central Missouri State Teacher's College on June 28, 1920.

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Tau Kappa Epsilon

Sigma Gamma Chapter
President: Leigh Aman,
Faculty Advisor: Jim Sherman, Director of Residence Life
Philanthropy: St. Jude Children's Research Hospital
Colors: Cherry and Gray
Flower: Red Carnation
Founded At:  Illinois Wesleyan University, January 10, 1899.

Zeta Beta Tau

Sigma Gamma Chapter
President: Andrew  Neilis,
Faculty Advisor: Dr. Jonathan Slater, Associate Professor/Chair Journalism & Public Relations
Philanthropy: Children's Miracle Network
Colors: Medium Blue, White and Gold
Flower: Gold Carnation
Founded On:  December 29, 1898

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SUNY Plattsburgh Co-Educational Fraternal Organizations

Alpha Delta Phi Society

SUNY Plattsburgh Affiliate Chapter
President: Kesley Mehrman,
Faculty Advisor:  Michael Devine, Assistant Professor, English & Kate Moses, Assistant Professor, English
Motto: Manus Multae Cor Unum - "Many Hands, One Heart"
Colors: Emerald and Pearl
Flower: Lily of the Valley
Mascot: Knights
Philanthropy: Wounded Warrior Project and Fertile Grounds Project
Founded At: Hamilton College on October 29, 1832