Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Sigma Chi Spring Formal 2010

The Iota Upsilon chapter of Sigma Chi held their formal this year at the W Boston on April 30th, 2010. It was a great night, filled with food, drinks, dancing and plenty of entertainment. Below are some highlights from the night.

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Sigma Chi V. Pike: Football

Sigma Chi played Pi Kappa Alpha in a football game this Sunday, April 25th. Though we came out with a loss, the chapter as a whole benefited from an awesome day of sports and brotherhood.

Some highlights:

Monday, April 5, 2010

Derby Days

Dear Worthy Alumni,

As you may or may not know, our annual spring charity event, Derby Days, is coming up next week. Derby Days is a week full of competition amongst the Sororities on campus here at Boston University. Money is raised for the Sororities' personal philanthropies as well as our national philanthropy, The Huntsman Cancer Institute. Two years ago we brought Derby Days back to Boston University for the first time in over five years, and it was a great success, as we raised almost $4000 for Huntsman. Last year, we upped our efforts and raised a whopping $7000. This year we are hoping for an even more successful week, and we need your help! Your donations mean a lot to us, and even in tough times any donation you can make helps. Often times it is very difficult for college students to give back with such tight budgets, and that is why we are reaching out to you for your help as well. Your donation goes a long way in not only helping make our event look great, but as well as helping to save lives. We hope that you will contribute by donating online at our website

Additionally, this year a portion of the proceeds will be donated to the American Heart Association following the February passing of our Michael DeVito as a result of a rare heart condition, making this year’s efforts in Derby Days especially important to all of us. We hope for your support.

Thank You,

Iota Upsilon Chapter

Sigma Chi

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

March 2010

Dear Worthy Alumni,

Welcome to another great semester here with Iota Upsilon. Once again we have elected new leadership for the fraternity. New Consul A.J. Moody ('11), Pro Consul Jackson Sandeen ('11), and Annotator Mike Lamanna ('11) are preparing the chapter for another exciting lineup of events and activities with the help of all of our new officers. The chapter is gearing up for a busy few months with the end of the 2009/2010 school year approaching. In the coming months we will present Derby Days 2010, A Kentucky Derby themed charity competition amongst the sororities on campus. As Derby Daddies Nate Thompson ('12) and Cole Barris ('11) finish the preparations for Derby Days, Philanthropy Chair Mike Anastassiou ('12) has set up a few other charity events including our upcoming bake sale with Tri Delta.

Magister Steve Lordan ('10) has ushered in another great spring pledge class for us, the Alpha Pi's (Listed below). We've all been working hard in teaching them the values that our Fraternity stands for, and we all know Stephen will continue to do a great job as we approach I-Week in approximately a month.
John White ('12)
Chris Marcus ('13)
Mike Marcantonio ('13)
RJ McLaughlin ('13)
Nick Patacky ('13)

It has been a rough month or so for the Chapter with the passing of recent initiate, brother Michael DeVito. After visiting his family in Rye, NY for the funeral services, the chapter has since returned to Boston and begun working on different ways to honor his name. Most importantly, his memory is not forgotten from the chapter, as his enthusiasm for the fraternity and helping others continues to inspire us all everyday.

Lastly, just a friendly reminder, this coming October marks the 20th Anniversary of the chartering of the Iota Upsilon Chapter. There will be another alumni weekend planned to celebrate the occasion, and we hope to see all of you here in Boston in the fall. More details will follow.

Guard Well Brothers,
Tribune Bobby Goldsmith ('11)

Sunday, November 1, 2009

Dear Worthy Alumni,

Once again, I’d like to thank all of you who were able to come out for Alumni Weekend. I speak for our entire chapter saying that we all had an excellent time and enjoyed catching up with old friends and meeting new alumni. We hope to build on this success for our Alumni Weekend next fall, celebrating our chapter’s 20th anniversary. Start spreading the word and let your pledge class members know so we can have an even greater turnout next year. To check out some of the photos from the weekend, visit our website at Also, our Historian, Michael Anastassiou made a slide show of pictures from the early years of IY and some of what we are doing to this day. You can view the slideshow on youtube at

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Fall '08 Midsemester report

So far, this semester has been a strong and successful one for the Iota Upsilon chapter on many fronts. We have worked hard toward creating a very strong pledge class for the fall of 2008 thanks to the help of recruitment chair Glenn Harris (’11) and magisters Kyle Langan (’10) and A.J. Moody (’11). As of now, we have 13 pledges who are dedicated to proving to us that they obtain and hold the values of Sigma Chi highly and are capable of contributing positively to our chapter. The Alpha Nu pledge class consists of the following:

Michael Anastassiou (’12)
Raja Arumugam (’12)
Aleem Aziz (’12)
Louie Cohen (’12)
Philip Cook (’12)
Michael Digaetano (’10)
Matt Hames (’11)
Alexander Krall (’12)
Benny Levine (’12)
Danny Mangan (’12)
Michael Marino (’12)
Nate Thompson (’12)
Trevor Strittmatter (’11)

We have also had a very strong philanthropic semester thus far. We have raised money for charitable causes by holding Pie a Greek with Sigma Delta Tau, raising money for Habitat for Humanity, and by teaming up with UNICEF, raising money for underprivileged children. We also supported the Honan Fund, which looks to aid and foster local and national programs that support education, recreation, housing and healthcare, by running in the Brian Honan Road Race. Lastly, we worked toward creating a cleaner neighborhood by hosting the Allston Cleanup this month. Philanthropy chair Glenn Harris has worked hard to make sure we are active in helping the world around us. We would like to thank the alumni who donated online to UNICEF All donations are appreciated and make a difference.

This upcoming weekend, several of our brothers and our chapter advisor Ben Harris (Purdue ’04) will be driving up to Halifax, Nova Scotia to participate in our annual Province Conference. The rest of chapter looks forward to hearing about the experience and the knowledge gained that can help us become a stronger chapter.

Monday, April 28, 2008

A New "Chapter" for Iota Upsilon

In the past two weeks, there have been a lot of changes to the Iota Upsilon chapter. First, we initiated two new brothers: Matt Baginski ('11) and Adam Jendrisak ('11). We have also elected and installed officers for the upcoming year. Our new Consul, Alex Marinello, is the sole senior and will be making sure Iota Upsilon keeps heading in the right direction. Assisting him will be the new pro-consul, Alex Mazzaferro, who is entering his junior year at Boston University. The alumni will most likely be in contact with the new Tribune, Conor McManus, who has pledged to keep this blog alive and make sure alumni (new ones included) are kept up to date on all the Iota Upsilon happenings. Below is a complete list of the new officers. Congratulations to the new officers.

Consul- Alex Marinello ('09)

Pro Consul- Alex Mazzaferro ('10)
Tribune- Conor McManus ('10)
Annotator- Sam Baker ('10)
Magister- Kyle Langan ('10)
Social Chair- Stephen Lordan ('10)
Rush Chair, Philanthropy- Glenn Harris

Assistant Queastor- Adam Jendrisak ('11)
RMF- Bobby Goldsmith ('11)
Kustos- Cole Barris ('11)
Chapter Editor- Daniel Fusco ('10)
Scholarship- Conor McManus ('10)
Athletic Chair- Brett Sigler ('10)
IFC- Jackson Sandeen ('11)