Since the beginning of the Fall 2016 semester, the board and the remaining chapter members have worked day in and day out to set up the organization for quick, yet long lasting growth. All these hard workers accomplished so much including:
- Chartering 18 new members
- Winning the College of Business competition
- Coming home from Regionals with the National Speakers Award
- Helping other clubs on campus
- Becoming Certified with the Philanthropy Counsel
- Social events
- Gaining corporate sponsors like Umpqua Bank and Bay Alarm Security
- Volunteering for the Sweet 16 Sales Competition
- Hosting recruiters from all over the country
- Holding in-house business workshops
There is one accomplishment, however, that encompasses them all. The National Pi Sigma Epsilon organization keeps track of all chapters of the fraternity and recently informed Eta Theta that it has been sitting at the very top of the list. This means that the Chico State chapter of PSE is currently the highest performing chapter in the entire nation.
We need to hold on to our ranking for a few more weeks before we can officially be declared as the Top New Chapter for 2016, but we’re only just getting started and plan to only go up from here.
Again, we could not have gotten to this standing with nationals without the effort, passion, and commitment of our board, seasoned members, and even our newest recruits. Thank you to everyone in Eta Theta for all that you do for this organization.
Pi Sigma Epsilon was founded in 1952, but it wasn’t until October of 2015 that the Eta Theta chapter was founded on Chico State’s campus. The new chapter worked diligently to get the organization in a position where serious growth was possible and in October of 2016, their hard work paid off. After weeks of tireless recruiting and promotion, Eta Theta chartered 18 new members to join their chapter. This fall recruitment nearly doubled the number of members in the organization from 25 to 43.
Not only did the chapter attract a lot of sharp, like-minded students, it also made sure to put each student through a careful selection process to check that they were a good fit. Along with the help of the whole chapter, the Directors of Recruitment, Sarah Dillabaugh and Nani Edmonson led in finding and selecting candidates by holding tabling events, leading informational nights, coming up with a theme of “Hollywood Nights” for the recruitment process, and even holding a large social event where the potential new members (PNM’s) could meet all of the existing members.
After a few weeks of finding what we thought would be great additions to our organization, the PNM Coordinator, Hugo Veronica, took over and trained our new recruits on how to be the best member they could be should they be accepted into the chapter.
Although our directors led the team when it came to recruitment and the PNM process, our success in gaining 18 new, wonderful members would not have been reached if it wasn’t for the entire chapter board and the eager members that stepped up to help.
We love our new PSE members and are so happy to have them as a part of the team! Below we have listed every new member as well as a link to their LinkedIn account. Feel free to check them out!