California State University, Fresno


Fresno, CA

In the 2011 spring semester, Coordinator of Chapter and Colony Development Ryan Bakita, Miami (OH) ‘06, conducted the initial expansion effort at Fresno State University. A total of 15 men participated in the first Pledge Ceremony in February of 2011. Furthermore, 16 men were initiated on April 29, 2011.

After attending Elevate - National Leadership Conference in 2011, and Academy of Leadership, Ralph F. Burns Leadership Institute and Grand Chapter in 2012, the colony had a strong recruitment in the fall of 2012  and welcomed 17 new members. Under the leadership of Chapter President Daniel Ward, Fresno State ‘11, the colony recruited an additional 10 men the following spring and were approved to charter by the Grand Council in February of 2013. The men of Zeta Mu had become much more involved in campus life and the community, which was evident as their chartering banquet drew nearly 150 guests. 

Zeta Mu Chapter was officially installed on April 20, 2013. The Ceremony was held at the Piccadilly Inn. Assistant Director of Marketing and Communications Ryan Bakita, Miami (OH) ‘06 and Fresno State ‘13, provided the Welcome and Introductions. Grand Historian Hon. Bob Kutz, California ‘67, gave the Keynote Address and presented the charter. Daniel Ward, Fresno State ‘11, was the Founding President.

Records show award name and year(s) received.

Alpha Gamma Upsilon Bronze Cup of Distinction 2020, 2016 
Phi Pi Phi Silver Cup of Distinction 2017, 2015, 2014 

Records show brother's name, initiation year, and award received.

James Brian Cameron 2012 Undergraduate Hall of Fame
Daniel Leonard Ward 2011 Frank F. Hargear Recipient
    Undergraduate Hall of Fame
    Kleinoeder Graduate Scholar of the Year