Coming into the fall semester the chapter was met with a huge goal of recruiting twenty men of merit. The chapter followed through on this goal. With the help of many generous alumni, the undergraduates were able to add new and more exciting events to our recruitment plans.
A few events that were held include boot hockey on the Olympic Ice Rink at the Ralph Englestad Arena, catered food from six local restaurants, a raffle for hockey tickets, and more. Because the chapter house isn’t located directly on Greek row, recruiting can be a little challenging and the chapter had to be “all hands on deck” to draw potential new members to the house. However, the chapter rose to the occasion with the final numbers after recruitment being twenty-one accepted bids. Since then, we have eighteen wonderful associate members and thirty active members bringing the total chapter size to forty-eight members!
So far this semester the chapter has held numerous brotherhood events. One of the favorites was a “hot ones” challenge. Everyone in attendance had a challenge of eating progressively hotter chicken wings while having to complete certain tasks or answering trivia challenges to see who could face the spiciest wings. It was a fun event that the chapter will continue to do each semester.
Saturday, October 9th, marked the formal pledging ritual and big brother reveal where the newly recruited men inscribed their name in the chapter pledge book and discovered who their big brother is. The chapter is looking forward to finishing the semester strong with initiation week and the 60th Anniversary of the founding of the North Dakota Chapter of Delta Upsilon.