Rechartering Weekend

89th Chartering Anniversary of 1930

40th Re-chartering Anniversary of 1978

Re-chartering Celebration of 2019

April 12 – April 14, 2019


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Friday, April 12, 2019:

Afternoon & Evening – Brothers Only Ritual of Initiation Part 1

For anyone interested in observing the newest members being initiated, we will have 3 locations for you to do so.  It’s important to note that no one expects you to stay for the entire Ritual of Initiation.  You may come and go as you please and spend as much or little time as you would like to witness this.  Please contact us to find out the times and  locations of the Ritual of Initiation.  NOTE: If you plan on attending the Ritual of Initiation, you will be challenged with a handshake when you arrive at the Ritual site.  You will only be challenged once, so if you leave, you can come back without challenge.

Afternoon & Evening – Alumni Welcome Reception – Bacon, Bourbon & Beer- 368 Suncrest Towne Center Drive, Morgantown, WV 26505

Once you have checked in for the weekend at the Holiday Inn, join other Alumni and guests for a casual and optional gathering.  We have selected this establishment due to it’s proximity to the hotel and because it’s owned by our own Brother Shawn Janovich, AP382.  There is an excellent menu and beverage list for you to choose.

Brothers Only Post Ritual Gathering – Holiday Inn – 10:00 PM 

Join us to rekindle the tradition of gathering socially to welcome our newest members after the Ritual of Initiation. This event will allow everyone to meet and get to know the newest initiates in a fun and social setting.  A cash bar and light appetizers will be available for you.

Saturday, April 13, 2019

Brothers Only Ritual of Initiation Part 2 – 9:00 a.m. to Noon – Holiday Inn Ballroom

For anyone interested in hearing the debrief of our Ritual of Initiation given to our newest initiates, please join us in the Holiday Inn Ballroom.  A continental breakfast and coffee will be served.  This is an excellent way to reconnect with the Ritual of Initiation by learning about the meaning and symbolism contained in our sacred Ritual.

Alpha Rho Alumni Chapter Annual Business Meeting – 12:30 to 1:30 – Holiday Inn Ballroom

We will hold our annual Alumni Chapter Business Meeting.  Hear from the Alumni Chapter Board of Directors where we will outline our plans for the future, vote on adopting our 2019- 20 budget, and hold a Pass the Gavel.

WVU Football Annual Blue and Gold Spring Game – 1:00 PM – Mountaineer Field at Mylan Puskar Stadium

WVU recently announced they will conduct the annual Blue and Gold Game on this day.  Our hotel is in a prime spot and within a short walk to the stadium.  Tickets cost $10 and can be purchased at the gate or ahead of time at  Join others who want to watch the latest installment of the Mountaineers under new Head Coach Neal Brown!

President’s Reception for 1978 Re-chartering Members and Black Diamond Contributors – 5:00 PM – Holiday Inn (by invitation only, Room TBD)

Alumni Chapter President and CEO Tom Begley, AP284, will host a reception to honor the members of the 1978 Re-chartering group along with the Black Diamond Members of the Alumni Chapter, and special guests.  If you would like to be a part of this celebration, you can still do so by contributing to the Alumni Chapter in the Black Diamond Category.  Black Diamond Members are offered this reception, and all Alumni Chapter events, at no charge with annual Black Diamond Membership.

Pre-Banquet General Reception- 6:00 PM – Holiday Inn Ballroom Hallway and Lobby

This pre-banquet gathering will allow you to socialize with all the members and guests.  A cash bar and appetizers will be offered.  Dress is business attire.

40th Anniversary and 2019 Re-chartering Banquet – 7:00 PM – Holiday Inn Ballroom

Join us to celebrate the 40th Anniversary of our 1978 Re-chartering and the 2019 Re-chartering of the Alpha Rho Student Chapter.  A full dinner and cash bar will be offered.  Dress is business attire.

Post Banquet Reception Hosted by Mike Turner & Eric Dyson

Following the banquet, shuttles will be provided to the home of Mike Turner who is hosting a post banquet reception for members and guests.  Light food, beverages and entertainment will be provided.  We will enjoy a casual social event and look back on the events of the past few days.

As you can see, we have a packed weekend that anyone who attends should enjoy.  We have achieved a balance between social events and Fraternity events that will allow plenty of opportunity to catch up with Brothers you haven’t seen in a while and reconnect with the Chapter and Pi Kappa Phi.

Please join us in celebrating our past, present and the future of Alpha Rho.  Register today at to ensure you don’t miss out.

Event Cost

Undergraduate Members $ 80

Undergraduate Guests $ 80

 Undergraduate Parents $ 100

 Alumni $ 150

 Alumni Guests $ 100

How to Register


Click here to RSVP for the event


Hotel accommodations are available with an event rate at the Holiday Inn Morgantown, University Area.  This link will take you to our special on-line registration portal.  Once you enter the date, the system will show you what is available at our reduced rate.  This rate includes a hot breakfast for four (4) each night you stay.

Alpha Rho Alumni Chapter (Link will only work from a computer)

Please call 304 241-6649 to register by phone.

Cancellation Policy

Due to the limited number of spaces for the event, and our contracts with the hotel and other vendors, we must institute a Cancellation Policy to ensure we meet our financial obligations.

  • If you register for the Event between now and January 1, 2019 and need to cancel during that same timeframe, you will be afforded a full refund (less PayPal fees) for Event registration.  Please remember you must cancel your hotel reservations separately from the Event cancellation.
  • If you cancel between January 1, 2019 and February 1, 2019, you will be afforded a 50% refund for Event registration.
  • After February 1, 2019, no refunds will be afforded.