VP For Student Affairs Damon Sims Discusses University’s Enhanced Role In Greek Life

Penn State Vice President for Student Affairs Damon Sims penned a post for President Barron’s blog noting change in the University’s relationship with Greek life since it levied strict regulations for fraternities and sororities following the death of sophomore Tim Piazza at Beta Theta Pi in February 2017.

Sims pointed out a number of changes Penn State has made to curb safety issues within Greek life — including the introduction of a Greek scorecard to show strengths and weaknesses in each chapter on campus, its focus on educational initiatives, delaying of formal recruitment until the spring, and expansion of resources in the Office of Fraternity and Sorority Life.

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Thank You Donors - Another Great Giving Year In The Books!


We're nearing the end of our 2017-2018 giving year on August 31. We want to take time to thank all of the Brothers listed on the Honor roll HERE. Together, 81 Phi Sig Brothers raised over 12K this year! As we approach our new giving year, beginning September 1, we've set a new goal of 20K in fundraising. We'll need to work together, but isn't Phi Sig worth it? To make you contribution today, please click HERE

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So, Why Do You Give to Phi Sig?

So, Why Do You Give to Phi Sig?One of our duties, not only as Alumni, but in life, is to pay it forward. We often get caught asking ourselves why we give to various organizations. Is it because it afforded us lifelong benefits? Friends? Most Phi Sgs would have a list a mile long if asked to list the many benefits they gained from Greek life at Penn State. As we wind down our 2017-2018 giving year, we'reo nce again asking, why do you give? A few alums weighed in with why they do. If you'd also like to make a contribution to Phi Sig today, click HERE

"When I joined Phi Sigma Kappa, I took seriously the obligations of brotherhood for life.  Kappa was not the chapter into which I was initiated, but I am fortunate to have benefited from the fraternal spirit of Kappa Brothers who invited me to affiliate with them during my graduate school years.  I was even more honored to be chosen to serve a term as chapter president.  I cherish the gift of brotherhood and do what I can to contribute to the opportunity of other men to benefit from the experience of Phi Sig Brotherhood that has meant so much to me"

"Penn State has always been a big part of my life.  As with most of us it was a transition period and one with many challenges.  Helping cope with these changes were my years as a Phi Sig. We had a wide variety of brothers and a great mix of academic, social and athletic capabilities.  Some of the brothers I met have become life long friends.  I would love to see the tradition of Phi Sigma Kappa continue, who knows maybe I'll have a grandson continue the "Bruno" name. "