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Addressing Parent's Concerns
Who is in charge of Delta Chi?more_vert
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Delta Chi is a student organization, therefore current undergradute students manage the chapter on a day-to-day basis. Brothers can take two forms of leadership within the chapter -- chair positions and executive board positions. Chair positions, which focus on areas such as community service and academics, provide chances for members to take responsibility within the chapter. Executive board positions, such as President and Treasurer, are elected annually by the brotherhood. Both chairs and board members are challenged to better themselves and the chapter through their positions.

In addition to student leadership, Delta Chi also receives advisement from Pitt faculty and staff. Our chapter advisor is Dr. Tim Corcoran, an Associate Professor of Medicine and Bioengineering at the university. Chery Paul is our faculty advisor and serves as the Director of Engineering Student Services at Pitt's Swanson School. The chapter also has an Alumni Board of Trustees that meets monthly with student leadership of the chapter. The President of this board is Tom Radomski, a Founding Father of the Pittsburgh chapter of Delta Chi and currently an Associate Professor of Medicine at UPMC.

-Aaron Wannemacher, President

Will Delta Chi affect my son's academic pursuits?more_vert
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Delta Chi serves as a great resource for students academically through study hours and brothers with similar majors. All chapters are Pitt are required to hold a minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.5; however, Delta Chi is proud of their outstanding academic achievements with the highest GPA on campus during Spring 2017.

- Kenny White, JAMC


Why should my son join Delta Chi?more_vert
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Joining Delta Chi will give your son an unparalleled support network. College presents many challenges -- academic, social, and emotional -- and the lifelong friendships that he makes in our fraternity will help him confront them head-on. We believe strongly in the idea that you become the average of your closest friends. And being surrounded by leaders, scholars, and athletes with diverse interests offers your son a more well-rounded experience at Pitt and will expedite his growth into a man of character.

- Maxwell Lindsay, Vice President

Is hazing a part of the fraternity culture of Delta Chi?more_vert
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One of our basic expectations, the rules that we as a fraternity live by, clearly states that "I will not physically, mentally, psychologically or sexually abuse or haze any human being." Delta Chi, and this chapter especially, prides itself in its strict no hazing policy. Our chapter consistently goes over our new member program every semester to make sure not even the slightest part that could be considered hazing is included. Since 2003, we have taken great care in the treatment of our new members so that they are very excited to become brothers by the end of their first semester.

- Matthew Dekman, Risk Manager


How do I get more information about Delta Chi? more_vert
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If you need more information about our chapter, more so than that stated on our website, there are multiple outlets for you to pursue. First and foremost, we hold recruitment events during rush week as well as throughout the semester. These are a great way to meet many of our brothers and learn about our chapter. Contact our recruitment chair (rush@pittdeltachi.com) for information. In addition, all of our brothers are more than happy to take their time to talk with you about our chapter. You can contact our recruitment chair to set up a time to talk to a brother with similar interests, that can help familiarize you with our values. Lastly, you can connect with us on Facebook (Pitt Delta Chi) and Twitter (@PittDeltaChi) to see many of the events that we take part in throughout the semester.

- Dylan Martz, Secretary

What is rush / recruitment?more_vert
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The formal recruitment process (otherwise known as rush) takes place during two weeks at the beginning of every semester. Rush events are typically held at the Delta Chi house, as well as various restaurants and athletic venues in Oakland. During these events potential members are able to meet with brothers and talk to them about different aspects of the fraternity. It is during this time that a potential member may be extended a bid, or invitation to become an associate member of the chapter. Our full schedule for rush week can be found here.

- Adam Pile, Recruitment


How much of a time commitment is rushing Delta Chi?more_vert
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While it is typical for potential new members to be concerned about who challenging and rigorous rushing a fraternity may be, it is important to note one of our core tenants: academics come first. At no point, will potential new members be asked to stretch themselves so thin that their academics will be affected. In fact, many new members see an increase in academic performance during their pledge semester.

To answer this question more specifically, a typical week for an associate member may require roughly five hours of time commitment to various events including chapter, Delta Chi education, and brotherhood bonding events. While this is only an estimate of time for mandatory events, many associate members find they will begin spending more and more time involved in the fraternity as they become closer with individual brothers.

- Malcolm Hoffman, AMC


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