Theta Psi added to Lipscomb’s Greek Life...
Theta Psi is the latest addition to Lipscomb’s Greek Life.
There are different opinions of what type of club Theta Psi is going to be, but they want to be the social club that seeks to “be the church.”
The group became official during the last week of class of spring 2013, but during the fall, they started wearing the burgundy and yellow jersey that identifies them as Theta Psi.
As a Freshman, Theta Psi’s President Zach Bowen wanted to be a part of a social club on campus but didn’t find the right one for him.
Years later, as a junior, Bowen was inspired by the new girls social club Phi Nu and decided it was time to come up with a club for those who were not yet represented.
Vice President Matt Samek says the process was slow and gradual, but after several meetings of talking about the purpose of the group, Theta Psi has gone from a group of six friends to a group of 25 brothers.
“Being a part of this club means I can be a part of a body of believers that are striving to love people in all aspects of their life,” said club member Daniel Colemen.
Mid-September came as one of the busiest times of the year for some Lipscomb students. Pledge week took over the schedule of those students who decided to get involved in Greek Life on campus.
Theta Psi decided to partake in pledge week, even when they were not accepting new members.
They chose to experience this week to come up with ideas for next semester’s pledge week when students are invited to rush for the first time.
Like every other club, they used this time to get to know each other and create bonds that may last a lifetime.
Their experience with pledge week took an unexpected turn when one of its members made a life-changing decision.
“We were just hanging out at a meeting and working some stuff together and then our chaplain, Drue Clark, came in and told us ‘guys drop everything you are doing and come to the square; Andrew is getting baptized’,” Samek said.
As part of their mission, Theta Psi wants to help each member grow in his personal and spiritual life while helping the local community.
Bowen said their purpose is to use their individual talents and creativity “to further pursue together the Kingdom here in Nashville.”
Theta Psi plans on participating in different community service activities, as well as events on campus, to include those who might not be in a social club.
Even though Theta Psi doesn’t have a stereotype, according to its members, this club is for people that want to be part of a brotherhood that helps each other become a better person while enjoying life together.
“Our goal is to be a Godly influence on each other, on Greek Life and on the greater Lipscomb,” said member Andrew Rigley, who was baptized during pledge week.