FlipSide Face- Justin Mark

FlipSide Face- Justin Mark

by Steve LovittStaff Writer

Senior Justin Mark is the new Kappa Theta Psi president. Mark has had many offices in his fraternity such as master of recruitment, master of philanthropy, master of music, house manager and master of archives.

“After I joined Kappa, I became president the very next semester,” Mark said. “Being in Kappa had been a great experience and I knew it was struggling. I wanted to help give Kappa Theta Psi a new direction and to try and help restore what Kappa once was. Kappa used to be the biggest fraternity on campus and I would love to help put it in the direction to get back to that.”

Mark’s friends and brothers say he has had a positive influence on them.

“Justin was instrumental in me getting settled in at Simpson for the year,” senior Mark Rodgers said. “It is very hard not to like the guy because he is a kind-hearted and generous individual.”

Mark has been putting a lot of time and effort into his fraternity and other members of the Greek community have noticed.

“He has become a well-known person on campus by being a bright spot in a struggling organization that he is helping lead into a better future,” junior, Greg Thompson said.

As for goals as president, Mark has many and would like to boost the membership.

“Currently we have eight members,” Mark said. “We have two guys graduating, and one going back to Ireland, which means we would start at five next year if we don’t acquire anybody by the end of the year. I’d like to have 12 starting next year to be able to fill up the whole house.”

As president, Mark has helped many of his younger brothers get used to the fraternity life.

“I met Justin during rush and he helped me with my housing situation which I wasn’t happy with,” Rodgers said. “I hadn’t really settled into Simpson at the time but Justin helped me out; he provided me with lots of advice, support and took the time to help me examine my housing options. In the end, I decided to join Kappa because he made me aware how great the other members were and he and the others were all extremely welcoming.”

Mark is a business management major and music minor. He has been involved in choir, band, jazz band and inter-fraternity council. Mark is also starting an animal welfare group that will educate people on animal abuse and volunteering at shelters.