Delta Tau Delta Returns to University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Delta Tau Delta is pleased to announce a return to the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Twenty-three colony members were inducted into the Fraternity on February 10 and the colony has since grown to 29 men.

Central Office staff members Bobby Mussa (University of Iowa, 2016), Anthony Sansone (University of Iowa, 2016) and Lijah Vann Gardner (Chapman University, 2016) arrived on campus in January to market the Fraternity, reach out to the campus community for referrals and interview potential new members. Through their efforts, they extended bids to the men who became the founding father class of the Gamma Omega Crescent Colony.

“We are thrilled to see the return of the Gamma Omega Crescent Colony at UNC,” said Brenden Welch, director of growth. “After meeting with more than 600 men, we found 29 men who are committed to upholding a high standard of excellence in the Greek community. Together, these men hold leadership roles and are involved with more than 50 organizations on campus. We know that the colony will flourish in Chapel Hill.”

Gamma Omega Crescent Colony

Fraternity staff also recruited a volunteer advisory team whose members will guide the new Delt colony members as they pursue a charter. The volunteer team includes Austin McIlwain (Clemson University, 2015) as advisor and Jon Scislow (North Dakota State University, 2012) and Mike Weber (Florida State University, 2011) as assistant advisors. Additional volunteers are always welcome, so anyone living in the area with interest should contact Director of Volunteer Recruitment Bentley Anderson at

The Gamma Omega Crescent Colony is one of 25 fraternities at UNC-Chapel Hill where more than 1,300 men belong to Interfraternity Council member organizations.

UNC-Chapel Hill, the nation’s first public university, is a global higher education leader known for innovative teaching, research and public service. A member of the prestigious Association of American Universities, Carolina regularly ranks as the best value for academic quality in U.S. public higher education.

Now in its third century, the University offers 78 bachelor’s, 112 master’s, 68 doctorate and seven professional degree programs through 14 schools and the College of Arts and Sciences. More than 29,000 undergraduate, graduate and professional students learn from a faculty of 3,600. Every day, faculty, staff and students shape their teaching, research and public service to meet North Carolina’s most pressing needs in all 100 counties. Carolina’s 292,500 alumni live in all 50 states and more than 150 countries.

Delta Tau Delta has 136 chapters and colonies in 39 states and the District of Columbia with a membership of more than 10,000 undergraduates and more than 120,000 living members.

Delta Tau Delta is a values-based fraternity founded in 1858. Its mission, “Committed to Lives of Excellence,” is what the Fraternity seeks to represent at its host institutions. Delta Tau Delta strives to develop its members’ leadership skills, seeks superior academic achievement, promotes community service efforts and helps its members launch successful careers.