At this ceremony, the National Residence Hall Honorary Phi Psi Chapter was delighted to induct 12 new members and an honorary member, and, sadly, say goodbye to one member as she graduated from SUNY New Paltz. There was also a pin to be awarded!

Here are our inductees, starting in the top row from the left:
Payal Batra, Jennifer Newman, Maria Gillin, Adrian Jurek, Patch Thurlow, our honorary member Shannon Calderon, Sarah Alloush, Paola Vargas, Paige Olscamp, Ariana Carbonaro, Christina Boland, Angela Shriman, and Ashley Enright

chelsea delisser

Sadly, the Phi Psi Chapter said goodbye to Chelsea DeLisser, who is graduating from SUNY New Paltz. We wish her the best of luck!

But, on a happy note, a BRONZE PIN was awarded! Congratulations and thank you to chapter member Steven Sullivan, who truly grew as a student leader this semester. He did amazing work this semester by being on the Executive Board of our sister organization, RHSA, a very active member of NRHH, and by leading a program at the Fall 2013 NEACURH conference!


Tunnel of Oppression is an event where spectators witness various types of discrimination, hate and oppression. Participants walk through a room and witness skits that are centered on prevalent issues of hate that affect our society today. Viewers walking by and not speaking up against the oppression that they see is meant to mirror our society’s general silence and taboo over many of these forms of oppression. The annual program is held every fall.

The fall 2013 Tunnel of Oppression was a huge success and we feel we spread knowledge about issues that affect our campus. Thank you to everyone who volunteered and attended our program!

Chapter member Tamara Litt and a volunteer demonstrate bullying. (Repost from the SUNY New Paltz Instagram!)

Participants wait to enter the Tunnel.

Thank you to all of our chapter members and volunteers who made this event possible!