Kappa Epsilon Chapter chartered at Stony Brook

For the men of the Kappa Epsilon Chapter, the road to becoming a chartered chapter began in the fall 2014 semester when national staff members arrived on campus to begin recruiting the founding fathers. Although, the chapter’s Archon, Josh Weinstein, will tell you that the journey began long before that when he and few friends visited his older brother one weekend at his university. Josh’s brother, Jake, was a Founding Father of the Theta Omega Chapter at Binghamton University, so it only seemed right that his little brother would follow in his footsteps at Stony Brook.

On the Friday evening of the chartering weekend, the men of the Kappa Epsilon Chapter were initiated into Pi Kappa Phi by the brothers of the Iota Omicron Chapter at Iona College and the Iota Tau Chapter at Rutgers University.

Installing officers, Timothy S. Hebson from the Alpha Eta Chapter at the Samford University and Eric J. Almquist from the Alpha Omicron Chapter at Iowa State University, assisted with the oral examination and installation of the new chapter. Hebson is the current National Secretary and Almquist currently serves as the National Historian for Pi Kappa Phi.

During his keynote at the chartering banquet on Saturday evening Hebson asked the men of Kappa Epsilon, “How are you going to make each brother better? How are you going to make Stony Brook University better?” Hebson continued with advice for our newly initiated brothers, “decide where you want to go, come up with a plan and follow it. If you do that, nothing will stop you from getting to where you want to be.”

The national organization is excited to welcome the men of Kappa Epsilon Chapter into our brotherhood. We would like to thank the students, advisors, and university staff who contributed to the chapter’s success.