I kicked off my final semester as a chapter consultant at President and Advisor Academy in St. Louis in the middle of January. It was a great event despite the weather and served as an excellent teaching tool for chapter presidents and advisors. Since then, I have been in 14 states and Washington DC visiting chapters of Phi Sig.
This semester has been another opportunity to see cities and, in some cases literally, get a taste of their local culture. Early in the semester I visited George Washington University in Washington DC. While there, I took some time to take a stroll down the street from the chapter house and check out the National Mall. Amherst, Mass., is the home of the Alpha Chapter of Phi Sig. During my stay at Alpha house, I had the privilege of seeing the Phi Sigma Kappa shrine at Machmer Hall as well as the Japanese Elm planted by William Penn Brooks.
Just a few weeks later, I spent the better part of a day in New York City with a friend and brother from the Pi Deuteron Chapter at Ohio State. While bouncing around the city and looking for someplace to grab lunch, I was star struck for the first time in my life when we ran into PFTCommenter from popular sports podcast Pardon My Take. PFT was kind enough to take a picture with us before we headed to Chinatown for the rest of the afternoon.
With only a handful of chapters remaining left to visit this semester, my time on the road is winding down which is both good and bad. On one hand, I will be in Indianapolis and back at international headquarters to finish out my time at Phi Sig before heading to graduate school. On the other, I will no longer get to travel and meet some great guys at our chapters all over the country.