After 13 Years, Alfred State Fraternity Earns Re-Entry into the Greek Community

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Wednesday, April 30, 2014 - 3:30pm

The Psi Delta Omega fraternity has been a part of the Alfred community for 75 years, celebrating its anniversary this winter in Buffalo, N.Y. However, in the fall of 1998, Psi Delta Omega lost recognition with Alfred State. Now, after a 13-year hiatus, the Psi-D alumni have formed Psi Delta Omega Alumni Association, Inc., and have negotiated terms of re-entry on a probationary status with Alfred State.

This agreement allowed Psi Delta Omega to be recognized as part of the Greek community, but it was a trial run. They were allowed to put pledge classes through and attend Greek senate but had to earn back voting rights and their place in the Greek community through group efforts in community service, involvement in leadership development programs, and by managing their educational performance.

Over the past two-plus years, Psi-D has logged hundreds of hours in community service, focusing their efforts at the Hornell animal shelter. As a group they have immersed themselves in the programs that are the focus of Greek life and, as a group, have consistently earned a cumulative GPA north of 3.0.

After a lot of work set forth by the solid leadership from their initial two presidents, Andre Coulter-Frett and Ryan Dontoh, as well as by the active brothers and hundreds of alumni, the Psi Delta Omega Fraternity proved to Alfred State and the Greek Community that they deserve to be fully recognized.

March 27, 2014, marked a day in history for Psi Delta Omega at Alfred State. Current Greek Senate president, Kory Shick, gave the news to the fraternity. Because of the group’s commitment to the pillars of Greek life at Alfred, the Greek community voted to grant the organization full recognition even before the probationary period officially ended. The news spread quickly through social media and through campus. Psi Delta Omega was congratulated over and over for all their efforts and welcomed back with open arms.