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Blake Friedman #962

With great pride and honor, I can introduce myself as the Chancellor of Beta Sigma Beta for the Fall 2016 semester. My name is Blake Friedman and I am from Abington, Pennsylvania.

I am currently a junior in pursuit of a degree in journalism, more specifically broadcast journalism. My passion for sports is what is pushing me towards this great endeavor and I cannot wait for what the future holds. I and my 30 pledge brothers became Beta Sigs during the 2014 Fall semester. We take great pride in being the largest pledge class in Beta Sig history. Having said that, we can’t wait to continue the rich tradition of rushing and allowing new Penn Staters into our family.

There’s so many words that can describe Beta Sig, but the one that I hold dear to myself is the word brotherhood. Without brotherhood, there is no family. Without a family, there is no love. Without love, there is no passion. And without passion, well what do you have?

As Beta Sigs, our brotherhood is no match for any other fraternity across the United States. When you’re able to let 100+ people buy into the idea of the Beta Sigma Beta brotherhood, it’s impossible to break it.

As an independent fraternity, we understand the history, the tradition, and the memories all of us have shared under the same roof. As I sit in the Chancellor’s bedroom, I can’t help but think of all the young men that have taken the responsibility of being the leader of this great house. But, one man can’t do it all. 

That’s why I am so proud to say that every brother in this house has taken it upon themselves to better themselves as an individual, as a man, and as a scholar. Satisfaction is not enough. Every day we must become better men. All of us will look back 25 years from now and remember the memories and moments where, as a Beta Sig, we became a better and wiser person. 

As Chancellor, I plan to involve everyone in the house to do something that they believe will not only better the house, but themselves. I want all of my brothers to not thank me and the executive board for a great semester, but appreciate themselves for what they did for the house even if they do not hold a house position. When everyone is participating in whatever event is happening, it’s a beautiful sight to see.

Beta Sigma Beta will be participating in a State College community block party on September 30th from 4pm-7pm. We hope to create a better relationship with not only Greek organizations, but with the State College community. We understand better communication between the university, State College borough, and Greek life can do wonders for all parties. If you would like to come up for the block party, please feel free. We want to make it known to the State College community that Beta Sigma Beta is proud of who we are and we want to express that to the masses.

 Once again, I am so thrilled for this opportunity and cannot wait for what beholds. If you have any questions or comments, or just want to talk please feel free to contact me. There’s nothing better than having a conversation with someone you don’t know, but you know one thing for sure; that someone is my brother. You can reach me at (267)-615-8045 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.