Alpha Pi Theta marks 65 years

Alpha Pi Theta Alumni 65th Reunion

Alumni of the Alpha Pi Theta fraternity sing "Lyda Rose" on the corner of Boston Common.

Allison Teixeira

October 13, 2011

More than 80 Emerson alumni brothers of the fraternity Alpha Pi Theta came back to campus recently to celebrate the fraternity’s 65th anniversary. Brothers in attendance included a comedian who works for The Late Show with David Letterman, a Dateline producer, and a producer/director of an Emmy-nominated documentary.

“Brothers from several different decades all celebrated together,” said Bruce Fowler ’82, an Alpha Pi Theta brother who helped organize the event. “We are pleased to continue our long-standing tradition as one of the most diverse and successful organizations in the Emerson community since 1946.”

During their reunion weekend, the brothers hosted an open career event for Emerson students called Brick by Brick: Building Emerson, Building Your Career. The fraternity gave current students the chance to socialize with and get career tips from brothers who are television, film, radio, and marketing industry professionals.

Alpha Pi Theta
Brothers of Alpha Pi Theta returned to campus for the fraternity's 65th anniversary.

Other weekend events included campus tours, an official Alpha Pi Theta meeting, and a rendition of the traditional Theta song “Lyda Rose,” sung in four-part harmony by the brothers on Boston Common.

After their formal meetings, they also enjoyed a mixed reception with their sister sorority, Sigma Pi Theta. The sisters of Sigma Pi Theta were not celebrating a significant milestone, but they came together because the fraternity was a key influencer in the founding of their sorority. About 30 sisters reunited for the weekend and raised more than $3,000 for the Making Strides Breast Cancer Walk.

Alpha Pi Theta is a social fraternity still active on campus with goals of brotherhood, love, and trust. The brothers have carried on that tradition through their spirit, enthusiasm, and dedication to the College. The brotherhood is actively concerned with the welfare of the fraternity and of the College and sponsors various social events on campus.

For more information on getting involved with Alpha Pi Theta, contact Jason Bornfriend.