IOWA CITY, Iowa – The Delta Chi Fraternity is thankful for its members who uphold its shared expectations and help the continuation of brotherhood. Those working to ensure that both undergraduate and alumni members have the opportunity to acquire a sound education – whether by providing scholarships or supporting programming at Regional Leadership Conferences – have the Fraternity staff’s utmost respect.
Delta Chi’s founders, who 128 years ago were undergraduate members themselves, would be proud of these continuing efforts. They made education one of the Fraternity’s core founding principles, which is now enshrined in the Preamble to our Constitution.
In alignment with the core principle, “Assisting in the acquisition of a sound education,” Educational Foundation (DCEF) Chairman Lyle Sprinkle, Georgia Tech’ 96, felt his bond cemented as an Associate Member when his Georgia Tech brothers taught him one of the four founding principles of the chapter, “Grades and school come first.” Many members have experienced the challenges of school, yet they’re fulfilled with the joy of returning and enjoying time with their brothers that leads to enrolling again for the next semester. That feeling of brotherhood is the same reason so many members remain involved as alumni. Here’s another way they can.
The DCEF will celebrate its 128th Founders’ Day this Saturday, October 13, 2018. The Fraternity encourage smembers supporting the educational goals of the Fraternity, as plans have been developed for a 1,890 minute, around-the-clock event that will help support Delta Chi’s educational programming through a Facebook Live event. The event will feature matching gift windows to extend the impact of donations, which will in turn benefit programs such as the A’s Academy, Emerging Leaders Academy, and officer training at the Regional Leadership Conferences.
There are so many great things happening within Delta Chi that members can become involved in. There are men involved as “BB”s who provide guidance directly to chapters and colonies. There are men engaged in the Alumni Boards of Trustees and Housing Corps ensuring the Fraternity’s on-campus presence at each institution remains strong. Many men also volunteer their time as Vice Regents, Regents or by working on committees for the Fraternity or the Educational Foundation.
Don’t let another Founders’ Day pass without finding some way to stay engaged with the ideals embraced when taking the oath during initiation.