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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Joining or perpetuating an organization that has had its recognition withdrawn is against the SUNY Plattsburgh Student Code of Conduct.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 (Chapter of Excellence) 

Phi Tau Chapter
President: Veronica Faley, [email protected]
Faculty Advisor:  Elin O'Hara Gonyea, Associate Librarian
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 Fraternity (Chapter of Excellence)

Theta Psi Chapter
President: Kelci Henn,  [email protected]
Faculty Advisor:  Catherine Keleher, 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

Epsilon Pi Chapter
President: Genesse Zehnder,  [email protected]
Faculty Advisor:  Shannon Nephew, Science Programs & Facility Support  
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: Eva Rivas Rosario,  [email protected]
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: Chienne Harris, [email protected]  
Faculty Advisor:  Athena Castro-Lewandowski, Writing Skills Specialist, Student Support Services
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: Ashley Dickes,  [email protected]
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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Hermandad de Sigma Iota Alpha

President: Sasha Delva,  [email protected]
Faculty Advisor:  Athena Castro-Lewandowski, Writing Skills Specialist, Student Support Services
Motto:   Semper Unum et Inseparabilis (Always One and Inseparable)
Philanthropy:   Children International & One Heartland
Colors:  Red, Gold & Royal Blue
Symbol/Mascot:  Unicorn and Pegasus
Founded:  September 29, 1990

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Sigma Lambda Upsilon/Senoritas Latinas Unidas Sorority, Inc.

Alpha Epsilon Chapter
President: Jessica Maldonado, [email protected]
Faculty Advisor:  Aaron Schwartz, Center for Diversity, Pluralism & Inclusion
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: Beverly Morrissey,  [email protected]
Faculty Advisor:  Deb Brunner,  Media Operation Technician
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: Chelsea Green, [email protected]
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 Fraternity (Chapter of Excellence)

President: Shannon Swierat, [email protected]
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. (Chapter of Excellence) 

Upsilon Kappa Chapter
President: Ashton Thomas,  [email protected]
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 

Delta Xi Chapter
President: Benjamin Reda, [email protected]
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,  [email protected]
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

Iota Nu Chapter
President: William Hodge, [email protected]
Faculty Advisor:  Daniel Lake, Associate Professor, Political Science
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: Devin Kaedy, [email protected]
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
President: Emmanuel Rodriguez,  [email protected]
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 Beta Sigma Fraternity, Inc.

President: TBD
Faculty Advisor:  Desiree Williams, Academic Success Advisor
Motto:   "Culture for Service and Service for Humanity"
Philanthropy:  Living Well Brother to Brother & Project Vote
Colors:   Royal Blue and Pure White
Symbol/Mascot:  Dove
Founded At:   Howard University, January 9, 1914

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Phi Iota Alpha Fraternity, Inc.

Alpha Delta Chapter
President: Jonathan Disla,  [email protected]
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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Pi Kappa Phi (Chapter of Excellence)

Eta Kappa Chapter
President: Thomas Barrow,  [email protected]
Faculty Advisor:  Steve Matthews, Director of Housing & Residence Life; 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 (Chapter of Excellence)  

Epsilon Lambda Chapter
President: Michael Vogel,  [email protected]
Faculty Advisor:  Dr. 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: Davion McMahon,  [email protected]
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

President: Cristian Parades,  [email protected]
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: Bailey Caruso,  [email protected]
Faculty Advisor:  Michael Devine, Assistant Professor, English & Aimee Baker, Lecturer 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