Andrew Thai: President of NCSU's Newest Brotherhood, Pi Alpha Phi

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Name: Andrew Thai
Hometown: Belmont, NC
Major: Industrial Engineering
Year: Senior
 

What position do you hold in Pi Alpha Phi?
I am currently the President.

 
What do you enjoy most about NCSU Pi Alpha Phi?
The aspect I enjoy most is the sense of brotherhood this fraternity gives to all members. Also, the
leadership opportunities this fraternity provides is something that can be very valuable to a lot of
members.
 

What kinds of things has your group accomplished?
Philanthropy with smaller organizations such as REACH, Red Cross Relief, and Project Kokoro. We’ve
also accomplished chartering Pi Alpha Phi onto NC State’s campus and collaborating with a lot of
organizations such as NCSU FAE, the Asian-interest sorority interest group, and UNC Pi Alpha Phi.

 
What does it mean to Charter?
To charter means to establish a chapter for the first time on campus, under the supervision of any
national supervision.

 
Why did you decide to charter Pi Alpha Phi at NC State?
I wanted to create unity of all Asian cultures on NC State’s campus with a strong brotherhood and
promote Asian awareness at NC State. I also want to be a role model to future Asian males.

 
When did you guys charter and how long did it take?
The total amount of time it took to charter was one year and all 14 brothers of Pi Alpha Phi crossed on
January 14th, 2012.

 
Congratulations! How does it feel being the first and only Asian-interest fraternity on campus?
It feels like one of the greatest accomplishments of my life and I am proud of all the brothers that went
through the whole process with me. Its definitely an honor to bring such a change in history at NC State.

 
What things do you look forward to doing now that you guys are official?
Now that we’re official we have a large network and I look forward to doing a lot of cultural awareness
type events and philanthropy while utilizing this newly aquired network. I also want to teach prospective members valuable lessons in academic excellence, brotherhood, philanthropy, Asian awareness, and leadership, which are the 5 pillars of Pi Alpha Phi.

 
When will you be accepting new members for Pi Alpha Phi?
Those that are interested will be able to rush Pi Alpha Phi the week of January 22nd, 2012. This will give interested guys to know brothers of the NCSU chapter and other chapters in the area such as UNC-Chapel Hill.

 
What’s the biggest thing you’ve learned about yourself, or will take away from this experience?
The biggest thing I’ve learned about myself is that my pride can get in the way of success, and that being said, being humble is something I’ve learned to appreciate from this experience.
 
Hometown: Belmont, NC
 
Major: Industrial Engineering
 
Year: Senior
 
What position do you hold in Pi Alpha Phi?
 
I am currently the President.
 
What do you enjoy most about NCSU Pi Alpha Phi?
 
The aspect I enjoy most is the sense of brotherhood this fraternity gives to all members. Also, the
leadership opportunities this fraternity provides is something that can be very valuable to a lot of
members.
 
What kinds of things has your group accomplished?
 
Philanthropy with smaller organizations such as REACH, Red Cross Relief, and Project Kokoro. We’ve
also accomplished chartering Pi Alpha Phi onto NC State’s campus and collaborating with a lot of
organizations such as NCSU FAE, the Asian-interest sorority interest group, and UNC Pi Alpha Phi.
 
What does it mean to Charter?
 
To charter means to establish a chapter for the first time on campus, under the supervision of any
national supervision.
 
Why did you decide to charter Pi Alpha Phi at NC State?
 
I wanted to create unity of all Asian cultures on NC State’s campus with a strong brotherhood and
promote Asian awareness at NC State. I also want to be a role model to future Asian males.
 
When did you guys charter and how long did it take?
 
The total amount of time it took to charter was one year and all 14 brothers of Pi Alpha Phi crossed on
January 14th, 2012.
 
Congratulations! How does it feel being the first and only Asian-interest fraternity on campus?
 
It feels like one of the greatest accomplishments of my life and I am proud of all the brothers that went
through the whole process with me. Its definitely an honor to bring such a change in history at NC State.
 
What things do you look forward to doing now that you guys are official?
 
Now that we’re official we have a large network and I look forward to doing a lot of cultural awareness
 
type events and philanthropy while utilizing this newly aquired network. I also want to teach prospective
members valuable lessons in academic excellence, brotherhood, philanthropy, Asian awareness, and
leadership, which are the 5 pillars of Pi Alpha Phi.
 
When will you be accepting new members for Pi Alpha Phi?
 
Those that are interested will be able to rush Pi Alpha Phi the week of January 22nd, 2012. This will give
interested guys to know brothers of the NCSU chapter and other chapters in the area such as UNC-
Chapel Hill.
 
What’s the biggest thing you’ve learned about yourself, or will take away from this experience?
 
The biggest thing I’ve learned about myself is that my pride can get in the way of success, and that being
said, being humble is something I’ve learned to appreciate from this experience.
 
Hometown: Belmont, NC
 
Major: Industrial Engineering
 
Year: Senior
 
What position do you hold in Pi Alpha Phi?
 
I am currently the President.
 
What do you enjoy most about NCSU Pi Alpha Phi?
 
The aspect I enjoy most is the sense of brotherhood this fraternity gives to all members. Also, the
leadership opportunities this fraternity provides is something that can be very valuable to a lot of
members.
 
What kinds of things has your group accomplished?
 
Philanthropy with smaller organizations such as REACH, Red Cross Relief, and Project Kokoro. We’ve
also accomplished chartering Pi Alpha Phi onto NC State’s campus and collaborating with a lot of
organizations such as NCSU FAE, the Asian-interest sorority interest group, and UNC Pi Alpha Phi.
 
What does it mean to Charter?
 
To charter means to establish a chapter for the first time on campus, under the supervision of any
national supervision.
 
Why did you decide to charter Pi Alpha Phi at NC State?
 
I wanted to create unity of all Asian cultures on NC State’s campus with a strong brotherhood and
promote Asian awareness at NC State. I also want to be a role model to future Asian males.
 
When did you guys charter and how long did it take?
 
The total amount of time it took to charter was one year and all 14 brothers of Pi Alpha Phi crossed on
January 14th, 2012.
 
Congratulations! How does it feel being the first and only Asian-interest fraternity on campus?
 
It feels like one of the greatest accomplishments of my life and I am proud of all the brothers that went
through the whole process with me. Its definitely an honor to bring such a change in history at NC State.
 
What things do you look forward to doing now that you guys are official?
 
Now that we’re official we have a large network and I look forward to doing a lot of cultural awareness
 
type events and philanthropy while utilizing this newly aquired network. I also want to teach prospective
members valuable lessons in academic excellence, brotherhood, philanthropy, Asian awareness, and
leadership, which are the 5 pillars of Pi Alpha Phi.
 
When will you be accepting new members for Pi Alpha Phi?
 
Those that are interested will be able to rush Pi Alpha Phi the week of January 22nd, 2012. This will give
interested guys to know brothers of the NCSU chapter and other chapters in the area such as UNC-
Chapel Hill.
 
What’s the biggest thing you’ve learned about yourself, or will take away from this experience?
 
The biggest thing I’ve learned about myself is that my pride can get in the way of success, and that being
said, being humble is something I’ve learned to appreciate from this experience.