Delta Tau Delta Returns to South Carolina
Delta Tau Delta welcomed 103 men into the Fraternity as new members of the Theta Eta Crescent Colony at the University of South Carolina on Oct. 4, 2019. The colony’s cumulative grade point average of 3.5 exceeds the all-male average and the all-fraternity average of 3.2.
Over the last four weeks, Senior Chapter Leadership Consultant Zack Day (University of Northern Colorado, 2018) and Leadership Consultants Nick Pidgeon (University of South Florida, 2019), Brooks Rahaim (University of Southern Mississippi, 2019) and Kobe Nelson (Oregon State University, 2019) became immersed in the campus culture at U of SC to gain an understanding of the value Delta Tau Delta could provide to students.
“We were able to add value in a way much greater than originally planned and have a strong group of 103 men committed to making a positive impact in the community,” said Day.
Originally chartered in 1993, the Theta Eta Chapter represents more than 450 alumni who have joined the Fraternity at U of SC. Delta Tau Delta is among 21 members of the Interfraternity Council at the campus which has an undergraduate student population exceeding 26,000.
“Without Theta Eta, the Fraternity was missing something. The chapter has historically been a leader within our organization, and we look forward to the chapter returning to prominence. It is indeed a great day to be a Delt,” said CEO Jack Kreman.
The Ritual team performing the induction ceremony at the Capstone Hall on campus included Colony Advisor David Baker (University of South Carolina, 2000), Bryan Chavez (Allegheny College, 2013), and Chapter Leadership Consultants Nick Pidgeon (University of South Florida, 2019), Brooks Rahaim (University of Southern Mississippi, 2019) and Kobe Nelson (Oregon State University, 2019).
Additional Fraternity members gathered for the induction ceremony included Southern Division President Mark Nichols (Kansas State University, 1991); Southern Division Vice President Thomas Hill (Syracuse University, 1968), Don McKale, (Iowa State University, 1966) who serves as chapter advisor for Theta Mu chapter at Clemson University and Wayne Curtin (University of South Carolina, 1999). Four undergraduates from Kappa Zeta Chapter at the College of Charleston also welcomed the new colony.
Special guests included Director of Fraternity and Sorority Life Jarod Holt; Associate Director of Fraternity and Sorority Life and IFC Advisor Josh Schuman; Assistant Director of Harm Reduction and Compliance Tad Derrick; Cpl. Tevepaugh and his K-9 partner Poppy and Interfraternity Council President Zach Goldberg.
The colony’s advisory team led by Baker includes Assistant Colony Advisor Graham Newman (University of South Carolina, 2001); Assistant Advisor of Finance Will Anderson (University of South Carolina, 2001) and Assistant Advisor of Academics Cody McHale (University of South Carolina, 2014).