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					Pi Kappa Phi – Zeta Pi
SGA Funding Application
Executive Summary
       Pi Kappa Phi is re – chartering after having their charter removed by their national
organization. The costs of re – chartering are expensive and are the responsibility of each
member. Pi Kappa Phi is requesting that the SGA provide assistance in defraying some of these
costs by providing both fall and spring semester allocations. All monies received through SGA
funding will provide assistance to ensure a long lasting tradition of character, leadership,
scholarship and service.

Project Narrative

       Pi Kappa Phi is a national fraternal organization committed to developing young men

into campus leaders. The Marshall chapter of Pi Kappa Phi began in the late 1980s. They were a

strong presence on campus and in the community through the nineties and into the early 2000s.

However, due to a lack of involvement and falling standards, the Zeta Pi chapter had their charter

removed by the national organization and their local alumni chapter.

       Currently, an expansion program was initiated on Marshall’s campus to re – charter the

Zeta Pi chapter of Pi Kappa Phi. The men who volunteered to pursue this opportunity have

dedicated themselves to the principles of the national organization. They strive to improve the

campus and their community through strong leadership and community service. As the only

national fraternity who owns and operates a non-profit philanthropy, Pi Kappa Phi is constantly

attempting to change the stereotype of what it means to be a fraternity man.

       The re – chartering process of Pi Kappa Phi occurred less than a year ago. The

organization has grown to thirty men who are less than a month away from initiation and

chartering. This process usually takes years to accomplish however the men of Zeta Pi have

dedicated numerous hours to accomplish the various assignments necessary to create a strong

foundation for a new fraternity.

       The chapter has achieved a great amount of success compared to the relatively short

period of time the organization has existed. As the newest fraternity on campus Zeta Pi had the
Pi Kappa Phi – Zeta Pi
SGA Funding Application
highest grade point average among the ten fraternities for the 2010 - 2011 academic year. Also

Zeta Pi was able to raise more money per member for their national philanthropy, Push America,

than any other fraternity on campus. Money raised for Push America goes towards programs for

people with disabilities. The funding received from Student Government will allow for this

strong reputation to continue.

       The costs of re – chartering are expensive and unfortunately must be charged to the

members. Two thousand dollars is required by the associate chapter for re – chartering and each

member is also required to provide a one – time initiation fee of one hundred and ninety – five

dollars. These one – time costs are additional expenditures on top of the ordinary national dues,

insurance fees and Marshall Interfraternity Council dues the chapter is typically responsible to

provide.

       As a recognized student organization at Marshall University, Pi Kappa Phi – Zeta Pi is

requesting Student Government Association funding to offset the costs associated with re –

chartering. All monies received through SGA funding will provide assistance to ensure a long

lasting tradition of character, leadership, scholarship and service.

       Previously, the Student Senate has considered allocating Spring semester organizational

fees during the Fall semester. During session 67 of the Marshall University Student Senate (pg.

4), Delta Chi was allocated one – thousand dollars for the chartering of their fraternity. Pi Kappa

Phi is respectfully asking the Student Senate to consider the precedence and award both Fall and

Spring allocations. If this occurs Zeta Pi understands that they are ineligible to receive funding

for the spring semester.
Pi Kappa Phi – Zeta Pi
SGA Funding Application
Budget and Finances

        Fixed Expenses         Qty.                Cost          Amount

        Chartering Fee                 1              $2,000         $2,000

        Initiation Fee                30                  $195       $5,850

        Membership                    30                   $90       $2,700

        Dues

        Insurance Fee                 30                   $20        $600

        IFC Dues                       1                  $250        $250

                                           Total                    $11,400



Chartering Date: November 5, 2011

				
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