About the NY Alpha Chapter

Founded in 1868 through the Irving Literary Society, our ancient House is a Cornell tradition with a modern edge. We study in all the university’s statutory and private colleges and schools, academic and vocational. Our brothers compete in the Teagle lagoon, on Schoellkopf’s turf, at the Kane Sports Complex, in dusty Barton Hall, and on the Inlet.

At the same time, we have sent over 200 doctors and diplomates of philosophy, medicine and jurisprudence on to America’s universities and corporations since our founding.

Our chapter house--the Gables--sits on the site of Ezra Cornell’s old vineyard, on the south side of West Campus, not far from Collegetown. Atop the University Hill neighborhood ridge, we look out over a hemlock and white pine forest and into the City of Ithaca. Our hearth is home to late night partiers and the tool trail studiers, intramural warriors and the finest of Varsity athletes, engineers and English majors.

Our strong band is for life, and our brothers of all ages come home, often, to the hemlocks and white pines.

CHAPTER HISTORY

For our history at Cornell, click here.

Meet the Actives

Click here to view a brief profile for each active brother through a picture slideshow.

What's New?

RECENT EVENTS

Homecoming Weekend 2013 (September 20-21) at Cornell University was a great success. Many thanks to all the actives and alumni who organized and attended events with New York Alpha! Don't forget to email your photos and stories to alumnirecords@phikappapsi-cornell.org or submit news via our online form at Submit News Item. We'd love to publish them on the website or in the next newsletter!

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