Theta Gamma chapter officially re-charters at the University at Buffalo

On the 13th of November, 2015, the Theta Gamma chapter of the Pi Kappa Phi fraternity officially became a fully functioning chapter at the University at Buffalo. This was a re-charter of the chapter, after it was initially closed in 2001.

Members of Pi Kappa Phi’s national organization, including Timothy S. Hebson, the secretary of Pi Kappa Phi’s national council and Tony Noce, a member of Pi Kappa Phi’s housing board, made the trip up to Buffalo to oversee the chartering process, and to judge if the chapter was qualified to take the final step in becoming a full fledged fraternity.

The chartering process included  written and oral examinations in which the men of Pi Kappa Phi passed with flying colors. All men prepared themselves diligently, and every brother was able to pass the exam with the lowest score being an 85%, a truly impressive accomplishment.

The men of Theta Gamma pose for a picture under the flag of Pi Kappa Phi.

On November 14th, the men celebrated their charter and commitment to the fraternity at the chartering banquet held at Samuel’s Grande Manor in Williamsville, NY. Each brother was accompanied by a date and were able to enjoy a meal with their newly initiated brothers. Everyone thoroughly enjoyed their time, as it was a rewarding experience for all of their hard work.

The feat was accomplished by 54 men in all, and took just over a year. Pi Kappa Phi is already one of the biggest fraternities on campus, and is expected to make a big impact on greek life at the University at Buffalo.

Brothers of Theta Gamma spend an afternoon tabling for The Ability Experience


The brothers of the newly chartered Theta Gamma chapter spent Wednesday afternoon tabling for Pi Kappa Phi’s national philanthropy organization, The Ability experience.

The purpose of the event was to spread awareness on disabilities, specifically the concept of people first language. This concept entails putting people before their disabilities, and believes that individuals are not defined by his/her disabilities.663x936.jpeg.4fbd817fd1884df59afcde94f14697ba.large

Throughout the day, many students and faculty approached the table to learn more about The Ability Experience, and the program was a success.

Theta Gamma looks to continue the momentum of bringing the beliefs of The Ability Experience to The University at Buffalo, with multiple programs scheduled in the near future, including a tabling event focused on “spread the word to end the word”.