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.