“Create the life of your dreams, one day at a time.”
Divante Hamilton, Ferrum ’16, was born and raised in Virginia Beach, Virginia. An avid outdoorsman and athlete, Brother Hamilton developed an affinity for sports at a young age, including Taekwondo, basketball, and football. As an only child, sports provided Hamilton with a sense of camaraderie often associated with siblings. That camaraderie led to a deep focus in athletics.
In 2008, Hamilton began attending Princess Anne High School, where he was a four-time letter winner in football, junior and senior class Vice President, two-time homecoming court nominee, as well as prom court. It was during this time that Hamilton developed a desire to give back to the community and be a positive role model.
In 2012, Hamilton earned the opportunity to continue playing football at the collegiate level at Ferrum College in southwest Virginia. He earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Health Sciences with a minor in Psychology. In 2014, Delta Chi expanded to Ferrum.
“A small liberal arts college with approximately 1,500 students had never seen something like an international fraternity, and I knew it was something that would make an impact for years to come,” Hamilton said.
He joined the Fraternity a semester after its initial colonization, finding an opportunity to get back to community involvement. Hamilton would go on to serve as the “B” and assisted the colony in reaching chartering. He served as the Ferrum Greek Council President and held membership in the “International Honor Society” in Psychology and the “National Biological Honor Society.” He’d be awarded the “Ferrum College Senior of the Year,” as well as landing on the “Who’s Who in Colleges and Universities,” list.
Hamilton joined the International Headquarters staff in 2017 as a Leadership Consultant, assisting with openings at Kent State University, UNC-Chapel Hill, and the University of Alaska-Anchorage. He was promoted to Senior Leadership Consultant followed by Fraternity Growth Coordinator, eventually being named the Director of Fraternity Growth after nearly two years on staff.
What do you like about working at Delta Chi?
I love working at Delta Chi because of the impact I am able to make in the lives of our undergraduate brothers at such a pivotal age. For many of us, college is a period of development where we try new experiences and really find ourselves as individuals. Having the opportunity to play a part in so many people’s journeys and bringing Delta Chi to those who felt they would have never joined a fraternity is my favorite part of working at Delta Chi. I would also say getting to work with such high-caliber staff and volunteers, as they make the day-to-day grind worth it.
What are the values that drive you?
The two values that drive me are promote friendship and develop character. Friendship and social belonging are both reasons all of us are members of Delta Chi today. As undergraduate students, we are first looking for a place to call home where we can then build on other parts of our skill set. Knowing that bringing Delta Chi to a new institution is giving someone the brotherhood of a lifetime drives me in my work. As for developing character, our experience in the brotherhood of a lifetime should always be about developing each day. A Delta Chi should try to make a difference in the community or better our organization, which drives my work in wanting to create that positive change.
What do you enjoy doing when you’re not working?
When I am not working, I love playing or watching sports, attending concerts, or just listening to some music while playing NHL or NBA 2k. I am a huge NBA fan so anytime there is a game near where I am, I try my best to make it. Same with music; it doesn’t matter the genre. If there’s a good show coming to town, I am most likely there.