On December 4, 2021, the men of the Phi Delta Theta interest group at Babson College in Wellesley, Massachusetts, were joined by family and friends as they were inducted as the Massachusetts Eta Emerging Chapter.
The interest group began its journey in fall 2020 when a group of student leaders began working with the Fraternity and Sorority Life office to bring a new fraternity to campus. Through the 2020-21 year, their conversations evolved into a partnership with Phi Delta Theta to expand into the Babson Greek community. The group immediately showcased their entrepreneurial mindset and saw early success by welcoming more than ten founders into the interest group over summer break.
This momentum continued with the in-person support of Growth Coordinator, Seth Crain and Director of Talent Acquisition, Jim Rosecrans as students returned to campus in fall 2021. After a strong recruitment, the interest group grew to nearly thirty founders from several influential networks across campus. These founders began bonding through brotherhood activities and helped define a new fraternity experience on campus. As their vision statement reads, “We, the men of Phi Delta Theta at Babson College, will strive to prove our chapter’s value to both Babson and the greater community through our constant pursuit of social awareness, respect, involvement, trustworthiness, philanthropy, and inclusivity.”
“Bringing Phi Delta Theta to Babson College has been an amazing experience. It gave us all an opportunity to start something from the ground up and build a positive culture,” Emerging Chapter President Luke Pata shared. “We are so happy with how the process went and what we have already been able to do, and the best part is that it is just the beginning. We have a group of highly motivated members that are ready to make a big positive change to the community and establish a legacy on campus. We can’t wait to make better men for a better future.”
Phi Delta Theta congratulates the Massachusetts Eta Emerging Chapter and offers thanks to all of the campus faculty and volunteers who helped establish the Fraternity. Phi Delta Theta is excited to celebrate Massachusetts Eta’s accomplishments in the future as the emerging chapter progresses towards installation as a chapter.