It is with great excitement that Delta Chi announces it will be joining the fraternity and sorority life community at Quinnipiac University. Located in Hamden, Connecticut, Quinnipiac University is a private, coeducational institution home to more than 7,000 undergraduate students, 3,000 graduate students, and features 150 academic programs.
With a 15:1 student-to-faculty ratio and a diverse student population representing over 60 countries, Quinnipiac boasts a robust average GPA of 3.49 and a reported 75% student-involvement in community engagement programs. For the second year in-a-row, Quinnipiac was ranked by Zippia.com as the best college in the nation for employment, with an employment rate of 96.1% 10 years after graduation.
If you have questions about getting involved with Delta Chi or assisting with this expansion, please contact Divante Hamilton, Director of Fraternity Growth, at email@example.com.
What to Watch | January 2020
Throughout the month of January, Delta Chi, in conjunction with partner organizations and friends of the Fraternity, will offer several educational opportunities for its members spanning several topics. Please see below for a rundown of viewing opportunities.
It is with great pleasure that we extend our congratulations to you as you earn your degree. Your journey to this moment has been unique. Earning your degree itself is a tremendous accomplishment but doing so amidst the unprecedented challenges of a global pandemic is worthy of recognition and respect. You have persevered and today we celebrate your hard work and achievements.
Assisting in the acquisition of a sound education is an integral part of the Delta Chi experience. You have spent these last years pursuing your degree, exploring your potential, and expanding your horizons. While your academic pursuits were central to your collegiate experience, we hope that your involvement in Delta Chi has also provided you with the opportunity to apply leadership lessons, develop communication skills, and prepared you for the next stage of your life.
As Peter Schermerhorn Johnson so wisely stated, “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…” Whether you are planning on entering the workforce, pursuing an advanced degree, or joining a branch of military service, you can go forth knowing that Delta Chi is here for you. There are many ways for you to stay engaged, regardless of where life’s journey takes you. We are proud of all that you have accomplished, and we look forward to seeing the bright future that awaits you.
Executive Director & CEO
“AA”, International President
DCEF President & Chairman
Each year, Delta Chi recognizes a select number of chapters that have gone above and beyond in their efforts to give back to their communities and make an impact on an even larger level through their service-based and philanthropic efforts. These chapters are awarded with the Community Impact Award. These chapters not only have made a difference in the lives of others, but are able to provide tangible evidence of the personal development that has occurred in their membership, as well as the link between their efforts, and our mission to develop character and advance justice within our communities.
In 2020, Delta Chi Fraternity recognized the Virginia Tech Chapter, and the San Antonio Chapter with the Community Impact Award. As a part of Week of Service, we aim to highlight some of the civic responsibility efforts of these Chapters to thank them for their work, and to provide best practices and ideas for other chapters to use moving forward.
The San Antonio Chapter may be one of Delta Chi’s smaller groups, as one of just two fraternities on the Texas A&M, San Antonio campus, but their impact is mighty. With just 13 active members in the fall of 2019, and 17 members in the spring of 2020, they managed to complete over 400 community service hours throughout the academic year. They served these hours through their annual holiday card campaign with the Hunters Pond Rehabilitation Center, a strong partnership for the Chapter. They also played a significant role in their campus Day of Service by partnering with the Mays Center, not only including chapter members, but rallying participation of their peers as well. Their efforts also stretch into their work with the CAST STEM High School Beautification Project, Martin Luther King Jr. March, Six Flags Fright Fest in collaboration with the Rotary Club, Campus Trunk or Treat initiative, and many more. They built upon their pre-existing partnerships by building carnival booths for Good Samaritan Community Services, an organization that works toward ending generational poverty in San Antonio. This all culminated with the Chapter also being recognized by their host institution with the Community Service of the Year award at the institution-wide award ceremony. We commend the San Antonio Chapter on their incredible service efforts and look forward to seeing the impact they continue to make in the future!
The Virginia Tech Chapter cites service to their community as a cornerstone of who they are as a chapter. Over the 2019-2020 academic year, the Chapter completed over 1,400 community service hours, both in the Blacksburg, Virginia area, and in their hometowns following the onset of COVID-19. They participated in several campus-wide initiatives such as the Big Event, Greeks Giving Back, and Homecoming service programming, assisting in the planting of over 5,000 native trees in Blacksburg in an effort to take action against climate change. They also volunteered independently with the Christianburg Elementary School, supporting their annual fall festival. The Chapter also completed over 240 hours of community service during Delta Chi’s 2019 Week of Service, more than any other chapter in North America, by assisting in executing a community 5k race and hosting a community cleanup. We look forward to seeing these incredible efforts persist as the Chapter continues to make an impact, even through a global pandemic.
It was 130 years ago that our founding fathers met on a Wednesday night and signed a membership document creating the Delta Chi Fraternity at Cornell University.
On October 13th every year, our members reflect on all we have to be grateful for as a direct result of membership in Delta Chi. However, October 13th was just the first day for the Fraternity. What would have happened if our founders took the rest of the academic year off and instead tried to survive off the momentum of their single-day accomplishments? Like signing a bid card, the establishment of the Fraternity was only the first step, not the last.
These are unusual times. We are a social organization operating during social distancing mandates. While we all need to look outside the box for creative ways to fulfill our shared goals and values, we are not all that different from our founding fathers. We cannot rest on our past accomplishments to get us through this global pandemic. Instead, we must press forward and continue using new methods of introducing the Brotherhood of a Lifetime to the many individuals who are hungry for connection and relationships during their undergraduate years. We believe that while many campus-involvement activities are restricted or outright unavailable, Greek life continues to be the vehicle to promote community service, philanthropy, and brotherhood.
It is impressive to hear the many creative ways our chapters and colonies are stepping up and living our shared values. The founders would have been impressed by our members’ resourcefulness and the resources the Fraternity has made available to undergraduate leaders and advisors to help members thrive in a temporarily socially-distant world.
Now, more than ever, Delta Chi needs you. We must recommit ourselves to living our values on a daily basis and upholding the 10th Basic Expectation, which requires a lifelong commitment to the Fraternity. We must continue to strengthen relationships with our brothers by checking in on them and doing small things, such as setting aside time for coffee or a meal. We each must be willing to speak, take chances, and offer new ideas for ways to live our Core Values in a pandemic world. Ultimately, we each must do exactly what our founding fathers did; work harder the next day.
As Sir Winston Churchill said in 1942, “This is not the end. It is not even the beginning of the end. But it is, perhaps, the end of the beginning.” The founders did not consider the October 13th signing as a task completed. It was the first step.
As we look back 130 years later, we too must each work toward building Delta Chi every day, especially now when things are most difficult. Thank you to every member for your continued efforts to ensure that that we have a strong fraternal experience to pass along to future generations so that 130 years from now, Delta Chi remains an organization dedicated to providing opportunities for personal growth, education, and justice. Happy Founders’ Day!
Aaron Otto, “AA”
53rd International President
Rod Arnold, President and Chairman
The Delta Chi Educational Foundation Board
What to Watch | October 2020
Throughout the month of October, Delta Chi, in conjunction with partner organizations and friends of the Fraternity, will offer several educational opportunities for its members spanning several topics. Please see below for a rundown of viewing opportunities.
October 7, 2020 | 7 p.m. ET
We all know there’s something special about fraternity/sorority, and we have stories or theories to explain why. But do you want to know what the data say? Over the last six years, Dyad Strategies has conducted in-depth research into the psychological roots of fraternal brotherhood and sisterhood. Join us as CEO Dr. Gentry McCreary helps us understand the ways fraternity/sorority members experience brother/sisterhood, how our facilities impact engagement, and how to build meaningful brother/sisterhood at the chapter level.