Personal Development | Advisors
Our chapter is outstanding scholastically.
Scholastic emphasis has
been a hallmark of the Texas Beta chapter since it was
founded. We know what we are here for. We have
had a number of 4.0 GPA graduates. One of our graduates, John
Walker, is a member of the Texas Tech Board of Regents.
We have some successful methods to
Pledging capable, studious, men who are serious about their education and career. They set the
right group environment.
a library and computer lab
that is convenient, well equipped, and quiet.
(One fourth of our
lodge is devoted to this.)
Thanks to alumni donations we have a comfortable area with Wi-Fi
network printer and Internet access. (We sometimes make
this nice facility available for civic use, such as Tech
Inter-fraternity Council meetings.)
our Scholarship Committee, Pledge Educator, advisors, and alumni.
Alumni frequently inquire about
the chapter's scholastic standing.
Having pledge study
halls which pledges are required to attend a certain number of
hours per week.
Keeping in check
non-academic demands. Our pledgeship interferes less with studies that that of
fraternities. We reserve adequate time for study when we decide what parties to have, whether to build a float,
and other alumni who are willing to help.
Leadership Experience and Training
You can lean
useful skills in Phi Psi outside of the classroom (in addition
to "how to get along with people" skills). The officers of
the chapter manage significant amount of property, make and
manage budgets, recruit personnel, train, use technology, schedule
and oversee projects, participate in meetings, organize and make
presentations, etc. Many alumni who have had long careers report
that their undergraduate fraternity experiences were useful in
control is a feature of Phi Kappa Psi that is unique among
and provides more responsibility and experience. Six undergraduate
elected representatives, called Archons, make up a majority of the
members of the Executive Council of the fraternity. Presently one
Deputy Archon is from our chapter. We include two chapter officers on our local house corporation Board of
You can get
Leadership training and meet brothers from across the county at
sessions that Phi Psi holds for chapter officers and others. These are held at central locations, such as
national headquarters, and the interaction with men from other chapters
valuable. Notable events are
Academy (PLA) for chapter presidents and others.
Leadership Academy (FELA) for pledge trainers and other.
Woodrow Wilson Leadership
School (WWLS) for elected chapter delegates.
You can have helpful
discussions with industry leaders, leaders from other Phi Psi
chapters, and hear acclaimed, dynamic,
speakers at the American Leadership Academy (whose
website link is found on the links page at the end of this site in
the Cabo section).
Topics include Personal Development, Interpersonal Relations,
Team Dynamics, Planning Your Professional Future, Negotiation,
Global Perspective, etc. Yes, these may seem like
sessions that you ought to attend but don't want to bother
with, until you realize that they are held in the beautiful, fun, Cabo
San Lucas area of Mexico. Brothers from other chapters will
also be there. Some social aspects of this trip are
described and pictured elsewhere on this website.
Tutoring and Mentoring
and advice on studies is available from the
chapter advisors and other alumni in addition to from other
brothers. Our Chapter Advisors make
it a point to get acquainted with the men of each new pledge
class and stand ready to advise them on their college careers.
Other alumni offer you information, advice, and support in their
fields of expertise. The photo shows such a situation, in which a
young chapter member who was considering law school is meeting
with Texas Beta alumni- TTU Law School
Walter Huffman; David Jones; Federal District Judge Sam Cummings; and Lubbock real
estate developer H. A. Sessions.
J. D., Dean Emeritus of the Texas Tech School of Law, W. Frank Newton
Professor of Law, and Major General U.S. Army (retired), is
is the former Adjutant General of the Army and
former pledge trainer and president of the chapter.
Horsch, a Texas Beta Chapter alumnus who now works in marketing
at at the Lubbock Economic Development Alliance (LEDA) is our Chapter Advisor.
He is an El Paso native and expert soccer player.
David Arthur Jones
(BA, BSEE, MBA), retired Principal Systems Engineer at Raytheon Company
who lives in the Dallas area, is an Assistant Chapter Advisor, and
a director of the Texas Beta House Corporation. He was a Principal
Systems Engineer at Raytheon where he designed defense systems, and
previously he was a Lieutenant in the U. S. Army. He is a past president
of this chapter,
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