On October 1st, 2019, the brothers of Beta Phi Chapter, welcomed seven Rowan University students into their fall semester pledge class. The Baptism ceremony for the fall was held at a house shared by a few to the brothers not far from campus. Following the conclusion of the Baptism ceremony, the brothers and the members of the new pledge class (Beta Psi Class), made their way over to Harrison House Diner for a celebratory dinner afterwards. It was great day for our Beta Phi Chapter.
The Brothers of our Beta Theta Chapter are off to a good start this fall. With the chapter posting a 10-man roster (which is big for them), they also have a 6-man pledge class. During a visit from the National Chaplain on September 27, 2019, the brothers and pledges of the Chapter received a presentation on the morals and ethics of brotherhood, and also received some Fraternity promo items including Fraternity sunglasses and frisbees. Following the meeting, a wonderful Italian lunch was had at Naples Spaghetti House in downtown Steubenville.
The brothers of Delta Upsilon Chapter received their 2019 Chapter composite during a visit from the National Chaplain on September 26, 2019 to the campus of Robert Morris University in Moon, Pa. The 3' x 5' composite is shown here being held by some of the Chapter members. In addition each brother of the Chapter receive an individual mini-composite.
The Brothers of Chi Chapter, founded in 1929, start off their fall 2019 semester -- and 90th year -- with a lot of excitement. The Chapter which was down to four brothers just a few years ago, now boasts a roster of over 40 brothers, many of whom share a house in downtown State College. The Chapter also received a gift of a pictorial banner, among other items to keep the celebration of year 90 going strong.
The brothers of the SUNY Cortland Colony are doing well -- with a roster of 16 brothers they are ready to tackle their first fall semester as a colony. During a September 24 visit from the National Chaplain the brothers listened to a presentation on the ethics and morals of being a brother of Alpha Phi Delta, after which the Alpha and Beta classes of the colony competed in a friendly rivalry in a game a Fraternity Jeopardy (the final score was a lopsided 13,099 to 1, in favor of the Alpha members). During the evening the brothers also gathered for an Italian meal at a stylish local Cortland eatery called Hollywood. Best of luck to our brothers at SUNY Cortland for a successful semester!
On September 23, 2019 the Brothers of Beta Iota received a great surprise when during a visit by the National Chaplain, they were presented with a replica of their original charter presented by Utica College of Syracuse University in 1948. Before Beta Iota was chartered by Alpha Phi Delta, it spent a year operating as "The Alpha Club" as a colony of the Fraternity. The presented this charter to the founding colony members laying the ground for Alpha Phi Delta coming to Utica College.
The Brothers of Beta Iota are very excited about their 70th Anniversary. With a 70th anniversary banner and a brand new chapter composite, these undergraduate students from Utica College, are making a big deal about this big anniversary. Led by Chapter President John Blashke, the Chapter turned 70 years on April 7th, marking start of year of celebration. Congratulations Beta Iota!
The Delaware Valley District held its first District Meeting of the new school year on September 10 at Rowan University. The District, which had just won the 2019 Outstanding District Award at the National Convention celebrated in a big way at this kick-off meeting of the year. The Chapters were presented with several gift items from their District Governor, including a giant-sized Pictorial Banner for each Chapter, and purple framed and tinted sunglasses. During the meeting the District reviewed the upcoming calendar events for the fall, as well as District policies. Following the meeting the brothers gathered at a local eatery for some nice Italian cuisine -- pizza!
Our Chapters in Action
Instituted in fall 2019, this page features activities, events, and fraternal moments in the lives of our Chapters and their members.