The newly initiated Phis of the Michigan Beta Chapter at Michigan State University are proud to be called brothers after being initiated and presented with their charter this past weekend. The re-installation banquet took place at the Union on campus at Michigan State University, and the chapter had the privilege of being joined by Michigan Beta alumni, families, university officials and other Brothers in the Bond.
The initiation and installation ceremonies were presided over by Brother Mike Scarlatelli, a Past President of Phi Delta Theta’s General Council. During the installation ceremony, Brother Scarlatelli presented the charter to Chapter President Alex Green. The installation ceremony featured Province President Nat Love, Chapter Adviser Jere L’Heureux and Phi Delta Theta Associate Executive Vice President Sean Wagner as speakers. Phi Delta Theta’s Director of Expansion Michael Wahba was the emcee for the evening. Each participant commended the chapter for their accomplishments and spoke of the great impact that Phi Delta Theta has made in their lives.
Since colonization in December of 2013, the Michigan Beta Chapter has had two successful recruitment periods and has gained a positive reputation for the many serenades that they have performed on campus. The chapter also claimed first and second place in two Greek Week events while raising money for The ALS Association and the American Cancer Society. In addition to these accolades, the chapter had a brother win Delta Gamma’s Anchorman competition.
With the help of their great alumni, Michigan Beta has re-acquired their original chapter house that was built in East Lansing at 626 Cowley. With plans to move into the chapter house next fall, the chapter is well on its way to success at Michigan State.