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Zeta Phi Rho
ΖΦΡ
Zeta Crest.jpg
FoundedAugust 10, 1995; 27 years ago (1995-08-10)
California State University, Long Beach
TypeSocial/Philanthropy
AffiliationIndependent
EmphasisMulticultural, service
ScopeRegional (CA)
Motto"For Without Struggle, There is No Progress"
Colors  Navy Blue and   White
Chapters10
HeadquartersP.O. Box 9052
Marina Del Rey, CA
United States
Websitewww.zetaphirho.com

Zeta Phi Rho (ΖΦΡ) is a multicultural fraternity with ten chapters in southern California. This fraternity focuses on developing a diverse group of brothers committed to its philosophy - commitment to character, leadership, academics, and the community.[1]

Philanthropy

The fraternity holds various philanthropies for the community which have developed from individual chapter efforts. These include SmokeOut At The Beach (Alpha chapter, 2007) an effort to raise awareness to the dangers of smoking, "Boot Camp" (Zeta chapter, 2010) a philanthropy dedicated to supporting children diagnosed with HIV, and Zeta Phi "Skid" Rho (Gamma chapter, 2001–Present) providing food for the homeless in the Skid Row area located in downtown Los Angeles.[citation needed]

Zeta Phi "Skid" Rho, organized by the brothers at USC Gamma chapter, annually results in the participation of well over one hundred students and dozens of student organizations from many Southern California universities. Working with the student volunteers, over five thousand sandwiches are prepared for the homeless in conjunction with the Midnight Mission and Union Rescue Mission. Other events include speaker events and fundraisers garnering awareness and funds for the homelessness epidemic in Los Angeles and at large.[2]

By 2000, Zeta Phi Rho had adopted Habitat for Humanity (HfH) as its all-chapter benefit charity. Events hosted to benefit HfH include an All-chapter Halloween Party (2004), Charity Poker Tournament (Beta chapter, 2006), Talent Show (Irvine's Zeta chapter, 2006), and House Warming Party (Epsilon chapter, 2006).

Zeta Phi Rho focuses on raising cultural awareness with the Philip Vera Cruz/Cesar Chavez March (Alpha chapter, 2008) and the "Raise the Roof" Benefit Concert (Alpha chapter, 2008) for Gawad Kalinga, a philanthropic organization aimed at ending the worldwide poverty.

A more recent example of such cultural awareness as well as doing good for the community is demonstrated by the "Blu Carpet Affair" film festival, with all the proceeds donated to the Children of Uganda through Invisible Children (Eta chapter, 2008). This was the first event of its kind, with multiple organizations across the UCLA campus participating in a friendly competition. Each organization created their own video to be presented in front of an audience and judges.

On March 28, 2014, Zeta Phi Rho made 17,341 sandwiches under one hour, breaking a Guinness World Record at the same time.[3]

Zeta Phi "Skid" Rho, organized by the brothers at USC Gamma chapter, annually results in the participation of well over one hundred students and dozens of student organizations from many Southern California universities. Working with the student volunteers, over five thousand sandwiches are prepared for the homeless in conjunction with the Midnight Mission and Union Rescue Mission. Other events include speaker events and fundraisers garnering awareness and funds for the homelessness epidemic in Los Angeles and at large.[2]

By 2000, Zeta Phi Rho had adopted Habitat for Humanity (HfH) as its all-chapter benefit charity. Events hosted to benefit HfH include an All-chapter Halloween Party (2004), Charity Poker Tournament (Beta chapter, 2006), Talent Show (Irvine's Zeta chapter, 2006), and House Warming Party (Epsilon chapter, 2006).

Zeta Phi Rho focuses on raising cultural awareness with the Philip Vera Cruz/Cesar Chavez March (Alpha chapter, 2008) and the "Raise the Roof" Benefit Concert (Alpha chapter, 2008) for Gawad Kalinga, a philanthropic organization aimed at ending the worldwide poverty.

A more recent example of such cultural awareness as well as doing good for the community is demonstrated by the "Blu Carpet Affair" film festival, with all the proceeds donated to the Children of Uganda through Invisible Children (Eta chapter, 2008). This was the first event of its kind, with multiple organizations across the UCLA campus participating in a friendly competition. Each organization created their own video to be presented in front of an audience and judges.

On March 28, 2014, Zeta Phi Rho made 17,341 sandwiches under one hour, breaking a Guinness World Record at the same time.[3]

History

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The 14 founding fathers of Zeta Phi Rho are:

  • Christopher Arnaldo
  • Francis Baylen
  • Carlo Boiser
  • Joseph Braza
  • Butch Callanta
  • Ian Carbonell
  • Archie Cardenas
  • Vincent Delupio
  • Johnnie Garcia
  • Ronald Hipol
  • Alfred Perdito
  • Jan-Michael Roy
  • Carlos Sanchez
  • Greg San Luis

Chapters

Zeta Phi Rho has established ten chapters located in California, seven of which remain active. Active chapter listed in bold, inactive chapters listed with italics. [1]

Chapter Status Installed Date and Range University City State Reference
Alpha (Α) Active August 10, 1995 California State University, Long Beach Long Beach CA [4][5]
Beta (Β) Active March 16, 1996 University of California, Santa Barbara Santa Barbara CA [6]
Gamma (Γ) Active March 23, 1996 University of Southern California Los Angeles CA [7][8]
Delta (Δ) Active November 24, 1996 Loyola Marymount University Los Angeles CA
Epsilon (Ε) Inactive September 17, 2000–20xx ? California State Polytechnic University, Pomona Pomona CA
Zeta (Ζ) Active January 11, 2002 University of California, Irvine Irvine CA
Eta (Η) Active February 22, 2004 University of California, Los Angeles Los Angeles CA
Theta (Θ) Active December 5, 2004 University of California, Riverside Riverside CA [9]
Iota (Ι) Inactive October 11, 2008–20xx ? California State University, Fullerton Fullerton CA
Kappa (Κ) inactive June 20, 2014–201x ? California State University, Northridge Northridge CA

See also

References

  1. ^ a b William Raimond Baird; Carroll Lurding (eds.). "Almanac of Fraternities and Sororities (Baird's Manual Online Archive)". Student Life and Culture Archives. University of Illinois: University of Illinois Archives. Retrieved 6 Aug 2021. The main archive URL is The Baird's Manual Online Archive homepage.
  2. ^ a b "USC fraternity members help feed homeless". ABC News. ABC News. Retrieved 16 July 2012.
  3. ^ a b Baik, Helen (31 March 2014). "Students beat Guinness World Record for making sandwiches".
  4. ^ CSULB's Zeta Phi Rho celebrates Filipino American Heritage Month, accessed 7 Aug 2021.
  5. ^ "Lester Broas, Beta Class, Alpha chapter and Derrick Engoy, Delta Class, Alpha chapter raises awareness on modern day slavery 2008". Archived from the original on 2008-08-25. Retrieved 2008-05-07.
  6. ^ "Beta chapter Charity Poker Tournament 2004". Archived from the original on 2006-04-26. Retrieved 2007-08-01.
  7. ^ USC's Zeta Phi Rho fraternity makes 17,341 Sandwiches to feed Homeless 2014, accessed 7 Aug 2021.
  8. ^ USC's Zeta Phi Rho fraternity members help feed homeless 2009, accessed 1 Nov 2010.
  9. ^ Habitat for Humanity Riverside: UCR's Zeta Phi Rho paints a Riverside Senior Couple's mobile home 2012, accessed 7 Aug 2021.