Salem State University


Salem, MA

Alpha Sigma Phi was the first fraternity or sorority at Salem State University. Students from the University contacted Fraternity Headquarters about starting a chapter at the school. Administration at Salem State welcomed the idea of having Greek Life on campus and four members went through the first Pledge Ceremony on July 22, 2011.

Staff members Jeremy Horne, Ohio Wesleyan ‘08, and Enzo Pivirotto, Chico State ‘11, each made recruitment assistance visits to Salem and on December 3, 2011, 13 men went through the first Initiation Ceremony. Initial struggles for the Colony stem from lack of press from the University in regards to the budding Greek Life on campus. Three other organizations, Sigma Alpha Epsilon Fraternity, Phi Sigma Sigma Sorority and Theta Phi Alpha Sorority, have since colonized on campus and hope to extend the presence of Fraternity and Sorority Life at Salem State.

Zeta Pi was officially chartered on February 22, 2014 in a ceremony that occurred in Veterans Hall in the Ellison Campus Center on the Salem State University campus. Jeremy Ried, Elmhurst ‘07, represented Fraternity Staff. Grand Councilor Mike Waters, Oregon State ‘73, officially installed the Chapter and gave the keynote address. 

The first President of the Colony was Dan Kerber, Salem State ‘12, and the President upon chartering was Brandon Quach, Salem State ‘12. Friends, family and members of the University community were present, including Dean of Students Dr. James Stoll. 

Logan Dunnigan, Salem State ‘13, served on Fraternity Staff from 2016-17.

Records show award name and year(s) received.

Alpha Gamma Upsilon Bronze Cup of Distinction 2019, 2018
Phi Pi Phi Silver Cup of Distinction 2017 

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

James Neill Barber 2013 Undergraduate Hall of Fame