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Business Fraternity Rush Begins Friday

Rush week for business fraternities kicks off on Friday. The Business Fraternity Council (BFC) Mixer will occur in the Business Building Atrium tonight from 5:45 to 8:00 p.m, and gives rushees the opportunity to become acquainted with all of the business frats on campus. Penn State has five business fraternities, all of which are members of the BFC. Because all will be present, a prospective member can decide which fraternity they want to rush, and fraternities will hold their private rush events the following week, the dates and times of which are announced after the BFC mixer.

Make sure to put on your best business professional and come out to impress. Here’s some information on Penn State’s business fraternities:

Alpha Kappa Psi
Greek Letters: AKΨ
Nickname: AKPsi
Founded at PSU: 1950
Chapter: Gamma Epsilon
President: Chris Loggia
Accept Non-Business Students?: Yes
Website: AKPsiPennState.com
Twitter: @AKPsi_PennState
Description (via Smeal): “Professional business fraternity dedicated to fostering the study of business administration and furthering the individual welfare of its members through leadership, scholarship, and service.”

Delta Sigma Pi
Greek Letters: ΔΣΠ
Nickname: DSP
Founded at PSU: 1923
Chapter: Alpha Gamma
President: Joe Mocera
Accept Non-Business Students?: Yes
Website: DSPPSU.org
Twitter: @DSPAlphaGamma
Description (via Smeal): “International business fraternity focused on community service, professional activities, social events, and business goals in order to develop the leadership, professional, and social skills of its members.”

Phi Gamma Nu 
Greek Letters: ΦΓΝ
Nickname: PGN
Founded at PSU: 1988
Chapter: Delta Theta
President: Daniel Friscia
Accept Non-Business Students?: Yes
Website: http://www.clubs.psu.edu/up/pgn/index.html
Twitter: @PSUPhiGammaNu
Description (via Smeal): “Business fraternity which promotes high scholarship, service, leadership, and stresses the interdependence of all university majors in business.”

Phi Chi Theta
Greek Letters: ΦΧΘ
Nickname: PCT
Founded at PSU: 1955
Chapter: Alpha Iota
President: Carlee Delp
Accept Non-Business Students?: No
Website: PCTPSU.wix.com/phichitheta
Twitter: @PCTPSURush
Description (via Smeal): “Business fraternity which promotes higher business education and training for individuals pursuing a career in business.”

(FBLA) Phi Beta Lambda
Greek Letters: ΦBΛ
Nickname: PBL
Founded at PSU: 2006
Chapter: Mu Alpha Rho
President: Brianna Bevan
Accept Non-Business Students?: Yes
Website: psupbl.wixcom/homepage
Twitter: @PSUPBL
Description (via Smeal): “PBL initiates business ventures and professional development events while also organizing community service projects.  There are also opportunities to attend both state and national leadership conferences.”

All information courtesy of clubs.psu.edu, Wikipedia, and/or each individual fraternity’s website.

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Noel Purcell

Noel Purcell is Onward State's Features Editor. He's a senior Supply Chain major, but is going to law school at some point in the future and masquerades as a writer for now. He continues to disappoint his ancestors by being a complete Irish stereotype. His email is [email protected] because there were no other Noels before him. His ex-wife got the good half of his bio in the divorce settlement.

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