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Why I Volunteer

Posted By Orion Pelausa, Chapter Advisor - Virginia Commonwealth University, Tuesday, November 10, 2015

Joining Phi Kappa Sigma was one of the best decisions I have ever made. I had the privilege of being a Founding Father of my Chapter, as well as serving in various officer roles. Upon graduation, I joined the International Fraternity staff as an Educational Consultant. With this position, I was able to travel throughout the U.S and Canada, sharing my experience with some amazing Brothers, and learning many new lessons for myself.

Since joining, I have volunteered at the Men of Honor Leadership Retreat, Grand Chapter, and I currently serve as the Chapter Adviser for the Delta Upsilon Chapter at Virginia Commonwealth University.

I can say without a doubt that volunteering has brought some of the most enjoyable memories I have had with this Fraternity. I have been able to build relationships with new Brothers from all walks of life, and I have been able to go to some amazing places. 

I never thought that as a young alumnus that I would one day be serving as the adviser for my home chapter, and I couldn't be happier. Along with the help of my Assistant Adviser, Khiem Tran, we have been able to provide advice and assistance where we can, as well as serve as another means of support for our Brothers. 

There are so many ways to volunteer for this Fraternity, and they are all rewarding in their own way. For those who have never done it before, I highly recommend it. Whether you are only able to attend an event every couple of years or so, or if you are looking to be more involved on a Chapter level, it is definitely worth it. You have the opportunity to facilitate small groups at Men of Honor and Grand Chapter, participate in forming alumni advisory boards, or even serving as an Assistant Chapter Adviser or Chapter Adviser. 

It is so easy for life to get in the way of staying involved with the Fraternity, especially upon graduation. That being said, volunteering gives you a great chance to reconnect and give back to the organization. As an alumnus, being able to share your own experience and wisdom with undergraduate Brothers is incredibly valuable.

Simply put, the Phi Kap experience doesn't end at graduation. 

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