Team Parker Chen 2014

March of Dimes‘ March for Babies is on coming up on April 27, 2014. This is a cause close to our hearts, as every year, Brothers from all over fundraise for and join Team Parker Chen.


Parker Edward Chen, the son of Brother Ed Chen (Prox), was born 2 1/2 months too soon (30 weeks). He spent 8 months at Columbia Presbyterian Hospital’s NICU (Neonatal Intensive Care Unit) and 2 months at their PICU (Pediatric Intensive Care Unit). He spent almost 3 months at Children’s Specialized Hospital for rehab, and finally came home on May 8th, 2009. He will turn 6 years old on April 10th, 2014. He currently has medical issues that still need to be resolved.

Parker was diagnosed with CHARGE Syndrome, a genetic abnormality that occurs in 1 out of 10,000 babies. Despite this, he has surprised us everyday with his love of life, enjoying every small detail, and never letting anything get in his way. He is such a determined little fighter and an inspiration showing us how strong and capable he can be.

We encourage all Brothers to donate to and join Team Parker Chen. With strength in numbers, we can make a difference! Those that decide to join, ask your employers about their company matching program. To donate or join, visit

Funds raised in March for Babies support research and programs that help moms have full-term pregnancies and babies begin healthy lives, as well as bring comfort and information to families with a baby in newborn intensive care.

Happy International Badge Day!

Today is International Badge Day. International Badge Day was established in 1997 by the National Panhellenic Conference to set aside a day for women — in sororities in all different umbrella organizations — throughout the world to wear their sorority badges or Greek letters in a celebration of sisterhood.

This year’s theme is: “Wear Your Letters on Your Heart.” Pi Delta Psi stands in support of International Badge Day and would like to recognize the sororities in the National APIA Panhellenic Associationalpha Kappa Delta Phi Sorority, Inc.Alpha Phi GammaDelta Kappa Delta Sorority, Inc.Delta Phi Lambda Sorority Inc.Kappa Phi Gamma Sorority, Inc.Kappa Phi Lambda Sorority, Inc., and Sigma Psi Zeta Sorority, Inc. Every day is badge day, as your letters reflect you.


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Delta Kappa Delta Sorority, Inc.


Alpha Phi Gamma Sorority, Inc.


Delta Phi Lambda Sorority, Inc,


Kappa Phi Lambda Sorority, Inc.


Kappa Phi Gamma Sorority, Inc.


Sigma Psi Zeta Sorority, Inc.


Internship Programs

The deadlines for the CAPAL (Conference on Asian Pacific American Leadership), MAASU (Midwest Asian American Students Union), and OCA (Organization of Chinese Americans) scholarships are rapidly approaching! See below for more information.

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Brother Vigor Lam, National Recorder and former CAPAL intern, left

CAPAL’s Federal Internship Program deadline is one week from today: Friday, March 7!

The deadline for CAPAL’s Public Service Scholarship Program has been extended to Friday, March 14. They have also partnered with the Midwest Asian American Student Union (MAASU) to provide a scholarship specifically for students from schools in the Midwest. Apply today!

 The CAPAL-MAASU Public Service Scholarship will be awarded to an undergraduate student enrolled at a school that is a member of MAASU or a school located in the following Midwestern states: CO, IL, IN, IA, KS, MI, MN, MO, NE, ND, OH, OK, SD, and WI. All eligible scholarship applicants will be considered for the CAPAL-MAASU scholarship.

Are you a student interested in learning more about the public sector through a summer internship? The CAPAL Federal Internship and Public Service Scholarship Program is accepting applications for Summer 2014. All current students and ALL MAJORS are welcome to apply. They have up to 25 openings available.

FEDERAL INTERNSHIP PROGRAM: CAPAL’s Federal Internship Program places students in internships within the federal government in Washington, DC. Opportunities in regional offices, including California, Texas, and Wisconsin, may be possible. Depending on interests and placement, intern duties could vary and may include policy or scientific research, project coordination and management, business, law, communications, and more. Each CAPAL intern will be awarded a $3,000 stipend plus $500 for travel/relocation expenses. 

Deadline to apply is March 7, 2014. 

PUBLIC SERVICE SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM: CAPAL’s Public Service Scholarship Program offers scholarships of $3,500 to outstanding students serving in unpaid public service internships (nonprofit or government) in the Washington, DC metropolitan area this summer.

Deadline to apply is March 14, 2014.  

The 2014 OCA Summer Internship deadline application has been extended to Monday March 10, 2014.  In celebration of their 25th Year Anniversary they invite student advocates from all across the nation to apply for the unique opportunity to spend 10 weeks in Washington, D.C.

The program provides participants with invaluable work experience and exposure to public policy and advocacy issues.  Interns are assigned to federal agencies, nonprofit organizations, congressional offices, and public affairs unit of corporations.  Moreover, summer interns are also integrated in many OCA programs and activities which include the OCA National Convention in Los Angeles, California.

The Internship has successfully led former participants to become more active on their college campus and significantly increased the level of Asian Pacific American civic engagement in local, state, and national public policy issues. A number of OCA alums have pursued careers in public service, advocacy, and as appointed officials as well as non-public sector positions.

Candidates are selected from both two- year and four-year institutions. Typically, the participants are rising juniors, seniors, or recent graduates. The interns are placed in a full-time position and provided a living stipend. Placements of the interns are based on individual background, interest, and skill level.

Visit OCA’s website at and click ‘Internship’ tab under ‘Programs Section’ for more information on the Summer Internship program. Click here to directly access the on-line application. Applications and support materials must be submitted by Monday March 10, 2014; 11:00PM PST.

To All Administrators, Media, and Press Personnel,

Our thoughts and condolences continue to be with the family and friends of Chun Hsien “Michael” Deng.

As a direct result of the unsanctioned and prohibited events that took place last weekend, Pi Delta Psi Fraternity has revoked and terminated all affiliation with the Baruch Colony, effective immediately.

Baruch Colony has violated the values and rules of our organization, including our strict no hazing policy. As such, they shall no longer be recognized as having any association with Pi Delta Psi. Additionally, we will also revoke the individual memberships of any member found involved in this incident.

We continue to cooperate with the proper entities and ask all individual members involved to come forward in aiding the investigation.

Should you have any questions regarding the above, please contact Andrew Kayserian (National Executive Vice President) at


Andy C. Meng
National Executive President
cc: BOD


To All Press and Media Personnel,

We have been made aware of a recent incident which has resulted in the passing of Chun Hsien “Michael” Deng. Michael was a freshman at Baruch College in New York.

Our early understanding is that this incident occurred at an unsanctioned event that was strictly prohibited by our organization. As a result of this incident, we are immediately suspending all new member education nationwide until further notice.

We are in the process of notifying all of our members and we will be conducting a full investigation into this incident. We will also be working closely with the appropriate entities involved.

In the meantime, we extend our deepest condolences to the family and friends of Michael, and request privacy during this period. Michael will be greatly missed.

Should you have any questions regarding the above, please contact Andrew Kayserian (National Executive Vice President) at

Very truly yours,

Andy C. Meng
National Executive President
cc: BOD

Pvt Danny Chen Candlelight Vigil 10/3/2013

10.3.2013 Danny Chen Vigil Event Flyer

On Thursday, October 3, 2013, the brothers of the Baruch Colony of Pi Delta Psi Fraternity joined the parents of the late Private Danny Chen of the US Army, the New York chapter of the Organization of Chinese Americans (OCA-NY), New York City Comptroller John Liu, and City Councilmember Margaret Chin in front of for a candlelight vigil commemorating Danny Chen’s death.


The Chinese American killed himself from a self-inflicted gunshot wound while in Afghanistan after being hazed and racially taunted by his fellow soldiers.

His case has become a rallying point for many in the Asian American community. Eight soldiers faced court martial in the case and received various punishments including dismissal from the Army and ten months in prison.

In interviews with reporters, brothers said that they were surprised to realize that many of them had attended the same schools as Danny while growing up in New York City, and pledged to fight for legislation and programs such as cultural sensitivity and awareness education in the armed forces and police so that an incident like Danny Chen does not happen again.

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Pi Delta Psi Documentary Release

Hi Everyone!

As part of their chapter recognition project, Northeastern University, our NEWEST Alpha Alpha Chapter created a documentary highlighting our fraternity. It has been completed and will be released shortly. Please stay tuned! AY.

– Pi Delta Psi Fraternity National Board

Brothers of Mu Chapter in Dragon Boat Race

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On May 27th, 2013, the Brothers of The Mu Chapter competed in the Dragon Boat Race for their second consecutive year.  Yixi Kevin Lu, Brother SPIT #38 of Spring 2006, spearheaded a team of 23 Brothers.  Hosted annually by the Asian Festival of Columbus, Ohio, this race consists of 20 paddlers, a steersman, a drumming pacesetter, and a 250 meter burst of teamwork, cohesion, and synchrony.  After days of practice, these Brothers competed against a roster of 17 teams.  In pursuit of cultural awareness, community involvement, and Brother Unity from neophytes to Winter 2001 alumni, the Mu Chapter placed 2nd in the open division.  AY.