Pi Delta Psi Fraternity, Inc.
Excellence Through Brotherhood
The mission of Pi Delta Psi Fraternity, Inc. is to maintain its Fraternal existence by instilling values that nurture and perpetuate the continual growth and development of the individual through Academic Achievement, Cultural Awareness, Righteousness, Friendship and Loyalty while fostering ethical behavior, leadership, and philanthropy.
Pi Delta Psi was founded on these principles to help promote Asian Awareness amongst ourselves and throughout the community. We envisioned this to be possible by going out of the boundaries of an organization and creating a Fraternity on the basis of common goals and ideals in the form of a brotherhood. We believe that through education, we can become more knowledgeable about the different Asian cultures, overcome obstacles of racism and discrimination, therefore unifying us as a whole.
This mission statement embodies the purpose of our Fraternity and is set forth as a guide that empowers each member to better himself, the Brotherhood, community, and society as a whole.
National Founding Fathers
Mr. David Lee
Mr. Sammy Wong
Mr. Ronny Chow
Mr. Thuan Luong
Mr. Christopher Murata
Mr. Michael Son
Mr. Philip Hunt
Mr. Spencer Seto
Mr. Damien Lee
Mr. Chester Huang
Mr. Tracy B. Tabije
Pi Delta Psi Fraternity was founded by eleven men from various backgrounds (Chinese, Japanese, Korean, Filipino and Vietnamese). Already established leaders within their own university sponsored cultural organizations, these men assembled to devise a structure that would create an understanding between the various Asian cultures, build relationships extending beyond the academic years and most importantly, finding and building an individual's skill sets. These eleven men envisioned an infrastructure that would continuously motivate and challenge individuals. This infrastructure of a fraternal society, which has been around since 1776 would become the building blocks of their endeavor.
Pi Delta Psi was founded on February 20, 1994 in Binghamton University, State University of New York. The eleven men were responsible for architecting the guiding principles, which have now developed into one of the nation's largest Asian Cultural Interest Fraternities. Over the next three years (1994-1996), Pi Delta Psi had expanded into the University at Buffalo and Hofstra University. Every expansion resulted in positively impacting the school and surrounding community.
By 2000, Pi Delta Psi had expanded to 11 prestigious campuses spanning four states, setting a record for the fastest growing organization of its kind since inception. With a fierce growth in the brotherhood and a strengthened alumni base, the fraternity rebuilt its National Council in 1999, standardizing Pi Delta Psi throughout all its chapters.
Today, the Fraternity continues to grow in size and prestige, consisting of over 1,200 members spanning 23 undergraduate chapters and 1 alumni chapter. What began as a dream for the eleven founders, has become the work and dedication of hundreds across the country and across seas.
Pi Delta Psi was founded at the Northeastern University by 15 young men. In the fall of 2004, a handful of students enrolled at Northeastern felt that something was missing from the campus life they had grown to be accustomed to. How could it be that Asian Americans were the largest minority at Northeastern University, yet have so little in terms of activities geared towards these cultures? The Asian-interest clubs and organizations on campus attempted to fill those voids, but it was not enough for these men. The student body needed something bigger and more stable, something that could fulfill their needs and the needs of many more to come in future years. U.R.B.A.N. was then formed on October of 2004. The first meeting of U.R.B.A.N. commenced in Roxbury Crossing, a few blocks behind Northeastern University’s vast campus.
U.R.B.A.N. stood for the five characteristics that each member strived to achieve and maintain. This was necessary in order to keep our focus, drive, and maintain our ability to cooperate and achieve our goals. These characteristics were United, Righteous, Brotherhood, Ambitious, and Noble. With our group formed, we began to make an impact on the Northeastern University campus. We were public about who we were and why we were here. New members would continuously sign up in order to be a part of history in the making at this institution. We were more goal oriented than any other Asian interest club or organization on campus and had the man power to make it all happen. This led to a series of accomplishments and contributions which was something new for the Asian American community at Northeastern. People on campus knew who we were and what we did; we started to become a focal point among our community.
It was then decided that we needed to take our efforts onto a national level. We wanted to continue what we were currently doing, yet also raise it to the next level as well. We wanted to bring Asian Greek life to Northeastern University. After researching the currently existing organizations around the United States, it appeared that Pi Delta Psi Fraternity Incorporated was the choice for us. Pi Delta Psi Inc. stood for everything we were striving for. What stood out the most about Pi Delta Psi Inc. was that it was an Asian Cultural Fraternity. With Pi Delta Psi, our original goals were incorporated into the mission of the fraternity itself. They were known for a lot of community work, cultural work, and strengthening of communities. It was the perfect match and was what U.R.B.A.N. had been looking for since its creation.
On November 19, 2005, 15 men chartered the Northeastern University Colony of the Pi Delta Psi Fraternity Incorporated, the first Asian-interest fraternity at the school. It was a long road and journey for them, but the journey wasn’t over yet. Currently, Northeastern University’s Pi Delta Psi Colony stands 36 men strong. Pi Delta Psi Fraternity Incorporated will always be growing and evolving.
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