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Trine’s Delta Chi chapter earns international fraternity’s President’s Cup

Trine University’s chapter of the Delta Chi fraternity was recently recognized as a winner of the President’s Cup, the most prestigious award given by the international organization.

The President’s Cup is awarded to the top chapters in each of two divisions for overall superior performance and programming. Trine’s chapter is part of the Buff Division, made up of campuses with less than 15 chapters or below 30% fraternity membership.

Among other efforts, Trine’s chapter was cited for holding several roles on the university’s Inter-Fraternity Council and supporting the Angola Autism Center, the American Red Cross and the V Foundation for Cancer Research.

“Winning an International Delta Chi President’s Cup means so much to every single one of our members,” said David Pinc, chapter president. “During a time when so many things were unstable and the whole world got flipped upside down, our chapter was able to find ways to adapt and show greatness. This award demonstrates our chapter's ability to adapt, overcome and achieve exceptional heights, even when we have been limited the most. Every single one of our brothers should be extremely proud of what we have accomplished together as the brotherhood of a lifetime.”

“The Delta Chi President’s Cup confirms the chapter’s commitment to philanthropy, leadership and scholarship, a commitment I see demonstrated throughout the academic year,” said Darryl Webber, Ph.D., faculty advisor.

The organization’s “AA,” International President Aaron Otto, selects up to four chapters from the Award of Excellence category in each division to receive the President’s Cup. The organization announced the award in a Facebook video on Aug. 21.

“These folks have demonstrated superior operational performance while promoting a strong value-based fraternity experience, and creating measurable impacts for their members, their campuses, and their host communities,” Otto said in the video.

Otto presented the award to members of Trine’s chapter on Aug. 30.

Photo: Delta Chi “AA,” International President Aaron Otto, center, presents the organization’s President’s Cup to members of the Trine University chapter on Aug. 30.