University of Virginia


Charlottesville, VA

An Interest Group formed on the campus of the University of Virginia in the spring of 2013. The men contacted Matt Ferguson, Assistant Director of Fraternity and Sorority Life, and Alpha Sigma Phi Fraternity Vice President, Matt Humberger, Bowling Green ‘03, regarding affiliation within Alpha Sigma Phi. Jeremy Ried, Elmhurst ‘07, Coordinator of Chapter Development was sent to the University of Virginia to host an initial Pledge Ceremony in the spring of 2013. The Interest Group send three men to Elevate - International Leadership Conference in 2013, which cemented their plans to start an Alpha Sigma Phi chapter. 

Fraternity staff members, Beau Loendorf, Colorado State ‘11, and Dylan Dunne, Grand Valley ‘10, led the expansion efforts to UVA. The Interest Group grew in membership to over 30 men and Doug Jones, Cornell ‘09, officially colonized the group on November 1, 2013. Their first initiation was help on December 6, 2013. With a strong spring recruitment, the provisional chapter petitioned the Grand Council to charter in spring of 2014. 

The group was approved to charter and became the Zeta Upsilon Chapter of Alpha Sigma Phi Fraternity on September 20, 2014. The Ceremony was held at 400 Emmett St. North in Charlottesville, Virginia. Bryan Proctor, Grand Valley ‘96, gave the Keynote Address and presented the group with their charter. Jacob Martens, Radford ’02, gave the Alumni Address. Beau Loendorf, Colorado State ’11, represented Fraternity Staff. Michael McConnell, Virginia ‘13, was the founding president.

Records show award name and year(s) received.

Alpha Gamma Upsilon Bronze Cup of Distinction 2017 
Alpha Kappa Pi Gold Cup of Distinction 2015 
Phi Pi Phi Silver Cup of Distinction 2016