"I will endeavor to retain the spirit of youth"
~Sigma Chi Creed, George Ade ΔΔ 1887

Brothers Have Busy, Fun and Rewarding Summer

Brothers receiving the Peterson Significant Chapter award at BLTW (L-R) Jim Riley, Spencer Meredith, Drew Schroeder, Max Long with certificate, Grand Consul Mike Ursillo, Matt Rittman, Carson Lorts, Quentin Douglass and Nate Graber.

The young men of Delta Delta have been busy with numerous Sigma Chi events over the summer as well as getting some several reports that highlight a strong spring semester.

Delta Delta Receives Peterson Significant Chapter Award

Delta Delta had eight brothers attend Balfour Leadership Training Workshop held July 30 - August 1 at Bowling Green State University in Bowling Green, OH. Consul Max Long was excited to report that Delta Delta was a recipient of the Peterson Significant Chapter Award. This award goes to those chapters who have shown excellence in multiple facets of chapter operations. BLTW also allowed the brothers in attendance to begin outlining plans for chapter activities for the 2015-2016 school year.

Charles Carpenter ’17 (second from right) with his Horizon’s group.

Horizons Leadership Experience

Charles Carpenter ’17 was our participant in the Horizon’s Leadership program held in Snowbird, Utah this summer. Horizons is a leadership development experience for qualified undergraduate Sigma Chis with at least two years remaining in college, and who wish to improve their understanding of leadership as it relates to personal development, group dynamics, and intentional efforts to make positive change in the world.

This select program typically allows one brother from each chapter to take part. Charles, like those Delta Delta brothers who have attended Horizons, comes away with a greater understanding of himself and how he can contribute to our chapter.

Sweetheart Makes Impressive Showing

A number of alumni and undergraduate brothers attended Grand Chapter in San Diego in June to take part in this biennial event. Highlights included supporting Delta Delta’s Sweetheart Cecilia Daizovi as she sought to become the International Sweetheart of Sigma Chi. Losing the title in a close vote, Cecilia did a wonderful job of representing Delta Delta and Sigma Chi. Go to Grand Chapter for more details.

Brother John Cooper ’68 also received his Significant Sig award at this Sig event. See more on John’s accomplishments at Significant Sig Award.

Helping Others Through the Xavier Project

Four brothers spent the summer traveling throughout the U.S. in search of ways to help struggling individuals and organizations with their time and financial support. With funds they raised from friends, family and alumni, Ben Waters ‘16, Bryan Hall ‘16, Jake Clark ‘16 and Cameron Sanders ‘16 where able to help a number of families and have some tremendous stories to show for it. Visit Xavier Project for more on this adventure.

Brothers relax at the Summer Rush Event.

Summer Rush Event

Rush Chairmen JT Wirtz, Jake Davis and Bryan Hall are already in full recruitment mode. Their first event was the Summer Rush Event held on July 12th on Lake Morse in Noblesville, IN at Jake Davis' lake house. Twelve potential brothers attended the event and JT noted they were all quality candidates. In addition the rush chairmen have received 40 early rush recommendations from alumni and others.

Recruitment activities have begun at Delta Delta and will run through September 4th.

Second Semester Performance

The grade reports for the second semester are out and the Sigs ranked 5th among all Purdue Fraternities with a chapter GPA of 3.04. This compares well to the All IFC GPA of 2.89 and the All Men’s GPA of 2.85.

In the area of campus philanthropy and service Delta Delta’s activities raised $5,071 and performed 393.75 community service hours. These numbers put us among the leaders on campus.

Looking Forward

The chapter has had a busy summer preparing for the coming school year. We look forward to continuing to grow and improve in all areas as we point toward a successful year. We also invite all alumni brothers to visit us at any time. You are always welcome.