Alumni & Chapter News

Historic chapters celebrate returns

Zeta Beta Tau Fraternity is proud to announce the re-chartering of two historic chapters this fall, Delta Xi at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University and Alpha Tau at Franklin & Marshall College.

Both ceremonies were led by International President the Honorable Jonathan D. Frieden, Phi Epsilon (University of Virginia) 1994, and attended by Fraternity staff and many alumni and guests.

Delta Xi Chapter

On Oct. 30, the men of Delta Xi hosted a well-attended chartering ceremony in Blacksburg, Virginia with many brothers, guests and family.

Additional special guests and Chapter leaders taking part in the festivities included Sean Colbert-Lewis, Ph.D, Delta Xi 1992, Chapter Advisor; Bret W. Hrbek, CFP, Delta Xi 1996, Vice President of the Zeta Beta Tau Foundation and Delta Xi Alumni Association President; Libby Anderson, CAE, Zeta Beta Tau Fraternity CEO; Faron A. Lewitt, Psi (University of Alabama) 1997, Zeta Beta Tau Foundation CEO; Daniel A. Owens, Delta Xi 1997; Abbey Rowe-Erwin, Assistant Director of Fraternity and Sorority at Virginia Tech; Anthony W. Haddad, Eta Mu (California Polytechnic State University) 2019, former Assistant Director of Growth for ZBT, and Cody J. Taylor, Gamma Xi (University of California – Santa Barbara) 2019, ZBT’s Interim Director of Organizational Growth, both key players in the re-founding of the group; and Nicholas M. Martinelli, 2022, Delta Xi founding President, and current Virginia Tech IFC president.

“I am so proud of our Brotherhood. It was an amazing experience to be able to celebrate our chartering with brothers, alumni, family, friends and ZBT staff. I will remember that night for the rest of my life,” said chartering Chapter President Jack H. Hadad, 2022. “Our Chapter takes immense pride in this accomplishment, knowing that Delta Xi has been able to and will continue to impact our current and future brothers’ lives.”

Alpha Tau Chapter

The Franklin & Marshall Chapter celebrated the return of its charter on Nov. 20 with a close-knit brotherhood event at the Klehr Center for Jewish Life in Lancaster, Pennsylvania.

“We have worked hard to become the Chapter that we are today. And to now have our official charter, we can truly see the rewards of our dedication to each other and to this Fraternity. Now our work is far from finished,” said Chapter President William A. Argo, 2022.

Additional special guests taking part in the festivities included Jason A. Horowitz, Beta Phi (University of Pittsburgh) 2009, ZBT Director of Heritage Education and Partnerships.