Syracuse, NY (February 18, 2013) – The New York Epsilon Chapter at Syracuse University is proud to welcome 21 new members to the Fraternity that officially installed as a chapter last fall. Bids were extended at the conclusion of the weeklong Interfraternity Council (IFC) recruitment process that took place on February 10 – 15. A total of 26 bids were distributed and a promising group of 21 accepted.
The new members of New York Epsilon represent one of the largest recruitment classes among all other fraternities on campus. The incoming class matches last spring’s total and the Fraternity is thrilled to welcome the new faces.
“A major theme of the Phikeia oath is to transmit the fraternity greater than it was transmitted to us and I think with this class we found a group of men who will be better than the current brothers are,” said Gil Maher, recruitment chair.
The 21 new members are a diverse group comprised of highly active and achieving young men. The class consists of significantly involved students on campus, including: student radio/television, student government, residence life organizations, and athletic groups across campus.
“It’s amazing to see how our Fraternity has grown so quickly in just over a year. I am proud to see a group of enthusiastic, confident, and intelligent gentlemen passionate about Phi Delta Theta,” said Jared Rosen, chapter vice president.
The new members will embark on a six-week education process, meeting twice a week along with mandatory study hours and brotherhood events. They are required to finish eight hours of community service and complete an additional seven hours after initiation, in order to meet colony requirements.
“I am very excited with the 21 men we got to join Phi Delta Theta New York Epsilon. They are 21 men quality that will help benefit our chapter in the near future,” said Steve Collins, chapter president.