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FSCL Newsletter

September 2019

A Life of Influence

Phil Bowers

For more than two decades, Father Phil Bowers (MS EDU’86) served as a chapter adviser for Theta Chi at Purdue.

While he may have departed from campus, his extended flock includes hundreds of Theta Chis, former students, athletes, coaches, and Purdue colleagues. He has befriended them, counseled them in times of challenge, married them, baptized their children, and buried their parents. Far beyond his professional ministry or voluntary fraternal duties, Father Phil has led a life of influence based on relationships. READ MORE

Follow in Father Phil’s footsteps. Take this brief survey to let us know how you want to be involved with Purdue.

 

From Cooperative to Fraternity

Fairway BYXFairway Cooperative, founded in 1957, has undergone a significant transition in recent years. For the past decade, alumni and collegiate members of the cooperative have investigated the creation of a national brand based on the ideals of providing a space for Christian men to come together in fellowship.

Fairway members hoped to enlarge, share, and spread the cooperative’s traditions and practices to other university campuses so collegiate men could partake in an exceptional Christian brotherhood. After a few years of prayer and research, alumni discovered Beta Upsilon Chi fraternity (BYX), also known as Brothers under Christ — it was a perfect match of missions, ideals, attitudes, and beliefs.

In the spring of 2017, Fairway joined forces with BYX to form the Alpha Chi chapter at Purdue. This new chapter of BYX is affiliated with the North American Interfraternity Conference and joined the University’s Interfraternity Council at the beginning of the fall 2019 semester.

Although BYX has changed councils, members are eager to preserve the traditions and history of Fairway Cooperative. Students will continue to contribute to household duties, develop leadership skills and friendships, experience personal growth, and build a community.

The Office of Fraternity, Sorority, and Cooperative Life and the Office of the Dean of Students are excited to see the Alpha Chi chapter of BYX grow and continue to succeed in its endeavors.

Did You Know?

Spring 2019 Semester Report Highlights

Each fall and spring semester, the Office of Fraternity, Sorority, and Cooperative Life (FSCL) compiles a report of service hours worked, philanthropy dollars donated, GPA, and graduation rates for the entire community — our students have never been stronger.

View the entire report (PDF)

Boilermaker Station Welcome Center

Boilermaker Station

Purdue Alumni’s Boilermaker Station and the Purdue University Welcome Center have combined and relocated into one all-encompassing welcome center in Stewart Center, room 102. The new space welcomes all Boilermakers and guests. The Purdue Alumni Association and the Office of Admissions are collaborating to staff the new center.

Boilermaker Station Welcome Center is open from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday and home football game Saturdays.

 

 

 

Contact Us


PURDUE FRATERNITY, SORORITY, AND COOPERATIVE LIFE

Brandon Cutler
Associate Dean of Students
Director of Fraternity, Sorority, and Cooperative Life

Purdue University
765-494-4880
bcutler@purdue.edu
Contact Brandon with questions about the community or your chapter/house.

 

ALUMNI RELATIONS FOR FRATERNITIES, SORORITIES, AND COOPERATIVES

Jimmy Cox
Director of Student-Alumni Programs
Purdue Alumni Association
765-496-6549
jimmycox@purdue.edu
Contact Jimmy about alumni involvement or serving as a chapter adviser.