Dear Alumni:

This is the time of year we would usually be sharing refreshments and fond memories at our Founders Day dinner downtown.  For obvious reasons, that will not be possible this month.  At this point the dinner is not cancelled….just delayed.

Our much-anticipated reunion can wait, but our support of the chapter cannot.  The pandemic hit fraternities and sororities hard late last winter, and many chapters have folded across the nation.  The Theta Theta has pushed through with good fiscal policy and past support from our alumni association.  We also provided the Rush budget for the summer, and since then the undergraduates have been able to support their own operations.

The last rent check we received was last winter quarter.  Fortunately, we had built enough reserves to weather this storm, but now our reserves are gone. Essentially, the money we raised at Founders Day last fall is what we have left in the bank.

We need your support.  Consider this the kind of ask that comes along every 30-40 years.  I believe we are nearing the end of a dark tunnel with better prospects for 2021, but we will need YOUR help to double the size of the undergraduate membership over the next year.  That will take both money and energy.  Please give what you can so the Theta Theta can continue its 100+ years of traditions and legacy.

Yours In The Bonds,

Robert H. Philip, President

Psi U Alumni Association of Washington

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The Theta Theta chapter of Psi Upsilon  turned 100 in 2016!   Our alumni association was originally incorporated as the Lyman Maas society on March 8, 1915.  Lyman Maas was a member of the Phi Kappa class of 1913, but died in an electrical accident prior to graduation.  The Phi Kappa was organized in 1910, and within a year, was petitioning the Executive Council of Psi Upsilon for a charter.  That charter was granted in 1916 to the Theta Theta chapter.

Phi Kappa chapter house 1911

Phi Kappa chapter house 1911

Theta Theta of Psi Upsilon in 1917

Theta Theta of Psi Upsilon in 1917

New Psi U house 1925

New Psi U house 1925