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Alabama

Psi (University of Alabama)

B+ Foundation President Joe McDonough visited the Psi Chapter in early February. Mr. McDonough shared the brothers were a great, engaged and respectful group! Several ZBT chapters have worked with the Andrew McDonough B+ (Be Positive) Foundation in recent years. B+ honors the life of Joe’s son Andrew McDonough, who battled complications of childhood cancer before passing away at the age of 14. The B+ Foundation raises money to provide financial and emotional support to families of children with cancer nationwide and fund critical, cutting-edge childhood cancer research.

Arizona

Alpha Omicron (University of Arizona)

More than 500 people attended Family Weekend in the fall, including Chapter brothers. Brothers organized a silent auction as part of Family Weekend to support a future brotherhood trip.

The Chapter has worked to revitalize its study program and organize its system to better track brothers’ grades. Last semester’s Academic Chair assembled a diverse Academic Committee with brothers from a variety of study areas. A majority of brothers are business majors. The committee assists all brothers with class work and study hours.

Alpha Omicron also hosted Philanthropy Week starting Nov. 15 and a memorial service in February on the one-year anniversary of the passing of Brother Forrest Keys, 2023, in February.

Gamma Tau (Arizona State University)

Brother William P. Yeager, 2024, won the ASU Sigma Kappa philanthropy, Doveman, in late February. He is the Chapter’s Risk Prevention and Wellness Director.

Arkansas

Phi Theta Gamma (Lyon College)

Phi Theta Gamma brothers got a visit from the brothers of Gamma Mu at the University of Memphis in early October to celebrate their homecoming! Lyon brothers are planning to visit the Memphis Chapter in return this spring. Alumni weekend and brotherhood retreat was over the weekend of March 11.

The Chapter’s recurring Zombie Tag game ended April 1. Proceeds from the campus-wide event benefit ZBT philanthropies. The Chapter plans to do Get on the Ball in April.

Eli E. Kemp, 2023, Owen E. Phillips, 2023, and Asher C. Blake, 2024, are Honors Fellows.

California

Alpha Delta (University of Southern California)

Alpha Delta initiated 38 new brothers this spring, including brothers who are from New York, Florida and Brazil. The Chapter is nearly 175 brothers strong.

USC Chabad hosted a menorah lighting early in the week of Hanukkah at the house. Brothers were excited to connect with Rabbi Dov Wagner.

Alpha Rho (University of California-Los Angeles)

A few brothers went skydiving in late January. The Chapter also was the 3×3 Intramural Basketball League champions in fall.

 

 

Alpha Eta (University of California, Berkeley)

The Prospective Chapter is working to seek IFC recognition. Brothers have been engaged with ZBT International programming, like James E. Greer, Jr. Presidents’ Leadership Academy.

Beta Lambda (San Diego State University)

Since the fall 2020 semester, the Chapter has recruited 39 new brothers, 22 of which were recruited in fall 2021. Shout out to Recruitment Directors Cole A. Thorpe, 2023 (director from fall 2020 to Spring 2021) and Nolan C. Keller, 2023 (current). With this influx of brothers, Beta Lambda has been able to expand its on campus presence and have also made some house improvements, like a solid gym setup. Brothers are planning to make another set of oversize ZBT letters. Brotherhood Development Director Chris D. Burri, 2024, has done a great job in his new position and has set up numerous brotherhood events to bring everyone closer, the most recent of which has been an outing at a trampoline park. The Chapter also has secured a lease for its current house for another three years for current and future brothers to enjoy!

Beta Lambda is looking forward to bringing back more events for parents and alumni now that it is more safe to do so with the conditions of the pandemic becoming less severe. With that, the Chapter would like to thank all of the parents who were able to come to parents day and house tour in the fall.

Beta Pi (California State University-Long Beach)

Brothers participated in the IFC’s Week of Welcome in early March.

 

 

Eta Mu (California Polytechnic State University)

Spring IFC recruitment week of Jan. 24 saw 12 new brothers initiated into the Eta Mu Chapter. The Chapter is 130 brothers strong.

All Chapter brothers are part of an organization on campus besides ZBT. This is a requirement for all of brothers and it is considered during the Semiannual Brotherhood Review (SBRV).

The Chapter hosted its annual alumni weekend and a celebration of the 10-year anniversary of the Chapter’s chartering from April 8 to 10.

Gamma Xi (University of California-Santa Barbara)

This fall the Chapter implemented a Mental Health Committee that holds weekly meetings and check-ins with brothers who wish to engage. It is run by Programming Director Jeremy R. Garelik, 2024. Brother Garelik is a second-year psychology and brain sciences major. He loves speaking and practicing his Spanish on a regular basis, particularly with the workers at Freebirds! And always finds his way to the piano on a late night to enjoy some “downtime,” although you can often find a choir of ZBTs surrounding him!

Mental health is an ongoing issue in this day, particularly for men since we struggle to open up. The support that the Chapter offers to brothers is invaluable. The work that Brother Garelik and the Mental Health Committee has done so far has benefited many brothers. The committee hosts a weekly Mental Health Check-In open to all brothers; provides brothers with resources like crisis hotlines, tutoring services, and other mental health organizations; plans one guest speaker each quarter on a mental health-related topic; and more.

Gamma Beta (California State University-Northridge)

The Chapter hosted a huge casino night recruitment event in February and continues to offer open bidding. Beta Gamma is nearly 60 brothers strong.

Two brothers were part of the entertainment March 12 at Big Show, an annual spring concert for CSUN students only. Daniel Hurtado, 2023, (Instagram @lostvisualmusic) and Andrew Cantu, 2024, (Instagram @drewcantu14), performed a DJ set.

Eta Upsilon (Santa Clara University)

University representatives presented violence prevention and drug prevention programs to the Chapter in February and March. Bids were extended to nine potential new brothers in February. The Chapter hosted a winter brotherhood retreat in Tahoe in March.

Colorado

Beta Alpha Theta (University of Colorado-Boulder)

Huge thanks to the amazing mothers who joined the Chapter for an outstanding weekend March 5 and 6.

Beta Alpha Theta brothers are involved across campus, including the CU Real Estate Club, Engineering Networking Club, Farming Interest Club, Community Service Club, Powerlifting Club, Photography Club, Acting Club and the band. The Chapter has intramural basketball and dodgeball teams. Many brothers are part of CU Freeride, the ski and snowboard club. A few brothers work at local restaurants and stores or have jobs on campus.

Iota (University of Denver)

Six students from DU took part in the to the Association for Fraternal Leadership and Values (AFLV) West conference in Anaheim, California. Brother Peyton T. Weeter, 2023, director of recruitment for the Interfraternity Council, is pictured right, with the IFC president from Sigma Chi.

Brothers took the opportunity to volunteer with Denver Parks and Recreation on March 13, and even bumped into Chancellor Haefner for a quick conversation and photo!

 

 

Connecticut

Zeta Theta (Western Connecticut State University)

Recruitment events in February included bowling and game night. The Chapter is small but working on prioritizing recruitment.

 

 

Eta Omicron (Quinnipiac University)

The Chapter has earned recognition by the university again and has resumed recruitment and activities. Alumni support and volunteers are needed at Quinnipiac. If you are interested in supporting the Eta Omicron Brotherhood, email ZBT International Headquarters.

District of Columbia

Phi Alpha Alpha (The George Washington University)

Brothers are involved on campus in a variety of ways. Phi Alpha Alpha brothers have roles in political and advocacy clubs, student media and educational area support groups. Fun options like acting, chess and the Design Build Fly aerodynamics club also are popular. Club sports including soccer, tennis, spikeball and volleyball have ZBT athletes. The Chapter is very engaged in Chabad, including serving as student leaders, and TAMID, a firm that promotes U.S. student experiential learning by connecting them with Israeli start-up companies.

Beta Psi (American University)

The American campus has struggled due to fraternity life protests over the past three semesters but some new engagement opportunities have arisen in spring. Brothers are actively recruiting and just initiated eight new brothers If you are interested in supporting the Beta Psi Brotherhood, email ZBT International Headquarters.

Delaware

Epsilon Theta (University of Delaware)

Zeta Beta Tau had a clothing drive benefitting Jewish Women International’s National Library Initiative. The National Library Initiative helps families in need by creating children’s libraries in domestic violence shelters. These libraries are stocked with computers, toys and hundreds of new books, creating a safe place to relax, escape into a book, and keep up with homework to help these children that are often at risk of falling behind in school. All proceeds from the drive stay in the Philadelphia area.

Florida

Alpha Zeta (University of Florida)

Several Alpha Zeta brothers serve in campus leadership roles.

  • Houston F. Barenholtz, 2022, is membership manager for Dance Marathon.
  • Clay R. Robison, 2024, is a student senator for University of Florida Student Government.
  • Alexander P. Kanfer, 2022, is vice president of UF Health Education & Literacy Organization.
  • Jacob (Coby) E. Farhi, 2023, is director of primary care committee for UF AMSA.
  • Michael T. Saltzman, 2023, is finance director at Swamp Records.

Alpha Omega (University of Miami)

Chapter officers were elected in early March and the brothers immediately began taking part in campus events as a Prospective Chapter. Read more on the new Alpha Omega brothers in The new brotherhood Miami is strong like a hurricane.

Delta Iota (University of Central Florida)

The Chapter was a co-sponsor of Chabad at UCF’s Mega Shabbat in February, attended by hundreds of students. Several brothers helped with the event and participated in a Tefillin for Ukraine activity.

 

Gamma Chi (University of South Florida)

This fall, the Chapter initiated 18 quality brothers. The recruitment team, led by Erick J. Garcia, 2022, worked tirelessly alongside all the brothers to find and recruit the best men for our Fraternity. Moreover, the Chapter achieved the second largest recruitment class of all fraternities on campus for the fall. Gamma Chi now has 62 undergraduate brothers and continues to grow.

Brothers are competitive in every intramural sport and expect to place in many of the final playoff tournaments.

This semester the Chapter participated in multiple philanthropy weeks and placed in several of the main charity events hosted by sororities. Overall, the Chapter helped sororities raise more than $100,000 for their charities and brothers became better men by being involved.

The 2021-2022 Executive Board officers are Chapter President Kody T. Hermelyn, 2023, third-year business management major from Davie, Florida; Operations and Standards Director Brandon A. Mendez, 2023, third year civil engineering major from Broward County, Florida; Programing Director Kip J. Sanchez, 2023, third-year business management major from Fort Lauderdale, Florida; Communications Director Nathan P. Weaver, 2022, fourth-year biomedical sciences major from Tarpon Springs, Florida; Recruitment Director Erick J. Garcia, 2022, fourth-year global business major from Tampa, Florida; Finance Director Ryan R. Resendes, 2022, fourth year quantitative economics major from La Plat, Maryland; Risk Prevention and Wellness Director Daniel F. Vargas, 2023, third-year global Business major from Fort Lauderdale, Florida; and Brotherhood Development Director Daniel Demarin, 2024, second year finance major from Miami Beach, Florida.

Delta Omicron (University of Tampa)

Brothers were a big part of Greek Week over late February, with a mix of fun and philanthropy for all fraternities and sororities. The University of Tampa Greek Community raised over $72,000 for cancer charities. ZBT partnered with Sigma Kappa and raised over $27,000!

Spring recruitment resulted in 14 brothers added to the Chapter. Delta Omicron has over 70 brothers.

Eta Rho Chapter (Florida International University)

The new executive board leaders at Eta Rho are: Chapter President Drake M. Daugherty, 2023; Operations Director Tomás P. Gechidjian, 2023; Communications Director William R. Rivas, 2024; Programming Director Jonathan Anzueto, 2025; Brotherhood Development Director Anthony Machado, 2025; Recruitment Director Alexis Ones, 2025; Risk Management and Wellness Director Sebastian Vinasco, 2023; Finance Director Max A. Cockayne, 2024.

University of North Florida Prospective Chapter

Brothers in late February enjoyed participating in fraternity and sorority events, Greek Games and Greek Sync.

 

 

 

 

Georgia

Eta Lambda (Emory University)

The Prospective Chapter with almost 50 brothers is working on applying for a charter. The group hosted Safe Smart Dating with Sigma Delta Tau in March.

Xi (Georgia Institute of Technology)

Some undergraduate and young alumni brothers spent the weekend of Feb. 1 camping in the chilly Georgia mountains.

 

 

 

Illinois

Gamma (Northwestern University)

The Northwestern campus has struggled due to fraternity life protests and the entire fraternity community remains on a moratorium limiting all activities. If you are interested in supporting the Gamma Brotherhood, email ZBT International Headquarters.

Rho (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign)

Several Rho brothers serve in campus leadership roles.

Matthew W. Wong, 2023, is Interfraternity Council president.

  • Neil D. Knudsen, 2024, is General Military Course Liaison Officer Air Force ROTC.
  • Kyle J. Katsis, 2024, is club director of Cryptocurrency and Decentralized Finance Club.
  • Shane L. Olson, 2024, leads project oversight for Solar Car Club.
  • Cameron S. Leonard, 2024, is recruitment director of business fraternity Phi Gamma Nu.

Delta Lambda (Monmouth College)

Brotherhood orientation was held Feb. 26 to teach and refresh brothers on the operations and history of the Chapter.

The Chapter hosted a recruitment event at a Quad Cities Storm hockey game. Brothers have developed a good working relationship with the Quad Cities Storm and hope to attend more of their games. No other chapter on campus does anything this cool for recruitment, so it certainly helps market a great Chapter. Brothers love going to the games and the Storm love seeing students in attendance! Brothers in attendance took part in the pregame handshakes and had a shoutout on the jumbotron at one game.

Delta Lambda had some representatives in the 2022 Galesburg Polar Plunge for Special Olympic Illinois Pictured are a friend from Pi Beta Phi alongside (from left) Brothers Jacob T. Rathgeb, 2023, Owen R. Mane-Davies, 2023, and Luis D. Castillo, 2024. The Chapters also has a “Dunk a Zeeb” philanthropy event planned. In recent weeks, Delta Lambda hosted a Holocaust Remembrance event, as well as new Brotherhood Orientation, Initiation and Lights Out.

Indiana

Alpha Alpha Chapter (Purdue University)

After a snowstorm blew through northern Indiana in early February, Purdue University students took advantage of the weather for sledding and tubing fun. The sledding area was quickly filled with trash and debris, but fortunately the Alpha Alpha Chapter was there to step up. A group of brothers decided to complete a service project for the Purdue community and clean up the multitude of trash on Slayter Hill. The Chapter at Purdue values service and is always looking for opportunities to serve the community.

Beta Gamma (Indiana University)

After an antisemitic hate speech incident targeted members of fraternities at Indiana, the Chapter invited Chabad and Hillel to come to the house and speak with ZBT brothers. A new mezuzah was installed and tefillin was performed. “We will rise above antisemitism by responding to hate with love,” the Chapter shared on social media.

Kansas

Epsilon Mu (University of Kansas)

Recruitment for IFC groups was the week of Jan. 24. The Chapter initiated four new brothers and now has nearly 80 brothers total.

Brothers represent ZBT in a wide variety of organizations across campus, like Pre-Med Society, Chabad, Hillel, KU Car Club and several finance, investment, entrepreneurship and marketing clubs. Club sports like rugby, baseball, lacrosse, martial arts, tennis and even cornhole are popular with Epsilon Mu brothers.

Brothers Braiden H. Young, 2023, and Benjamin W. Cook, 2025, graduated from ZBT’s James E. Greer, Jr. Presidents’ Leadership Academy and the Emerging Leaders Institute, respectively.

The Chapter celebrated Mom’s Weekend from March 5 to 6.

Kentucky

Alpha Iota (University of Kentucky)

The Founding Fathers share a passion for leadership. Prospective Chapter officers have been elected. Brothers continue to work with ZBT International Headquarters on Founding Father education.

Louisiana

Sigma (Tulane University)

Sigma Chapter hosted Safe Smart Dating in early March with Sigma Delta Tau, attended by dozens of students. The Chapter’s main philanthropy event is Puppies and Pancakes, where they raise money for the Zeta Beta Tau Foundation. They also participate in sorority philanthropy events such as Greek Groove and in their campus Dance Marathon.

For community service, the Chapter participates in Fresh Check Days where they set up booths that provide information on mental health. They are also involved with the Sons of a Saint, an organization which supports single parent households. A lot of brothers are also involved in the First-Generation Investors program where they help teach financial literacy to high school students. Tulane has a 40-hour community service requirement for all students so all brothers must complete these required hours.

Maryland

Beta Zeta Epsilon (University of Maryland – College Park)

The Chapter had a brotherhood building event early in spring. The Chapter had a fundraising event for Jewish Women International and hosted Safe Smart Dating on April 10. A community service event with the university is coming up in April.

Eta Kappa (Towson University)

Brothers participated in the campus’ dance marathon, Tiger-thon, on March 27. Safe Smart Dating was hosted April 3. They also have plans to participate in a sorority philanthropy event.

Massachusetts

Omicron (Tufts University)

Aonkon Dey, 2022, is President of Tufts Computer Science Exchange. Joshua M. Ober, 2024, is a consultant at TAMID, a firm that promotes U.S. student experiential learning by connecting them with Israeli start-up companies. Other brothers are involved in clubs for engineering, finance, international student associations, health care and music. The Chapter is represented in sports and intramurals including soccer, kickboxing and marathon running.

Xi (Massachusetts Institute of Technology)

After a COVID-19 outbreak in the house (all brothers are well now!), many activities and recruitment events were delayed into March. Get on the Ball is coming in April. The Chapter house is in good shape.

Epsilon Phi (Brandeis University)

Five new brothers joined the Chapter in spring. New Executive Board officers are transitioning in, making plans for philanthropy events and Gift of Life service.

Theta Alpha (University of Massachusetts)

Chapter leaders were invited to meet with members of the Amherst Regional School Board Committee, Ben Harington and Peter Demling, on Feb. 24. Theta Alpha is proud to announce that brothers raised $700 for the school district’s Athletics and Performing Arts Programs through a Hot Chocolate and Cookie Fundraiser in late January. Brothers want to thank everyone who made this possible and are looking forward to doing more work with the school district in the future!

Michigan

Beta Epsilon (Michigan State University)

The Founding Fathers are already engaged at Hillel and attending events. Prospective Chapter officers have been elected. Brothers continue to work with ZBT International Headquarters on Founding Father education.

Missouri

Omega (University of Missouri)

 

 

 

On Feb. 14, a group of brothers spent the afternoon preparing food for those in need at Food Bank for Central & Northeast Missouri. Get on the Ball was the week of March 21. The Chapter has been a proud partner of Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals since returning to campus in 2015.

Alpha Xi (Washington University – St. Louis)

The Chapter just recruited nine new brothers. They hosted Brotherhood Orientation and have already done some brotherhood building activities.

New Jersey

Epsilon Tau (Fairleigh Dickinson University-Madison)

The Chapter recently finished planning all events and registering them with the school. First up is a philanthropy event, a lip-sync concert with a livestream fundraising element. Proceeds will benefit Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals and Jewish Women International. The Chapter is working with Hillel to plan an event for Holocaust Remembrance Day. Alumni can request to join the Epsilon Tau Facebook group.

Delta Pi (Fairleigh Dickinson University-Metropolitan)

The campus is under a recruitment moratorium, but after it is lifted, ZBT is looking to grow. If you know any students attending FDU who might make good ZBT brothers, please submit a recruitment referral.

New York

Kappa (Cornell University)

Philanthropy and service efforts are picking up. Current leadership is trying to make these values a bigger priority within the Chapter. They are partnering with a sorority and raise money for each of the philanthropic partners. Kappa also hosted a brotherhood retreat.

Epsilon Delta (Binghamton University)

The Chapter is planning to do Get on the Ball this spring and working through components of THE JOURNEY. They are also looking ahead to have philanthropy events throughout next fall.

North Carolina

Eta Xi (University of North Carolina-Charlotte)

The brothers of Eta Xi are proud to serve their community by cleaning trash up in the local neighborhoods as recurring service activities. The Chapter initiated 16 brothers in the spring. A local Charlotte alumni weekend in late March was well-attended.

Eta Sigma (Elon University)

Charles (Charlie) L. Gaenzle, 2022, and Christopher V. Culhane, 2022, recently climbed Mount Kilimanjaro, the highest mountain in Africa.

 

 

 

Ohio

Lambda (Case Western Reserve University)

The Chapter’s Feb. 18 Snow & Glow event benefitted Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals. More than $2,300 was raised by the Lambda Chapter.

Pennsylvania

Alpha Nu (Muhlenberg College)

Alpha Nu has had a successful year so far. The fundraiser for Get on The Ball was extremely successful, and the Chapter ended up raising over $3,000. Over the course of the semester, many brothers were engaged with Hillel and Chabad on campus. Alpha Nu and the Chabad co-sponsored a dinner during Hanukkah which allowed brothers to connect with other members of the campus community. The Chapter had many successful brotherhood events such as bowling and started weekly movie nights at the house.

The most unique activity that Alpha Nu has done this year is having a Hanukkah night with Chabad on Campus. This activity allowed us to connect with other students while also having a fun evening with great food.

During the fall 2021 semester, all of the Chapter’s current seniors made the dean’s list with GPAs of 3.50 or above.

Alpha Psi (Pennsylvania State University)

Brothers partnered with Sigma Delta Tau for a team at Penn State THON, a 46-hour, no-sitting, no-sleeping charity dance marathon. The team’s dancers stood for all 46 hours over the weekend of Feb. 19. The event raised a record breaking $13.7 million for the kids.

Alpha Tau (Franklin & Marshall College)

Brothers are involved in a variety of ways on campus. Chapter President Andrew P. Petti, 2023, is on the track and field team and past president William A. Argo, 2022, is a campus tour guide. Other brothers are involved in music and acting, clubs, ROTC, the water polo team and the hockey team.

Beta Phi (University of Pittsburgh)

A tradition as old as Beta Phi’s existence on the Pitt campus: The annual Thanksgiving potluck “Fratsgiving” was Nov. 14. Brothers were excited to get back to this tradition after missing it in recent years due to COVID-19 restrictions.

With recruitment events like coffee dates, sports and fun, Beta Phi initiated 14 new brothers in fall and another 10 in February. Congratulations are in order to Recruitment Director, Amit Levin, 2024, and all of the brothers for all their hard work this semester. The Chapter shared on Instagram: “We are excited to see what our new brothers are able to achieve during their time in the Fraternity!”

Beta Phi has two brothers in Interfraternity Council leadership roles:

Michael J. Liu, 2022, is IFC Recruitment Chair. Brother Liu is from Nanjing, China. He’s majoring in Natural Sciences and is an amateur boxer.

Ari M. Kaganovsky, 2022, is IFC Vice President. He’s a senior from Lafayette Hill, Pennsylvania, majoring in Rehabilitation Science. This past summer, he went skydiving over the Mediterranean.

Rhode Island

Rho Iota (University of Rhode Island)

Intramural indoor soccer received first place in the fall and spring intramural seasons. Team players include Adam J. Blakemore, 2022, Andrew (AJ) J. Puller, 2024, Brandon A. Parada, 2023, Daniel J. Donaldson, 2023, Dante B. Romeo, 2023, Matthew G. Sullivan, 2023, Hunter R. Giovianelli, 2023, Chris R. Friguletto, 2023, Jackson M. Erwin, 2024, and Ryan S. Greenfield, 2022.

Several brothers serve in campus leadership roles.

Greyson P. Ebneter, 2024, is vice president of Delta Sigma Pi, a professional business fraternity, and director of outreach at Launch Lab, a catalyst program helping idea generators and problem-solvers create value in the world through peer connections, venture creation and interdisciplinary collaboration.

Ryan S. Greenfield, 2022, is secretary for the executive board at Best Buddies, program for creating relationships for children and adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

Jared E. Edwards, 2023, is diversity and inclusion chair for Interfraternity Council. Brother Edwards is pictured left with a fellow IFC leader.

 

 

 

South Carolina

Eta Alpha (Clemson University)

Shout out to brothers Minhyun Shin and Sam Rubin for being allocated $35,000 to implement a professional headshot photo booth at the Clemson University Career Center. Thanks to Clemson Undergraduate Student Government for supporting this capital improvement project for stronger student life on campus!

Eta Phi (College of Charleston)

Eta Phi is 40 brothers strong after a spring recruitment that saw three more men join the ZBT Brotherhood.

Tennessee

Alpha Gamma (Vanderbilt University)

What is Intellectual Awareness: Brother Samuel A. Blum, 2022, competed in the Jeopardy! National College Championship primetime special in February. Brother Blum represented the Fraternity well but did not advance to the tournament finals.

 

 

 

Gamma Mu (University of Memphis)

The brothers of Gamma Mu want to formally thank the Zeta Beta Tau Foundation for the support from a heritage grant that made it possible to host a Hanukkah celebration in partnership with Hillel of Memphis. It’s an absolute honor to be able to learn more about the Fraternity’s Jewish roots. The Gamma Mu brothers are grateful for the opportunity to become more culturally aware of the history and traditions of Hanukkah with such an amazing community. Gamma Mu thanks the Jewish community of Memphis and Sophie, Hillel of Memphis director, for allowing brothers to explore their identities. The Chapter hopes to continue fostering meaningful and long-lasting relationships with the Jewish community of Memphis: “We’ll be back to finish our game of dreidel soon!”

The Chapter is very happy to announce the new executive board for 2022: Chapter President Coleby R. Stout, 2024; Operations Director Tristan J. Akins, 2024; Recruitment Director James D. French, 2024; Standards Director Jalan H. Huffman, 2023; Brotherhood Development Director Aiden P. Grimes, 2024; Communications Director Victor H. Delgadillo, Jr., 2023; Programming Director Joseph (Joe) A. Duncan, 2024; Risk Prevention and Wellness Director Brayden W. Pusser, 2023; and Finance Director Thomas (Caleb) C. Wyrick, 2024.

Virginia

Delta Xi (Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University)

Chapter President Luke T. Napper, 2024, graduated from the James E. Greer, Jr. Presidents Leadership Academy, and Brother Nicholas J. McDermott, 2025, graduated from the Emerging Leaders Institute!

The Chapter has 70 brothers, including 18 new initiates who joined in spring.

Ontario

Zeta Eta (Western University)

World Food Day is Oct. 16. Brothers had a food drive for the London Food Bank to help those with food insecurity in the London, Ontario, area. They partnered with Hillel for this event. The Chapter is focusing on creating a culture of brotherhood and having more brotherhood events. They are also making plans for their educational programs and Senior and Alumni Panels.

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