The Louisiana State University Chapter of The Delta Chi Fraternity spent most of Sunday evening and night initiating 34 young men into the Fraternity.
Prior to their initiations, members of the Psi Associate Member Class immersed themselves in the history, values and traditions of the Fraternity throughout the LSU Chapter's eight-week Associate Member program, which was directed by Associate Member Counselor Bryce Marullo. The Ritual is the sacred culmination of their journey from Associate Members to full-fledged initiated brothers of The Delta Chi Fraternity. Following Ritual, the Chapter performed "Death of a Fraternity" for the new members at the location of the old Delta Chi house on Lakeshore Dr.
The initiations of these members is particularly notable: while the Psi Associate Member Class marks the largest AM class in recent LSU Chapter history, it also boasts an impressive retention rate of 87%.
The LSU Chapter extends a heartfelt congratulations to the newly-initiated members.
Brothers Jonathan Kloor, Eric Frantz, Evan Wesslund, Bradley Guin, Lyle Manion and Cameron Bradley facilitated the Ritual of the Fraternity.
The Louisiana State University Chapter of The Delta Chi Fraternity is proud to announce that it welcomed the following 38 young gentlemen into the Chapter as Associate Members:
James Abbott - Baton Rouge, LA
Ethan Barbin - Baton Rouge, LA
Daniel Brignac - Kenner, LA
Benjamin Brim - New Orleans, LA
Jackson Buhler - Weston, FL
Cade Callaway - Baton Rouge, LA
Jimmy Chaniyara - Shreveport, LA
Oliver Christian - Atlanta, GA
Blake Delacroix - Baton Rouge, LA
Sebastian Echegaray - Dunwoody, GA
Trey Francois - Dutchtown, LA
William Gement - Covington, LA
Curran Greene - Madisonville, LA
Austin Guerin - Plaquemine, LA
Jaycen Harris - Zachary, LA
Thomas Jackson - Baton Rouge, LA
Eric LaCombe - Crowley, LA
Luke Lambright - Mandeville, LA
Quinn Lawson - Chicago, LA
John Paul Lea - Covington, LA
Brett Leal - New Orleans, LA
Devin Lilly - McDonough, GA
Patton Mann - Katy, TX
Brennan Mire - Denham Springs, LA
Berk Mollaoglu - Houston, TX
Emmanuel Owvor-Smith - New Orleans, LA
Zachary Prevot - Shreveport, LA
Malachi Pursley - Baton Rouge, LA
Alexander Qaddourah - Zachary, LA
Connor Rogstad - Baton Rouge, LA
Justin Rogstad - Baton Rouge, LA
Ryder Rule - Shreveport, LA
Alexander Scotty - La Grange, IL
Michel Singler - Mandeville, LA
Allen Singletary - Baton Rouge, LA
Brett Vidrine - Baton Rouge, LA
Robert White - Frederick, MD
Josh Wollfarth - New Orleans, LA
As members of the Psi Associate Member Class, these men have taken their first step into joining the Bond of Delta Chi.
The Louisiana State University Chapter of The Delta Chi Fraternity is proud to announce that it is the recipient of the 2014-2015 Raymond D. Galbreth Certificate of Achievement Award, in addition to seven core competency awards.
Renamed in 2012 to honor the 33 years of service dedicated by former Delta Chi Executive Director Raymond D. Galbreth, the Raymond D. Galbreth Certificate of Achievement Award designation recognizes chapters and colonies demonstrating improvement in operations through attention to Delta Chi's core competencies.
The LSU Chapter also won:
Delta Chi recognizes chapters and colonies who excel in eight "core competency" areas: Advising and Governance, Alumni Relations, Financial Management, Housing, Involvement, Manpower, Member Education and Scholarship.
To view the full press release from The Delta Chi Fraternity International Headquarters, click here.
The Louisiana State University Chapter of The Delta Chi Fraternity wrapped up the spring 2015 semester on a high note on the evening of Tuesday, April 28th.
Preceding the last chapter meeting of the semester, the LSU Chapter inducted two alumni initiates–Mr. Darryl "Alex" Levy and Mr. Ethan J. Tanis–into the Bond of Delta Chi. Mr. Levy and Mr. Tanis were welcomed into the Brotherhood after receiving a unanimous referral from both the Chapter and the Alumni Board of Trustees (ABT). Chapter President Jonathan Kloor presided.
Alex joined the LSU Chapter Housing Corporation, which oversees the management of the fraternity house, as the financial advisor last year. He is a certified public accountant practicing in Baton Rouge, LA with over twenty years of experience in various financial roles, including auditing, finance, cost management and accounting. Alex is a graduate of San Jose State University in California.
Ethan has served as the House Director (also known as “House Dad”) since August of last year. As the House Dad, Ethan has provided invaluable guidance to members of the Chapter on career development. He works alongside ABT President Blake Winchell as a graduate assistant at LSU Olinde Career Center. He is a graduate of Holy Cross College in Indiana, where he served as the Student Body President. He is graduating from LSU this May with a master’s degree in higher education administration.
The LSU Chapter is also excited to welcome Andrew Bell as its new House Director. Andrew has served as a Senior Leadership Consultant for the Pi Kappa Phi Fraternity, and he is an alumnus of Christopher Newport University in Virginia.
We wish Ethan, our outgoing House Dad, the best as he graduates and embarks on the next chapter in his life.
The Louisiana State University Chapter of The Delta Chi Fraternity initiated members of the Chi Associate Member Class on the evening of Monday, April 20, 2015.
Members of the Chi Class include: Caleb Gaudet, Cameron Bradley, Chris Versak, Coleman Perret, Evan Wesslund, Max Morvant, Richard Saavedra, Taylor Schoen and Trey Hammond.
Congratulations, and welcome to the Bond!
The Louisiana State University Chapter of The Delta Chi Fraternity recently honored alumnus and Housing Corp. member Glenn Weiss at the 2015 Greek Gala.
Each spring, the Greek Gala serves to recognize outstanding alumni in the LSU community who have contributed to the success of their chapter and the betterment of the Greek community. In addition, the Gala also serves as a fundraiser to support the Greek community.
In attendance were: (l to r) John Dunlap, Housing Corp. President Michael Larisey, Ford Weiss, Honoree Glenn Weiss, Alumni Board of Trustees (ABT) President Blake Winchell, Chapter President ("A") Jon Kloor, Associate Member Counselor Bryce Marullo, Alumni Secretary ("E") Lyle Manion and Chapter Advisor ("BB") Grant Herrin.
The Louisiana State University Chapter of The Delta Chi Fraternity is proud to have pinned 12 Associate Members tonight.
After an intensive and successful spring recruitment, the LSU Chapter presented AM pins and Cornerstones to 12 new Associate Members tonight at the fraternity house. We are excited to welcome these Associate Members into our chapter, and are eager to teach them the history and values of Delta Chi.
The Louisiana State University Chapter of The Delta Chi Fraternity proudly celebrates its 74th anniversary today.
Nearly a century ago today, the LSU Chapter received its charter. On the evening of Saturday, January 11, 1941, members of the Alabama Chapter performed the Ritual and installation of the charter group of the LSU Chapter of The Delta Chi Fraternity. A celebratory banquet followed on Saturday. Field Secretary (now called Leadership Consultants) Doak G. Stowe wrote to Executive Secretary (now called Executive Director) O.K. Patton, "The installation of our first initatory group came off with great success. We have only fourteen initiates, but the character of this personnel is exceptionally high."
2015 also marks the year of Delta Chi's quasquicentennial (125th anniversary). The Delta Chi Fraternity was founded on October 13, 1890 at Cornell University.