Eta Gamma Chapter
Southern Illinois University, Carbondale
Founded: December 15, 2015
Ideal Chapter Size: 60
President - David Bell
Vice President - Nolan Adrian
Recruitment Director - Nathan Bryan
Alumni Director - Charlie Tuider
Grand Chapter Advisor - Zachary Rheinecker
Alumni Association President - None
Coordinator of Expansion and Growth Beau Loendorf, Colorado State ’11 began expansion efforts at Southern Illinois University in the fall semester of 2013; fellow staff member Dylan Dunne, Grand Valley ’10 provided follow up support later on during the expansion efforts. 15 men went through a Pledge Ceremony in November of 2014. Coordinator of Expansion and Growth Ryan Kolter, Whitewater ’12 traveled to campus to provide additional recruitment support and help bolster the group. The men were recognized as a colony in February of 2014.
The men of the Eta Gamma colony had a cumulative 2.74 GPA in spring 2015. While this was above the required benchmark, the men made improvement in academic performance their top priority in 2015-2016 by developing a detailed plan to raise their GPA to 2.9 by the end of the academic year.
The Eta Gamma colony has participated in several social and intramural activities since fall 2013. The men have participated in flag football, volleyball, and basketball. It is reported that consistently over 90% of their chapter either plays or attends the intramural events. As for social events, the men have hosted social events with several sororities on campus, most notably a Pajama Party with Delta Phi Epsilon in spring 2015.
Eta Gamma Chapter was installed on December 12, 2015, in ceremonies in the Auditorium of the Southern Illinois University Library. Undergraduate Grand Councilor Sam Harris, Beta Tau 12 (Wayne State) presented the charter; C J Graziano represented the Fraternity staff.
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