Hi, my name is Travis Rocha and I am a sophomore at Christopher Newport University. I am currently working on my bachelor’s degree in communication. On campus, I am a member of the President’s Leadership Program, SPCA Club and a brother of Psi Upsilon. I also enjoy petting dogs and long walks on the beach.

As a freshman, I wanted to grow as much as possible. I sought programs, classes and extracurriculars in which I could improve myself and create a positive, lasting impact on those around me. Among clubs and other student organizations, I was also very interested in Greek life. After careful consideration, I became a brother of Psi Upsilon.

One of the programs of Psi Upsilon that really excited me is a mentorship program that partners with Hidenwood Elementary in Newport News. Brothers are assigned a child in the school and we work together throughout the year to ensure the child’s academic and social success. Many touching and substantial relationships are built. Every brother’s experience with the program has been positive, and they say they couldn’t imagine having never had the opportunity. Recently, I was assigned my child at Hidenwood Elementary. I plan on making my first visit very soon and meeting him!

Fraternities aren’t just about partying at Christopher Newport. Every Greek organization on campus does amazing philanthropy work and we all help to leave a positive mark on Christopher Newport. Lately, I’ve been getting involved in a lot of service opportunities and it’s so exciting! Friends of Phi Nu is an incredible program and I’m so excited to become a part of it.