Greek Life Flourishing
Delta Chi brothers and alumnus Jeff Posendek watch as the two Delta Chi houses are torn down at the corner of Darling and Gale Streets. The history of Trine University′s Delta Chi chapter dates back to the fall of 1922, when a group of men formed the "Four–Eleven Gang." The name was taken from the address, 411 W. Park St., where most of the members resided. The gang adopted Greek letters – Lambda Phi Epsilon – after a short time. Due to their growth, in 1929 they became the Delta Chapter of the Beta Phi Theta Fraternity. The fraternity officially became the Tri–state Chapter of the Delta Chi Fraternity on May 24, 1969. Members resided in the two houses on Darling Street until 2010, when the new house officially opened.
Other exciting Greek changes are taking place on campus, too. The university now boasts six sororities (one national) and seven national fraternities, with an additional one in the process of returning to campus. This semester Acacia is re–colonizing its chapter at Trine. Visit http://trineacacia.org/ for more details. Kappa Beta Gamma is the newest edition to Trine′s sororities, coming to campus July 9, 2012.
Student Services partnered with fraternities and sororities to create a more concise and organized formal recruitment process and implemented Greek Formal Recruitment Jan. 26–29.
The Greek Leadership Council (GLC) and Advisory Board are returning to Trine. The GLC is comprised of chapter presidents and academic and alumni advisors of Greek organizations. The groups meet once a month and give opportunities for people to find ways to improve Greek life at Trine, while ultimately increasing the percentage of Greeks on campus.