As a collegian, you probably weren’t always aware of the valuable lessons you were gaining from your membership in Delta Chi. But now, after having left the chapter house behind and making your way in life, can you tell what lessons brotherhood in Delta Chi taught you? As we reflect on that question, the first words that come to our minds are leadership and teamwork. Each of us developed and contributed in our own way, big or small, to sustain the chapter we inherited from those who came before us. Delta Chi taught us to focus on what we could do, not what we couldn’t.
Our collegiate members carry on this can-do attitude through their positive impact on Mississippi State’s campus and in the Starkville community. As you read in our winter newsletter, the chapter hosted a successful Miss Greek MSU pageant and participated in various community service projects over the fall and spring. By working together, they are achieving their goals and strengthening their bond as brothers.
Last spring, 29 generous alumni came together and raised over $13,000 to assist with the following:
- Leftfield Lounge season pass at the new Dudy Noble Field
- Alumni luncheons in the fall and spring
- Financial support to assist the chapter with hosting the 2017 Regional Leadership Conference (RLC), with nearly 150 members from 23 chapters and colonies in attendance
- A successful Chapter Options Workshop in November 2017 with informative sessions on academics, rush, financial management, and housing
- Alumni website and database management
- Newsletter preparation and distribution
These brothers saw the undergraduates’ need and knew that they could make in impact. Alumni donations not only sustain our physical home, they provide an environment for our men to learn and grow as a team. Each contribution gets us one step closer to our goals.
This year, the Delta Chi Alumni Association (DXAA) plans to use donations to:
- Provide scholarships for active members to attend leadership workshops, which train our leaders in the best practices of chapter operations. This year’s Delta Chi International Convention is in Denver, meaning it will be more costly to support member attendance due to airfare.
- Another great opportunity for our undergraduates is the Delta Chi Emerging Leader Academy this summer at Cornell University in Ithaca, NY, where Delta Chi was founded in 1890. The DXAA plans to cover the travel and registration cost of one representative from our chapter.
- Support the rush budget to facilitate exceptional recruitment.
- Continue funding on-going expenses, including alumni communications and social events.
- Secure our spot in the Left Field Lounge at Dudy Noble Field. The annual price of our coveted spot increased from $200 to $2,000 annually, and we want to ensure past, present, and future brothers can enjoy an honored tradition in a place we all know and love.
As an alumnus, what can you do for our chapter? We encourage you to consider making a gift of $500 to the 2018 Alumni Association Membership Campaign today. If this amount is more than you would like to contribute this year, please consider giving $250 or $175.
By giving back today, you are doing more than making a donation—you are making a difference in the lives of our brothers. Join us in demonstrating to a new generation of brothers what we can do when we come together and support our chapter.
You can make your gift today by clicking the “Support the Campaign” button on the right hand side of this page. For your convenience, you may spread your gift over the course of a year by making monthly or quarterly payments. You can also set up recurring payments to charge your credit card automatically or draft your checking account.
As a reminder, all donors will be recognized as dues paying members of the DXAA.
Please join us and pledge your support for the Delta Chi Alumni Association today. We greatly appreciate your support.
In the Bond,