Central Office Flies University of South Carolina Flag
The Central Office has received and flown the University of South Carolina flag in recognition of the most recent national championship at a Chi Psi school. The Brothers of Alpha Beta presented the flag pictured to the right to the Fraternity in honor of the University of South Carolina National Championship Baseball Team.
South Carolina’s presence at Jeffrey Hall came shortly after a timely conversation between Br. Sam Bessey, Executive Director of the Fraternity, and Br. Julian Emerson, Beta ’80 and Chairman of the Educational Trust. While showing off images of the Duke University flag flying at the Central Office, Br. Bessey wondered aloud to Br. Emerson whether the University of South Carolina would ever make it onto the yardarm at Jeffrey Hall. Br. Emerson’s reply was "I don’t know…someday.” A week later the University of South Carolina Baseball Team bested UCLA to clinch the National Championship. As it turns out, "someday” can sure come quickly. Congratulations South Carolina!
The Central Office flies the flag of a host institution that wins a national championship and takes a photo of it and Jeffrey Hall. A digital image is sent to the Alpha and is posted at http://www.chipsi.org/. Alphas in a position to participate should send a 3' x 5' flag to Jeffrey Hall, 45 Rutledge Street, Nashville, Tennessee 37210. Begun in 2010, Alpha Beta is the second to take advantage of this new Chi Psi tradition.