Psi Upsilon’s National Philanthropy:
With the Movember Foundation as our national philanthropy, we have an instant connection as an all male Fraternity. The Movember Foundation raises money and awareness for Men’s Health Campaign which covers Prostate and Testicular cancer, as well as poor mental health.
Phi Nu’s Local Philanthropy:
The Phi-Nu Chapter of Psi Upsilon has created a brand new community partnership in youth development coined “Friends of Phi-Nu”. Our new program is sending shockwaves through the CNU and Newport News Community.
Our mission is to create a service program that benefits both, brothers within the Phi Nu chapter of Psi Upsilon Fraternity and students at Hidenwood Elementary School. Brothers will act as role models, using Psi Upsilon values to foster mentorship, tutoring, and friendship. It will align with our goal of creating a lasting program that active and future brothers of our chapter will have the opportunity to play a role in.
The main focus will teach our brothers to become male role models in the classroom, starting at the elementary level. Hidenwood is a Title 1 school meaning, they receive additional government funding to provide additional programs for at risk and low income students. 40 percent of the total population of Hidenwood students live at or below the poverty level. Our brothers will not only be providing mentorship, but will receive a perspective of what it’s like to deal with struggles many of us have not had.
The ultimate goal of this program? To help a local community who is right behind campus, provide additional brother accountability through youth development, and most importantly, reinforce the values and mission each brother has pledged to this organization. We are proud as a chapter, to have built this program from the ground-up and look forward to seeing the wonders community service can accomplish in a local community.
Phi Nu’s Philanthropic Events:
Psi Upsilon hosted PsiUTube this year where we raised over $1,000 for our National philanthropy. For this event, we had groups make music videos in different genres of music. We had professors and faculty judge and the crowd would vote for their favorite. We had some amazing entries and we are so thankful for everybody that came out and supported our cause! We are already looking forward to the next one and can’t wait to see what our contestants come up with!
The Brothers of Phi Nu also love supporting other philanthropy events throughout campus. Picture above are the Brother’s supporting Gamma Phi Beta’s Best Dance Crew this past year.