Zeta Phi Rho
|Zeta Phi Rho|
|Founded||August 10, 1995|
California State University Long Beach
|Colors||Navy Blue and White|
|Headquarters||P.O. Box 9052|
Marina Del Rey, California
|Website||Zeta Phi Rho|
Zeta Phi Rho (ΖΦΡ) is a multicultural fraternity with ten chapters in southern California. This fraternity focuses on developing a diverse group of brothers committed to its philosophy - commitment to character, leadership, academics, and the community.
On Friday, March 28, 2014, University of Southern California's Zeta Phi Rho has once again taking Zeta Phi "Skid" Rho to another level, by making 17,341 sandwiches under one hour, and breaking a Guinness world record at the same time. With the help of the SEC committee, USC students and other organizations that have volunteered, participants are grateful to be a part of the event.
The fraternity holds various philanthropies for the community such as SmokeOut At The Beach (Alpha Chapter, 2007) in an effort to raise awareness to the dangers of smoking, "Boot Camp" (Zeta Chapter, 2010) a philanthropy dedicated to supporting children diagnosed with HIV, and "Zeta Phi Skid Rho" (Gamma Chapter, 2001–Present) providing food for the homeless in the Skid Row area located in downtown Los Angeles.
"Zeta Phi Skid Rho," organized by the brothers at USC Gamma Chapter, annually results in the participation of well over one hundred students and dozens of student organizations from many Southern California universities. Working with the student volunteers, over five thousand sandwiches are prepared for the homeless in conjunction with the Midnight Mission and Union Rescue Mission. Other events include speaker events and fundraisers garnering awareness and funds for the homelessness epidemic in Los Angeles and at large.
Within the last four years, Zeta Phi Rho has adopted Habitat for Humanity (HfH) as its All-Chapter Benefit Charity. Events hosted to benefit HfH include an All-Chapter Halloween Party (2004), Charity Poker Tournament (Beta Chapter, 2006), Talent Show (Irvine Chapter, 2006), & House Warming Party (Epsilon Chapter, 2006).
Zeta Phi Rho focuses on raising cultural awareness with the Philip Vera Cruz/Cesar Chavez March (Alpha Chapter, 2008) and the "Raise the Roof" Benefit Concert (Alpha Chapter, 2008) for Gawad Kalinga, a philanthropic organization aimed at ending the worldwide poverty.
Another recent example of such cultural awareness as well as doing good for the community is demonstrated by the "Blu Carpet Affair" film festival, with all the proceeds donated to the Children of Uganda through Invisible Children (Eta Chapter, 2008). This was the first event of its kind, with multiple organizations across the UCLA campus participating in a friendly competition. Each organization created their own video to be presented in front of an audience and judges.
The 14 founding fathers of Zeta Phi Rho are:
- Christopher Arnaldo
- Francis Baylen
- Carlo Boiser
- Joseph Braza
- Butch Callanta
- Ian Carbonell
- Archie Cardenas
- Vincent Delupio
- Johnnie Garcia
- Ronald Hipol
- Alfred Perdito
- Jan-Michael Roy
- Carlos Sanchez
- Greg San Luis
- Α - California State University, Long Beach (Est. August 10, 1995)
- Β - University of California, Santa Barbara (Est. March 16, 1996)
- Γ - University of Southern California (Est. March 23, 1996)
- Δ - Loyola Marymount University (Est. November 24, 1996)
- E - California State Polytechnic University, Pomona (Est. September 17, 2000)
- Ζ - University of California, Irvine (Est. January 11, 2002)
- Η - University of California, Los Angeles (Est. February 22, 2004)
- Θ - University of California, Riverside (Est. December 5, 2004)
- I - California State University, Fullerton (Est. October 11, 2008)
- K - California State University, Northridge: (Est. June 20, 2014)*
In the news
- Zeta Phi Rho fraternity makes 17,341 Sandwiches to feed Homeless 2014
- CSULB Zeta Phi Rho celebrates Filipino American Heritage Month
- Habitat for Humanity Riverside: UCR Zeta Phi Rho paints a Riverside Senior Couple's mobile home 2012
- USC Zeta Phi Rho fraternity members help feed homeless 2009
- "Lester Broas, Beta Class, Alpha Chapter and Derrick Engoy, Delta Class, Alpha Chapter raises awareness on modern day slavery 2008". Archived from the original on 2008-08-25. Retrieved 2008-05-07.
- Alpha Chapter presented the "Raise the Roof" – a benefit concert as a fundraiser event for Gawad Kalinga 2008
- Derrick Engoy, Delta Class, Alpha Chapter, author of "Bored with Christianity" 2006
- Constancio Arnaldo Jr., Beta Class, Alpha Chapter, on becoming a history teacher and bodybuilder 2000
- Beta Chapter Gentlemen's Bid & Charity Luau 2006[permanent dead link]
- "Beta Chapter Charity Poker Tournament 2004". Archived from the original on 2006-04-26. Retrieved 2007-08-01.
- Roland Navarro, Theta Class, Beta Chapter, Internet Entrepreneur
- Baik, Helen (31 March 2014). "Students beat Guinness World Record for making sandwiches".
- "USC fraternity members help feed homeless". ABC News. ABC News. Retrieved 16 July 2012.