Cups Running Over
Trine′s nine–time President′s Cup–winning Delta Chi chapter has broken ground for a new house fronting the east side of campus on South Darling Street.
Former Trine faculty and Delta Chi member Rich Kruger serves on the chapter′s Housing Corporation Committee, and knows the decades–long process taken to construct the new house, which replaces a 72–year–old predecessor about half a block to the northwest on Darling Street.
The local chapter began considering the new house in the early 1970s, and local members have conducted some intensive fund–raising across the years to achieve the goal, Kruger said. The combined brick–and–stone house with porch will hold 26 beds in double–occupancy rooms with full kitchen, dining room and entertainment area.
"We′ve been looking forward to the house for decades, and the active chapter is extremely enthusiastic at the prospect of living there," Kruger said.
The local chapter′s President′s Cup tradition of excellence vaults the university′s Delta Chi chapter to the highest rank among chapters across the country. Trine′s is the all–time third most–awarded chapter, behind only Kansas and Georgia Tech. The latest President′s Cup elevated the Trine chapter past that of Michigan State University.
The President′s Cup is given on the basis of multiple awards won by chapters across the nation.