IOWA CITY, Iowa – The 2019 International Chapter Meeting Call took place on Wednesday, February 6, 2019 at 7:00 p.m. CST. For those wishing to listen to a recorded version of the call, please click here. Speakers include Aaron Otto “AA”, Kansas State ’98, Executive Director & CEO Jerod Breit, Central Missouri ’04, and DCEF Chairman Lyle Sprinkle, Georgia Tech ’96. Talking points include the State of the Fraternity, update on programs, and how the Foundation is supporting Delta Chi.
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“As a Delta Chi, it is our fundamental principle to help others, not only in a time of need, but on a daily basis. Teaching this to our Associate Members on day one is key to being a successful Delta Chi member.”
Louisiana Tech ’01
- What do you enjoy most about your role? I am doing what I dreamed of all of my life.
- How do you stay connected to Delta Chi? I return to my chapter when I can to keep in touch with new and old Brothers. I stay in contact through social media and by reaching out to Brothers that are more involved than I currently am. Through this eternal bond, I stay up-to-date on the current of affairs of Delta Chi.
- Tell us about how your experiences as a Delta Chi influences your work: As a past “A” for my chapter, I learned leadership skills that have proven to be invaluable. I am more successful at leading teams at work and can deal with conflicts in a better way.
- What advice would you offer to undergraduate members? Slow down and cherish the moments you have with your Brothers. Your time as an undergraduate will be some of the most memorable times.
- What made you want to pursue your chosen career? The science behind how things are made has always fascinated me. When I got my first chemistry set when I was child I knew what I wanted to be when I grew up.
- Tell us about the decision to donate your kidney to someone in need: This is a long story, but I will try to keep it short. Gorden Reger and I have been really close since the day he joined Delta Chi. I was always amazed by the man he had grown up to be. I knew he was going to be a great father when that time came. When his first son (Frank) was born he had told me about the issue Frank was having with his kidneys. Gorden and his wife were down in New Orleans at Tulane all the time, taking Frank to the doctor. When I got married in 2004, Frank was in some of my wedding photos. When Frank turned five, his kidneys finally stopped working totally. We had a chapter event that I came back in town for, and at this event Gorden got up in front of everyone and said that Frank needed a kidney and that if anyone wanted to check to see if they were match to let him know. It was a simple blood test to see if one was a match for Frank. I immediately reached out to Gorden and got who I needed to talk to to get tested. When I found out that I was a match, I needed to decide if I wanted to continue the testing process to confirm if I would be the best person for the donation. This was a no-brainer for me. Frank was five years old and had his entire life ahead of him. I decided to continue the testing and made some trips to New Orleans and Tulane. The transplant team at Tulane decided that I was the best candidate for Frank. During all the testing, I found out that my wife was pregnant with our first child. I had already made the decision in my mind and now it was questioned. I was going to do an elective major surgery and might get to meet my first child. After long talks with my wife, I decided to do the transplant. This ended up being one of the most painful and magical moments of my life. To see a five-year-old child go from a “sick” to “healthy” child in 12 hours was amazing. When we say a brotherhood of a lifetime, I really understood that now. If me and Gorden would not have been in Delta Chi, things could have been much different.
- When did the surgery take place? May of 2008
- What role do you think service to others plays for an alumnus? When I read the basic expectations of a Delta Chi, I saw service to others. As a Delta Chi, it is our fundamental principle to help others, not only in a time of need, but on a daily basis. Teaching this to our Associate Members on day one is key to being a successful Delta Chi member.
Jason Michael Walker
“My biggest advice to our undergraduates is to not sell your Delta Chi experience short. There are thousands of members all over the world just waiting to help another brother. Some of my greatest friendships, learning opportunities, and experiences have all come from being a part of Delta Chi.”
Arizona State ’05
Environmental Forestry and Sustainability – The Peace Corps
- One of my biggest focuses with Delta Chi is continuing and expanding the Alumni experience. I have been involved with the Arizona Valley Alumni Chapter since it started many years ago and I am just ending my tenure as the Chapter “A”. Being part of the Alumni Chapter has been one of my best experiences as a Delta Chi so far. Together we continue the Delta Chi experience by having local Alumni events, fundraisers and volunteering. I have also helped by being part of International Conventions, Region II Leadership Conferences and being a Trustee Society member of the Delta Chi Foundation.
- My biggest advice to our undergraduates is to not sell your Delta Chi experience short. There are thousands of Delta Chis all over the world just waiting to help another brother. Some of my greatest friendships, learning opportunities, and experiences have all come from being a part of Delta Chi. I love being able to travel anywhere I go and find a Brother that I can immediately have a connection and spark a conversation with. Delta Chi is truly a Brotherhood of a Lifetime and it is important to know that Delta Chi goes much further than just your Associate Member class or even just your Chapter. I would challenge everyone to branch out, meet Brothers from other Chapters, other states, and even outside the United States. Come to RLC, go to Convention, or start or join an Alumni Chapter when you graduate. Your Delta Chi experience does not end the moment you graduate, it is just the start of your journey.
- Many people may not know but I recently accepted a position with the Peace Corps to be a volunteer in Senegal, Africa with my fiancé Amber. I have always wanted to join the Peace Corps since I started at Arizona State University several decades ago. I am a person that enjoys giving back to others and trying my best to make a difference in the world.
- One thing that excites me about leaving for the Peace Corps is you never know what your day might include. My job will be in Environmental Forestry and Sustainability but my bigger job is basically being an ambassador to my host country. I will be there to better understand their culture and society and in turn I will show them a little bit of what America is about. It is an exchange of ideas and cultures to promote a more peaceful world from within.
- Delta Chi has been a huge part of my drive and service. It has taught me to never give up on my dreams and to be a better leader along the way. It is a great feeling knowing you have a strong group of Brothers that support and back you in all you do and that will always be there for me when I call. When I first joined Delta Chi I never thought about what I was joining but now I can’t imagine where my life would be without it. I would like to take this time to also thank all the Brothers I have met along the way and to the new Brothers I will meet in the future. You all have been a part of my journey and I am proud to call you Brother.
- I look forward to doing something I truly love. I have a passion for giving back and a passion for the environment. Finally I will get an opportunity to bring together two of the things closest to my heart and I just look forward to taking on this challenge. I look forward to coming back with a great knowledge and appreciation for people around the world. I look forward to coming back and helping others to challenge themselves to reach their goals. And I just look forward to being a better Delta Chi Brother along the way.
“You will encounter many different problems everyday, some more complex than others. Take deep breathes, prioritize issues appropriately, and collect as much information from others before you make a decision and take action. Not everything has to be addressed immediately.”
- What do you enjoy most about your role? The adventurous and rare opportunities that I cannot get elsewhere.
- Tell us about how your experiences as a Delta Chi impacts your work: My experiences have enabled me to execute good teamwork with others towards something much larger than myself.
- What advice would you offer to undergraduate members? You will encounter many different problems everyday, some more complex than others. Take deep breathes, prioritize issues appropriately, and collect as much information from others before you make a decision and take action. Not everything has to be addressed immediately.
- What made you want to pursue your chosen career? My passion for anatomy and movement.
- Tell us a bit about what a day in your job can look like: I learn something new everyday.
- What do you enjoy most about your job? I am constantly pushed to be better intellectually, physically, and mentally everyday.
- What role do you think service to others plays for an alumnus? It builds character.
- What advice would you have for someone looking to get involved in their community? It’s never too late to start something new. Establish a mentor, and work with them to learn and get involved.
“I share all this to say your journey will likely be a long and complex one, so considering the my advice, try to take in as much as you can. Think about how different you are from a younger age. A lot has likely changed while other things stay the same. The same can be said for when you enter the next phase of life. Priorities and directions may change so it’s important to be rooted in the things that help you grow.”
Assistant Director for Staff Development, Student Affairs Learning & Strategic Initiatives – University of Georgia
- I serve the Division of Student Affairs at the University of Georgia as the Assistant Director for Staff Development within the Learning & Strategic Initiatives office. Our office has a wide array of responsibilities, ranging from assessment of student and staff experience, to providing staff development resources and opportunities to support staff in their work. Picking just one thing that I enjoy most about my job is difficult. When I was younger, I didn’t really believe people when they said they loved their job. I say that because now that I am in the job I am in, I can see why they were so resolute in that statement.
- Take a moment to process what you learned in each experience (when you can).
It’s one thing to do something (i.e. be “A” for your chapter, be an RA, etc.) but it’s another thing to take a moment to reflect on it and process it. Asking yourself, “What did I learn about myself? What did I learn about others?” should be a part of the process, but often times we move on to the next thing. We look at things like being initiated or being hired or getting that “thing” that is your personal trophy at the end of the finish line as the completion. The book of life never closes itself and if you can’t speak to what you have truly learned about yourself in times of success and, more importantly, failure, then you are wasting your time. An employer or professor doesn’t just want to know that you were recruitment chair, they want to know how that experience has prepared you to where they should consider you over other candidates. Even being the social media chair or t-shirt chair has something to teach you, you just have to be open to seeing it.
Ask more questions and listen more.
I’m a firm believer that if you’re the smartest person in the room, then it’s time to find another room. A good portion of my job is reliant upon assessing and surveying others about their experience, what they are learning, etc. If I was afraid to ask questions, I might never know what is truly going on in a person’s work environment. Many times, it’s not the questions we are afraid to ask ourselves or others but it’s what kind of answers we might find waiting for us. When I say questions, and being generally curious, I mean along the lines of, “Do you have the best brotherhood on campus? How do you know? What metrics of measurement do you have? Are they tested and legitimate or is it all just feeling? Are your members satisfied with their experience?” Just because people show up to chapter meeting or attend a brotherhood program doesn’t mean they’re happy. They could be there for all kinds of reasons. Asking questions can be hard because sometimes the answers, the honest ones, hurt the most but within that honest answer lies opportunity. Opportunity to improve the brotherhood, an event, or yourself. Ask your friends, “Hey, I read in this Delta Chi thing to ask more questions. I have a few for you. Am I a good friend? Am I doing my job as a friend? Anything I could do to better support you?” It might feel weird at first, especially if you don’t have that relationship, but sometimes we never ask the hard questions when that’s where the growth can occur. Think of it like practice for your future job. Most supervisors I work with sincerely appreciate questions from their employees. “What expectations do you have for me as ‘A’” can translate to, “What expectations do you have for me as a new employee?” Asking these questions will help you care more about yourself, your chapter, and others. Remember, it’s a lot easier to pretend to care than it is to pretend to show up in the lives of others. Do what you can to show up and be present when you can, however you can.
Get comfortable with the uncomfortable.
You’ll hear frequently a quote about ships being safe in a harbor but that’s not what they’re meant for, and it’s true. No one should expect you to step into a leadership role on day one and think, “Why aren’t they the perfect ‘B’?” Put yourself out there more. Maybe it’s attending an event or program put on by a student or student group that is different than you and your background. Getting outside of your comfort zone promotes the greatest growth. If it wasn’t for interacting and engaging with other peer students from a different religious, racial, or sexual identity, I might not be the person I am today. As someone that spends a lot of time working to enhance the lives and workplace of others, if I didn’t have these experiences, I would likely not be as effective in my job.
Read books that change your life.
One of the books that really shaped my perspective on happiness, love, and work would be The Happiness Advantage by Shawn Achor. If one of our founding values is education, then why not teach yourself something new about you? This book has research embedded throughout it discussing how you can lead yourself or others to living a happier life. I feel like men generally believe it’s not socially acceptable to talk about certain emotions, whether it’s love, happiness, or joy. This book is great because it made me wonder about my outlook on life and others. Did I always seek the worst about work or others? Did I make an effort to find one good thing about my day, each day? Plenty more to say about the book but it’s worth renting or watching Shawn’s TED Talk.
Each day in my job is different, but they usually involve a level of planning and development of solutions to initiatives identified through staff feedback or strategic planning. To foster a deeper level of individualized development for staff, we recently began facilitating workshops for staff, covering a variety of subjects that are not only of interest to them, but also promote their support of students at UGA. One of the workshops has a foundation in CliftonStrengths StrengthsQuest. Staff from our organization are completing this self-assessment to learn about unique qualities and characteristics to explore how their talents show up in their workplace. I’m over-simplifying it, but the implementation of the material, completing the assessment, and development of the workshop curriculum is fascinating. Each initiative, program, or resource is designed to provide staff with the right tools to be most successful in their job. Additional things that we work on would be large scale survey of staff, developing staff recognition initiatives, facilitating professional development and measuring employee learning, and plenty more.
I believe my calling in life is to help others. How that took shape has been an interesting path and process. My undergraduate major was Athletic Training and my initial career path was to be an athletic trainer for a professional sports team, go to physical therapy school, or to try to go to medical school to be an orthopedic surgeon. Sports have always been a part of my life whether it was football, basketball, or lacrosse. I was also heavily involved as an undergraduate student leader, serving in various positions within my chapter, being a resident assistant, a peer mentor, and plenty of other opportunities. I saw that there were staff who were essential in my experience, whether it was mentoring or holding me accountable, or support that helped me not only complete college but succeed in my endeavors. I had a mentor suggest considering going to graduate school for Higher Education Student Affairs, a field rooted in research about the developmental experience that occurs in college, and the rest is history. I share all this to say your journey will likely be long and complex one, so considering my advice, try to take in as much as you can. Think about how different you are from a younger age. A lot likely changed while other things stay the same. The same can be said for when you enter the next phase of life. Priorities and directions may change so it’s important to be rooted in the things that help you grow.
Adam Day Trowbridge
“I truly believe I am the man I am today because of Delta Chi. The friendships I formed and how they shaped me, and the discipline and community of living in the house made me a better person, no question. But if I had to pick one thing, I would say my Delta Chi experiences helped me present my best self to the world.”
Co-Owner/Co-Director of Iron and Pine Preschool
- I was initiated at the Abracadabra chapter in 2004. I am now the co-owner and co-director of Iron and Pine Preschool. I work with my business partner Jess, who is more the curriculum director, while I handle the business details.
- I was motivated to start this preschool because, while I loved working in preschool and I knew I wanted to make it my career, I was also smart enough to see that the only people making good money in this field were those who owned their own program. As with anything, it usually pays to work for yourself instead of someone else. I started in the corporate world, because I had truly no idea what I wanted to do except make lots of money. After four and a half years of having a phone, a desk, and a computer, I realized that no matter what my title, role, or paycheck was, I was never going to be satisfied (in that environment). I knew I needed something intrinsically fulfilling for my job, and even though I had what I thought was an ideal corporate setup, it wasn’t ever going to make me happy. I got an internship working in an elementary school and loved with working with kids. I wasn’t sure I was going to do preschool until I tried it, and after the first couple weeks, something clicked and I realized I really understood the 3-5 year old stage of development. I worked there for two years and then had to move. After a couple years of floating around, I got word of a building that already housed a preschool that was moving out. So I asked about it, crunched some numbers and figured out I could totally build a program here. We have been in business since September and I am proud to say as of January we are set to turn our first profit!
- The thing I enjoy most is working with the kids. No two days are the same, it’s always a challenge, but usually a good challenge. It’s very rewarding working with kids because they teach you so much, like patience and self-control, and they bring so much joy to my day by just being themselves. I also love that it’s my own business so I get to use all the best things I’ve seen from programs I’ve worked in and avoid all the nonsense that comes with working for someone else.
- My most rewarding experience so far has been hearing from parents how much the children love our school. It’s one thing to impress parents with an initial visit, it’s quite another to have a child for six and a half hours in a day for multiple days and have them going home talking about how much fun they had and asking to go back.
- My best friend to this day was in Delta Chi with me, so there’s always that connection (to the Fraternity). I stay in touch with a bunch of guys through social media; one started a deli, one ran for office and won, a lot are having kids, so it’s cool to see stuff like that. I still get the emails from whoever is “E” at the time, so one of these days I’m going to take them up on an offer.
- I truly believe I am the man I am today because of Delta Chi. The friendships I formed and how they shaped me, and the discipline and community of living in the house made me a better person, no question. But if I had to pick one thing, I would say my Delta Chi experiences helped me present my best self to the world. Little things like teaching handshakes or tying a tie instilled in me that it’s important to put your best face forward and to pay attention to how you come across. That helps me particularly as a business owner.
- The advice I would give to undergraduate members is the best truest advice that I received while an undergrad. “In this Fraternity, you get out what you put in.” I took that to heart and I put a lot into the Fraternity. Sure, we were proud of our academics and social events, but the bonds of brotherhood will change you, no question about it. You have to put in the effort to make the house a nice place to be for everyone. And when you give this Fraternity all you have, what you get back is everything you need to become your best self. Joining Delta Chi was one of the best decisions I ever made, and I hope it’s as positive a place for everyone today as it was for me over 10 years ago.
Alex Robert Cidado
“It would be an understatement to say Delta Chi changed me both as a man and as a leader in my community. Delta Chi gave me the necessary skill set to be proficient in my role as a representative of the State of Georgia and in furthering a fair and impartial criminal justice system.”
Assistant District Attorney
- I enjoy being part of the criminal justice system and being able to protect my community and help bring forth justice.
- I recently moved to Athens and look forward to helping the chapters in my proximity in North Georgia.
- My end goal is to help facilitate and bring back the University of Georgia Chapter of Delta Chi here in Athens.
- It would be an understatement to say Delta Chi changed me both as a man and as a leader in my community. Delta Chi gave me the necessary skill set to be proficient in my role as a representative of the State of Georgia and in furthering a fair and impartial criminal justice system.
- I would advise undergraduate members to trust the process and get as involved as possible in both Delta Chi and Greek life as a whole. During my time as an undergraduate, I was fortunate enough to be a Founding Father, “A”, and the Inter-Fraternity Council (IFC) President. These leadership positions gave me the confidence to really push forward and pursue my dreams of becoming an attorney.
- A typical day at the office revolves around being in court or getting ready for court, whether it be something as simple as a bond hearing or as complex as a jury trial.
- What I enjoy most about the job is being able to actually make a difference in my community. While it may only be a small dent of an impact now, I strongly believe that over time, as my career progresses, I will be able to make a much larger impact and will do to do so with the type of character that was instilled in me by Delta Chi.
*This position will be remote until the relocation of the International Headquarters in 2019. Frequent trips to Iowa City, IA will be required until that time.
The Delta Chi International Fraternity is looking for an experienced professional to partner with the Executive Director & CEO to further develop its values-based approach to elevating the Delta Chi experience for undergraduate and alumni members. Delta Chi is committed to enhancing the member experience through increasing accountability, streamlining policies with practice and effective chapter operations.
• Serve as the lead staff member on all chapter and colony redevelopment plans and provide resources to assist those chapters in identifying and overcoming challenges.
• Provide appropriate training to brothers through partnerships with campus administrators, advisors and other staff as it relates to chapter operations.
• Interface with the Fraternity’s insurance provider as needed.
• Partner with the Executive Director & CEO in the execution of the Fraternity’s strategic initiatives, manage staff progress and make recommendations as necessary.
• Collaborate with the Fraternity staff to update and regularly review goals and progress made toward the strategic initiatives.
• Work with the Director of Finance and the Events Coordinator on all staff development plans, including staff retreats and other staff bonding and growth opportunities.
• Partner with other staff in the big picture planning of major meetings and events including, but not limited to, International Convention, Board of Regents meetings, etc.
• Be a member of the crisis response team, work on cases as assigned, and monitor progress.
• Directly supervise the Director of Fraternity Services, Director of Fraternity Growth, Director of Education & Leadership Programs, Director of Publications & Communications and the Director of Alumni Engagement and work closely with other areas within the Fraternity.
• Represent the Fraternity at industry events along with, or in place of, the Executive Director & CEO.
• Serve as a representative of Delta Chi at represented campuses, interfraternal meetings and conferences (i.e., UIFI, AFLV, AFA, FEA.)
• Lead staff through the minimum standards process, payment plan process and serve as the operations leader for budget planning and management.
• Manage the hiring and performance of Leadership Consultants. Train them on chapter development issues and prepare them to deal with chapter situations.
• Assist the Executive Director as necessary with issues related to public relations and external constituencies (i.e. communication with parents, university officials and staff of other organizations, manage crisis situations, etc.)
• It is expected that all professional staff members will visit chapters as necessary to assist with development, crisis management, recruitment, and other aspects of a chapter’s operation as becomes necessary.
• Seek opportunities to be educated on the trends and policies facing the fraternal community.
• Enforce the provisions of Delta Chi Law outlining minimum standards and good standing.
• Frequently communicate with Board of Regents and Executive Committee and present on strategic progress and staff management.
• Other duties as assigned.
Who are we looking for?
• An established and accomplished professional with 5+ years of experience in business, sales,
development, risk management and/or chapter operations on a college campus and/or
fraternity/sorority headquarters and/or student advisement.
• A motivated, respected, energetic, and supportive professional with advanced knowledge of the
fraternity/sorority industry and a desire to be a changemaker in a fast growing, values based
• Someone with a sense of humor, ability to connect with different personalities, and a true
• As the operations arm of the organization, the following skills and background are preferred:
o Financial planning and management
o Public relations and/or community engagement
o Experience in a membership based organization
• A member of the Delta Chi Fraternity is preferred but not required.
Please submit a resume, three references, and a cover letter articulating your interest. Include your
salary expectations in your cover letter. Cover letters without salary expectations will not be
considered. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled and can be submitted
electronically. Anticipated start date: March 1, 2019. Please note that the position will be based in
Indianapolis, Indiana following relocation and remote until such time as noted above.
All material must be sent to:
Jerod L. Breit
Executive Director & CEO
SAN ANTONIO, Texas – The Delta Chi Board of Regents has unanimously voted to enhance the health and safety of our undergraduate members by adopting the North American Interfraternity Conference’s (NIC) alcohol-related policy that prohibits the presence, consumption, and use of any alcohol product containing more than 15% alcohol-by-volume (ABV) at any chapter facility or chapter event, except when served by a licensed third-party vendor. The adopted policy, which takes effect June 1, 2019, is a continuation of the Fraternity’s long-standing commitment to the health and safety of our members and guests. This historic action is consistent with the actions being taken by other NIC-member fraternities.
The policy further states that the presence, possession, or consumption of an alcohol product below 15% ABV at a chapter facility or chapter event shall be in compliance with the Fraternity’s Risk Management Policy and all applicable laws of the state, province, county, city, and the associated institution of higher learning.
At its annual meeting on August 27, 2018, the NIC, in a near-unanimous vote of its 66 inter/national fraternities, determined that each organization will implement the standard by September 1, 2019, spanning 380,000 undergraduates in 6,100 chapters on 800 campuses. The NIC reached this important and decisive policy by recognizing that nearly all hazing and over-consumption deaths in the past two years have involved students consuming high-percentage alcoholic beverages. The NIC felt it was critically important to act with one voice to effectively implement an industry-wide standard rooted in research from substance abuse experts to ensure the safety of fraternity members.
As a fraternity predicated on promoting friendship, developing character, advancing justice, and assisting in the acquisition of a sound education, Delta Chi employs eleven basic expectations each member must uphold. These eleven basic expectations serve as an extension of our Preamble and provide specific principles to live by, including the protection of the health and safety of all human beings and the call for members to both abide by the Fraternity obligations and confront those who violate them. The Fraternity also utilizes a values-based approach to health and wellness, which specifically states that hazing and alcohol are never a part of membership or ceremonies in Delta Chi.
Fraternities are about brotherhood, personal development, and support. As recognized by the Delta Chi Fraternity, the NIC, and its 66 member fraternities, alcohol abuse and its consequences threaten the purpose of Greek organizations. By taking this important step, Delta Chi is showing a clear commitment to the safety of its members and all communities. With all NIC fraternities expected to make this critical change, it shows strong support for fraternities to move as one to make campus communities safer.
We value the feedback of our members, friends, family, and campus partners. Questions or concerns related to the adoption of the new alcohol policy can be directed to email@example.com. In the coming months, the Fraternity will be committed to the continued education of our members as we move towards the implementation of the policy this summer.
The Fraternity man never graduates. He receives his diploma and leaves his Alma Mater for the larger affairs of the world, but as long as his Chapter stands, he is as much a part and parcel of it as in his undergraduate days. His success is theirs and their success is his. He belongs to the family for life.”
-Peter Schermerhorn Johnson , Founder
IOWA CITY, Iowa – We are grateful for the role that our alumni play in the lifelong bond of Delta Chi and are excited to launch our inaugural Alumni Appreciation Week. From February 4 – 9, 2019, we‘ll be highlighting the many contributions our alumni make as volunteers, public servants, community and business leaders, and ways that they can remain engaged in Delta Chi.
Delta Chi will be using its website and social media channels to highlight the many ways our alumni are giving back. To help make this program as impactful as possible, we need your help. Below are a few ways you can be involved and promote lifelong engagement with your organization:
- Take part in our social media campaign: Be sure to share and like the posts from Delta Chi throughout the week and raise awareness of the great work of our alumni.
- Say “Thanks”: Coordinate a chapter-wide outreach to alumni and volunteers to thank them for sharing their time, talents, and treasure. Whether through email, a call, or a handwritten note, a thank you goes a long way.
- Host a “Directory Drive”: Encourage your alumni to update their contact information with the Fraternity. Having accurate contact information is a vital first step in engagement.
- Organize an event: While the start of the semester may not be when you typically host an alumni event, consider providing an opportunity for alumni to get together and connect. Or, start planning your event for later in the semester and send out your “Save the Date” this week!
- Encourage them to share their story: Delta Chi will be using our social media channels to highlight the many different ways our alumni are giving back. We encourage you to share stories and help us identifying new ones by filling out this quick form. By sharing this link with your alumni, it will help us learn more about their great work.
- Promote the Alumni Engagement Survey: As part of Alumni Appreciation Week, Delta Chi is excited to launch our Alumni Engagement Survey. This survey will be used to better understand the experiences of our alumni members and assist us in improving future programs and initiatives offered by Delta Chi. Encourage your alumni to participate!
We hope that you will take some time to engage this week and recognize the many ways our alumni are working to make Delta Chi and their communities a better place.