Getting to Know the Actives

Seniors:

  • Ben Herrera: co-captain, varsity sprint football
  • Jared Meichner: co-captain, varsity sprint football
  • Nate Jacobson: captains, club tennis
  • Kevin Faber: co-president, club lacrosse
  • Graham Estabrook: executive vice-president, IFC; executive vice-president, Order of Omega
  • Jon Furman: captain, club rugby
  • Keith Hoge: captain, club rugby
  • Leo Pena: vice-president, Y.O.U.R.S (Youth Outreach Undergraduates Reshaping Success)

Members are also involved in Alpha Fund, Cornell Hospitality Consulting, IFC Judicial Board, Engineers for a Sustainable World, teaching assistants, the Educational Policy Committee, and Dean’s Advisory Committee

Juniors:

  • Ben Rowe: president, Rugby Sevens
  • Adam Shelepak: vice-president of recruitment (and incoming IFC EVPs), IFC

Members are also involved in club lacrosse, Guiding Eyes for the Blind, ILR Cornell Sports Business Society, varsity sprint football, Take Back the Tap, film club, Alzheimer’s Health and Awareness Club, Alpha Fund, Cornell Political Review, Public Service Center, fishing club, club squash, club soccer, ski and snowboard club, Delta Sigma Pi, and SWAG (Scholars Working Ambitiously to Graduate). Additionally, juniors are studying abroad in London, Hong Kong, and Australia this year.

Sophomores:

Members are involved in EMS, Cayuga’s Watchers, Design for America, club lacrosse, club rugby, varsity sprint football, Cornell Asia-Pacific Real Estate Club, varsity ski team, club baseball, varsity golf team, and the Big Red Leadership Institute.


The Fraternity has recently begun work on two separate Community Service Projects:

Cayuga Ridge Nursing Home: Through a partnership with Cornell Elderly Partnership (a club on campus), once every 3 weeks, we send five to 10 brothers to a local nursing home to visit with residents, play games, make crafts, and do landscaping work. We have already completed over 40 hours of service this semester.

Ithaca Children’s Garden: a project that we will begin in mid- to late-November, Chi Phi has organized sending around five to 10 brothers on Sunday mornings to help with landscaping and programming.

The Fraternity also continues its philanthropic efforts to support the Wounded Warrior’s Project and the EGBOK Mission:

We hold an annual benefit concert with a sorority to generate funds for the EGBOK mission, which was founded by a Chi Phi at Cornell to help underprivileged youth in Cambodia find hospitality jobs. Last year we generated over $1,200 for the program.

We hold an annual event in conjunction with Pi Beta Phi and ROTC called “Battle of Barton,” which is essentially an athletic competition with a variety of events (obstacle course, race, Humvee pull, tug of war). This year, 22 teams and over 110 participants helped generate over $1,500 for the Wounded Warrior Project.

Recent Professional Accomplishments:

Recent graduates have accepted jobs at J.P. Morgan, Ernst & Young, and Oracle, among others. Some have gone on to further their education at Columbia, Stanford, and Boston College.


 

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