PSP National Exam

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What is the supreme legislative body of the National Fraternity?

The Grand Chapter

Phi Sigma Pi's legislative body is composed of:

The National Council and one delegate from each chapter

What is the executive and administrative body of the National Fraternity?

The National Council

What is the organizational purpose of Phi Sigma Pi's National philanthropy?

The Teach for America mission is to build the movement to eliminate educational inequity by enlisting some of our nation's most promising future leaders in the effort.

What is The Phi Sigma Pi Foundation?

A non-profit philanthropic body of Phi Sigma Pi

Serves as official ambassador and representative of Phi Sigma Pi National Honor Fraternity

National President

Serves as the parliamentarian at all national meetings

Senior Vice President

Ensures that accurate records are kept at all national meetings

National Secretary

Guides the Fraternity fiscally and develops an annual budget with the Executive Director

VP of Finance

Improves and develops resources to ensure Initiation programs produce strong and dedicated Brothers

VP of Membership Development

Develops programs to foster communication between chapters and improve regional collaboration among chapters

VP of Chapter Development

Oversees the development of alumni resources and benefits; assists chapters and associations in improving and enhancing alumni relations

VP of Alumni Development

Responsible for leading and developing our national philanthropic efforts with our National philanthropy, Teach for America

VP of Philanthropy Development

Recruits, trains, and supervises Phi Sigma Pi Region Consultants; develops membership materials and resources for chapters

Director of Member Services

Oversees the day-to-day operations of Phi Sigma pi and serves as liaison between National Council and National Office personnel

Executive Director

Cultivates relationships with prospective universities and interested students to establish Phi Sigma Pi colonies which when activated become Phi Sigma Pi chapters

Director of Expansion

Leads the risk management education/training and enhancement of Regional Conference planning and execution

Region Consultant

Coordinates annual giving and cultivates lifetime Member relationships; serves as editor of The Purple & Gold/The Lampadion and monthly e-newsletters and as staff liaison to The Phi Sigma Pi Foundation

Director of Publications & Alumni Relations

Responsible for developing and managing the Fraternity's leadership programs; and serves as staff liaison to Teach For America

Director of Leadership Advancement

Advises chapters assigned to her/him on all aspects of management issues; recruitment; educational resources; programming and development

Assistant Director of Member Services

The names of the two fraternal songs

"Brothers Are We" and "Brother"

What is the membership certificate called?

The Shingle

What is the only means by which an individual may become either a collegiate or honorary member of Phi Sigma Pi?

The Ritual

What are the fraternity colors?

Purple and Gold

What is the auxiliary color?

White

Phi Sigma Pi was established at which institution (original name)?

State Teacher's College at Warrensburg, Missouri

The institution is now known as:

University of Central Missouri

What date is Sigma Pi's Founding?

February 14, 1916

Name the three founders of Phi Sigma Pi

Eldo L. Hendricks, Claude A. Phillips, and C.H. McClure

The founders of our fraternity decided that Phi Sigma Pi would stress no only

scholarship, fellowship, and leadership

but do so in a concept of an equal

tripod dedicated to these three ideals

In what year did Phi Sigma Pi become a "National" fraternity?

1921

The first national publication for all Members (undergraduate and alumni) was called:

Phi Sigma Pi Newsletter

It was later renamed:

The Lampadion, which means "little torch"

Why was the 1940 Purple & Gold newsletter established?

To maintain closer contact between the chapter and the national office

Who was the Brother credited with creating the first membership handbook for Phi Sigma Pi initiates?

Clair B. Wilson

In what year did Phi Sigma Pi Fraternity become Phi Sigma Pi National Honor Fraternity?

1966

What was the dilemma facing Phi Sigma Pi with the passage of Title IX?

Title IX required Phi Sigma Pi to become a coeducational student organization. This title was needed because their status as a "men's only" organization was seen as discriminatory. Because Phi Sigma Pi was not a normal social Greek fraternity, it would have to become coeducational so as not to discriminate against future career opportunities of women.

What action was required for Phi Sigma Pi to allow women to be inducted as Members?

The Grand Chapter has to make an amendment to the the PSP constitution

A Brother of Alpha Chapter, she was the first woman to be inducted as a collegiate Member:

Laura Abney

Historical documents uncovered by Kappa Chapter and the National Office in 2008 revealed that this woman was inducted as a Member of Phi Sigma Pi in 1945, 32 years prior to the passage of Title IX:

Helen Wilson

She was the first woman to be inducted as an honorary Brother, following Title IX:

Clauda Pennock Todd

A Brother of Alpha Epsilon Chapter, she served as national Secretary and Interim Vice President of Chapter Development in addition to being the first woman elected to serve as National President:

Tammy A. Mleziva

A Founder, he was President of State Teacher's College-Warrensburg. Also known as "Alpha 1," he served as Central Regional Director for several years. Our National award recognizing excellence in educational, cultural, and leadership programming is named in his honor:

Dr. Eldo L. Hendricks

A Founder, he was Dean of Faculty at State Teachers College-Warrensburg. He made significant contributions to the field of teacher education. In recognition of his dedication to the Fraternity, our National award recognizing outstanding chapter fellowship was named in his honor:

Dr. Claude A. Phillips

A Founder, he headed the History Department at State Teachers College-Warrensburg. Served as both National Counselor and Vice President and was responsible for the founding of Beta Chapter. Awarded the first Distinguished Service key for his many contributions, our outstanding service project award is named after him:

Dr. C.H. McClure

Elected as President in 1928, he is credited with galvanizing the national Officers into a cohesive unit; promoting Phi Sigma Pi nationally; and bringing Phi Sigma Pi into the Professional Interfraternity Conference, now known as the Professional Fraternity Association. A graduate scholarship is awarded in his name annually:

Rolla F. Wood

They wrote the words and music to "Brothers Are We," in collaboration with the Music Department at Mansfield State Teachers College, now known as Mansfield University of Pennsylvania (Theta Chapter):

Edward Ingraham and Charles Darrin

An Associate Professor of Education at Millersville University, his alma mater, for the majority of his professional career. he served as National Secretary/ Treasurer for nearly twenty years. He was honored for his contributions as a Brother over the course of four decades with the renaming of the Outstanding Chapter Award:

Joseph M. Torchia

Known for devotion for the Fraternity as well as his many students at East Carolina University and Millersville University of Pennsylvania, where he taught history, holds the distinction of serving in five positions over the course of 25 plus years; longer than any other Brother in the Fraternity's history:

Dr. Richard Todd

One of many National leaders that emerged in the 1980s to help the fraternity grow, he served as national Secretary/Treasurer; VP of Membership Development and National President. A National award recognizing administrative excellence is named in his honor:

Steven A. DiGuiseppe

Under his leadership and vision, the National organization nearly tripled in size; evolved to include a full-time professional staff; and eventually, the building of a permanent National Headquarters. An award for inter-chapter fellowship was named in his honor to recognize his efforts to help build and strengthen the Fraternity nationally:

Jeffrey L. Johnson

An alumnus of alpha Rho Chapter, he wrote the music and words "Brother" in 1996. Having been invited to perform and share the song at multiple chapter events, the Grand Chapter chose to designate it as an official fraternal song in 2001:

Thomas "Ted" Daniels

National President

Jonah Goodman

Senior Vice President

Chris Costantino

National Secretary

Chris McCoy

VP of Finance

Matthew "Fresh" Nocoletta

VP of Membership Development

Natalie Swizerbin

VP of Chapter Development

Kyle Williams

VP of Alumni Development

Sarah Cantwell

VP of Philanthropy Development

Katie Martin Peachy

Delta Iota

New Mexico State University

Delta Sigma

University of Colorado at Boulder

Epsilon Upsilon

University of New Mexico

Epsilon Omega

Arizona State University

Delta Rho

University of Northern Colorado

Order of Business (1)

Call to order

Order of Business (2)

Reading and correction or approval of minutes from last meeting

Order of Business (3)

Officer reports

Order of Business (4)

Permanent or standing committees' reports

Order of Business (5)

Temporary or special committees' reports

Order of Business (6)

Unfinished business

Order of Business (7)

New business

Order of Business (8)

Adjournment

What is the name of the book that Phi Sigma Pi Chapters, The Grand Chapter, and National Council use to run business meetings?

Robert's Rules of Order

The purpose for using parliamentary procedures to run a chapter meeting is to:

help the meeting run more efficiently

Describe two of the ways to become an alumnus/a:

Graduating or withdrawing from said institution

Phi Sigma Pi shall be an Honor fraternity for students in four-year collegiate institutions and Phi Sigma Pi alumni, founded upon a basis of

superior scholarship

with the avowed purpose of advancing

academic, professional, and social ideals.

Phi Sigma Pi shall exist to meet the needs of close

fellowship

among students of like ideals who are interested in the same end. In carrying out the purpose of Phi Sigma Pi, the organization shall strive to personify and encourage three ideals:

1) the acquisition and dissemination of information through scholarship
2) the application of professional skills and the fostering of leadership qualities by promoting and advancing the welfare of humanity and
3) the fostering of non-discriminatory, fraternal fellowship within Phi Sigma Pi's ranks.

Phi Sigma Pi shall constantly endeavor the make these ideals dynamic in the lives of Phi Sigma Pi's Members.

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