Fall 2017 Semester Report
As the ground begins to cover with snow around East Lansing, we can look back upon the incredible growth and achievement of the Michigan Beta chapter.
Excellence in Recruitment
This semester saw 20 men of the Eta Delta Phikeia Class initiated. The group possesses a character and that will be essential to the continued growth and sustenance of the chapter over the coming years.
The annual Lumberjanes philanthropy event at 626 Cowley raised $1,500 for the ALS Foundation. Newly elected philanthropy chair Will Giger has also expressed desire to develop an annual Spring philanthropy event to help boost the chapter’s philanthropic efforts. Members of Michigan Beta also participated in philanthropy events held by the Michigan State chapters of Delta Gamma, Gamma Phi Beta, and Alpha Xi Delta sororities.
The semester also saw Michigan Beta gain University wide recognition among Greek-letter organizations as the MSU Interfraternity Council presented the chapter with three awards for the efforts of its members over the past year. Former recruitment chair and current brother president David Bond received the Recruitment Chair of the Year award, and the chapter received both the Recruitment Award, for outstanding growth in membership, and the Membership and Leadership Development Award for possessing outstanding quality and character in its newly initiated members.
Michigan Beta Intramural Excellence
The men of Michigan Beta continued development on the intramural front as well, as the chapter competed in three new sports leagues. Flag football and sand volleyball teams gave good showings in their respective leagues, but the highlight of the semester was the 9 v. 9 Soccer team. The team lost 1 regular season game en route to an excellent challenge for the title that both team members and the chapter can be proud of.
Alumni coming home
One of the highlights of our semester was our alumni tailgate at 626 Cowley. The day saw Phis young and old return to the chapter house to share stories, reconnect, and gear up for a day of Spartan football. The day was spearheaded by famous Phi and chapter alumnus Chris Hansen recounting his years at 626 Cowley. Chris shared the lessons he learned in his college years and has been able to bring forward into his career.
The chapter would like to express its continued gratitude to our alumni. The chapter would not exist had it not been for their continued support of our endeavors. The door is always open at 626 Cowley. Whenever you are in town, we invite you to visit!
Yours in the Bond,