News & Events
Successes from Theta Delta All-Around
Chapter Experiences Success in the Classroom, on the Court, and in the Community
The fall 2018 semester was a great one for the Theta Delta Chapter of Beta Theta Pi. To start the semester off, we recruited a strong 14-man pledge class with new members coming from all over the United States. All 14 pledges were initiated and are now making an amazing impact within the Fraternity.
Excellence in Risk Management
During the fall semester, we received an award from the Beta Theta Pi Fraternity for “Excellence in Risk Management.” We are very proud of this accomplishment, as it can be incredibly difficult to manage risk within a Chapter of our size.
Soccer and GPA Successes
Our intramural soccer team took home the trophy for the second consecutive year in the all-fraternity division. We are only losing one member of the team, so we will look to make it three years in a row next fall. At the end of the semester, the new executive board was voted in, and we took over the last week of the semester. The new executive board is balanced between four sophomores looking to make an instant impact and five juniors prepared to lead the Chapter. The average GPA for our Chapter from the fall was just below a 3.4, and we are always trying to improve upon that.
28 New Members
After winter break, we immediately resumed recruitment. We’re proud to have 28 new members who will be initiated in a few short weeks. Some highlights from the spring semester so far are winning Tri Delta’s annual dodgeball tournament and having a very successful first part of our philanthropy. At our Mom’s Weekend, there was a silent auction for gift baskets to benefit the Columbus Star House. Star House is a homeless youth shelter right here in Columbus. The second part of our philanthropy is a concert we have in the parking lot of the house. Our goal is to raise $15,000 for Star House, and we are on a good track to reaching that goal between our two major fundraising events. The $15,000 benchmark would exceed last year’s philanthropic total by $2,000.
Beta Basketball Excitement
The Beta intramural basketball team is on fire. The head of the league had to implement a mercy rule because of us! The playoffs are underway, and we are looking to bring home the trophy. In fact, the Theta Delta Chapter is so obsessed with basketball that we now have an inter-Chapter basketball league (called the Beta Basketball League, or BBL for short) that consists of 15 teams and over 60 brothers.
Times have been good for the Theta Delta Chapter, and we’re continuing to strive for excellence into the future.
Yours in _kai_,
Tommy Weber ’20
(330) 605-4934 / firstname.lastname@example.org