October 19, 2015

Chapter Programming

The men of Delta Chi strive to be the finest men with the guiding principles of friendship, character, justice, and scholarship. We have many exciting plans to create a name for Delta Chi within our campus. With our current members in a wide range of majors and clubs on campus, we are able to offer a diverse and well-rounded group of gentlemen. In order to maintain a high level of programming within our chapter we strive to have concrete programs in order to advance our four pillars. These programs include academics, social, philanthropy, community service, and intramurals.


Academics

We strive for academic excellence just as all students should. Delta Chi supports scholastic achievement and offers several tools to help all of our members succeed. We assist our members financially who seek tutor support. Additionally, we provide different academic workshops presented by the university to provide our members with information on topics such as study habits, campus resources, etc. Finally, since many of our members are enrolled in similar or the same programs, older members prove to be an excellent resource for underclassmen members. As active student members, our scholarship is our utmost priority and the resources Delta Chi has to offer ensure the richest experience in our studies.

Our chapter is also happy to provide a number of scholarships each semester for achievement in the classroom and involvement within the fraternity and university.


Philanthropy

The V Foundation for Cancer Research is The Delta Chi Fraternity’s national partner organization since 2006. The foundation, which was founded by former NC State basketball coach Jim Valvano and ESPON in 1993, has awarded more than $120 million to more than 120 facilities nationwide and awards 100% of direct donations and event proceeds to cancer research. If you have never heard of Jim Valvano I encourage you to watch the YouTube video posted below and to watch “Survive and Advance: 30 for 30” created by ESPN. In the words of Valvano “Don’t Give Up.. Don’t Ever Give Up!”

Special Events

Jimmy VK

We are proud to host our first annual Iowa State VK on April 12th, 2015 at Ada Hayden Park in Ames, IA. The event will allow participants to enjoy a 3.1 mile run/walk loop through the scenic park and enjoy post race refreshmants and snacks. Our goal of this event was to establish an event that we can host every year to bring back Alumni and give students and members of the community a fun, family-friendly event.
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Delta Chi Golf Outing

As a reestablished Fraternity on campus we wanted to create our first big philanthropy event during the fall semester of 2014. We wanted to create something that we could bring back alumni, reach out to the community, and raise money for The V Foundation. We decided on creating the first annual Iowa State Delta Chi Jimmy V Golf Classic, which was held on September 20th, 2014. The tournament was a four person best ball held at Veenker Memorial Golf Course in Ames, IA. The event went really well and we plan on making this an annual event that will be held each fall on a bye week to allow for alumni, students, and the community to participate in such a great event.

 

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Social

Iowa State is honored to have a great Greek Community with a lot of interaction between the chapters. Each semester we try to get at least two to three socials with different sororities on campus on top of the socials we have with our Homecoming and Greek Week pairings. Social events have ranged from ice skating to sporting events to holiday themed decorations. Whatever the event is, they are always a great time.

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Community Service

We, the members of the Delta Chi fraternity, are committed to making the Iowa State, Ames, and Iowa community a better place for students and residents to enjoy. Every semester, we strive to answer our communities needs by assisting organizations like Goodwill, Habitat for Humanity, Iowa Special Olympics, Ames Community School District, as well as volunteer work within our respected colleges and clubs. Each member provides twelve hours of community service each semester, which allows us to branch out over a number of different organizations with different volunteering opportunities.

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Past Service Events

Habitat for Humanity – We have sent members on several trips to help with the Habitat for Humanity of Greater Des Moines. It is always a fun time and a great cause to support. We plan in the future to have at least 2 Habitat Trips a semester for members to participate.

Brookside Park Cleanup – Several members took an early Saturday morning and turned it into a community service project by raking and cleaning up trash as a local Ames park.

Iowa State Blood Drive – As a Greek Organization we are very active when it comes to the University Blood Drive each semester. We have donations during Homecoming in the fall and Greek Week in the spring. We are always happy to have nearly all our members either donate blood or volunteer to put on the event.

Relay for Life – Collecting money, running, and participating in activities at the twelve hour Relay for Life is a great experience for all of our members and those that benefit from the event.

Iowa State Polar Plunge – Raising money and jumping into the fridgit Lake LaVerne (or the warm State Gym pool when there is too much ice), it doesn’t get any better than that. The Pluge in Ames benefiting Special Olympics of Iowa is always a success and we are happy to play our part in such a great event.


Intramurals

Intramural sports are an excellent way for our members to enhance health and wellness while learning and participating in new activities with friendly competition. Intramural sports are widely popular throughout the Iowa State University students, and Delta Chi is no exception. One of our favorite pasttimes is to compete together for one of the coveted intramural chapion t-shirts!

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Our goal this semester is to compete in every intramural activty that Iowa State has to offer by having at least one member or team represent our Fraternity. Below is a list of some of the intramural activities that we take part in.

  • Ultimate Frisbee
  • Slow Pitch Softball
  • Curling
  • Broomball
  • Flag Football
  • Volleyball
  • Floor Hockey
  • Soccer
  • Basketball
  • Dodgeball