Lone Star - ΠΚΣ

Chapter Name: Lone Star Pi Kappa Epsilon

National Founding Location: University of Akron

National Founding Date: February 22, 1882

Local Founding Date: February 22, 1882

Nickname: Lone Star

Symbol: Flower: Red Carnation / Jewel: White Pearl

Colors: Scarlet and Emerald

Chapter House: 496 Vine Street Akron, Ohio 44304

National Website: lonestarxd.com

Local Website: lonestarxd.com

Chapter President Name: Damien Goostree

Chapter President Email: dag70@zips.uakron.edu


Chapter Bio:

Lone Star Fraternity is the oldest local fraternity in the world. We were founded on February 22, 1882 in Akron, Ohio by W.V.N. Yates, almost 130 years ago. Since Yates founded the fraternity, we have stayed only on The University of Akron's campus. This is good for all Lone Stars because we are able to get to know most of the alumni still in the area and they get a chance to know all of the active members (this has been incredibly useful for Lone Stars in finding jobs directly after graduation). On the campus of the University of Akron, most of the buildings are named after Lone Star Alumni. Over the last 131 years, many prominent community leaders have gone through Lone Star Fraternity. Many of these alumni have set up our scholarship foundations for Lone Star with The University of Akron.

Lone Star Active Chapter put together an extremely successful year and continues to grow the chapter and uphold the legacy of Lone Star. During the year, Lone Star continued to increase their membership, and will be over 40 members for first time in many years. We added 13 new members in the 2012-2013 school year.

During the year, Lone Star focused on fund-raising-raising approximately $5,000. Lone Star had the 1st annual Lone Star Freedom, which raised awareness and money for the Wounded Warrior Project and was a success.

On behalf of the active chapter, I would like to thank all of our alumni for their support and generous contributions, as well as Greek life and IFC.