The Mission Statement of Pi Delta Psi Fraternity, Inc.
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.
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. What began as a dream for the eleven founders, has become the work and dedication of hundreds across the country and across seas.
Phi Chapter History
In the summer of 2005, Junior Jonathon Mildner began the effort towards creating an interest group in hopes of bringing to the University of Central Florida it’s first and only Asian American Cultural Interest Fraternity. With the help of nine other men, the interest group known as FM became a realization.
“FM” stands for flashbulb memory; a psychological term used to describe an event in one’s life that is so dramatic that it is never forgotten.
Later that summer, FM became official with the joining of freshmen Alex Jackson, Victor Ma, and Xi Guo. During the beginning of the Fall semester, freshmen Martin Balderama, Junichi Hirano, and Sophomore Kha Duong joined to accelerate the movement towards achieving the goals of a future fraternity at UCF. In late spring of 2006, FM was finalized with the joining of freshmen Michael Cho, Juniors Ricky Ly and Frank Yi.
These men created a flashbulb memory for the University of Central Florida by promoting cultural awareness through actively helping and taking leadership in Asian cultural student organizations, and creating new organizations. As well as volunteering in the Orlando community.
With hard work and dedication throughout the community, FM achieved its goals in being recognized as potential brothers of the Pi Delta Psi Fraternity, Incorporated. Finally, through their efforts on April 7, 2008 these ten men chartered the Phi Chapter of the Pi Delta Psi Fraternity, Incorporated.
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APIAVote envisions a world that is inclusive, fair, and collaborative, and where Asian Americans and Pacific Islander communities are self-determined, empowered, and engaged.
Our strategic goals
- Increase AAPI civic participation, which is broadly defined as community involvement.
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- Become the preeminent organization for AAPI electoral and civic engagement.
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