A campaign by Zeta Psi Fraternity

1847 Pledge Challenge

04/03/2022 Final Results: 671 participants from 63 chapters. 
Leaderboard Updates

  • Overall: Phi Epsilon (142)
  • United States: Zeta Tau (54)
  • Canada: Theta Xi (45)
  • European: Psi Omicron (5)
  • Young Chapter: Kappa Delta (38)
  • Phoenix Chapter: Gamma (35)
  • First to 18: Kappa Delta
  • First to 47: Phi Epsilon
  • First to 100: Phi Epsilon
  • Most Actives: TBD
  • Year-Over-Year: TBD

2022 marks the sixth anniversary of the 1847 Pledge Challenge!

The 1847 Pledge Challenge is a competition launched in 2017, promoting inter-chapter rivalry while raising money to support membership education for Zeta Psi.  We have been launching it around March 27th each year, to celebrate the anniversary of the founding of the Theta Xi Chapter at the University of Toronto, making Zeta Psi the first international fraternity.  This is a point of pride that all Zetes share, regardless of nationality.

Last year over 1,200 Zetes participated in the challenge from 67 different chapters.  This year, our goal is to again have over 1,000 Zetes participate, with representation from all Active Chapters as well as many of our Inactive Chapters.

Congratulations to the Alpha Theta Chapter (Wilfrid Laurier and Waterloo), which was the Grand Champion in 2021!  Can they maintain their championship this year?

Rivalries are recognized, and champions celebrated, in some regional categories as well, and last year championship belts were taken by:

Top European ChapterPsi Omicron Chapter (Paris)
Top Canadian ChapterTheta Xi Chapter (Toronto)
Top American ChapterPhi Epsilon Chapter (UMD)
Top Young Chapter (less than 10 years old)Zeta Tau Chapter (MSU)
Top Phoenix Chapter (inactive chapter): Gamma Chapter (Syracuse)

Which Chapters will win this year?  You can help dictate the outcome.  Participate, and get your Brothers to participate.  A donation of $18.47 is all that it takes to show your pride in your chapter, and in Zeta Psi.




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