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Cross & Crescent

JUNE 2014 . ISSUE 05


FROM THE EDITOR It’s officially summertime and that means we’re publishing the second annual Chapter Report Card. We hope you find it informative. As an additional recap to the school year, I am re-purposing a recent end-of-year email Nick Zuniga, our director of Chapter Services, sent to our chapters. “There are many achievements that I’d like to pass down to our undergraduate officers and alumni advisors, but first I must say ‘Thank You!’ It is your hard work, dedication and passion for this Fraternity that puts us on the forefront of providing a premier fraternal experience for more than 10,000 collegiate brothers. No words here could do justice to the gratitude and respect I have for all of you. It has been a great privilege to be part of an extraordinary team at an extraordinary time. Below are just a few of the many achievements we have seen in 2013-14:

Tad Lichtenauer Director of Communications/IT (317) 803-7322 tlichtenauer@lambdachi.org

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185,000 miles traveled by ELC’s and expansion managers 4,447 associate members 3,573 new initiates 1,171 event planning forms submitted 327 Harm Reduction Reports submitted 286 chapter ELC visits conducted 194 chapters and colonies, with four new groups opening in fall 2014 113 applications for annual awards 70 applications for International Ritual Team 31 applications for five ELC positions 13 conclaves with 1,000+ attendees 5 colonies started (4 re-colonization efforts, 1 new campus) 3 chartering banquets

The fall 2014 semester also is shaping up quite well, with five colonies being approved for chartering and four expansions at Syracuse, Embry Riddle-Prescott, Cal State-Chico and Johnson & Wales-Charlotte. In addition, we’ll launch Officer Academy at General Assembly and expect to see some significant interest in this new training resource within the first few months of deployment. The tremendous determination and commitment from our chapter officers and alumni advisors have helped us to continue to transform our Fraternity. Let’s continue to work, with humble confidence, to earn our success every day.” I think Nick’s email speaks for itself. We hope you have a wonderful and safe summer and enjoy your summer edition of the Cross & Crescent. Our next issue will be published on September 2, 2014. In ZAX and friendship,

Tad Lichtenauer Editor, Cross & Crescent Magazine


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YOUR ONLINE SOURCE FOR ALL LAMBDA CHI ALPHA NEWS JUNE 2014 ISSUE 05

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CHAPTER REPORT, SOPHOMORE YEAR For the second year the General Fraternity is featuring the Chapter Report Card, a comprehensive analysis of each chapter’s membership, scholastic, education, alumni volunteers, and harm reduction. By Marcus Kelley (Angelo State)

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ALL IN THE FAMILY On April 15, 2014, Lambda Chi Alpha Fraternity and the Hughes family Four Expansions Slated were brought together for a special occasion: the honorary initiation for the Fall of Patrick John, and Patrick Henry Hughes. The initiation of these 24 History two men, preceded in earlier years by those of Patrick Henry’s younger brothers Cameron and Jesse Hughes, means that every man of the Letters to Wanda: Ohio University, Alpha Xi Delta, and Lambda Hughes household is now a brother of our fraternal bond. Chi Alpha By Jonathan Gentry

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16 CHAVEZ’S DAD, BROTHER-IN-LAW BECOME BROTHERS On July 30, 2013, former ELC and Professional Staff member Joseph Chavez (St. Mary’s) died unexpectedly from complications related to a seizure. Sigma-Beta chapter at St. Mary’s University honorarily initiates Joseph’s father, Joseph Chavez Sr., and brother-in-law, Joshua Perry. By Norman Beltran

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Arkansas (Gamma-Chi)

was sent to Fort Riley, Kansas, in preparation for duty in South Vietnam. He returned home in June 1967 and was released from active duty with the rank of captain. During his service he was awarded the Bronze Star with “V” Device and Oak Leaf Cluster, and the Air Medal with three Oak Leaf Clusters. He then joined his father in the family-owned concrete business, East Arkansas Materials Co., in Hazen, Arkansas. He later moved to North Little Rock, becoming a real estate agent and established Buckner Appraisal Group in July 1977.

Chapter members helped with tornado relief efforts in Vilonia, Arkansas.

Arkansas State (Iota-Theta) At the 2014 Greek Life Ceremony the chapter won four awards, more than any other fraternity on campus. These awards were: Outstanding IFC President (Nathan Tripod), Outstanding New Member (Earl Morris), Outstanding Chapter Advisor (Rian Snell), and Outstanding Educational Program (Conner’s Song). The chapter held an Initiation Ritual Exemplification for 2 associate members.

Baldwin Wallace (Kappa-Phi) Norbert S. Badar (1950) died January 2, 2014. He graduated from Cathedral Latin High School and joined the Army Air Force at the age of 17. He was trained as a fighter pilot and was in the service for two years. He attended Baldwin Wallace College, graduated from Eastern Michigan University, and earned a Master’s Degree from Michigan State University. Badar began his teaching and coaching career at Flint Northern High School in 1951, which lasted 40 years. Chris Madison completed the Boston Marathon.

Boston (Alpha)

Charles S. Buckner Jr. (1963) died April 28, 2014. After

The chapter won two IFC awards: the Academic Achievement Award for having the highest GPA; and the New Member Award for Alejandron Eguren who is serving as a summer orientation leader.

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California-Los Angeles (Epsilon-Sigma)

The chapter paired with Delta Gamma for Spring Sing, UCLA’s student-wide music and performance talent show, and earned the Best Director Award. Chapter brothers participated in UCLA’s Dance Marathon, a fundraiser where participants are on their feet for 26 hours, dancing to raise money for Pediatric AIDS. The participants were placed on different teams and Lambda Chi was part of the teal team that raised the most money overall.

California State-Northridge (Beta-Rho) On May 9, 2014, the chapter held an Initiation Ritual Exemplification for 10 associate members. Elwin L. Petersen died March 20 2014. He worked for 36 years for General Electric.

Dayton (Sigma-Eta) Ronald A. Sabol (1969) died Detcember 29, 2013. He was a 56 year resident of Cleveland, Ohio. He was employed by B&S Stamping and Manufacturing as an owner for 50 years.

On May 3, 2014, the chapter held a Watermelon Bust fundraiser and collected more than 1,800 cans of food for Feeding America from five sororities.

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Denver (Alpha-Pi)

Drury (Theta-Sigma)

Rob Gleeson (2010) is an actor in Showtime’s House of

Arthur H. Pratt died September 24, 2013. He was

Lies. Gleeson played Jeffrey, a quiet, intense “numbers guy,” on season three. Gleeson started his comedy career while he was studying at the University of Denver, performing at open-mics around the city as well as on the Denver campus for various school organizations.

commissioned as a Naval Flight Officer on December 9, 1967, at Pensacola, Florida. He later became a very successful and innovative entrepreneur and founded Creative Consumer Research, Inc., in Houston 37 years ago with one employee. After a short time the firm became a multi-state entity and attracted large multi-national and global clients. Before long the firm was a nationally recognized leader in its field.

Drexel (Epsilon-Kappa)

Eastern Kentucky (Phi-Beta) Lt. Joshua Pitcher, who lost his leg resulting from combat action in Afghanistan, was featured in an article in the Washington Post describing his return to Afghanistan with a prosthetic limb. Of the 1,564 soldiers and marines to lose a leg, arm, or hand, he is one of only 57 to return to a war zone.

Elmhurst (Pi-Zeta) The chapter earned the Chapter of Excellence Award for their philanthropy work, campus involvement, and academic achievement. The chapter raised more than $500 for the St. Baldrick’s Foundation, which benefits and supports childhood cancer research.

The chapter hosted a Dodgeball Tournament with Phi Mu to support its philanthropies; Feeding America and Ronald McDonald House.

Two chapter members are orientation leaders this summer, guiding incoming freshmen around campus.

Eureka (Theta-Chi)

Two chapter brothers competed in Phi Mu’s High Heel Derby, with Aengus Walker winning first place.

Bruce Darnall has written an article, Pirates Slugger McCutchen Stays Humble Despite Accolades, about Pittsburgh Pirates center fielder Andrew McCutchen. It was published on-line by Athletes in Action, the sports ministry for Campus Crusade for Christ.

On May 16, 2014, the chapter held an Initiation Ritual Exemplification for four associate members. The chapter held the Graduation Ritual for the departing seniors.

Darnall also wrote another article, Matt Holliday Leads

The alumni association held its annual meeting, discussing improvements to the chapter over the past year and what could be improved for the coming year.

was published on-line by Athletes in Action, the sports ministry for Campus Crusade for Christ.

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Cardinals with Quiet Confidence On and Off the Field, about St. Louis Cardinals left fielder, Matt Holliday. It

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organizations on campus, one of which won the Best New Organization Award.

The family of James Barnett (2008) are seeking to continue his legacy by creating a University of Evansville Memorial Scholarship in his name. Barnett died from complications related to type 1 diabetes.

A handful of chapter members played on the club lacrosse team and placed first in their region. Phil Vetrano was appointed director of financial programming for the Georgia Tech Student Foundation Investments Committee.

Florida International (Pi-Phi)

William McAllister won second place at InVenture Prize with his team’s redesign of the pacifier.

Nathaniel Mullins is a founding member of a band called W.E.R.M. (When Everything Really Matters). They are an electronic rock band that signed a major recording contract with Universal Republic Records, joining bands such as The Killers, Godsmack, Black Sabbath, Gotye, Lorde, Florida Georgia Line, Akon, Psy, Pearl Jam, Soundgarden, and many more. On May 19, 2014, they released their debut album.

The current issue of the Georgia Tech Alumni Magazine features a story about a tradition the chapter has maintained since the late 1960s of always having a St. Bernard mascot. The Hounds of Techwood Drive. Ralph W. Miller died May 8, 2014. A charter member of the chapter, he entered the Army Air Corps after graduation and served as an engineering officer in the 14th Air Force (Flying Tigers) in China. After returning from the war he worked for a consulting engineering firm in Baltimore before co-founding the firm of Miller, Schuerholz and Associates, Inc., Mechanical and Electrical Consulting Engineers. He was president of the American Council of Engineering Companies of Maryland and a national vice president of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers.

Florida State (Zeta-Rho) Bruce B. Blackwell was named executive director of The Florida Bar Foundation, a statewide charitable organization that works on behalf of Florida’s legal profession to provide greater access to justice. A founding shareholder with King, Blackwell, Zehnder & Wermuth P.A. in Orlando, Blackwell is a past president of the Foundation, the 2011 recipient of its Medal of Honor Award, and the 2013 recipient of the American Bar Association’s Pro Bono Publico Award for outstanding service. Prior to becoming president Blackwell served on The Florida Bar Foundation’s board for 10 years and on The Florida Bar Board of Governors for four years.

Georgia Tech (Beta-Kappa)

Indiana State (Iota-Epsilon) The chapter hosted their first Teeter-Totter Marathon and raised more than 1,600 pounds of food. Neil Basen died.

Herbert R. Gerdink died April 25, 2014. Robert D. Renshaw died May 7, 2014.

Iowa State (Alpha-Tau) In April, alumni and undergraduate brothers gathered at the chapter house for the Donor Tribute Dinner. This was held to honor donors who contributed a total of over $100,000 to the

Former chapter president Clark Howell founded two

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Chapter news, alumni news, and reports of death Lambda Chi’s on the Rise campaign. The largest donation was made by Stanley Warren, who died on September 11, 2011. In honor of his generous contributions and for his military service, a U.S. flag in a wood and glass display case was presented to the chapter by the alumni.

The chapter traveled to Philadelphia to visit Jack Mason’s grave.

Louisville (Zeta Sigma) The chapter conducted an Initiation Ritual Exemplification for five associate members: Zach Carr, Alex Conradi, Brock D’Alessandri, Aaron Fegenbush, John Frisch, and Brock Hurst.

The chapter won the Greek Week competition, including placing first in the food drive, second place in VEISHEA service day, and third place in community service.

Maryland (Epsilon-Pi)

Kettering (Lambda-Epsilon B)

The University of Maryland honored Greeks as members of the Centennial Honor Roll for the university. Seven members of Lambda Chi Alpha were among those honored: William F. Lines (#1 on the chapter rolls who was killed in action in World War II), Stanley C. Lore (first chapter president and who lived to 100), Frank E. Angier (long-serving chapter advisor and alumni president), Andrew J. Brown (responsible for the recolonizing of the chapter in 1994), Brian I. Gill (driving force in getting the chapter returned to Fraternity Row and who founded the chapter’s Alumni Association), Kip M. Edwards (president of the House Corporation), and Jon C. Williamson (former executive vice president of the North American Interfraternity Conference).

Chapter brothers participated in Adopt-a-Highway along a stretch of road in Flint, Michigan.

Maryland-Baltimore County (Phi-Delta) David Morris completed his 35th skydive jump.

Massachusetts Institute of Technology (Lambda)

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Chapter news, alumni news, and reports of death Varsity men’s lacrosse player Harris Stolzenberg (2017) was named Rookie of the Year by the New England Women’s and Men’s Athletic Conference. The program’s first conference Rookie of the Year since 1999, and third overall, Stolzenberg led the NEWMAC in man-up goals (12), was second in points (64), in goals (39), and third in assists (25). In addition, Joel Santisteban (2014) and sophomore Paul Orrson (2016) received first-team plaudits.

Millersville (Delta-Tau) The chapter earned the university’s Philanthropic Project of the Year Award.

Minnesota State (Lambda-Delta)

Memphis (Zeta-Theta) At the annual University of Memphis Fraternity/Sorority Awards, the chapter won for Pillar of Excellence in Brotherhood and for Leadership Development. Two members, Jason Jones and Alex Galbraith, were inducted into Pistos Tigreis, the society for top graduating seniors.

Miami-OH (Zeta-Upsilon) Jake Jacobs died May 19, 2014.

Michigan State (Gamma-Omicron) Named intramural champions, the chapter earned the 2014 IFC Cup. The chapter raised $3,000 and finished second in the 2014 Greek Frozen Four Hockey Championship Benefiting Lacey Holsworth.

Matthew Lindquist served as the keynote speaker for the commencement ceremony.

North Carolina-Wilmington

The chapter’s golf outing is scheduled for September 13, 2014, at Hawk Hollow Golf Course.

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to school, sat for the CPA Exam, and joined Alan Lucke & Associates for a challenging and satisfying third career.

The chapter held its inaugural Pies 4 Paws event, a fundraiser to

Oregon (Zeta-Omicron) Wes Horton earned the Koyl Cup, awarded to a junior man who

support Paws for People, an organization that helps place service dogs with people who have disabilities.

Oklahoma City (Theta-Delta) C. Wayne Stice died May 2, 2014. He served the General Fraternity as a traveling secretary (today known as an ELC). After moving on to teach high school math for two years, Stice joined Public Service Co. of Oklahoma, a part of Central and South West Corp. This led to a 30 year career with increasingly responsible positions in operations, human resource management, and business planning. He retired from Central Power & Light Co. and the CSW System in 1994. He returned

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Chapter news, alumni news, and reports of death At the annual Greek Week competition the chapter earned first

place in Greek Sing and third place overall. Fourteen chapter members were elected to SGA positions,

place in participation and third place overall. The chapter honored Jessica Lautenbach, a member of Delta Delta Delta sorority, as their 2014 Crescent Girl. Partnered with Kappa Kappa Gamma sorority, the chapter won the 2014 SING competition.

Pittsburg State (Lambda-Chi) On May 2, 2014, the chapter conducted an Initiation Ritual Exemplification for eight associate members. Four brothers were from the Lambda-Chi chapter, three men were from the Wichita State Colony, and one was from the Missouri State Colony. Also invited to attend, and to further educate them about our Ritual, were three brothers from Delta-Beta at Northeastern State University.

including Caleb Cockrill, as SGA president and Tyler Sayer as SGA treasurer.

Tampa Bay Area Alumni Association On May 17, 2014, more than 50 alumni brothers and guests

Samford (Theta-Alpha) The chapter held an Initiation Ritual Exemplification for 11 associate members.

Southeast Missouri (Delta-Phi)

attending the Tampa Bay Area Alumni Association held its annual dinner held at Carne Chophouse. There were more

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Washington State (Tau)

than five chapters represented with initiation years ranging from 1977 to 2013. Scott Schechinger was presented with the Alumni Brother of the Year Award and Andrew Pfeiffer was given the Alumni Brother Service Award for his military service.

John M. Trondsen died April 11, 2014.

Wilmington (Pi-Delta)

Truman State (Phi-Psi)

Twenty-two chapter members collected 2,300 pounds of clothing from local residents and delivered them to the Street Lights Ministries of Wilmington.

Wittenberg (Nu-Zeta) Garrhett Via was recognized by the university for being the only junior with a 4.0 GPA. This achievement has earned him the Ezra Keller Presidential Scholarship and recognition at Honors Convocation. He has also been initiated into Mortar Board and Phi Beta Kappa. Via received the chemistry departmental recognition for earning the Dayton Section of the American Chemical Society Patterson Award, which is given to the top junior chemistry major. Alec Beihl won Greek Man of the Year at the 2014 Leadership Awards. He will be the only traditional student in the Class of 2014 who will graduate with a 4.0 cumulative GPA. He has won the Phi Eta Sigma Award at Wittenberg’s 2014 Honors Convocation for having the highest GPA among men in the Class of 2014.

The chapter has a new website. Chapter members participated in the Big Event, helping to clean up the surrounding community.

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Chapter news, alumni news, and reports of death Harley Shugart has been accepted to do research in Mobile Cyber-Physical Systems this summer at Texas State University. Eric Mann has been offered a job at Marxent Labs in Dayton, Ohio, as a mobile developer for Android.

Worcester (Pi)

The chapter held its second annual Dodgeball Tournament with Phi Mu and raised a total of $650 for various philanthropies including Feeding America. The chapter won a softball tournament with proceeds going to the American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life.

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Chapter Report, Sophomore Year For the second year, the General Fraternity is featuring the Chapter Report Card, a comprehensive analysis of each chapter’s membership, scholastic, education, alumni volunteers, and harm reduction. By Marcus Kelley (Angelo State)

the average membership size for fraternities on campus, and the total number of current new members associated with the chapter over a year period. The data in this area will be based upon the roster updates submitted by the chapter

Scholastics In accordance to Article III, Section 3.B of the Constitution & Statutory Code, “the chapter must achieve an annual cumulative scholastic grade point average of not less than a 2.5 (on a 4.0 scale) or the all men’s average for the campus, whichever is the lesser, but in any event not less than the scholastic average required for graduation.” This area reports the last reported chapter’s grade point average, the last reported all men’s average for the campus, and the chapter’s academic ranking according to the latest grade report. The data in this area will be based upon information submitted by host institutions.

Chapter report cards are based on information submitted by the ELC, the host institution, and the chapter president. The purpose for this report is: • To provide relevant information about each chapter to our brotherhood, • To provide a working base of information to which the General Fraternity staff and alumni volunteers can better assist our chapters, • To allow for an opportunity for self-evaluation from our chapters.

Education

This report focuses on five major areas of chapter operation: Membership, Academics, Education, Risk Management, and Alumni Engagement. This report will also note the “status” of each chapter or colony, whether they are in Good Standing or on Probation. Chapter presidents are also contacted to write a 150 word narrative about the state of the chapter.

Membership In accordance to the Law of the Fraternity, “the total number of Collegiate Brothers and Associate Members must be equal in number to the campus average for fraternities, or 40, whichever is smaller, but in no event fewer than 20”. This area reports the total number of current members in the chapter, www.lambdachi.org/cross-crescent

Approved by the Grand High Zeta, the Lambda Chi Alpha’s Strategic Plan calls for all chapters and colonies to implement the Outer Circle programming of the True Brother Initiative by 2017. The Outer Circle evaluation process is comprised of nine specific points of evaluation for all three Outer Circle components. All questions are structured in such a way that the only answer is “Yes” or “No”, resulting in one point for each “Yes” and no points for each “No”. This area reports the chapter’s implementation score for the Outer Circle programming of the True Brother Initiative, as well as reports the number of chapter attendees at the most recent international conference and regional conclave. The data in this area will be based upon information submitted by the chapter’s visit report from the ELC, and by the Office of Administration.

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Alumni Volunteers

Harm Reduction

The role of a chapter adviser is vital to the success of any chapter or colony. It is the goal of the Grand High Zeta and Office of Administration to ensure that every chapter and colony have the alumni support necessary to succeed. This area reports the current number of certified chapter advisers, The data in this area will be based upon information submitted by the chapter to the Office of Administration.

Harm Reduction is Lambda Chi Alpha’s approach to risk management. The concept of Harm Reduction puts the action in the hands of the brothers of Lambda Chi Alpha, and puts emphasis on what you “can do” to make sure your events and activities are prepared in a manner that reduces the potential for problems or harm.

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Alabama (Alpha-Phi) (Corey Cialeo, President) The chapter has very loyal alumni, strong support from the university, and a strong sense of brotherhood. Improvement will come when the chapter commits to take steps to stand out on campus and within the General Fraternity. The future is bright for this Zeta and if they continue to make changes the chapter has the opportunity to position themselves as one of Lambda Chi Alpha’s top chapters internationally.

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American (Pi-Omicron) (James Zapp, President) The American University Chapter has grown in its leadership and brotherhood this past semester. 6 new brothers were initiated this semester bringing our total chapter size to 35 coming into the start of next semester. With many newer members taking 12 on officer roles, the chapter looks to expand its recruitment and education programs so as to make them more meaningful and engaging. The brothers are also excited about organizing and putting on the campus’s first ever watermelon smash.

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Angelo State (Beta-Alpha) (Lanny Hall, President) The men of Beta-Alpha Zeta at Angelo State University initiated 4 members this spring. The chapter’s fraternity education and philanthropy 23 outputs continue to improve. The men of BetaAlpha Zeta look to focus highly on academics and plan to raise their cumulavite GPA to a 3.0 this fall.

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Arizona State (Zeta-Psi) (Excerpt from ELC) Campus involvement, academics, and external affairs have yielded Lambda Chi Alpha at Arizona State an excellent reputation among the Greek community and the university staff. Small tweaks in the approach to Lambda Chi Alpha standards of operation should only work to better highlight the excellent work Zeta-Psi Zeta has produced in the past five years.

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Arkansas (Gamma-Chi) (Excerpt from ELC) The men of Gamma-Chi Zeta at the University of Arkansas have improved greatly since the fall academic term. The men are currently excelling 51 in the following areas of operation: financial management, community service and philanthropy, and academics.

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Arkansas State (Iota-Theta) (Peter Hasik, President) In the fall men of Iota Theta initiated 36 new members into the chapter, bringing the chapter total to 81 members. The men of Iota Theta continue to dominate the overall male Greek 45 community with our awards of best Fall GPA, best IFC President and largest chapter on campus just to name a few. The men of Iota Theta plan, within the next year, to apply and implement the Inner Circle Program and becoming an upper tier chapter.

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Auburn (Omega) (Colton McKinney, President) Omega Zeta continues to make strides in improving its image on campus and within the International Fraternity. The chapter initiated an Associate 58 Member class of 22 this past spring, and morale about the future is higher than it has been in years. Omega Zeta is especially excited for its Centennial Celebration which will be in 2015.

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Auburn - Montgomery (Phi-Kappa) (Excerpt from ELC) The men of Phi-Kappa Zeta at Auburn University-Montgomery have increased morale dramatically since Educational Leadership Consultant (ELC) Anthony Linder’s fall 2013 visit. The men seem to have a new found pride within the chapter. Chapter leadership has become more organized in all chapter meetings by putting an emphasis on the Operation Guides provided by the General Fraternity. However, Phi-Kappa Zeta has continued to struggle in areas such as: campus involvement, harm reduction, under programming and recruitment.

20

Ch apt All er Me GP A n’s Cam pus Ave Ou ter rag C eG Att ircl PA end e S ees core at ** con Nu f er mb enc er es/ of con Ch cla a pte Eve ves rA Su nt P dvi bm la s or s iss nni io ng Ha ns (la For rm s m Re t two duc tio term nR s epo ) rt S cor e

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Baldwin Wallace (Kappa-Phi) (Michael March, President) The brothers and families of the Kappa Phi Zeta celebrated the transition from colony to chapter this semester. The chapter plans to carry momentum from chartering to internal improvements, such as chapter room upgrades and 9 bylaw revision, as well as redoubling its efforts of recruitment. The chapter hopes to associate 20 new brothers in the fall. The chapter has also worked diligently to improve its risk management under the direction of the High Iota Robert Hood.

22

2.88

2.939 Good

Ball State University (Iota-Alpha) (Tyler Gray, President) The brothers and associate members of Iota-Alpha Zeta continue to shine their lights bright on the Ball State University campus. They are proud of their recent-history record 3.103 GPA. They also greatly appreciate the support from the alumni in 28 recent months and hope to keep growing those connections. Over the past months, the chapter has made good strides towards improving chapter operations and their presence on campus. They are also hope to acquire a house in the near future!

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3.103 2.706 Good

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0

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12

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Not Reported

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2

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*The State of the Zeta is written by the High Alpha of the chapter. If the High Alpha did not submit a State of the Zeta then one was taken from the ELC Report. **Outer Circle Score is based off the implementation of exceptions outlined in the chapter visitation report. Rankings include: Excellent, Good, Average, Below Average, Poor.

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Me m Tot bers al Me mb ers Ave rag eC hap ter All Me GP A n’s Cam pus Ave Ou ter rag eG Att Circl PA end e S c ees ore * at * con Nu f er mb enc er es/ of con Ch cla apt Eve ves e rA Su nt P d vis bm la or s iss nni ion ng s F Ha rm (last orm t Re duc wo t e tio n R rms) epo rt S cor e

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Boise State Colony (Colony 297) (Dylan Cole, President) Our brotherhood and organization is constantly strengthening. We have had a slow ‘ramping’ up phase the past two years during which we have discovered the inner workings of the fraternity’s operations. We believe that going into the upcoming Fall semester will prove to be beneficial to our growth and achievement of chartering standards. We hope to reach at least 40 members during the next 2 semesters. This is our final chartering standard.

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12

3.074 2.68

Average 11 1

0

Poor

Boston (Alpha) (Excerpt from ELC) The men of Alpha Zeta have hosted two philanthropy events to increase their chapter presence and raised their GPA to lead all other fraternities on campus. Their executive committee has also worked to hold members accountable for their actions

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3.34

3.13

Average 5

1

1

Poor

Bowling Green State (Phi-Mu) (Excerpt from ELC) This has been a challenging semester for Phi-Mu Zeta at Bowling Green State University. Harm Reduction issues continue to plague the chapter, and the complacency of the general members has started to show. Even after a lackluster recruitment effort, the men show no real drive to continue improving.

9

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2.986 3.07

Average 4

2

1

Poor

Bradley (Kappa-Upsilon) (Excerpt from ELC) The men of Kappa-Upsilon Zeta are doing well in Financial Management, Harm Reduction Education, and Pre-initiation, while needing to improve in the areas of Community Service and Fraternity Education.

16

48

3.08

Average 4

2

0

Average

3.00

*The State of the Zeta is written by the High Alpha of the chapter. If the High Alpha did not submit a State of the Zeta then one was taken from the ELC Report. **Outer Circle Score is based off the implementation of exceptions outlined in the chapter visitation report. Rankings include: Excellent, Good, Average, Below Average, Poor.

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Bucknell (Delta) (Michael Schwartz, President) The Delta Zeta chapter is in a restructuring and improvement period with a bright future in front of us. Spurred forward by our young Executive Board we have been able to reinforce our already strong brotherhood while also taking large strides 25 of improvement in overall house cleanliness as well as recruitment. Based on our new officers’ efforts we hope to take in a large new class of aspiring Associate Members who will be able to continue our efforts of improvement within the fraternity.

69

3.19

Butler (Alpha-Alpha) (David Kennedy, President) The gentlemen of Alpha-Alpha Zeta have had an exciting year where we initiated 37 new men into the brotherhood. This brought us to a chapter of 109 ambitious men. Through our three largest philanthropies we raised over $30,000 for Feeding 37 America and Peyton Manning Children’s Hospital. The Zeta was fortunate to grow and learn about the benefit of serving others in the community around us. We have challenged ourselves to raise our GPA through the re-tooling of our programming.

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3.106 3.184

California - Los Angeles (Epsilon-Sigma) (Excerpt from ELC) Epsilon-Sigma Zeta achieved its nominal goal from the last three years when chapter members took home the 2013 Grand High Alpha Award after having received recognition as the most outstanding fraternity chapter on the UCLA 41 campus. The chapter is now the establishment, and as such the men of Epsilon-Sigma are responsible for carrying the banner for Greek Life at a university with a long tradition of successful fraternal organizations.

121

3.357 3.191 Good

3.15

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3

Below Average

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24

Excellent

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0

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*The State of the Zeta is written by the High Alpha of the chapter. If the High Alpha did not submit a State of the Zeta then one was taken from the ELC Report. **Outer Circle Score is based off the implementation of exceptions outlined in the chapter visitation report. Rankings include: Excellent, Good, Average, Below Average, Poor.

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Me m Tot bers al Me mb ers Ave rag eC hap ter All Me GP A n’s Cam pus Ave Ou ter rag eG Att Circl PA end e S c ees ore * at * con Nu f er mb enc er es/ of con Ch cla apt Eve ves e rA Su nt P d vis bm la or s iss nni ion ng s F Ha rm (last orm t Re duc wo t e tio n R rms) epo rt S cor e

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California - San Diego (Pi-Beta) (Mitchell Owens, President) Pi-Beta Zeta is approaching the 10 year anniversary of its founding and remains strong in academics, recruitment, and campus involvement. The chapter is working to improve its alumni relations, harm reduction, and officer transition processes.

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70

3.151 n/a

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3

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California Polytechnic (Phi-Sigma) (Excerpt from ELC) Lambda Chi Alpha at California Polytechnic remains an outstanding chapter operationally and has addressed its areas of weakness well in the past. One should have full confidence that the collective manpower and creativity among 120+ well-involved brothers and associate members can maintain a positive trajectory for the chapter over the next two years en route to another Grand High Alpha Award.

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2.695 2.912 Good

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1

0

Average

California State - Fresno (Iota Gamma Colony) (Excerpt from ELC) Confidence and a desire for recognition within the student community are now apparent among colony members. Recruitment is moving in a positive direction. There is certainly reason for measured optimism regarding the 9 colony’s operations; but a timetable for their performance has been set and serious work is left to accomplish before Fresno State Colony can make a reasoned argument that the men will succeed in reaching each chartering standard in a timely fashion.

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n/a

2.75

Average 0

1

0

Not Reported

California State - Northridge (Beta-Rho) (Excerpt from ELC) While operations in the chapter have improved within the last year, it is difficult to focus on those successes and on the basic issues facing the chapter simultaneously. Only with a solid foundation will Beta-Rho be able to recuperate its internal structure and move forward as a sustainably excellent chapter of Lambda Chi Alpha.

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2.32

2.65

Average 0

7

2

Needs Improvement

36

*The State of the Zeta is written by the High Alpha of the chapter. If the High Alpha did not submit a State of the Zeta then one was taken from the ELC Report. **Outer Circle Score is based off the implementation of exceptions outlined in the chapter visitation report. Rankings include: Excellent, Good, Average, Below Average, Poor.

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Ch apt All er Me GP A n’s Cam pus Ave Ou ter rag C eG Att ircl PA end e S ees core at ** con Nu f er mb enc er es/ of con Ch cla a pte Eve ves rA Su nt P dvi bm la s or s iss nni io ng Ha ns (la For rm s m Re t two duc tio term nR s epo ) rt S cor e

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Central Florida (Beta-Eta) (Antonio Felipe Concha, President) The men of Beta Eta at the University of Central Florida are currently focused on individually and collectively meeting the expectations of true 56 Lambda Chi Alphas. Going into the Fall semester the chapter plans on continuing its path of improving in every aspect in an attempt to attain a Grand High Zeta award.

124

2.797 2.826 Average 6

Central Missouri (Lambda-Pi) (Excerpt from ELC) The chapter at Central Missouri has made some good improvement in recent years. The chapter’s internal vice president, who oversees brotherhood events, is very well organized has done several 20 things to gather information from the chapter members regarding where they perceive the current chapter brotherhood to be, and what kinds of events they’d like to do as brothers.

35

2.69

Cincinnati (Gamma-Gamma) (Jack Liska, President) A successful first year without a house has been completed. Recruitment went well with the chapter ending on a roster of 38 men. Brothers are excited 20 for the new house we will have this upcoming year and the opportunities that it will present us.

41

Clemson (Delta-Omicron) (Andrew Whitten, President) The men of Delta Omicron Zeta at Clemson University initiated 8 men this spring bringing their total membership to 83 brothers. The chapter recently added an additional alumni advisor and started its Watermelon Bust philanthropy for 23 the first time. The new set of officers that took over this past semester are doing tremendous work as they continue to push the chapter to greater heights. The chapter aims to improve in the areas of individual campus involvement, ritualism, and alumni relations.

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3

Poor

2.77

Average 11 1

0

Poor

2.95

3.00

Good

0

Average

2.96

2.94

Average 2

0

Not Reported

10 5

4

*The State of the Zeta is written by the High Alpha of the chapter. If the High Alpha did not submit a State of the Zeta then one was taken from the ELC Report. **Outer Circle Score is based off the implementation of exceptions outlined in the chapter visitation report. Rankings include: Excellent, Good, Average, Below Average, Poor.

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Coe (Zeta-Alpha) (Excerpt from ELC) The men of Zeta-Alpha Zeta are had a great, and busy, semester. The chapter was chosen to host the Great Plains Conclave this year, and did a great job organizing the event.

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29

n/a

1

0

Poor

Colorado State - Pueblo (Delta-Omega) (Excerpt from ELC) If Delta-Omega wishes to bounce back from its recent woes then individual accountability must be its focus. The Executive Committee of the chapter must enforce its basic standards and publically address lingering individual issues which have dragged on for months behind closed doors. Lambda Chi Alpha teaches one not to hide his true talents and abilities but Delta-Omega has been forced to limit itself externally because of more pressing internal matters.

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2.549 2.881 Average 16 1

1

Needs Improvement

Cornell (Omicron) (Dan DeFlumeri, President) Omicron Zeta at Cornell University was proud to initiate 19 new members this semester, bringing the total membership up to 78 Brothers. For its service to both the Cornell and Ithaca community, the Cornell chapter received the Outstanding Service to the Community Award at the Cornell Fraternity & Sorority Awards Ceremony. Omicron Zeta is also very grateful for the fundraising efforts of its alumni, who raised almost $2 million dollars to be used toward renovating our house at 125 Edegmoor Ln.

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78

3.35

n/a

Below 5 Average

1

2

Below Average

Culver-Stockton (Kappa-Mu) (Excerpt from ELC) The chapter at Culver-Stockton College is one with a lot of history and noted accomplishments. The current group is doing well, but still needs to push themselves for that continuous growth that our symbol the crescent teaches us.

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53

2.99

3.017 Average 7

1

0

Poor

n/a

Good

5

*The State of the Zeta is written by the High Alpha of the chapter. If the High Alpha did not submit a State of the Zeta then one was taken from the ELC Report. **Outer Circle Score is based off the implementation of exceptions outlined in the chapter visitation report. Rankings include: Excellent, Good, Average, Below Average, Poor.

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Delaware (Lambda-Beta) (Dylan Gallimore, President) The men of Lambda Beta Zeta have capped off an aggressive and driven spring semester by taking second place in Greek Week. This semester LBZ initiated 11 new men, one of whom has already won an office on the High Zeta. We hosted a successful Conclave meeting and chapter morale is at a high. Our risk management operations have improved significantly and more brothers have come to understand the importance of harm reduction and risk management.

Ch apt All er Me GP A n’s Cam pus Ave Ou ter rag C eG Att ircl PA end e S ees core at ** con Nu f er mb enc er es/ of con Ch cla a pte Eve ves rA Su nt P dvi bm la s or s iss nni io ng Ha ns (la For rm s m Re t two duc tio term nR s epo ) rt S cor e

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3.178 2.914 Good

Denison (Gamma-Iota) (Eugene Bishop Mumford, President) The men of Gamma Iota at Denison University initiated 13 men this spring raising their total membership to 39 members. While experiencing challenges early in the year, obstacles have been overcome and morale is high. For 10 the upcoming year, the chapter is focused on expanding campus participation in Watermelawn and improving academics. The chapter aims to raise its current cumulative GPA of 2.94 to 3.1. The chapter hopes to initiate at least 5 associate members this upcoming fall.

30

2.888 2.981

Below 6 Average

Denver (Alpha-Pi) (Excerpt from ELC) Alpha-Pi Zeta at the University of Denver has continued to build upon its foundation that was established over the summer and in so doing completed a successful school year. While the chapter is still 34 working through its probation terms as set by the General Fraternity the chapter is once again in good standing with the University of Denver and has implemented new programs to ensure that fact remains true throughout the school year.

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3.08

Good

3.15

16

Needs Improvement

1

0

Poor

2

0

Below Average

18 2

8

*The State of the Zeta is written by the High Alpha of the chapter. If the High Alpha did not submit a State of the Zeta then one was taken from the ELC Report. **Outer Circle Score is based off the implementation of exceptions outlined in the chapter visitation report. Rankings include: Excellent, Good, Average, Below Average, Poor.

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Me m Tot bers al Me mb ers Ave rag eC hap ter All Me GP A n’s Cam pus Ave Ou ter rag eG Att Circl PA end e S c ees ore * at * con Nu f er mb enc er es/ of con Ch cla apt Eve ves e rA Su nt P d vis bm la or s iss nni ion ng s F Ha rm (last orm t Re duc wo t e tio n R rms) epo rt S cor e

M=Membership, S=Scholastics, E=Education, AV=Alumni Volunteers, HR=Harm Reduction

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Drexel (Epsilon-Kappa) (Michael Elmer, President) The chapter currently stands at 77 members, and just recently initiated 4 new brothers into the bond. The chapter remains strong in leadership, service, alumni involvement, fraternity education and Greek-to-Greek relations. The chapter is currently 31 struggling with academics. The chapters goals for the upcoming year are to improve in our own philanthropy event, raising more money than we ever have, to improve our academic status, and hone in on our recruitment skills for the upcoming fall.

78

3.17

Drury (Theta-Sigma) (Excerpt from ELC) The chapter at Drury University continues to perform at a high level, as they have for a while now. They are the largest chapter on campus, and do well academically.

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3.154 3.15

East Tennessee State (Iota-Omicron) (Excerpt from ELC) The men of Iota Omicron Zeta have steadily been improving and have been working hard to rebuild their brotherhood after the membership review. Iota-Omicron Zeta’s new officer team has the potential and the quality to make lasting changes in the chapter for years to come

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2.33

2.841 Average 8

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2.72

2.62

Eastern Illinois (Phi-Alpha) (Excerpt from ELC) Phi-Alpha Zeta has seen a lot of change, and made some good improvements already this semester as new chapter officers have taken up their roles.

3.078 Good

Good

42 1

12

Above Average

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1

Average

1

1

Not Reported

4

0

Poor

Average 8

*The State of the Zeta is written by the High Alpha of the chapter. If the High Alpha did not submit a State of the Zeta then one was taken from the ELC Report. **Outer Circle Score is based off the implementation of exceptions outlined in the chapter visitation report. Rankings include: Excellent, Good, Average, Below Average, Poor.

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Ch apt All er Me GP A n’s Cam pus Ave Ou ter rag C eG Att ircl PA end e S ees core at ** con Nu f er mb enc er es/ of con Ch cla a pte Eve ves rA Su nt P dvi bm la s or s iss nni io ng Ha ns (la For rm s m Re t two duc tio term nR s epo ) rt S cor e

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Eastern Kentucky (Phi-Beta) (Excerpt from ELC) The men of Phi-Beta Zeta are continuing to improve in certain areas of chapter operations but are having difficulties in others. The men have struggled over the recent years with officer transitions. This lack of 24 communications has led to officers being unaware of their responsibilities and resources. The brothers are also having difficulty with accountability and this has led to the chapter having a financial deficit.

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2.84

2.81

Average 23 1

4

Not Reported

Edinboro (Beta-Delta) (Marlan A Jones, President) The chapter is doing very well in the areas of fraternity education, community service/ philanthropy, and ritualism. Some areas the chapter 10 could focus on improving this spring are recruitment training, alumni involvement, and scholastic programming.

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2.95

2.65

Good

13 1

1

Below Average

Elmhurst (Pi-Zeta) (Excerpt from ELC) The men of Pi-Zeta Zeta are still operating at a high efficiency however they have hit a rut this semester with morale. The chapter continues to excel in many areas with new and unique ideas and the strong areas of operation are ritualism, philanthropy, scholastics and fraternity education. The areas of improvement include involvement, Inner Circle programming and alumni involvement.

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3.16

3.01

Good

4

2

0

Average

Elon (Delta-Pi) (Cameron Bloomer, President) The men of Lambda Chi Alpha at Elon University have been focusing on organization sustainability by improving officer transitions and by keeping record of previous work. The philanthropic work has improved drastically this year-putting on our first annual 5k road race to benefit pulmonary hypertension and doubling the required amount for the Feeding America award. Despite the many achievements, we would like to improve our chapter GPA and increase the involvement of the senior class.

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3.07

3.04

Average 3

8

1

Not Reported

*The State of the Zeta is written by the High Alpha of the chapter. If the High Alpha did not submit a State of the Zeta then one was taken from the ELC Report. **Outer Circle Score is based off the implementation of exceptions outlined in the chapter visitation report. Rankings include: Excellent, Good, Average, Below Average, Poor.

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Me m Tot bers al Me mb ers Ave rag eC hap ter All Me GP A n’s Cam pus Ave Ou ter rag eG Att Circl PA end e S c ees ore * at * con Nu f er mb enc er es/ of con Ch cla apt Eve ves e rA Su nt P d vis bm la or s iss nni ion ng s F Ha rm (last orm t Re duc wo t e tio n R rms) epo rt S cor e

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Embry-Riddle (Sigma-Phi) (Cody Moore, President) The men of Sigma-Phi Zeta have been diligently working towards creating a better chapter not only for ourselves but for our overall community. We have partnered with Stetson University as their big brother chapter and have assisted Rollins in their 18 chartering. Over the course of the course of the last year we have dramatically increased our GPA, have increased our membership, became two-time Greek Week champions, and have begun planning on our 40th anniversary celebration for the Fall of 2014.

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2.69

0

Average 18 2

2

Poor

Eureka (Theta-Chi) (Excerpt from ELC) The men of Theta-Chi Zeta are few in number currently, but are determined to not let that keep them from having a great semester. They have maintained a high morale, which will help them make the improvements needed to grow their chapter.

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2.71

2.71

Average 3

1

0

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3.12

2.82

Average 6

1

4

Average

2

Evansville (Iota-Mu) (Garrett Johnson, President) The brothers of Iota-Mu Zeta are still on an upswing within Lambda Chi Alpha International Fraternity. New officers were elected in January and have been fully installed into their offices. Iota-Mu also 23 initiated 19 members into the brotherhood bringing the chapter to 53 brothers. Members continue to offer support and assistance in activities as well as maintaining the chapter’s high GPA and community service focus.

*The State of the Zeta is written by the High Alpha of the chapter. If the High Alpha did not submit a State of the Zeta then one was taken from the ELC Report. **Outer Circle Score is based off the implementation of exceptions outlined in the chapter visitation report. Rankings include: Excellent, Good, Average, Below Average, Poor.

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Ferris State (Iota-Psi) (Brandon Stabley, President) The chapter has tremendous resolve, however, and exhibits strength in what defines Lambda Chi Alpha in the areas of fraternity education and ritualism. We have initiated 5 brothers over the past academic year and improved our GPA 8 tremendously. This will be the first year that the Iota Psi chapter is in the green for our bank account in almost 6 years. Our biggest focus for the next year is to continue to improve our GPA and to recruit outstanding brothers.

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2.59

5

1

0

Poor

Florida (Epsilon-Mu) (Excerpt from ELC) The men of Epsilon-Mu Zeta (chapter) have elected a High Zeta that is committed to seeing the chapter grow and prosper. In order to achieve these objectives the members need to focus on improving several areas 29 of operations, being they have been performing at a lower level. They should look to improve member scholastic, individual involvement within the chapter, and new member education.

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2.847 3.197 Average 4

4

0

Poor

Florida International (Pi-Phi) (Allan Espinoza, President) The brothers of the chapter Pi-Phi Zeta here at Florida International University are proud to have initiated 3 new members into our bond this past spring. We have multiple leadership positions on campus such LEAD team and Graduate assistant 18 at the office of center of leadership and service. Our goal for the upcoming semester is to increase our chapter size to 30 members in in the fall. We plan to have at least 8 candidates before recruitment in the fall in order to reach this goal.

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2.752 n/a

1

4

Poor

n/a

Good

Average 6

*The State of the Zeta is written by the High Alpha of the chapter. If the High Alpha did not submit a State of the Zeta then one was taken from the ELC Report. **Outer Circle Score is based off the implementation of exceptions outlined in the chapter visitation report. Rankings include: Excellent, Good, Average, Below Average, Poor.

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Me m Tot bers al Me mb ers Ave rag eC hap ter All Me GP A n’s Cam pus Ave Ou ter rag eG Att Circl PA end e S c ees ore * at * con Nu f er mb enc er es/ of con Ch cla apt Eve ves e rA Su nt P d vis bm la or s iss nni ion ng s F Ha rm (last orm t Re duc wo t e tio n R rms) epo rt S cor e

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Florida Southern (Epsilon-Xi) (Excerpt from ELC) The men of Epsilon-Xi Zeta continue to excel in their chapter operations due to their strong commitment to growth through our values and ritual. The chapter 30 has several areas in which they need to continue to progress which include Harm Reduction, year-round recruitment, and their Inner Circle programming, but are performing well overall.

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3.15

3.11

Average 10 1

0

Poor

Florida Tech (Beta-Nu) (Thomas Carter Rochester, President) The men of the Beta-Nu chapter have spent the last spring semester boosting our exterior image, as well as setting up for the future of the 20 chapter internally. We held philanthropy events to get our name out there, and have set up goals and plans of action to become an inner circle chapter by Fall 2016.

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2.83

2.69

Average 39 5

8

Poor

Franklin (Kappa-Gamma) (Dylan Jenney, President) The men of Kappa Gamma Zeta at Franklin College initiated 17 men this past semester, bringing the total membership to 48 men. They hope to bring in at least 15 new members next semester. The chapters cumulative GPA last semester was 3.0, 18 which was one of the highest GPA for all fraternities at Franklin College. The Chapter is currently looking for a permanent house, as they will be leaving their current house at the end of this next academic school year.

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3.03

2.89

Average 5

1

0

Average

George Washington (Delta-Xi) (Jeffrey Liskov, President) Delta-Xi Zeta at George Washington University is in a strengthening state. We have legitimized all High Zeta positions, and we have developed a Sigma program, while improving our Theta and Beta programs. Additionally, we have been awarded a floor in the university’s International House, and we will officially have housing again in the fall.

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3.04

3.14

Average 18 1

3

Needs Improvement

19

*The State of the Zeta is written by the High Alpha of the chapter. If the High Alpha did not submit a State of the Zeta then one was taken from the ELC Report. **Outer Circle Score is based off the implementation of exceptions outlined in the chapter visitation report. Rankings include: Excellent, Good, Average, Below Average, Poor.

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Ch apt All er Me GP A n’s Cam pus Ave Ou ter rag C eG Att ircl PA end e S ees core at ** con Nu f er mb enc er es/ of con Ch cla a pte Eve ves rA Su nt P dvi bm la s or s iss nni io ng Ha ns (la For rm s m Re t two duc tio term nR s epo ) rt S cor e

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Georgetown (Kappa-Omega) (Jon Carlisle, President) The brothers of Kappa-Omega Zeta performed a successful Ritual this spring and welcomed into the bond fifteen new brothers. 15 Kappa Omega was awarded the the President’s Cup, which is awarded to the top fraternity on campus. Lambda Chi Alpha also remains the largest chapter on the campus among the IFC.

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3.053 2.836 Good

Georgia (Nu) (Jackson Wells, President)The men of Nu Zeta at the University of Georgia initiated 5 men this spring bringing their total membership to 83 brothers. The chapter is focused on a 35 goal of enhancing fraternity education and has implemented a program that will be carried out this upcoming fall. Over the summer, the chapter hopes to gain 30 associate members.

94

3.07

Georgia Tech (Beta-Kappa)(Excerpt from ELC) The men of the Beta-Kappa chapter of Lambda Chi Alpha at the Georgia Institute of Technology continue to operate at a high-level, creating a positive experience for all members. The chapter has many areas where they continue to excel, but have several areas they should focus their efforts on building upon.

26

126

Gettysburg College (Theta-Pi) (Kevin Bardin,President) The Theta-Pi chapter initiated six new brothers this spring semester, and looks to have a strong fall class of about 20 to replace a large graduating class. Our focus for the future is improving alumni relations and connections.

25

68

AV

4

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0

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3.08

Below 6 Average

2

1

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2.96

3.05

Good

3

1

0

Excellent

3.00

2.95

Average 7

1

0

Average

*The State of the Zeta is written by the High Alpha of the chapter. If the High Alpha did not submit a State of the Zeta then one was taken from the ELC Report. **Outer Circle Score is based off the implementation of exceptions outlined in the chapter visitation report. Rankings include: Excellent, Good, Average, Below Average, Poor.

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Me m Tot bers al Me mb ers Ave rag eC hap ter All Me GP A n’s Cam pus Ave Ou ter rag eG Att Circl PA end e S c ees ore * at * con Nu f er mb enc er es/ of con Ch cla apt Eve ves e rA Su nt P d vis bm la or s iss nni ion ng s F Ha rm (last orm t Re duc wo t e tio n R rms) epo rt S cor e

M=Membership, S=Scholastics, E=Education, AV=Alumni Volunteers, HR=Harm Reduction

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Hanover (Theta-Zeta) (Evan Anders, President) The strong areas of operation include a high grade point average, brotherhood, finances and pre-initiation events. Other strengths of the chapter include winning the Overall Chapter Excellence award, 29 along with four others, from Hanover College. Our Zeta is working to improve community service, alumni involvement and Harm Reduction. Our goals for the upcoming year are to continue to raise GPA, service hours, and to organize alumni functions.

78

3.161 2.876 Good

3

1

0

Huntingdon Colony (Excerpt from ELC) The men of Huntingdon Colony have improved incrementally from Educational Leadership Consultant Anthony Linder’s visit during the beginning of the semester. The colony recently hosted their first Watermelon Bust and planned their first semi34 formal. Additionally, the colony has recently held elections and is currently transitioning their newly elected officers. This transition seems to have given the men a sense of ownership and a new found excitement for the future.

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3.002 2.582 Average 0

1

1

Idaho (Epsilon-Gamma) (Excerpt from ELC) EpsilonGamma Zeta at the University of Idaho continues to exemplify the values of Lambda Chi Alpha in their programming and in the strength of their brotherhood. Fraternity education, ritualism, and individual involvement are all definitive strengths of 13 the chapter and have been the building blocks of the Epsilon-Gamma’s success to this point. External affairs however, including recruitment and public relations, remains a relative weakness in a chapter that is otherwise well-organized.

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3.08

6

0

2.86

Excellent

7

*The State of the Zeta is written by the High Alpha of the chapter. If the High Alpha did not submit a State of the Zeta then one was taken from the ELC Report. **Outer Circle Score is based off the implementation of exceptions outlined in the chapter visitation report. Rankings include: Excellent, Good, Average, Below Average, Poor.

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Needs Improvement

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M=Membership, S=Scholastics, E=Education, AV=Alumni Volunteers, HR=Harm Reduction

Ch apt All er Me GP A n’s Cam pus Ave Ou ter rag C eG Att ircl PA end e S ees core at ** con Nu f er mb enc er es/ of con Ch cla a pte Eve ves rA Su nt P dvi bm la s or s iss nni io ng Ha ns (la For rm s m Re t two duc tio term nR s epo ) rt S cor e

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Illinois (Chi) (Sam Sagan, President) Recruitment is a top priority for Chi Zeta at the University of Illinois. We are strengthening our Values-based recruitment and garnering excellent groups of new members. We are going to implement further new programs and practices in the upcoming semester-the future is exciting.

50

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3.067 3.07

Good

3

2

0

Average

Incarnate Word (Pi-Epsilon) (Excerpt from ELC) The men of Pi-Epsilon at the University of Incarnate Word have continued to steadily improve under new leadership. The men have a new High Alpha (President) for the first time in over two years and are excited about what the future holds. The chapter is currently excelling in philanthropy and community service, individual involvement, and fraternity education.

18

34

2.97

2.92

Average 4

2

1

Needs Improvement

Indiana (Iota-Epsilon Colony) (William Disinger, President) The men of Alpha Omicron achieved the 6th highest GPA average of Fraternities as well as raised over $13,000 for the annual IUDM. Our chapter has found a new strength in recruitment 54 this past year when we recruited 52 associate members and initiated 50 of these men. Our chapter grew not only in size but in civic leadership, as a chapter we completed over 1,000 hours of volunteer work at the Hoosier Hills Food Bank.

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3.19

3.01

Good

16

8

Below Average

Indiana State (Iota-Epsilon Colony) (Excerpt from ELC) The men of the Iota-Epsilon chapter of Lambda Chi Alpha at Indiana State University seem motivated after receiving their charter this semester. The men should utilize this momentum to push the chapter operations beyond the basic as they continue to establish a strong foundation. The chapter has several areas where they should focus their efforts. These include financial management, harm reduction, and overall chapter management.

47

2.695 2.72

7

10

Poor

25

3

Average 5

*The State of the Zeta is written by the High Alpha of the chapter. If the High Alpha did not submit a State of the Zeta then one was taken from the ELC Report. **Outer Circle Score is based off the implementation of exceptions outlined in the chapter visitation report. Rankings include: Excellent, Good, Average, Below Average, Poor.

CHAPTER REPORT CARD


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Me m Tot bers al Me mb ers Ave rag eC hap ter All Me GP A n’s Cam pus Ave Ou ter rag eG Att Circl PA end e S c ees ore * at * con Nu f er mb enc er es/ of con Ch cla apt Eve ves e rA Su nt P d vis bm la or s iss nni ion ng s F Ha rm (last orm t Re duc wo t e tio n R rms) epo rt S cor e

M=Membership, S=Scholastics, E=Education, AV=Alumni Volunteers, HR=Harm Reduction

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Iowa (Iota-Chi) (Excerpt from ELC) The men of IotaChi Zeta have had a good year up to date, coming back from the Stead Leadership Seminar this past 19 summer with a Phoenix Award, and beginning to implement the Inner Circle Program this fall.

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2.965 2.853 Good

9

3

0

Above Average

Iowa State (Alpha-Tau)(Ryan Bliven, President) Alpha Tau Zeta is seeing growth on many fronts, working to deal with any areas of weakness, and witnessing great passion from its members. We have many young members that wish to see the chapter be where it once was. The most recent round of elections brought about a new set of officers that differs in many ways from those elected previously. The chapter is improving scholastics and membership.

15

30

2.52

2.89

Good

7

4

1

Average

James Madison (Phi-Eta) (Bob Schuman, President) We here at Phi-Eta Zeta are improving everyday. We had a solid recruiting class for the Spring of ‘14. Academics are slowly progressing as well as our other extra curricular involvement. We are also anticipating throwing our large Pumpkin Bust philanthropy event this upcoming fall. Areas that we need improvement would be brotherhood involvement and alumni relations.

19

72

2.82

2.93

Average 5

1

0

Poor

John Carroll (Colony 293) (Excerpt from ELC) Colony 293 at John Carroll University has made marked improvement in a number of areas since the fall semester, though there is still enormous 8 progress necessary to reach the group’s ultimate goal of chartering. Of the two major weaknesses from the fall, academics and recruitment, both have been addressed to varying degrees.

18

2.9

2.94

Average 4

17

1

Average

Kansas (Zeta-Iota) (Excerpt from ELC) The men of Zeta-Iota Zeta have had a rough year time since last October. The chapter is now under the control 16 of an Alumni Control Board and has a lot of work to do to improve going forward.

31

2.65

2.93

Average 12 3

1

Not Reported

*The State of the Zeta is written by the High Alpha of the chapter. If the High Alpha did not submit a State of the Zeta then one was taken from the ELC Report. **Outer Circle Score is based off the implementation of exceptions outlined in the chapter visitation report. Rankings include: Excellent, Good, Average, Below Average, Poor.

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Kansas State (Gamma-Xi) (Excerpt from ELC) The men of Gamma-Xi Zeta at Kansas State University have started to move things back in a positive direction after a rough start to the semester while being put on probation by the General Fraternity. Under the direction of a new set of young officers the chapter has a renewed spirit that can hopefully carry them into a successful fall 2014 academic term.

35

Ch apt All er Me GP A n’s Cam pus Ave Ou ter rag C eG Att ircl PA end e S ees core at ** con Nu f er mb enc er es/ of con Ch cla a pte Eve ves rA Su nt P dvi bm la s or s iss nni io ng Ha ns (la For rm s m Re t two duc tio term nR s epo ) rt S cor e

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3.072 2.844 Average 63 3

Kent State (Pi-Gamma) (Excerpt from ELC) Pi-Gamma Zeta at Kent State University has made progress since their last ELC visit, however due to a new group of officers taking over without proper transitions, it will take some time for the progress to truly be seen. The chapter has immense 12 potential and hopefully in the coming semesters, they will recognize that potential, but it will be important that they do so by utilizing Lambda Chi Alpha programming and not confining themselves to similar behaviors of the other members of the Kent State Greek community.

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2.68

2.85

Below 9 Average

Kettering - A (Lambda-Epsilon A) (Benjamin VanZoest, President) Lambda-Epsilon A Zeta at Kettering University is currently on their co-op semester but are hard at work preparing for their upcoming academic semester. Our High Zeta is filled with experienced officers that work hard and efficiently. Our weaknesses are accountability and academics. With stricter enforcement of minimum academic requirements, we hope to see an improvement in this area.

9

37

2.94

3.01

Good

Kettering - B (Lambda-Epsilon B) (Excerpt from ELC) Lambda-Epsilon B Zeta at Kettering University has had a very successful term. The men have clearly taken their officer positions very seriously and worked to improve in nearly every field of 9 operations. The last holdout is recruitment, but the men are getting ready to Initiate 10 new members, and they have set their sights high for the next recruitment term.

23

2.99

3.09

Average 5

0

Poor

1

0

Needs Improvement

13 2

1

Below Average

1

Poor

1

*The State of the Zeta is written by the High Alpha of the chapter. If the High Alpha did not submit a State of the Zeta then one was taken from the ELC Report. **Outer Circle Score is based off the implementation of exceptions outlined in the chapter visitation report. Rankings include: Excellent, Good, Average, Below Average, Poor.

CHAPTER REPORT CARD

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Me m Tot bers al Me mb ers Ave rag eC hap ter All Me GP A n’s Cam pus Ave Ou ter rag eG Att Circl PA end e S c ees ore * at * con Nu f er mb enc er es/ of con Ch cla apt Eve ves e rA Su nt P d vis bm la or s iss nni ion ng s F Ha rm (last orm t Re duc wo t e tio n R rms) epo rt S cor e

M=Membership, S=Scholastics, E=Education, AV=Alumni Volunteers, HR=Harm Reduction

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AV

HR

Kutztown (Sigma-Gamma) (Andrew Schroeder, President) The Sigma-Gamma Zeta has grown significantly in the past year. Now the largest chapter on Kutztown’s campus, the brothers of Sigma-Gamma look to continue their impressive 22 growth and progression into the next academic year. After an extensive overhaul on academics the chapter is looking to continue to improve scholastically and retain its status as the most wellrounded fraternity at Kutztown University.

42

2.56

2.62

Excellent

8

6

19

Needs Improvement

Lake Forest (Pi-Pi) (Excerpt from ELC) The men of Pi-Pi Zeta are a great group of brothers that truly know what it means to live our ritual out on a daily basis. The amount of dedication they put into performing and educating themselves on our initiation ritual is a large reason why ritualism 8 is one of the chapter’s strengths. Additionally, another one of the chapter’s strengths is campus involvement. However, the chapter does have some areas in which they will need to place a large focus in as they gear up for the summer and fall semester.

24

3.24

2.99

Average 3

1

1

Poor

Lehigh (Gamma-Psi) (Excerpt from ELC) The men of Gamma-Psi Zeta are a competitive group that are proud of their accomplishments on campus as they view their reputation as being a positive one among their peer groups. They had a successful recruitment period and as a result, the chapter has a large new member class that is excited to be a part of the brotherhood.

74

3.22

n/a

Good

4

3

Below Average

23

4

*The State of the Zeta is written by the High Alpha of the chapter. If the High Alpha did not submit a State of the Zeta then one was taken from the ELC Report. **Outer Circle Score is based off the implementation of exceptions outlined in the chapter visitation report. Rankings include: Excellent, Good, Average, Below Average, Poor.

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State of the Zeta*

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Tot a

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Me mb er

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M=Membership, S=Scholastics, E=Education, AV=Alumni Volunteers, HR=Harm Reduction

M

Louisiana - Lafayette (Iota-Omega) (Michener Kruse, President) We received the University of Louisiana’s 5 star chapter award for the third year. The younger leaders struggle to realize their own potential, and understand their place, as they try to fill the shoes of graduating seniors and veteran officers of the zeta. We plan for a class of 15 or more this coming Fall Semester, and the continued expansion of inner circle participation. The future is bright for Iota-Omega Zeta

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Ch apt All er Me GP A n’s Cam pus Ave Ou ter rag C eG Att ircl PA end e S ees core at ** con Nu f er mb enc er es/ of con Ch cla a pte Eve ves rA Su nt P dvi bm la s or s iss nni io ng Ha ns (la For rm s m Re t two duc tio term nR s epo ) rt S cor e

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2.63

2.52

Average

38 3

6

Above Average

Louisiana State (Upsilon) (Excerpt from ELC) The men of Upsilon Zeta at Louisiana State University have gone through a lot of changes since last semester. The 38 chapter has almost an entirely new group of officers who are sophomores that with hard work can truly elevate the chapter to the next level.

107

2.822 2.79

Average

6

7

3

Average

Louisville (Zeta-Sigma) (Brett Riedinger, President) Membership is at 44 brothers including 6 brothers from this spring semester. This semester, we became Greek Week Champions, won Best Fryberger Solo, and hosted our first parent’s weekend. Our chapter has identified goals such as: raising our current GPA 21 of 2.962 to 3.200 by spring 2015, raising and maintaining membership, and implementing a cross & crescent scholarship for incoming freshman to U of L. A culture that encourages innovation and growth has been born this semester.

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3.016 2.9

Average

10 1

0

Not Reported

Loyola Marymount (Delta-Psi) (Jack Hyman, President) The men of the Delta-Psi chapter have several strong areas including philanthropy as well as campus involvement. The chapter needs to improve their event planning strategies as well as ensuring they are meeting all of the standards of operation.

83

3.04

Good

0

1

0

Needs Improvement

17

2.908 2.826

Good

6

3

6

Average

24

Lycoming (Iota-Beta) (Zackary Collevechio, President) The men of Iota-Beta Zeta at Lycoming College are looking forward to the fall semester after ending the spring with a strong finish. The chapter received the Rising Star Award for raising over a thousand 8 dollars before the start of Relay for Life. The chapter is motivated and will focus strongly on recruitment in the upcoming year after losing almost half of its brothers at graduation.

3.09

*The State of the Zeta is written by the High Alpha of the chapter. If the High Alpha did not submit a State of the Zeta then one was taken from the ELC Report. **Outer Circle Score is based off the implementation of exceptions outlined in the chapter visitation report. Rankings include: Excellent, Good, Average, Below Average, Poor.

CHAPTER REPORT CARD


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w

Me m Tot bers al Me mb ers Ave rag eC hap ter All Me GP A n’s Cam pus Ave Ou ter rag eG Att Circl PA end e S c ees ore * at * con Nu f er mb enc er es/ of con Ch cla apt Eve ves e rA Su nt P d vis bm la or s iss nni ion ng s F Ha rm (last orm t Re duc wo t e tio n R rms) epo rt S cor e

M=Membership, S=Scholastics, E=Education, AV=Alumni Volunteers, HR=Harm Reduction

State of the Zeta*

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Maine (Beta) (Benjamin Higley, President) The men seem to be doing very well in the areas of ritual education, individual involvement, and reports and records and are pushing o improve in areas not mentioned. They have initiated 7 new brothers. All new brothers are already active in committees. They are working towards 2 major events next semester. The first annual Pumpkin Bust and a golf tournament supporting 3 star memorial scholarship, which will be going public to offer to incoming undergrads.

S

17

25

2.49

Marietta (Kappa-Alpha) (Excerpt from ELC) Last semester the group suffered from a sense of apathy and a lack of accountability. This semester that is far from the truth. Members are outgoing and friendly, which will serve them very well in fall recruitment. Even finances and academics have taken a step in 13 the right direction, but they are still areas for concern. Their growth in numerous areas have brought them up to an “Average” operational level, but even with this improvement, the men have a lot of hard work ahead of them. Their new-found passion for Lambda Chi Alpha will serve them well in this endeavor.

24

Maryland - Baltimore County (Phi-Delta) (Excerpt from ELC) The men of Phi-Delta Zeta make up a group that is very proud to be a part of the Lambda Chi Alpha family. They recently just had a successful recruitment with a group of outstanding new members that have 20 already stepped up and became officers. The new High Zeta (officer board) is mostly made up of newly Initiated brothers that are passionate in making and completing their goals. Maryland - College Park (Epsilon-Pi) (Excerpt from ELC) The men of Epsilon-Pi Zeta have worked hard throughout the semester to improve in many areas of operations that they have struggled with in the past. With a young group of dedicated officers, the chapter has seen solid improvement in the areas of Big Brother Programming, Harm Reduction, and Event Planning, all of which has been struggling areas of chapter operations in previous semesters.

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2.86

E

AV

HR

Average

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2

Below Average

2.778 2.895

Average

7

1

0

Poor

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2.93

2.82

Average

7

2

0

Needs Improvement

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3.13

3.07

Average

4

7

0

Below Average

*The State of the Zeta is written by the High Alpha of the chapter. If the High Alpha did not submit a State of the Zeta then one was taken from the ELC Report. **Outer Circle Score is based off the implementation of exceptions outlined in the chapter visitation report. Rankings include: Excellent, Good, Average, Below Average, Poor.

CHAPTER REPORT CARD


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Ch apt All er Me GP A n’s Cam pus Ave Ou ter rag C eG Att ircl PA end e S ees core at ** con Nu f er mb enc er es/ of con Ch cla a pte Eve ves rA Su nt P dvi bm la s or s iss nni io ng Ha ns (la For rm s m Re t two duc tio term nR s epo ) rt S cor e

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Massachusetts Institute of Technology (Lambda) (Peter Williams, President) Lambda Zeta is a competitive group with a strong sense of pride and brotherhood. There is a spark within the chapter that shines for Lambda Chi Alpha. The chapter excels in recruitment, individual involvement, and alumni involvement. The chapter leadership is making great strides to take Lambda Zeta to the next level. For 2014-2015, the chapter will focus on improving community service, chapter management and operating standards.

16

48

4.38

0

Average

6

Memphis (Zeta-Theta) (Domenic Martini, President) The men of Zeta Theta at the University of Memphis are initiating 2 men into the bond of Lambda Chi Alpha this spring. We graduated 17 seniors, and plan on recruiting a class of 25 to replace them. This year, we are celebrating our 65th anniversary on campus, and are planning an alumni celebration in the fall. Zeta Theta won best Brotherhood and Leadership Development at this year’s greek awards.

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60

2.93

2.67

Good

Mercer (Zeta-Omega) (Austin Harrison, President) The men of Zeta-Omega continue to strive towards exposing our tight sense of brotherhood to the entire campus, while also transmitting our core values through campus involvement and activity. Personal accountability and year round recruitment continue to 16 be focal points of improvements for us, though steps have been taken towards increased administrating accountability via the Executive Board, and year round recruitment is benefiting via the chapter wide increase in campus involvement.

28

2.6

2.95

Methodist (Sigma-Theta) (Christopher Giacomini, President) The men of Sigma Theta at Methodist University initiated 6 men this spring culminating a our chapters greatest recruitment class ever with a total of 17 great men this year. The chapter also held 19 our first large philanthropy event and raised almost 5,000 pounds of food. The chapter is looking forward to a strong recruitment next semester and has set a goal of attaining 25 outstanding gentlemen next year.

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2.508 0

36

0

Below Average

11 1

1

Average

Average

4

8

0

Below Average

Good

4

14

0

Not Reported

*The State of the Zeta is written by the High Alpha of the chapter. If the High Alpha did not submit a State of the Zeta then one was taken from the ELC Report. **Outer Circle Score is based off the implementation of exceptions outlined in the chapter visitation report. Rankings include: Excellent, Good, Average, Below Average, Poor.

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Me m Tot bers al Me mb ers Ave rag eC hap ter All Me GP A n’s Cam pus Ave Ou ter rag eG Att Circl PA end e S c ees ore * at * con Nu f er mb enc er es/ of con Ch cla apt Eve ves e rA Su nt P d vis bm la or s iss nni ion ng s F Ha rm (last orm t Re duc wo t e tio n R rms) epo rt S cor e

M=Membership, S=Scholastics, E=Education, AV=Alumni Volunteers, HR=Harm Reduction

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Miami (FL) (Epsilon-Omega) (Dan Guetig, President) Overall, the chapter is starting to realize the benefits of a strong sense of ritualism, which should always remain as the driving force behind all actions of the brotherhood. We just graduated our largest class in almost a decade and are excited to tackle the challenge of replacing the great leadership they brought with some of our younger brothers.

30

77

3.248 n/a

Average

2

2

0

Poor

Miami (OH) (Zeta-Upsilon)(Excerpt from ELC) Zeta-Upsilon Zeta is on a promising upswing which is exciting, but it will be a challenge for the chapter to break out of the campus culture which suggests that having a house defines the chapter. The men are friendly and excited about Lambda Chi Alpha and this motivation and good will can potentially go far in propelling the chapter to the top of the Miami University Greek Life.

30

59

2.87

Good

7

1

0

Below Average

Michigan (Sigma) (Robert Brandon, President) This winter, the Sigma chapter from the University of Michigan initiated 7 men to increase the chapter’s total membership to 46. The chapter has continued to improve academically and aims to be in the top 10 fraternities on campus for GPA at the end of the fall semester. Lastly, Sigma has made great strides in philanthropy and alumni relations by holding a major philanthropy event and brick donation campaign.

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47

3.261 3.267

Excellent 9

2

5

Average

Michigan State (Gamma-Omicron) (Excerpt from ELC) At the end of the spring 2014 semester, GammaOmicron Zeta will be moving to a new chapter house. Hopefully this new move for the chapter will only 35 serve to continue improving the solid foundation that the men have clearly worked hard to create. It will be exciting to see the evolution of operations within the chapter for semesters to come.

96

2.878 2.97

Average

1

0

Not Reported

2.99

5

*The State of the Zeta is written by the High Alpha of the chapter. If the High Alpha did not submit a State of the Zeta then one was taken from the ELC Report. **Outer Circle Score is based off the implementation of exceptions outlined in the chapter visitation report. Rankings include: Excellent, Good, Average, Below Average, Poor.

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M

Michigan Tech (Phi-Phi) (Excerpt from ELC) The men of Phi-Phi Zeta at Michigan Tech are very intelligent group. The chapter’s current strengths are in their academic achievement, financial management, and risk management education.

5

Ch apt All er Me GP A n’s Cam pus Ave Ou ter rag C eG Att ircl PA end e S ees core at ** con Nu f er mb enc er es/ of con Ch cla a pte Eve ves rA Su nt P dvi bm la s or s iss nni io ng Ha ns (la For rm s m Re t two duc tio term nR s epo ) rt S cor e

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2.96

2.75

Average

6

1

1

Above Average

Millersville (Delta-Tau) (Excerpt from ELC) The men of Delta-Tau Zeta are a growing group that has started to see some of the accomplishments they have been working on. They have pushed since the last consultant visitation to improve in academics and they 11 have succeeded. The chapter can celebrate since they raised their chapter GPA from a 2.20 to a 2.52 and increased their chapter ranking to 2nd out of the 4 IFC groups on campus.

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2.52

2.63

Good

5

2

1

Below Average

Millsaps (Theta-Eta) (Lewis Carroll Peters, President) The men of Theta Eta Zeta at Millsaps College have had a great Spring. We were able to initiate one new member this past April. Our High Sigma has been doing an excellent job managing the house’s academics and hopes to come out of this semester 10 with a 3.2 house GPA. Next year’s recruitment looks to be a successful one, we hope to pick up 15 new members this fall. Those brothers who are living in the house over the summer have big plans to improve both the house and the chapter operations.

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2.98

2.96

Average

11 2

1

Average

Minnesota State (Lambda-Delta) (Excerpt from ELC) The men of Lambda-Delta Zeta have had a great year. The chapter has seen some great growth in both size 17 and operations. The men have excelled academically and continue their trend of having the highest fraternity GPA on campus.

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3.12

2.79

Good

10 1

0

Poor

*The State of the Zeta is written by the High Alpha of the chapter. If the High Alpha did not submit a State of the Zeta then one was taken from the ELC Report. **Outer Circle Score is based off the implementation of exceptions outlined in the chapter visitation report. Rankings include: Excellent, Good, Average, Below Average, Poor.

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Me m Tot bers al Me mb ers Ave rag eC hap ter All Me GP A n’s Cam pus Ave Ou ter rag eG Att Circl PA end e S c ees ore * at * con Nu f er mb enc er es/ of con Ch cla apt Eve ves e rA Su nt P d vis bm la or s iss nni ion ng s F Ha rm (last orm t Re duc wo t e tio n R rms) epo rt S cor e

M=Membership, S=Scholastics, E=Education, AV=Alumni Volunteers, HR=Harm Reduction

State of the Zeta*

M

Mississippi State (Epsilon-Chi) (Excerpt from ELC) The men of Epsilon Chi Zeta at Mississippi State are currently prospering from their diligent efforts. The chapter just won five awards at the Mississippi State award banquet including: Excellence in Scholarship, Most Improved GPA, Most Improved Chapter, President of the Year- Kyle Moore, and Greek Hall of Fame- Jerrod Farrington. The group had a successful previous semester primarily due to their academic improvement

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80

3.15

Missouri - Columbia (Gamma-Kappa) (Excerpt from ELC) The men of Gamma-Kappa Zeta at the University of Missouri are a strong group who have been able to 40 build good relations, and continue to establish a good name on campus.

115

Missouri - Kansas City (Sigma-Rho) (Excerpt from ELC) The men of Sigma-Rho Zeta at the University of Missouri Kansas City continue to see great improvement within their chapter as they have in 24 the past year. Some of the biggest changes that the chapter has made recently are related to record keeping, new member education, and harm reduction. Missouri Science and Technology (Alpha-Delta) (Vincent Matteucci, President) Our chapter has shown a great deal of progression in recent semesters. The High Zeta officers are showing tremendous promise and have become more proactive when it comes to implementing new ideas. The chapter consists of 37 9 close-knit brothers that all want to see the chapter improve both from a local and national perspective. Academics and recruitment are both areas we are heavily focusing on throughout 2014. Overall, the state of our zeta is improving.

2.82

E

AV

HR

Average

12 1

0

Poor

3.062 2.874

Average

6

1

0

Excellent

36

2.804 3.084

Good

25 3

3

Needs Improvement

52

2.865 2.957

Average

7

1

Poor

1

*The State of the Zeta is written by the High Alpha of the chapter. If the High Alpha did not submit a State of the Zeta then one was taken from the ELC Report. **Outer Circle Score is based off the implementation of exceptions outlined in the chapter visitation report. Rankings include: Excellent, Good, Average, Below Average, Poor.

CHAPTER REPORT CARD


State of the Zeta*

Ave rag e

Tot a

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Me mb er

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M=Membership, S=Scholastics, E=Education, AV=Alumni Volunteers, HR=Harm Reduction

Ch apt All er Me GP A n’s Cam pus Ave Ou ter rag C eG Att ircl PA end e S ees core at ** con Nu f er mb enc er es/ of con Ch cla a pte Eve ves rA Su nt P dvi bm la s or s iss nni io ng Ha ns (la For rm s m Re t two duc tio term nR s epo ) rt S cor e

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Missouri State, (Missouri State Colony) (Excerpt from ELC) The colony is off to a smooth start and working through various chartering standards. They are currently working to operate more 17 independently with less assistance from the General Fraternity. Thus far the chapter has 15 initiated members.

15

n/a

Montevallo (Sigma-Epsilon) (Evan Dixon, President) The men of Sigma Epsilon Zeta at the University of Montevallo initiated a group of nine well-rounded individuals. We have aims to initiate our biggest class ever in the fall and increase our donations to Feeding America.

13

30

Murray State (Lambda-Eta) (Excerpt from ELC) The men of the Lambda-Eta chapter of Lambda Chi Alpha at Murray State University continue to operate at a high level. The chapter has committed to the proper implementation and execution of Lambda Chi Alpha 28 ideals, objectives, and programming. The chapter has several areas where they should continue to focus their efforts on growing and developing. These include the retention of new members, campus involvement, and scholastic performance.

AV

HR

n/a

0

1

0

3.102 2.908

Average

9

2

1

Poor

78

2.61

Good

7

1

0

Needs Improvement

Nebraska - Lincoln (Gamma-Beta) (Excerpt from ELC) The men of Gamma-Beta Zeta are currently in a tough spot, and have struggled in a number of areas during the previous few years. The chapter has recently 6 discovered that they will no longer be living in their chapter house, and will be without a house for the first time in years.

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2.955 2.915

Average

8

2

0

Needs Improvement

Nebraska - Omaha (Iota-Delta) (Jordan Shurtleff, President) With the spring semester of 2014 coming to a close, the chapter has seen slow, but steady growth. With the light at the end of the semester of a spring initiation, Iota Delta has a hunger for new horizons.

20

2.89

Good

10 1

0

Needs Improvement

14

n/a

E

2.75

2.841

*The State of the Zeta is written by the High Alpha of the chapter. If the High Alpha did not submit a State of the Zeta then one was taken from the ELC Report. **Outer Circle Score is based off the implementation of exceptions outlined in the chapter visitation report. Rankings include: Excellent, Good, Average, Below Average, Poor.

CHAPTER REPORT CARD

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CHAPTER REPORT CARD

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Me m Tot bers al Me mb ers Ave rag eC hap ter All Me GP A n’s Cam pus Ave Ou ter rag eG Att Circl PA end e S c ees ore * at * con Nu f er mb enc er es/ of con Ch cla apt Eve ves e rA Su nt P d vis bm la or s iss nni ion ng s F Ha rm (last orm t Re duc wo t e tio n R rms) epo rt S cor e

M=Membership, S=Scholastics, E=Education, AV=Alumni Volunteers, HR=Harm Reduction

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AV

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Nevada - Las Vegas (Delta-Lambda) (Excerpt from ELC) Delta-Lambda Zeta at the University of NevadaLas Vegas has reemerged from a year-long probation as a better rounded chapter. Their central goals include 20 reestablishing a consistent campus image, teaching comprehensive harm reduction practices, and working to foster relationships with the Greek community and the Las Vegas community at-large.

70

2.64

2.61

Good

0

3

3

Poor

New Hampshire (Alpha-Xi) (Evan West, President) As a recently graduated alumnus, the Alpha Xi I am leaving behind has made significant strides from the Alpha Xi I joined as a freshman in 2011. This past year saw our first annual watermelon bust, which proved successful and will pave the way for larger scale philanthropic efforts in the future. We have also submitted our first Inner Circle Application, which is a further sign of the chapter’s desire to grow.

18

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2.95

2.91

Good

8

3

2

Needs Improvement

New Mexico State (Zeta-Gamma) (Excerpt from ELC) Lambda Chi Alpha at New Mexico State continues to demonstrate its strengths with authority, namely academics and ritualism. After a slight dip in academic performance during the spring 2013 semester, the 15 chapter regained its status atop the IFC rankings by GPA. The men have cultivated a very strong ritualistic culture and are intensely intellectually curious about the meanings behind Lambda Chi Alpha’s symbols and mottoes.

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3.077 2.818

Good

6

1

0

Below Average

New Orleans (Lambda-Alpha) (Kolby Heid, President) Lambda-Alpha Zeta had 8 active brothers graduate this semester, bringing our main focus for the fall on recruitment. We are working on improvement in accountability and strive to keep our GPA the highest out of all other fraternities on campus. We are going to increase our focus on community service and look to continue to raise high amounts of pounds of food for Watermelon Bust. Our Zeta is slowly, but surely, growing stronger as a whole.

33

2.704 2.812

Good

8

2

2

Poor

16

*The State of the Zeta is written by the High Alpha of the chapter. If the High Alpha did not submit a State of the Zeta then one was taken from the ELC Report. **Outer Circle Score is based off the implementation of exceptions outlined in the chapter visitation report. Rankings include: Excellent, Good, Average, Below Average, Poor.

CHAPTER REPORT CARD


State of the Zeta*

Ave rag e

Tot a

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M=Membership, S=Scholastics, E=Education, AV=Alumni Volunteers, HR=Harm Reduction

M

North Carolina - Chapel Hill (Gamma-Nu) (Robert Brown, President) The state of Gamma Nu Zeta can be most effectively summed up in one word Potential. Realizing this potential remains the biggest challenge facing the chapter going forward.

Ch apt All er Me GP A n’s Cam pus Ave Ou ter rag C eG Att ircl PA end e S ees core at ** con Nu f er mb enc er es/ of con Ch cla a pte Eve ves rA Su nt P dvi bm la s or s iss nni io ng Ha ns (la For rm s m Re t two duc tio term nR s epo ) rt S cor e

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AV

HR

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60

3.207 3.122

Average

2

1

0

Average

North Carolina - Charlotte (Beta-Upsilon) (Excerpt from ELC) The men of Beta-Upsilon Zeta are continuing to improve. With the newly elected officers, the chapter has high aspirations and a plan of action to accomplish their set goals. However, there are a few areas in which the chapter struggles. The young 33 men need to improve their academics and the focus that is placed around them. Beta-Upsilon also has struggles with marketing the values and experiential learning that comes along with becoming an associate member of Lambda Chi Alpha

60

2.66

2.78

Average

5

1

0

Not Reported

North Carolina - Greensboro (Phi-Theta) (Kris Peters, President) They show strength in community service and their philanthropic endeavors. They are also heavily involved in campus and well known by the 9 campus administration. Ritualism is fairly strong. To improve they need to focus recruitment and public relations as well as better handle internal brotherhood issues.

16

3.20

2.81

Good

5

7

3

Not Reported

North Carolina - Wilmington (Delta-Sigma) (Alfred Addy, President) The men of Delta Sigma at the University of North Carolina Wilmington initiated 4 men this last spring. With 5 men graduating and one brother returning from military duty this brings their total membership for the upcoming year at 37 13 brothers. The Chapters cumulative GPA in the spring was a 3.01. For the upcoming semester the chapter has set a goal of associating 15 members as well as raising 5,000 pounds of food for Feeding America this semester.

38

2.99

2.95

Average

7

2

8

Not Reported

*The State of the Zeta is written by the High Alpha of the chapter. If the High Alpha did not submit a State of the Zeta then one was taken from the ELC Report. **Outer Circle Score is based off the implementation of exceptions outlined in the chapter visitation report. Rankings include: Excellent, Good, Average, Below Average, Poor.

CHAPTER REPORT CARD


CHAPTER REPORT CARD

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w

Me m Tot bers al Me mb ers Ave rag eC hap ter All Me GP A n’s Cam pus Ave Ou ter rag eG Att Circl PA end e S c ees ore * at * con Nu f er mb enc er es/ of con Ch cla apt Eve ves e rA Su nt P d vis bm la or s iss nni ion ng s F Ha rm (last orm t Re duc wo t e tio n R rms) epo rt S cor e

M=Membership, S=Scholastics, E=Education, AV=Alumni Volunteers, HR=Harm Reduction

State of the Zeta*

M

North Carolina State (Gamma-Upsilon) (Linwood White, President) The men are strong in the areas of individual involvement, alumni involvement, reports and records, and ritualism. If they continue to improve upon the work that they have already done and not 20 fall into the culture of stereotypical fraternities, they will continue to see great results. The Chapter is growing both in numbers and in positive recognition on campus.

S

E

AV

HR

62

3.06

2.99

Good

6

6

1

Average

21

47

3.03

2.85

Average

8

1

0

Poor

Northeastern State (Delta-Beta) (Excerpt from ELC) The men of Delta-Beta Zeta have had a good year and look to take the next step in the fall 2014 semester. 26 The chapter is currently excelling or improving in financial management, fraternity education, and scholastics.

51

3.26

2.79

Good

11 1

2

Poor

Northern Colorado (Sigma-Omega) (Excerpt from ELC) The last semester and officer transition produced some significant improvements. The Sigma-Omega’s academic performance and fraternity education programming have come along quite nicely in the last several months. During the fall semester the academic 8 programming for the chapter was not a particular weakness but the results from the previous spring were not indicative of a well-run chapter. The chapter boasted the highest GPA among IFC fraternities on campus after a disappointing 6th during the spring 2013 semester.

24

2.78

2.55

Average

9

1

Below Average

North Dakota (Epsilon-Zeta) (Excerpt from ELC) The men of Epsilon-Zeta Zeta at the University of North Dakota continue their trend of growth and improvement with another strong semester.

3

*The State of the Zeta is written by the High Alpha of the chapter. If the High Alpha did not submit a State of the Zeta then one was taken from the ELC Report. **Outer Circle Score is based off the implementation of exceptions outlined in the chapter visitation report. Rankings include: Excellent, Good, Average, Below Average, Poor.

CHAPTER REPORT CARD


State of the Zeta*

Ave rag e

Tot a

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M=Membership, S=Scholastics, E=Education, AV=Alumni Volunteers, HR=Harm Reduction

M

Northwestern (Alpha-Iota) (Benjamin Terdich, President) The men of Alpha-Iota at Northwestern University initiated 13 men and inducted 6 Associate Members this spring. The chapter is currently focused on strategies for sustainable growth, and is pursuing the goal “100 For 100”. We aim to increase our membership from 60 to 100 men by our 100th anniversary in 2017.

S

20

66

3.34

Ohio (Alpha-Omega) (Excerpt from ELC) Alpha-Omega Zeta at Ohio University has had a mixed semester this spring. The men are dedicated to Lambda Chi Alpha and continuing to grow and improve their chapter, but recruitment and academics still show up 23 as weaknesses. Fortunately, the chapter’s housing situation seems to be less tumultuous than last semester, as the alumni are trying to work with the collegiate members to find a way to make 12 College into the official chapter house.

43

Ohio State (Gamma-Tau) (Excerpt from ELC) The members of Gamma-Tau Zeta at Ohio State University should be very proud of the progress that they have made since their last Educational Leadership 20 Consultant visit. There has been improvement in nearly every field of operations, and while there are still chapter weaknesses, the chapter is functionally far stronger than they were in the fall. Oklahoma (Gamma-Rho) (Excerpt from ELC) The men of Gamma-Rho Zeta continue to be one of the top groups on the campus of Oklahoma University. The chapter has transitioned in a young group of new 66 officers who are energetic and holding members more accountable than in the past.

Ch apt All er Me GP A n’s Cam pus Ave Ou ter rag C eG Att ircl PA end e S ees core at ** con Nu f er mb enc er es/ of con Ch cla a pte Eve ves rA Su nt P dvi bm la s or s iss nni io ng Ha ns (la For rm s m Re t two duc tio term nR s epo ) rt S cor e

CHAPTER REPORT CARD

3.40

E

AV

HR

Average

3

1

1

Above Average

2.719 2.747

Average

3

2

1

Above Average

24

2.59

2.98

Average

5

1

2

Poor

228

3.08

2.97

Good

11 5

3

Average

*The State of the Zeta is written by the High Alpha of the chapter. If the High Alpha did not submit a State of the Zeta then one was taken from the ELC Report. **Outer Circle Score is based off the implementation of exceptions outlined in the chapter visitation report. Rankings include: Excellent, Good, Average, Below Average, Poor.

CHAPTER REPORT CARD


CHAPTER REPORT CARD

Ne

w

Me m Tot bers al Me mb ers Ave rag eC hap ter All Me GP A n’s Cam pus Ave Ou ter rag eG Att Circl PA end e S c ees ore * at * con Nu f er mb enc er es/ of con Ch cla apt Eve ves e rA Su nt P d vis bm la or s iss nni ion ng s F Ha rm (last orm t Re duc wo t e tio n R rms) epo rt S cor e

M=Membership, S=Scholastics, E=Education, AV=Alumni Volunteers, HR=Harm Reduction

State of the Zeta*

M

S

E

AV

HR

Oklahoma City (Theta-Delta) (Jordan Pierce, President) Theta-Delta Zeta has grown and excelled this semester. For the first time in any active member’s memory, our chapter met all 12 operating standards in our ELC report. Also, we had the largest 20 number of spring associates initiated (7) in our chapter’s memory, bringing our total for the year to 15 new initiates. Overall, our chapter is headed in the right direction.

63

3.373 3.091

Good

14 5

6

Below Average

Oklahoma State (Alpha-Eta) (Excerpt from ELC) The men of Alpha-Eta Zeta have come a long way since the beginning of the fall 2013 semester. The chapter is now working together with the Alumni Control Board which has really helped the progress of the group.

40

80

3.01

2.78

Average

7

1

6

Poor

Old Dominion (Sigma-Iota) (Jacob Maines, President) The men of Sigma-Iota Zeta have fallen upon trying times and have little to no accountability within 35 the chapter. Overall, the chapter’s officers are not completing basic tasks of operations and it is severely hindering all operations.

61

2.42

2.66

Average

4

1

0

Poor

Oregon (Zeta-Omicron) (Excerpt from ELC) ZetaOmicron Zeta at the University of Oregon has reached a level of chapter operations equaled by a small class of groups on their campus or within Lambda Chi Alpha. After four years of quarterly improvement the chapter has no reason to slow down, but that doesn’t preclude the men from recognizing their recent success.

94

3.01

2.99

Average

25 2

2

Below Average

35

*The State of the Zeta is written by the High Alpha of the chapter. If the High Alpha did not submit a State of the Zeta then one was taken from the ELC Report. **Outer Circle Score is based off the implementation of exceptions outlined in the chapter visitation report. Rankings include: Excellent, Good, Average, Below Average, Poor.

CHAPTER REPORT CARD


State of the Zeta*

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Tot a

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Me mb er

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M=Membership, S=Scholastics, E=Education, AV=Alumni Volunteers, HR=Harm Reduction

M

S

Oregon State (Alpha-Lambda) (Excerpt from ELC) The chapter has sustained a decidedly high level of operations for multiple years but never throughout that time period has the chapter had such numerous and apparent strengths and so few noticeable weaknesses. In the fall quarter of 2013 AlphaLambda focused its energies on its two most obvious areas for improvement: academics and retention. By January 2014 the chapter had nearly met its academic goal of a 3.0 fall GPA and the men were able to initiate over 90% of associate members.

47

85

2.99

Pennsylvania (Epsilon) (Nathan Weinbren, President) Epsilon-Zeta at the University of Pennsylvania saw numbers rise via focus on, tighter brotherhood programming, and improved harm reduction education, aided by strong financial management. Our campus recognition and involvement is also expanding, both as a zeta and with individual brothers. Improved will be programming expansion, specifically with philanthropy. Trends with recruitment and brotherhood programming will be kept, along with a focus on big-brother and alumni involvement.

16

26

Pennsylvania State (Zeta) (Boris Cano, President) The men of the Zeta chapter have had a successful semester as we were able to improve substantially going into our ELC visit. The improvements have definitely helped the development of the chapter as we have seen much more involvement in chapter activities this semester than we have in the past however we still have some improving to do in that category.

30

Pittsburg State (Lambda-Chi) (Excerpt from ELC) The men of Lambda-Chi Zeta continue to steadily improve and are becoming a strong chapter within Lambda Chi 28 Alpha. The men have just transitioned into a brand new set of officers and are excited for what the future holds.

Ch apt All er Me GP A n’s Cam pus Ave Ou ter rag C eG Att ircl PA end e S ees core at ** con Nu f er mb enc er es/ of con Ch cla a pte Eve ves rA Su nt P dvi bm la s or s iss nni io ng Ha ns (la For rm s m Re t two duc tio term nR s epo ) rt S cor e

CHAPTER REPORT CARD

2.88

E

AV

HR

Excellent 29 7

2

Below Average

3.328 3.37

Excellent 6

1

1

Average

111

3.3

n/a

Average

5

2

0

Average

36

3.08

2.82

Good

8

2

0

Below Average

*The State of the Zeta is written by the High Alpha of the chapter. If the High Alpha did not submit a State of the Zeta then one was taken from the ELC Report. **Outer Circle Score is based off the implementation of exceptions outlined in the chapter visitation report. Rankings include: Excellent, Good, Average, Below Average, Poor.

CHAPTER REPORT CARD


CHAPTER REPORT CARD

Ne

w

Me m Tot bers al Me mb ers Ave rag eC hap ter All Me GP A n’s Cam pus Ave Ou ter rag eG Att Circl PA end e S c ees ore * at * con Nu f er mb enc er es/ of con Ch cla apt Eve ves e rA Su nt P d vis bm la or s iss nni ion ng s F Ha rm (last orm t Re duc wo t e tio n R rms) epo rt S cor e

M=Membership, S=Scholastics, E=Education, AV=Alumni Volunteers, HR=Harm Reduction

State of the Zeta*

M

S

E

AV

HR

Polytechnic (Theta-Upsilon) (Robert Schwartzberg, President) After completing their first semester as New York University students, the men of Theta-Upsilon Zeta are still in the process of adapting to their new school. They are now one of the newest chapters in NYU’s extensive Greek Life community but have not 22 gone without making a name for themselves. They’ve raised over $4,600 for Relay for Life this spring and have gotten well acquainted with the other Greek organizations on campus. They look forward to their first-ever formal recruitment this fall.

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0

0

Average

6

2

9

Needs Improvement

Purdue (Psi) (Alex Sicinski, President) This past scholastic year we initiated 35 new brothers. We have our live in numbers higher than they have been in 3 years. Our newly established Alumni Advisory Board has assisted us greatly in drawing in more alumni 39 involvement. Our focus for the coming semester is increasing our Academic standing drastically. We anticipate at least 35 new members from our coming academic year.

84

2.42

2.85

Average

2

6

0

Poor

Rensselaer (Epsilon-Eta) (Ryan Moriarty, President) Epsilon Eta at Rensselaer has had an extremely successful semester, as exemplified by the abundance of awards and recognition they have received. The chapter was the top fundraiser at RPI’s Relay for Life, 28 bringing in almost $8,000 for cancer research. The chapter also stole the show at RPI’s Greek Awards, where they took home 8 awards, 5 star recognition, and were named “Chapter of the Year” by Rensselaer.

64

3.34

3.14

Good

42 9

5

Average

*The State of the Zeta is written by the High Alpha of the chapter. If the High Alpha did not submit a State of the Zeta then one was taken from the ELC Report. **Outer Circle Score is based off the implementation of exceptions outlined in the chapter visitation report. Rankings include: Excellent, Good, Average, Below Average, Poor.

CHAPTER REPORT CARD


State of the Zeta*

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Tot a

Ne

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Me mb er

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M=Membership, S=Scholastics, E=Education, AV=Alumni Volunteers, HR=Harm Reduction

M

Rhode Island (Eta) (Danny Van Bergen, President) Eta Zeta is doing well in the areas of philanthropy, recruitment, and ritualism. We have also begun new extremely beneficial relationship with Hi Pi Brian Smith and have submitted a Harm Reduction Report. Some areas the chapter could look to improve on are fraternity education, scholastic development, attendance and proper event planning. The chapter hopes to improve its overall GPA, strengthen alumni relations and become more organized in our centennial year.

Ch apt All er Me GP A n’s Cam pus Ave Ou ter rag C eG Att ircl PA end e S ees core at ** con Nu f er mb enc er es/ of con Ch cla a pte Eve ves rA Su nt P dvi bm la s or s iss nni io ng Ha ns (la For rm s m Re t two duc tio term nR s epo ) rt S cor e

CHAPTER REPORT CARD

S

E

AV

33

81

2.63

2.76

Below Average

2

Richmond (Alpha-Chi) (Jake Earle, President) Alpha Chi had a strong year-long recruitment with 26 men initiated, 22 in the spring, to bring total membership to 66 brothers. This semester the chapter developed a stronger sense of philanthropic service through three different services days in Richmond. The chapter had 26 a great academic semester, raising the chapter GPA to 3.29, placing it among the top fraternities on campus. This spring the chapter worked hard to improve event planning in order to reduce risk and plan more successful events.

51

3.29

3.16

Average

Rollins (Theta-Gamma Colony) (Armando Santin, President) Theta Gamma Colony is the reigning Fraternity of the Year at Rollins and has doubled in size since last year. It has grown to meet all Chartering Standards and has submitted a Petition to Charter. A progressive Call to Brotherhood earned the colony a distinction as Rollins Organization for Social Justice and produced a motivated sophomore class. Next year, Theta Gamma intends to: charter, improve its risk management initiative, increase its average GPA, and recruit a class of at least 10 men.

36

3.04

0

Average

27

1

0

Poor

25 4

14

Needs Improvement

11 5

2

Needs Improvement

*The State of the Zeta is written by the High Alpha of the chapter. If the High Alpha did not submit a State of the Zeta then one was taken from the ELC Report. **Outer Circle Score is based off the implementation of exceptions outlined in the chapter visitation report. Rankings include: Excellent, Good, Average, Below Average, Poor.

CHAPTER REPORT CARD

HR


CHAPTER REPORT CARD

Ne

w

Me m Tot bers al Me mb ers Ave rag eC hap ter All Me GP A n’s Cam pus Ave Ou ter rag eG Att Circl PA end e S c ees ore * at * con Nu f er mb enc er es/ of con Ch cla apt Eve ves e rA Su nt P d vis bm la or s iss nni ion ng s F Ha rm (last orm t Re duc wo t e tio n R rms) epo rt S cor e

M=Membership, S=Scholastics, E=Education, AV=Alumni Volunteers, HR=Harm Reduction

State of the Zeta*

M

S

E

AV

HR

Rose-Hulman (Theta-Kappa) (Excerpt from ELC) The men of the Theta-Kappa chapter of Lambda Chi Alpha at Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology are experiencing lower morale. The chapter’s High Zeta (chapter officer core) has been implementing necessary changes but has received some resistance 32 from members. The members need to focus on moving beyond the past and pushing towards a bright future. The men have several areas where they should focus their efforts to grow and improve the chapter. These areas include financial management, member accountability, and brotherhood.

64

3.15

3.10

Good

11 1

3

Poor

Sam Houston State (Sigma-Mu) (Excerpt from ELC) The brothers of Sigma Mu Zeta at Sam Houston State University initiated 2 men this spring bringing their total membership to 13 brothers. The chapter 4 is currently focused on academics and recruitment. Going into the summer the chapter handed out 8 bids in which they all accepted. This fall the chapter aims to sign 8 associate members.

15

2.30

2.72

Average

5

3

0

Not Reported

Samford (Theta-Alpha) (Excerpt from ELC) The men of Theta-Alpha Zeta at Samford University have drastically improved since Educational Leadership Consultant (ELC) Anthony Linder’s last visit. The men have utilized each member’s specific skills by 15 strategically placing each brother in the position that best fits their skillset. This has caused the group to improve in areas such as finance, brotherhood events, Fraternity Education, and academics.

19

3.23

3.14

Average

9

8

1

Poor

San Diego (Delta-Kappa) (Excerpt from ELC) Lambda Chi Alpha remains a very prominent organization on campus and maintains a cache among potential new members in recruitment. Bringing in high quality associate members has allowed the chapter to overcome weaknesses in other areas of operations.

122

3.212 3.09

Good

0

1

1

Average

38

*The State of the Zeta is written by the High Alpha of the chapter. If the High Alpha did not submit a State of the Zeta then one was taken from the ELC Report. **Outer Circle Score is based off the implementation of exceptions outlined in the chapter visitation report. Rankings include: Excellent, Good, Average, Below Average, Poor.

CHAPTER REPORT CARD


State of the Zeta*

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Tot a

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Sewanee (Iota-Nu) (Excerpt from ELC) The men of the Iota-Nu chapter of Lambda Chi Alpha at Sewanee University struggle to maintain chapter operating standards. The chapter and its officers should focus their efforts to fulfilling the basic standards outlined in the Operations Guides and the Lambda Chi Alpha Constitution and Statutory Code. The chapter should focus their effort on financial management, recruitment, and overall chapter management.

7

Ch apt All er Me GP A n’s Cam pus Ave Ou ter rag C eG Att ircl PA end e S ees core at ** con Nu f er mb enc er es/ of con Ch cla a pte Eve ves rA Su nt P dvi bm la s or s iss nni io ng Ha ns (la For rm s m Re t two duc tio term nR s epo ) rt S cor e

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3.147 n/a

Average

3

2

0

Poor

Shepherd (Phi-Iota) (Excerpt from ELC) The men of Phi-Iota Zeta have had recent change in their leadership and are beginning to move in the right direction. Though the officer operations are improving, the chapter is still not accomplishing some Basic 12 tasks. The brotherhood is moving in a positive direction and continues to be leaders on campus. Moving forward, the brothers need to strive to become one of the best chapters in Lambda Chi Alpha, not just on campus

30

2.96

2.40

Average

5

1

0

Not Reported

Shippensburg Colony (Allen Koederitz, President) Shippensburg Colony was refounded during the Spring 2014 semester. Shippensburg’s colony spent the semester learning about Lambda Chi Alpha and the responsibilities of the various officer positions. Shippensburg Colony had 18 18 men go through the associate member ceremony and continue on to initiation. As a colony, Shippensburg would like to recruit 10+ outstanding men in order to exceed the campus average of 27 and apply for the charter Spring 2015.

17

2.7

2.58

Not 0 Reported

1

0

Not Reported

Simpson (Theta-Lambda) (Excerpt from ELC) The men of Theta-Lambda Zeta have made considerable work this past semester to get the chapter to a high level of operations. They have really embraced the year 19 round recruitment process, and are constantly meeting potential new members, as well as inviting them to chapter functions.

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2.834 2.995

Good

7

2

Average

5

*The State of the Zeta is written by the High Alpha of the chapter. If the High Alpha did not submit a State of the Zeta then one was taken from the ELC Report. **Outer Circle Score is based off the implementation of exceptions outlined in the chapter visitation report. Rankings include: Excellent, Good, Average, Below Average, Poor.

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Me m Tot bers al Me mb ers Ave rag eC hap ter All Me GP A n’s Cam pus Ave Ou ter rag eG Att Circl PA end e S c ees ore * at * con Nu f er mb enc er es/ of con Ch cla apt Eve ves e rA Su nt P d vis bm la or s iss nni ion ng s F Ha rm (last orm t Re duc wo t e tio n R rms) epo rt S cor e

M=Membership, S=Scholastics, E=Education, AV=Alumni Volunteers, HR=Harm Reduction

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South Carolina (Epsilon-Psi) (Tim Reagan, President) Epsilon-Psi has shown significant improvement and is up to 63 members with 9 new members this spring. The chapter is graduating 3 seniors this spring, the first class in 2 years. Epsilon-Psi received awards in the South Carolina Greek Community for Most 37 Outstanding Chapter Scholarship Award, Silver Chapter of Excellence, Most Outstanding President, and Most Outstanding Alumni Adviser Award. The chapter aims to improving its philanthropic efforts by bringing back Watermelon Bash to campus.

60

3.28

3.07

Average

6

2

6

Not Reported

South Carolina - Aiken (Pi-Alpha) (Excerpt from ELC) The men of Pi-Alpha Zeta are ready to make big changes in their chapter. The chapter has traditionally seen low numbers in academics and have experienced apathy from the majority of the chapter. The 13 brotherhood, however, does an excellent job with its philanthropic work and all of its community outreach. The chapter continually shows support for events on campus and helps promote Greek Life in a positive way.

28

2.24

0

Average

3

2

0

Not Reported

South Dakota (Alpha-Gamma) (Excerpt from ELC) The men of Alpha-Gamma Zeta at South Dakota have continued the hard work they put into their chapter 22 allowing them to bring home the Phoenix award from this past summer’s Stead Leadership Seminar.

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3.12

2.913

Good

17 8

0

Poor

South Dakota School of Mines (Colony 298) (Excerpt from ELC) The men of the colony at the South Dakota School of Mines and Technology are really excited about their future and all the work they’ve done up to this point with the recent approval from the Fraternity’s Grand High Zeta to charter in the fall. The 27 men have some exciting planning ahead to prepare for the chartering banquet that will officially recognize the group as a full chapter of Lambda Chi Alpha, none of which would be possible without all of the effort they have put into getting to this point.

42

3.247 2.721

Average

5

2

Poor

1

*The State of the Zeta is written by the High Alpha of the chapter. If the High Alpha did not submit a State of the Zeta then one was taken from the ELC Report. **Outer Circle Score is based off the implementation of exceptions outlined in the chapter visitation report. Rankings include: Excellent, Good, Average, Below Average, Poor.

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South Dakota State (South Dakota State Colony) (Excerpt from ELC) The colony is still figuring out how to operate as a self-sufficient entity. Areas that need the most work currently are recruitment/membership, scholastic programming, and Big Brother programming. The colony membership is currently at 10, and the men have not had difficulty recruiting this semester.

Ch apt All er Me GP A n’s Cam pus Ave Ou ter rag C eG Att ircl PA end e S ees core at ** con Nu f er mb enc er es/ of con Ch cla a pte Eve ves rA Su nt P dvi bm la s or s iss nni io ng Ha ns (la For rm s m Re t two duc tio term nR s epo ) rt S cor e

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14

10

3.183 3.267

Average

0

1

0

Southeast Missouri State (Delta-Phi) (Excerpt from ELC) The men of the Delta-Phi chapter of Lambda Chi Alpha at Southeast Missouri State continue to maintain strong operational standards, thriving within the organization and on campus. The chapter has 28 several areas of their operations they should review in hopes of further growing and prospering. These areas include fraternity education, pre-initiation, and in their Inner Circle programming.

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3.182 2.84

Good

11 7

2

Poor

Southeastern Oklahoma (Pi-Sigma) (Excerpt from ELC) The men of Pi-Sigma Zeta at Southeastern Oklahoma State University have continued to improve and grow as a chapter overall since the beginning of 18 the fall 2013 academic term. The group just Imitated 7 new men into the chapter and have recruited 4 new Associate Members already for the spring 2014 academic term.

21

2.82

n/a

Good

5

3

1

Below Average

Southern California (Zeta-Delta) (Excerpt from ELC) Zeta-Delta sports a solid foundation as a fraternity on the USC campus. The chapter’s harm reduction education program is among the best in Lambda Chi Alpha. The men of Lambda Chi Alpha 52 are well-recognized on and around campus for their community involvement; and the name of the Fraternity carries weight with members of the student community and the administration.

160

3.15

3.15

Average

0

5

0

Poor

*The State of the Zeta is written by the High Alpha of the chapter. If the High Alpha did not submit a State of the Zeta then one was taken from the ELC Report. **Outer Circle Score is based off the implementation of exceptions outlined in the chapter visitation report. Rankings include: Excellent, Good, Average, Below Average, Poor.

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M=Membership, S=Scholastics, E=Education, AV=Alumni Volunteers, HR=Harm Reduction

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Southern Indiana (Phi-Xi) (Excerpt from ELC) The men of the Phi-Xi chapter of Lambda Chi Alpha at the University of Southern Indiana continue to perform well. They strive to be a strong Lambda Chi Alpha chapter and on the university’s campus. The members need to push beyond their comfort level and the basic 21 expectations in hopes of further elevating the chapter. The chapter should focus their effort on increasing campus involvement, improving harm reduction education and programming, and enhancing their recruitment efforts.

S

35

2.81

104

Spring Hill (Delta-Delta) (Ryan Sanchez, President) The Delta Delta Zeta chapter at Spring Hill College is looking towards a bright future. After the most successful recruiting year in the history of the chapter, we are excited to capitalize upon this success. A new 18 academic system, comprehensive Beta program, and increased alumni contact are a few goals we have set for the year. With new vitality and passion, we are committed to growth and improvement. St. Joseph’s (Phi-Lambda) (Joseph Bonner, President) The men of Phi-Lambda Zeta at St. Joseph’s University is working on continuing to strengthen their chapter. Strengths of this chapter include recruitment, fraternal education, and philanthropy events. The men of Phi Lambda believe that some areas where improvement 26 is needed would be in their alumni relations as well as their financial management. In the upcoming year Phi-Lambda is looking to hold a successful alumni event, and to take necessary steps to have a better standing on campus.

Southern Methodist (Gamma-Sigma) (Excerpt from ELC) The men of Gamma-Sigma Zeta at Southern Methodist University continue to slowly improve under the direction of their senior leadership and Alumni 34 Control Board.

2.88

E

AV

HR

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16 5

2

Below Average

3.244 3.08

Average

6

5

9

Below Average

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3.25

2.92

Average

3

2

0

Average

79

3.15

2.93

Good

9

1

2

Poor

*The State of the Zeta is written by the High Alpha of the chapter. If the High Alpha did not submit a State of the Zeta then one was taken from the ELC Report. **Outer Circle Score is based off the implementation of exceptions outlined in the chapter visitation report. Rankings include: Excellent, Good, Average, Below Average, Poor.

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St. Louis College of Pharmacy (Pi-Lambda) (Excerpt from ELC) The chapter at the St Louis College of Pharmacy is doing really well overall and have continued to improve their operations by putting work into areas that have been weak for the chapter previously.

Ch apt All er Me GP A n’s Cam pus Ave Ou ter rag C eG Att ircl PA end e S ees core at ** con Nu f er mb enc er es/ of con Ch cla a pte Eve ves rA Su nt P dvi bm la s or s iss nni io ng Ha ns (la For rm s m Re t two duc tio term nR s epo ) rt S cor e

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18

60

3.08

2.96

Average

4

1

1

Poor

St. Mary’s University (Sigma-Beta) (Nicholas Ramos, President) The chapter has gone through a transitional period in which we had one semester with 0 new members then initiating 7 new members in the Spring. Current chapter strengths are in academics 12 raising chapter GPA consistently. Our weaknesses in which we hope to approve on are Alumni and Chapter involvement in which we hope to develop on before graduating 50% of the chapter by next Spring.

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3.14

2.89

Good

10 3

3

Needs Improvement

Stetson University (Stetson Colony) (Excerpt from ELC) The men of the Stetson University colony of Lambda Chi Alpha are beginning to implement the necessary programming to establish a strong foundation. The colony has a good framework for several areas but needs to continue learning and implementing all Lambda Chi Alpha policies and programming.

13

12

3.47

0

Poor

0

0

(Matthew Bryan, President) After a challenging fall semester, the men of Phi Rho Zeta at Tarleton State are on a rising path. We made a crucial decision not to associate anyone because we wanted to work on our brotherhood and strengthen the bond we have before getting new members. The image of the executive committee is still viewed as a dictatorship by some members of the chapter and with the election of new officers in nearly every spot we hope to change that image. We will continue improve with academics as well.

12

37

2.68

2.47

Poor

32 1

1

*The State of the Zeta is written by the High Alpha of the chapter. If the High Alpha did not submit a State of the Zeta then one was taken from the ELC Report. **Outer Circle Score is based off the implementation of exceptions outlined in the chapter visitation report. Rankings include: Excellent, Good, Average, Below Average, Poor.

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12

Not Reported

Poor


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Me m Tot bers al Me mb ers Ave rag eC hap ter All Me GP A n’s Cam pus Ave Ou ter rag eG Att Circl PA end e S c ees ore * at * con Nu f er mb enc er es/ of con Ch cla apt Eve ves e rA Su nt P d vis bm la or s iss nni ion ng s F Ha rm (last orm t Re duc wo t e tio n R rms) epo rt S cor e

M=Membership, S=Scholastics, E=Education, AV=Alumni Volunteers, HR=Harm Reduction

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Tennessee - Chattanooga (Zeta-Phi) (Brandon Scott Justice, President) We had the highest fraternity GPA on campus with a 2.81. We initiated 18 associates in the fall, and will put 6 more through this spring bringing membership to a total of 65.This will make us the largest chapter on campus. We raised over $10,000 in the annual Watermelon Bust and a couple thousand pounds in canned foods for the local food bank. We also raised over $2,500 for another philanthropy Great Strides benefitting Cystic Fibrosis.

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67

2.81

Tennessee - Knoxville (Epsilon-Omicron) (Excerpt from ELC) The men of the Epsilon-Omicron chapter of Lambda Chi Alpha at the University of TennesseeKnoxville have adjusted well to working with the Alumni Control Board and are making strides. The chapter has been utilizing each High Zeta (chapter officer) officer’s Operation Guides as guides for improvement. The chapter has several areas where they should focus their efforts. These include harm reduction, fraternity education, and pre-initiation programming.

38

76

102

Texas - Austin (Alpha-Mu) (James Platt, President) 2013-14 was a very successful school year for the Alpha Mu Zeta at The University of Texas. We graduated 15 seniors (most in 25 years), and initiated 29 new members. Our fall associates won the IFC’s highest new member GPA, we made playoffs 33 in every IM sport, had some fun brotherhood events, two great alumni reunions, and have a strong 2014 Fall plan in place with an experienced High Zeta. We raised over 29,000 pounds for Feeding America this spring, and will hit over 50,000 in 2014.

2.74

E

AV

Good

7

1

0

Not Reported

2.876 2.93

Average

10 1

0

Not Reported

3.201 3.125

Good

13 10

15

Poor

*The State of the Zeta is written by the High Alpha of the chapter. If the High Alpha did not submit a State of the Zeta then one was taken from the ELC Report. **Outer Circle Score is based off the implementation of exceptions outlined in the chapter visitation report. Rankings include: Excellent, Good, Average, Below Average, Poor.

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State of the Zeta*

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Texas - El Paso (Zeta-Epsilon) (Excerpt from ELC) The men of Zeta-Epsilon Zeta at the University of Texas-El Paso have endured an unspeakably difficult year involving limited operations, suspension, and probation. After being inactive for the entirety of the fall 2013 semester, a small group of around ten men began trying to crawl back into relevancy on the UTEP 0 campus and to reassert themselves in the fraternity and sorority community. Operations at this time are very rudimentary and the chapter is more akin to a colony than an established group, but there are signs of potential success if the few active members are willing to work for it.

9

3.08

Texas - San Antonio (Phi-Upsilon) (Excerpt from ELC) The men of Phi-Upsilon Zeta have taken steps backwards in the spring 2014 academic term. The chapter has had a large mid-year turnover in officers and continues to struggle in almost every area of operation as a group.

15

35

13

Texas A&M - Kingsville (Beta-Epsilon) (Excerpt from ELC) The men of Beta-Epsilon Zeta have slightly improved in overall operations since the fall 2013 academic term. Now while morale in the chapter has improved the group has a long way to go to become an average chapter within Lambda Chi Alpha.

Texas Christian (Iota-Pi) (Excerpt from ELC) The men of Iota-Pi Zeta at Texas Christian University have continued to make significant strides towards 36 becoming a great Lambda Chi Alpha Chapter. The men have transitioned in new officers smoothly and are excited and energetic about what the future holds. Texas Tech (Sigma-Nu Colony) (Excerpt from ELC) Overall the men of Sigma-Nu Colony remain a group in good position to complete their chartering petition this semester.

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Ch apt All er Me GP A n’s Cam pus Ave Ou ter rag C eG Att ircl PA end e S ees core at ** con Nu f er mb enc er es/ of con Ch cla a pte Eve ves rA Su nt P dvi bm la s or s iss nni io ng Ha ns (la For rm s m Re t two duc tio term nR s epo ) rt S cor e

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E

AV

HR

Average

4

2

0

Poor

2.486 2.76

Average

6

2

0

Needs Improvement

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n/a

2.75

Poor

6

1

0

Not Reported

105

3.034 2.94

Good

7

7

6

Below Average

62

2.635 n/a

Average

10 1

0

Not Reported

*The State of the Zeta is written by the High Alpha of the chapter. If the High Alpha did not submit a State of the Zeta then one was taken from the ELC Report. **Outer Circle Score is based off the implementation of exceptions outlined in the chapter visitation report. Rankings include: Excellent, Good, Average, Below Average, Poor.

CHAPTER REPORT CARD


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Me m Tot bers al Me mb ers Ave rag eC hap ter All Me GP A n’s Cam pus Ave Ou ter rag eG Att Circl PA end e S c ees ore * at * con Nu f er mb enc er es/ of con Ch cla apt Eve ves e rA Su nt P d vis bm la or s iss nni ion ng s F Ha rm (last orm t Re duc wo t e tio n R rms) epo rt S cor e

M=Membership, S=Scholastics, E=Education, AV=Alumni Volunteers, HR=Harm Reduction

State of the Zeta*

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Toronto (Epsilon-Epsilon) (Excerpt from ELC) The officers of Epsilon-Epsilon Zeta at the University of Toronto have made vast improvements in operations since Educational Leadership Consultant Joshua Gamse’s visit last semester. In some cases the men have gone from Below Basic to Exceptional ratings. This is in keeping with the strong history of the chapter. It is important for all officers to remember that when it comes time to transition to the next officer, they must do a thorough job in order to maintain their high level of operations.

9

21

2.55

0

Good

7

3

1

Poor

Towson (Phi-Omega) (Chris Harris, President) The chapter is anticipating to place gold, again, in our Universities Chapter Assessment Program for spring 2014. This semester we have proven to be a top chapter on campus through our hard work and participation on campus. Areas in which our chapter can improve on are Ritualism, chapter management, and chapter based goals.

20

36

2.88

2.89

Average

6

1

0

Needs Improvement

Troy (Sigma-Tau) (Joseph Ray, President) The chapter has experienced a few growing pains throughout the previous academic year in the form of operational oversights, such as membership reporting, harm reduction paperwork, and financial organization. 51 However, we do have 13 members going to the Arizona convention this summer. This year with the help of the alumni board and headquarters this should be a better year for Lambda Chi Alpha.

94

2.341 2.58

Below Average

6

1

0

Poor

Truman State (Phi-Psi) (Jordan Reed, President) I believe that our chapter is certainly on the up and up. Our current officers had a successfully and educating first semester and I look forward to what we can do come Fall semester. Our current challenge, that we have been struggling with for a while, is alumni support. Unfortunately there has not been much of a change from them nor do I expect one. Our goals are to increase alumni participation, raise service hours and better ourselves academically.

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2.99

Average

3

1

0

Needs Improvement

15

3.06

*The State of the Zeta is written by the High Alpha of the chapter. If the High Alpha did not submit a State of the Zeta then one was taken from the ELC Report. **Outer Circle Score is based off the implementation of exceptions outlined in the chapter visitation report. Rankings include: Excellent, Good, Average, Below Average, Poor.

CHAPTER REPORT CARD


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Tulsa (Epsilon-Upsilon) (Excerpt from ELC) The men of Epsilon-Upsilon Zeta have come a very long way since the beginning of the fall 2013 academic term as an overall chapter. While there is still a long way to go and a lot of hard work left to do the men are heading in a very positive direction under their strong new leadership.

Ch apt All er Me GP A n’s Cam pus Ave Ou ter rag C eG Att ircl PA end e S ees core at ** con Nu f er mb enc er es/ of con Ch cla a pte Eve ves rA Su nt P dvi bm la s or s iss nni io ng Ha ns (la For rm s m Re t two duc tio term nR s epo ) rt S cor e

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16

44

3.116 2.898

Average

7

1

2

Below Average

Union (Lambda-Zeta) (Will Tucker, President) We head into our 50th year with great anticipation as a chapter and are very excited about what the year may hold. We are growing as a chapter and seeing growth for all members individually as well. We recently were 31 awarded the Academic Cup for fraternities on campus and the Community Involvement Award among all organizations. Great things are happening with this chapter and we are excited about great strides made within and with alumni involvement.

73

3.14

n/a

Excellent 6

1

0

Poor

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2.79

2.904

Average

19 1

6

Below Average

22

3.22

3.28

Below Average

3

0

Needs Improvement

Valparaiso (Iota-Sigma) (Excerpt from ELC) The men of Iota-Sigma Zeta at Valparaiso University had a good year, and have some great accomplishments to be proud of. During the consultant’s visit with the chapter 18 the University held their annual Greek Life awards during which the chapter won a number of awards. Villanova (Beta-Iota) (Tyler Candee, President) We initiated 9 very motivated new members this spring. We have leaders that will be around for some time to come. We have improved our ritual and its understanding. We want to improve our big brother experience, non-alcoholic and alcoholic social events and establish traditions of philanthropy.

8

4

*The State of the Zeta is written by the High Alpha of the chapter. If the High Alpha did not submit a State of the Zeta then one was taken from the ELC Report. **Outer Circle Score is based off the implementation of exceptions outlined in the chapter visitation report. Rankings include: Excellent, Good, Average, Below Average, Poor.

CHAPTER REPORT CARD


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Me m Tot bers al Me mb ers Ave rag eC hap ter All Me GP A n’s Cam pus Ave Ou ter rag eG Att Circl PA end e S c ees ore * at * con Nu f er mb enc er es/ of con Ch cla apt Eve ves e rA Su nt P d vis bm la or s iss nni ion ng s F Ha rm (last orm t Re duc wo t e tio n R rms) epo rt S cor e

M=Membership, S=Scholastics, E=Education, AV=Alumni Volunteers, HR=Harm Reduction

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Virginia Commonwealth (Colony 294) (Mark Everman, President) The undergraduate brothers of Colony 294 are proud to report that we are excited and motivated by the news of being granted are charter by the Grand High Zeta. We also graduated four brothers in the spring, two of which have been offered and accepted professional jobs. Our spirits are high and we look forward to the next chapter.

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E

AV

HR

25

34

2.45

2.63

Average

10 4

3

Poor

Virginia Tech (Sigma-Lambda) (Corey Burton, President) The Sigma Lambda Chapter has an outstanding participation in other school organizations; 95% of brothers are in another campus 12 club. The chapter is working on its relationship with the school and the alumni association. The new Zeta members have a lot of potential to change the previous culture of our chapter.

91

3.08

3.04

Average

5

2

0

Below Average

Wabash (Alpha-Kappa) (Excerpt from ELC) AlphaKappa Zeta does not have large obstacles in their way to returning to high operations. There are a number of small road blocks that have collected to cause 18 them trouble. Utilizing strong leadership from High Alpha Stephen Batchelder and the plethora of alumni involvement, the chapter can easily put the work in to enjoy a strong fall semester.

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3.013 3.058

Average

6

10

0

Poor

Wake Forest (Theta-Tau) (Alex Buccholz, President) The Brothers of the Theta Tau Zeta continue to excel academically, socially, and professionally. We are excited to announce the initiation of our largest Associate Member class since our recolonization in 1994. The addition of 19 new members bring us to 82 brothers strong, making us one of the largest Greek Organizations on Wake Forest campus.

85

3.35

Average

5

1

0

Above Average

30

3.17

*The State of the Zeta is written by the High Alpha of the chapter. If the High Alpha did not submit a State of the Zeta then one was taken from the ELC Report. **Outer Circle Score is based off the implementation of exceptions outlined in the chapter visitation report. Rankings include: Excellent, Good, Average, Below Average, Poor.

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Washington (Alpha-Psi) (Excerpt from ELC) The chapter’s Executive Committee has taken a hard line on the standards of the fraternity and has applied a strict interpretation of the Alpha-Psi bylaws to the bewilderment of some of the general membership, but this fresh take on accountability must continue if the men are to meet the high expectations that have been laid out for them.

Ch apt All er Me GP A n’s Cam pus Ave Ou ter rag C eG Att ircl PA end e S ees core at ** con Nu f er mb enc er es/ of con Ch cla a pte Eve ves rA Su nt P dvi bm la s or s iss nni io ng Ha ns (la For rm s m Re t two duc tio term nR s epo ) rt S cor e

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AV

HR

19

56

3.21

3.18

Average

12 3

0

Not Reported

Washington & Lee (Gamma-Phi) (Excerpt from ELC) Overall the men of Lambda Chi Alpha at Washington and Lee University have shown improvements. They have strengths in academics and campus involvement and are now more aware of what needs to be 14 completed to improve their chapter and Outer Circle scoring. The men still need to seriously and totally discontinue the use of the word “pledge” within their chapter.

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3.54

3.283

Good

0

1

0

Not Reported

Washington State (Tau) (Excerpt from ELC) Tau Zeta at Washington State University was recently removed from probation with the General Fraternity. 36 The chapter has improved significantly with regards to harm reduction education, fraternity education, and recruitment.

111

2.83

n/a

Average

5

4

0

Average

Western Carolina (Beta-Zeta) (Excerpt from ELC) The men of Beta-Zeta Zeta are in a very crucial spot. After this semester, the chapter will have graduated almost half of its membership. This academic term will be a very pivotal time for recruitment. Another area the chapter needs to improve is academic. The chapter is currently at a 2.68 and could greatly benefit from a refocus on grades and an incentive program promoting scholastic excellence.

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2.68

n/a

Average

4

1

0

Below Average

11

*The State of the Zeta is written by the High Alpha of the chapter. If the High Alpha did not submit a State of the Zeta then one was taken from the ELC Report. **Outer Circle Score is based off the implementation of exceptions outlined in the chapter visitation report. Rankings include: Excellent, Good, Average, Below Average, Poor.

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Western Michigan (Lambda-Tau) (Excerpt from ELC) The men of Lambda-Tau Zeta were able to come together and achieve a GPA that allowed them to maintain recognition with their local IFC chapter. The chapter is clearly on an upswing in terms of operations, and conditions in spring 2014 are far better than they were a mere semester ago, however the chapter’s recent incident has called into question their forward progress.

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Western Ontario (Delta-Eta) (Excerpt from ELC) Delta-Eta Zeta is a growing chapter with growing potential. It will be necessary for the members to take advantage of this opportunity by holding themselves 14 accountable, and staying active within the chapter and within the university. Wichita State (Colony 296) (Domanique Cary, President) Colony 296 has improved dramatically in the past year. We have the strongest 9 guys we have had since the colonization started. This Spring, we 7 initiated 3. We are looking to have 10 associates next semester. Also, last spring our grades where at a 2.2, now they are a 3.0. We are on the road to success.

*The State of the Zeta is written by the High Alpha of the chapter. If the High Alpha did not submit a State of the Zeta then one was taken from the ELC Report. **Outer Circle Score is based off the implementation of exceptions outlined in the chapter visitation report. Rankings include: Excellent, Good, Average, Below Average, Poor.

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Wisconsin - Whitewater (Lambda-Iota) (Excerpt from ELC) The chapter at the University of Wisconsin Whitewater is at a very low point. They haven’t had a 4 productive year, and are facing an even tougher year to come. Wittenberg (Nu-Zeta) (Thomas Gariti, President) Nu-Zeta Zeta at Wittenberg University has come through a semester that saw difficulty in recruitment, but strong positive trends regarding internal areas of operations such as fraternity education, ritualism, brotherhood, and academics. The dichotomy between strong internal operations and weak external operations like recruitment and alumni involvement, is one which provides the chapter with a clear path forward this semester.

Wilmington College (Pi-Delta) (Excerpt from ELC) The men of Pi-Delta Zeta are the shining star of the Greek community, as they are responsible and heavily involved. Now they need to set their sights on the bigger picture in order to determine ways to improve and become an exceptional Lambda Chi Alpha chapter, and not just an exceptional chapter at Wilmington College.

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Worcester Polytechnic Institute (Pi) (Zachary Bornemann, President) The Chapter has just completed the major event for our Food Drive this year, covering more communities and strengthening our Greek Community by teaming up with SAE. As a Brotherhood we developed a new standards program for our Chapter and new committee system that increases our Chapter involvement. We are just finishing rush and looking forward to getting our new class and starting the Kappa program.

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Questions or Comments All of the information reported on the Chapter Report Card is submitted by the Educational Leadership Consultant via the “ELC Visitation Report,� the host institution, and the chapter. If there is an error, or incorrect information is reported on the Chapter Report Card, then we ask the chapter to please email the correct information with documentation to programming@lambdachi.org. Changes will not be made to the Chapter Report Card without proper documentation to verify the correct information.

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ALL IN THE FAMILY On April 15, 2014, Lambda Chi Alpha Fraternity and the Hughes family were brought together for a special occasion: the Honorary Initiation of Patrick John and Patrick Henry Hughes. The Initiation of these two men, preceded by Cameron and Jesse Hughes, means that every man of the Hughes household is now a brother of our fraternal bond. By Jonathan Gentry

On April 15, 2014, Lambda Chi Alpha Fraternity and the Hughes family were brought together for a special occasion; the honorary initiation of Patrick John and Patrick Henry Hughes. The initiation of these two men, preceded by that of Cameron and Jesse Hughes, means that every man of the Hughes’ household is now a brother of our fraternal bond.

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Back in January 2014, with the recent initiation of Cameron Hughes (Louisville 1153), a question was posed to the Executive Committee of the University of Louisville’s Zeta-Sigma chapter; the possibility of bringing together the men of the Hughes’ family, once more, through the bond of Lambda Chi Alpha. Starting off as a small notion, the idea quickly gained momentum within only a week’s

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time, and reached a point at which the entire chapter was fully invested. “We had a decision to make and, honestly, it was an easy one”, said Scott Medley, Zeta-Sigma’s chapter advisor in a conversation with the two honorary initiates this past weekend. Once the idea was fully backed by the chapter, the process began. Documents were filled out, letters were written and, more importantly, the incorporation of Patrick John and Patrick Henry into the chapter went to full force. Working together with Nathan Lentz (Louisville 1134), the chapter’s fraternity educator, the two men were instructed on the history, relevance, and inner workings of both the General Fraternity and Zeta-Sigma.

With as much insight as they were given about Lambda Chi Alpha, they reciprocated with insights into their own lives. The Hughes family is well known in Louisville. Patrick John and Patrick Henry are motivational speakers, primarily on the topics of overcoming obstacles such as Patrick Henry’s disabilities.

Overcoming Obstacles Patrick Henry was born without eyes and the ability to walk. Even with these limitations, he is a strong-willed man who excels at music. Patrick John, his father, as well as the rest of the family, is just as amazing. They’ve dealt

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with hardship and have overcome the obstacles presented to them. They were blessed back in 2007 with a new home from ABC’s Extreme Makeover Home Edition and, with that, a gift from the University of Louisville that would send all three sons to college. This gift brought all of them to the doorstep of Lambda Chi Alpha. Patrick Henry first became interested in Lambda Chi Alpha during his college years but, due to his involvement in the Marching Cardinals and other clubs, he was unable to join at that time. “I graduated college in 2010 and, being involved in so many other areas, I really didn’t have time to join. I never thought you could be could be honorarily initiated. It was really awesome”, Patrick Henry said in an interview following his initiation.

men, as well as the six new brothers from this semester’s associate member class, as brothers within our bond. The chapter brought these eight new brothers together in the best way possible; a high-energy singing of Magic Carpet Ride. Patrick John and Patrick Henry will be added to the chapter as Zeta Sigma 1160 and 1161, respectively. Both Patrick John and Patrick Henry provided some final words to the chapter: “I thought my chance at fraternity days were behind me when I left college. I never thought something like this was possible. It’s truly an honor” said Patrick John. “It is an honor to be initiated. A big thanks to Cameron and to his friends for everything. I am just grateful to be a part of Lambda Chi,” said Patrick Henry

In the spring of 2010, Jesse Hughes (Louisville 1093) was initiated. He spent four great years at Zeta-Sigma and continued to bring his family around. Cameron Hughes followed the footsteps of his older brother; being initiated in the fall of 2013. When the day finally came to initiate Patrick John and Patrick Henry, there was a general sense of excitement, both from them and from the chapter. Patrick John gave his thoughts on how he felt before going through the ceremony: “I was excited to join an organization that both of my sons value. It was also exciting that they wanted to include their older brother, Patrick, as well. Being a Mason, I understood some aspects of the ritual but I was excited to see how Lambda Chi conducted their own ritual. Upon completion of our ritual, the chapter greeted the two www.lambdachi.org/cross-crescent

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CHAVEZ’S DAD, BROTHER-IN-LAW BECOME BROTHERS On July 30, 2013, former ELC and Professional Staff member Joseph Chavez (St. Mary’s) died unexpectedly from complications related to a seizure. Sigma-Beta chapter at St. Mary’s University honorarily initiates Joseph’s father, Joseph Chavez Sr., and brother-in-law, Joshua Perry. By Norman Beltran

Editor’s Note: On July 30, 2013, former ELC and Professional Staff member Joseph Chavez (St. Mary’s) died unexpectedly from complications related to a seizure. In only 24 years of life, Chavez left a lifelong impression on everyone he met. His smile was infectious. As a part of processing his passing, the brothers from his Sigma-Beta chapter at St. Mary’s

Losing a brother who had such a passionate fire in his heart for our Fraternity is surely heart breaking. It was too soon to have a son, brother, and best friend leave all of us at this stage in our lives.

University in San Antonio, Texas, approached Joseph’s father, Joseph Chavez Sr., and brother-in-law, Joshua Perry, and asked each of them to become an honorary member of Lambda Chi Alpha. The following are the reflections of this emotional event from SigmaBeta undergraduate brother Normal Beltran.

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Although there isn’t any form of closure that will ever satisfy our need for Joseph in our daily lives, honorarily initiating his father and brother-in-law was a step in the right direction.

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The light he left behind will always burn within our hearts. Forever in ZAX, Sigma-Beta Zeta Link to Cross & Crescent article following Joseph Chavez’s death: https://www.lambdachi.org/blog/candc/the-light-oflambda-chi-alpha-remembering-joseph-chavez/

Despite losing a brother who had been called by some “the epitome of what it means to be a Lambda Chi,” we have all gained two amazing brothers with whom we can share our bond. In a night often filled with naivety, somberness, and excitement all at the same time, we were still somehow able to feel more on this particular occasion. As fully initiating them grew closer and closer, the chills on our spines grew stronger and stronger. The Initiation Ritual of Lambda Chi Alpha has an entirely new meaning to us now, and an entirely new level of appreciation of it is held. We will never be able to fully comprehend how important it was to his family for us to do this but we are glad that we had the opportunity to finally piece together a broken picture for them. Hopefully now they can fully understand exactly why he cared so much about Lambda Chi Alpha. If you would like for us to explain exactly how it feels, we can’t. Finding the right words to describe the emotions and importance of this night is nearly impossible. What we can say, however, is that this is what Joseph would have wanted.

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Professional Staff Changes at IHQ Five new positions and two departing staff members highlight the shifts occurring at Lambda Chi Alpha International Headquarters.

By Andrew Talevich (Washington State)

The end of May marks a time of transition for the Professional Staff at Lambda Chi Alpha. A new batch of Educational Leadership Consultants are being welcomed onto staff while others move to new positions or depart to new careers after their service to the Fraternity. This year five positions in the Fraternity and the Educational Foundation were filled and two staff members departed. These changes support the underlying mission of the Professional Staff, to strengthen the operations of Lambda Chi Alpha and to serve the Fraternity’s undergraduates and alumni.

Staff Departures Two ELCs, Keith Hamman (Iowa State 2013) and Joel Weyrauch (Butler 2012), will be departing the Professional Staff after traveling across North America and advising countless brothers.

Keith Hamman (Iowa State 2013) Keith Hamman is leaving staff after one year as an ELC. Hamman is a 2013 graduate of Iowa State University. His favorite memories involve his first chapter visit last fall. “It was a beautiful August day and I drove through the mountains of West Virginia,” he said. “I was really excited to actually be starting visits and seeing new sites.”

help him in the future. “I learned so much about myself, how the Fraternity works, and about life in general,” Hamman said. “I’ve gained a lot of skills from working with others, communicating a message, and presenting to large groups.” Hamman plans to continue his commitment to Lambda Chi Alpha as a volunteer at a local chapter in the upcoming years. “Being able to work with one chapter continuously and to see their growth is going to be really rewarding,” he said.

Joel Weyrauch (Butler 2012) After two years spent as an ELC and hundreds of miles traveled between chapter visits, Joel Weyrauch will be departing staff. A 2012 graduate of Butler University, Weyrauch’s favorite memory on staff was working with the colonies at American University and Baldwin Wallace University to gain their charter last spring. An important lesson that Weyrauch learned through his experiences as an ELC was that the Fraternity is not selfsustaining; instead it takes hard work from a variety of dedicated individuals. “Lambda Chi isn’t a monolith or a faceless corporate entity; it’s a collection of the most outstanding people I’ve ever had the privilege of meeting,” he said.

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Weyrauch plans on working in public policy analysis.

the spirit of the organization and learning about the positive impacts the Fraternity has across North America,” she said.

Staff Additions

Max Goldenberg, Annual Giving Director

Five positions were opened up as a result of Lambda Chi Alpha’s growth and its desire to create new programs and initiatives within the Fraternity and Educational Foundation. Two previous ELCs transitioned into these positions and three new employees were hired.

Chris Buck (Ball State 2013), Educational Curriculum Specialist Chris Buck is now serving as the Educational Curriculum Specialist. Buck is a 2013 graduate of Ball State University and previously served as an ELC. The Educational Curriculum Specialist assists the Associate Director of Education in the development of educational programming. Critical areas of focus for the position include the development and implementation of Lambda Chi Alpha’s officer training program, as well as assisting with the coordination of Lambda Chi Alpha’s True Brother programming. “I hope to continue to develop beneficial curriculum and programming to aid our collegiate brothers and chapters,” Buck said.

Tabitha Reuter, Assistant Database Manager Tabitha Reuter is now serving in the new role of Assistant Database Manager. She assists the communications department and the Educational Foundation in maintaining database records for undergraduates and alumni. “I’m thrilled to be working for Lambda Chi Alpha. I enjoy

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Max Goldenberg, a recent graduate from Muskingum University, started working for the Educational Foundation on May 1, 2014, as the Annual Giving Director. Goldenberg’s main responsibility is to implement strategies for annual giving to the Educational Foundation of Lambda Chi Alpha including direct mail, email solicitations, online giving, and social media outreach. During his short time on staff Goldenberg has found his favorite part of his new job is meeting with alumni who have involvement in the Fraternity. “I hope to succeed in connecting with post-graduates and to continue to encourage alumni to support the Educational Foundation, and also becoming a brother in the near future,” Goldenberg said.

Allen Horton (Arkansas State 2013), Associate Director of Educational Mentoring & Alumni Programming Allen Horton is another new addition to the Educational Foundation of Lambda Chi Alpha. His new position is the Associate Director of Educational Mentoring & Alumni Programming. Horton is a graduate of Arkansas State University. He spent the previous year as an Educational Leadership Consultant. As the Associate Director of Educational Mentoring & Alumni Programming, Horton will be responsible for communicating, educating, and engaging both alumni and undergraduate brothers by using a multi-

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channel approach with enhanced programming that is consistent with each generation.

Fraternity.

“I hope to provide our brothers with the opportunity to develop a relationship with a mentor or mentee that could help them grow both personally and professionally,” Horton said.

Lynn Chipperfield (Drury 1973), General Counsel Lynn Chipperfield (Drury 1973) will serve as Lambda Chi Alpha’s General Counsel to manage the diverse legal needs of the Fraternity. He replaces Deborah Vargo, who retired on April 30. Chipperfield previously served as Senior Vice President, Chief Administrative Officer and General Counsel of Furniture Brands International, a St. Louisbased public company, until his retirement in 2008. He was also a member of the Fraternity’s Board of Directors (the Grand High Zeta) from 2002-2010, and he has recently completed a four-year term as Chairman of the Board of Trustees of Drury University, his undergraduate alma mater. “Lynn’s legal background and passion for the Fraternity make him uniquely qualified to serve as our General Counsel,” said Bill Farkas, CEO of Lambda Chi Alpha

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Four Expansions Slated for the Fall

New colonies will be established on the campuses of California State University, Chico; Johnson & Wales University, Charlotte, NC; Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, Prescott, AZ; and Syracuse University this fall.

By Andrew Talevich (Washington State)

On Wednesday, May 21, the Professional Staff at Lambda Chi Alpha officially announced four universities at which the Fraternity will be expanding next fall. Lambda Chi Alpha will be recolonizing at Syracuse University and California State University, Chico. New expansions will take place at Johnson & Wales University, Charlotte, NC, and Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, Prescott, AZ. The four Expansion Managers responsible for the colonizations on each campus are Michael DeCourcy, Erik Silvola, Anthony Linder, and Jon Moss respectively.

Syracuse University Lambda Chi Alpha will be returning to Syracuse University, located in Syracuse, New York. Syracuse University consists of approximately 21,000 students. Lambda Chi Alpha at Syracuse was originally chartered as Alpha-Upsilon Zeta in 1918 but has been dormant since 1997. The Greek System at Syracuse is quite immense and diverse. There are currently over 70 different organizations represented on the campus. DeCourcy will be the Expansion Manager for the colonization on the Syracuse campus in the fall. This is his second year as an Expansion Manager. He is a graduate of Wittenberg University and traveled in 2012-2013 as an Educational Leadership Consultant. “I look forward to the Syracuse Colony receiving its charter and returning to the pinnacle of Lambda Chi Alpha,� DeCourcy said.

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California State University, Chico California State University, Chico (Chico State) is located in Chico, California. The university is the second-oldest campus of the 23 California State University schools, having been established in 1887. Phi-Chi Zeta was established in 1984 and closed in 2008. During the chapter’s existence, 667 brothers were initiated as members of Phi-Chi Zeta. This fall Lambda Chi Alpha will be returning to Chico State which today has an enrollment of 16,470 students with 19 fraternities and sororities. Leading the Chico State expansion efforts will be Silvola, an Expansion Manager from Florida Southern College. Silvola graduated in 2012 and spent his first year working as an Educational Leadership Consultant for the Fraternity. “We are looking to recruit a solid base of values-based men at Chico State,” Silvola said. “I’m really looking forward to a strong future for Lambda Chi Alpha on this campus.”

breaking event: Kappa Sigma, Delta Phi Epsilon, and Lambda Chi Alpha. Linder will be the Expansion Manager for the JWU Charlotte expansion. This is Linder’s first year as an Expansion Manager. He served as an Educational Leadership Consultant last year and assisted in the Shippensburg University and Huntingdon College expansions. Linder is a 2013 graduate of Tarleton State University. “The fact that JWU will be inviting multiple Greek organizations on campus for the first time in history is a unique opportunity. This will be a different kind of expansion, but I feel that it will be beneficial to all parties involved,” Linder said.

Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, Prescott Johnson & Wales University, Charlotte Johnson & Wales University, Charlotte, located in Charlotte, North Carolina, consists of approximately 2,500 students. This private, nonprofit, accredited institution offers degree programs in arts and sciences, business, culinary arts, education, nutrition, hospitality, and technology. This fall the university is planning to begin Greek life on the Charlotte campus. Three Greek organizations have been chosen to participate in this ground

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Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, Prescott, is a small university of roughly 2,000 students that is located in Prescott, Arizona. ERAU Prescott is affiliated with EmbryRiddle Aeronautical University in Daytona, Florida, home of Lambda Chi Alpha’s Sigma-Phi Zeta. This colony will be joining a Greek community that currently consists of five other fraternities. Moss, an Expansion Manager from Ball State University, is responsible for managing, planning, and executing the expansion of ERAU Prescott. Moss graduated in 2012 and

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spent the 2012-2013 school year traveling as an Educational Leadership Consultant. “Being able to colonize on a smaller campus will allow us to make a bigger impact and become a part of a close community that works together to further the efforts of all Greek organizations,� Moss said.

Seeking Support The expansions on the four campuses will require support from dedicated alumni who, along with the Expansion Managers, are interested in assisting the first members of the colonies. If you are interested in playing a role in the expansions, please contact Matt Roy, Associate Director of Chapter Services at mroy@lambdachi.org.

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Letters to Wanda: Ohio University, Alpha Xi Delta, and Lambda Chi Alpha About 90 years ago, Wanda Goldene McMahan and her many friends attended Ohio University. These letters provide a glimpse into the fraternity and sorority experiences of students at that time. By Mike Raymond (Miami-OH)

Athens, Ohio, is located on the Hocking River in the southeastern part of the state. It is home to Ohio University, a public institution of higher education established in 1804 that is the oldest university in Ohio and the Northwestern Territory. Both the city and the university are located on what is known as the Allegheny Plateau, a picturesque region of Indian mounds, caves, hills, and valleys centered on the Hocking River watershed that flows into the Ohio River. Our chapter was preceded at Ohio University by Phi Kappa Epsilon and Alpha Tau Epsilon, local fraternities that were founded in 1916 and 1917 respectively and were installed as our Alpha-Omega Zeta of Lambda Chi Alpha on May 18, 1918. This 96-year-old chapter was dormant for two periods: one from 1937 to 1950 and another period from 1968 to 1975. Ohio University is at the center of this story of a series of letters between Wanda Goldene McMahan and her many friends attending the university. One of her friends was a man nicknamed “Tuffy.� He was a member of Lambda Chi Alpha in the mid- to late 1920s. These letters provide a glimpse into the fraternity and sorority experiences of students from about 90 years ago. At the time that these letters were written the means of mass communications were very limited. There were no cell phones, television, or social media of any kind. However, there was the telegram for special or emergency messages; radio was in its infancy; and the telephone These clippings were tucked into was available in a 1923 letter from Jo Williams to the cities and Wanda. The first clipping is typical larger towns. The of a college newspaper gossip column. The second clipping is about high cost and the formation of a local fraternity unreliability of the that eventually became a chapter of telegram and the Acacia at O.U. telephone systems prevented many www.lambdachi.org/cross-crescent

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people from using them to communicate. The postal service, with its offices in thousands of cities, towns, and villages was readily available to anyone who had the money to buy a 2 cent stamp.

Virginia. All three graduated from Ohio University in 1924. I also did a membership count of Alpha-Omega from its installation in 1918 to 1924. Alpha-Omega had initiated 65 men during that period.

In the absence of other means of inexpensive and reliable communication, letter writing became popular among the literate. It wasn’t until the age of texting that letter writing began to die a rapid death. But back in the 1920s, letter writing was still the king of communications.

To my great disappointment, I could not identify Tuffy. None of the letters he wrote to Wanda identified him by first name, last name, or home address. The 1930 Directory did not help to identify him. At this time his identity remains a mystery.

Background

Wanda, on the other hand, was a well documented person. All of the nearly 60 letters in my possession are from friends she made at Ohio University. All of the letters have her full name, with some slight spelling deviations to her last name, and her complete home address.

Earlier this year and over a span of two months I acquired four lots of nearly 60 letters. The letters were written between November 3, 1922, and May 14, 1924. Campus gossip was a prominent subject matter of the letters. Many references were made to Lambda Chi Alpha in these letters. The letters provide some insight into the campus social life at O.U. and the importance of fraternities and sororities to Wanda and her friends. A great deal of interesting material can be found among the eight letters I selected for this article.

The Letters Let’s start with a letter dated February 1924, that Tuffy wrote to Wanda. He used his chapter’s official stationery, which provides some information about Alpha-Omega Zeta. The letterhead lists the chapter house as located at 16 South Campus Street in Athens, Ohio, and also lists B.A. Renkenberger as President, Virgil H. Dassel as Secretary, and Herbert C. Hunt as Treasurer. I looked for these names in our Official Directory of 1930 and found references to all three of these men. Renkenberger was Alpha-Omega 53 from New Springfield, Ohio. Dassel was Alpha-Omega 63 from Evansville, Indiana. Hunt was Alpha-Omega 52 from Wheeling, West www.lambdachi.org/cross-crescent www.lambdachi.org/cross-crescent

Many of her letters make reference to her membership in Alpha Xi Delta Sorority. She often used either sorority stationery or an embossing machine to decorate plain stationery with Alpha Xi Delta. All of the eight letters that I selected contain references to fraternities and sororities at Ohio University. For example, in a letter written to Wanda from one of her sorority sisters this comment was made: “Yes, the Lambda Chi record is here but I can’t send it for it would get broken. However I will bring it with me Aug. 18---That’s fair enough isn’t it? In the meantime we will wear it out.---” This comment is clearly a reference to a vinyl, long-playing record. This material was very brittle and easily broken unless well packaged. The record could be one issued by our headquarters or by Alpha-Omega. Fraternity-produced records were very popular in the 1920s and featured pop and fraternity songs of the day.

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1923 Most of the letters in this collection were written after Wanda graduated from Ohio University in August of 1923. Many of the letters from Wanda’s sorority sisters and were full of sorority and fraternity gossip. I find it remarkable that many of these comments could be made by contemporary fraternity and sorority members. Maybe things don’t change as much as we would like to think! Here are a few excerpts from a letter written to Wanda in August 1923: “So you are dating rather heavy at home & don’t know which man to choose-- well “Tuffy” is a dandy fellow and I know he thinks a lot of you -- but you know it is up to you. But when IT comes you will fall hard.” “I sure was surprised to see Gen wearing a Sig. Pin -- but I think it is WONDERFUL. She and Swartz make

In another letter, her friend Mary mentions that Wanda will be a school teacher. Mary wrote about informal Alpha Xi Delta rush at Ohio University. She mentioned that their sorority was getting tremendous competition from Alpha Gamma Delta. In a response to Wanda’s

at Akron in 1919. It was an outgrowth of Sigma Beta which was founded in 1914. Of special note is the continued existence of the Lone Star Fraternity founded at Akron in 1882. Lone Star claims to be the oldest local fraternity in America.

previous letter, Mary said, “Yes Wanda

Wanda received a letter from an Alpha Xi sister named Virginia from Wilmington, Ohio. The letter focused on the efforts of an Ohio Wesleyan local sorority to become a colony of Alpha Xi Delta. Here is what Virginia wrote about this situation:

I am still wearing my Phi Delt pin -- are you wearing a Lambda Chi -- I don’t think it will be long until you are wearing one.” As you will read later, Mary was quite wrong about the Lambda Chi pin. Later in August, Wanda received a letter from a Miss Britton who was attending school at the University of Akron. I found her use of slang expressions interesting. The use of “Ghee” is still heard from time to time but I was surprised to see “Don’t you think?” I thought that this expression was relatively new. Miss Britton makes the following comment, which I think is of interest:

an awful cute couple.”

“I suppose you heard that a local chapter at Wesleyan gave a breakfast at Columbus at the Dishler for the State, Ohio U., and Wittenberg chapters of Alpha Xi Delta-- pretty keen don’t you think? I had a letter from Gene Mattox telling me that the only chapter against the chapter at Wesleyan is the Zeta Chapter at Wittenberg -- she wants me to write them all I know of the girls at Wesleyan personally.”

The letter had some Alpha Xi Delta news about getting Marian Sprague and Betty Jones as pledges after receiving some strong competition from Alpha Gamma Delta. Wanda also learned that the sorority room had been repapered, a new window bench added to the room, and the overhead lights repaired. It was noted that each member had made a new cushion to decorate the room.

“By the way, Lambda Chi is the only national fraternity they have here. The other fraternities are all local, and don’t want to go national, because if they do, they won’t have their old and pretty wealthy, some of them, alumni to help them out financially-- on buying houses, etc.” Our Gamma-Alpha Zeta was founded

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This process of “vetting” a local group’s suitability for chapter status is reminiscent of Lambda Chi Alpha’s colonization process. Our standards require that each colony secure three letters of recommendation from area zetas before it can become an active chapter of our fraternity. By the way, the Alpha-Mu Chapter of Alpha Xi Delta was established at Ohio Wesleyan in 1924.

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In October of 1923, Wanda received a letter from another Alpha Xi sister from Marietta, Ohio, named Gene. This person was probably Gene Jones the vice-president of the O.U. chapter. Gene provides us with a lengthy commentary on the status of the chapter and its policy of membership restriction: “Alpha Xi Delta pledged nine girls -- all very stunning, stylish, etc. They have five pledges from last year.” “There are 11 actives-- besides another active from Mt. Union -- Miss Mathis. She’s very attractive- comes to all meetings and acts quite interested. Suppose they affiliated her last night.

It may surprise you to find out that Theta Phi Alpha was a sorority for Catholic women. Today, Theta Phi Alpha opens its ranks to all collegiate women regardless of race, creed, or religious belief.

“The Pi Phis have pledged Florence Higby and Bill Rochester’s sister.”

Gene also wrote about twin brothers who had just pledged Lambda Chi Alpha: “The Hughes twins went Lambda Chi Alpha-- I was so disappointed. Beta’s would have had them-- but this year they couldn’t take anyone without a Beta recommendation or a beta son-and they got a bunch of them.” The brothers mentioned in the letter were Merle Hughes, Alpha-Omega 92 and Dale Hughes Alpha-Omega 93 of Marion, Ohio.

That makes a chapter of 26- and they hope to get four more during the year.” “Patterson (Beta) came to school and brought his sister- but due to religion the girls lost three fine girls. They knew it wouldn’t do to take them all- so they brought it down to Pat’s sister - and Mrs. Kinsey said- if you take her- then make it a rule never

1924 In February of 1924 Wanda received a letter from Tuffy written on Lambda Chi Alpha letterhead. Wanda had graduated from O.U. in August of 1924. and was temporarily living in Cleveland, Ohio. Tuffy provides Wanda with a brief update on campus activities. Here is the news of the day from Tuffy:

to take another one. The girls didn’t

“The Varsity Inn is the society central

want to do that - so Nina told Pat, and

this year. I haven’t been here long

all of them went Theta Phi Alpha. I

enough to hear much of the campus

was sorry they didn’t take her- for Pat

scandals. I fear I can’t give you much

wanted her to be an Alpha Xi Delta so

dope.”

badly.”

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“The Delts moved into their new house last week. It is a nice house but not as good as the Sig house.” Tuffy wrote again, surprisingly on Alpha Xi Delta stationery, in May of 1924 with more news and gossip: “I went to the Chi Omega formal Friday night. Most of the Alpha Xi chapter was there as usual.” “Lucille Daffenbough is the new President of your chapter. Ruth Miller didn’t seem to be very popular. That is not hard to understand.” “Helen Smith lost her Alpha Xi Pin. Sure was tough luck.” Tuffy asked Wanda twice in this letter to visit him at O.U. The last letter in this series comes from Tuffy on May 14, 1924. It is written on Lambda Chi letterhead. In the letter he mentions his roommate, “Dinty.” He is very excited to report that Dinty has a car that he can use to visit Wanda. Tuffy makes a sad plea to visit Wanda:

It seems that Tuffy had to live with being rejected by Wanda. Unfortunately, very little information was found about Tuffy. He remains a mystery figure in Wanda’s story.

Conclusion Wanda G. McMahan’s story did not end with these letters. She went on to live a full life. She taught in the Marion, Ohio, school district for 48 years. She was active in the Lutheran Church as a choir director and Bible studies teacher. She maintained her membership in Alpha Xi Delta. She also belonged to the Daughters of the American Revolution, the Marion Lecture Recital Club, and the LeMercure Club. Did she have regrets about her relationship with Tuffy? We will never know. Wanda died on November 12, 1979, in Marion, Ohio. Wanda never married.

“It seems as if I used to know you when we were in Kindergarten or the First Grade instead of just last year. It has been almost a year now since I saw you last.”

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