How can I HELPThe involvement of alumni will be of the utmost importance for the ultimate success of Epsilon Triton's rebirth. Many of the undergraduates have expressed great interest in becoming part of the great lineage and great Epsilon Triton tradition. There are many different ways to take part in the colonization ranging from very small time commitment to financial sponsorship. On this page, we will attempt to outline different ways to get involved.
One of the most pivotal aspects of developing the new group will be the mentoring of the undergraduates. We need & are looking for alumni who have had certain experiences in managing the fraternity or in their professional careers to be matched up with the various executive officers of Epsilon Triton. A colony mentor does not need to be in the Tempe area to provide advice and guidance. Ideally, we would like each active brother to be paired with alumni who can serve as their big brother figure. This connection will provide the undergraduates with one of the things they most desire: a link to the tradition of the Epsilon Triton heritage. Even for those members who do not want to assume a regular mentoring role, periodic emails and communications with the members will enhance their undergraduate experience, provide support and let them know they are part of a dynamic support network. In addition, we may be using professional seminars as a means for recruitment in the fall. If anyone is a riveting public speaker or can share good professional experience in a workshop format, that may be an excellent way for us to recruit during the Fall 07 semester. We are always looking for other ways that alumni can be of assistance to the undergraduates of Epsilon Triton as well as any of our other 26 Charges and 3 colonies. For more information on any way to become involved with Colony Mentoring, please contact Eric Kelley, Sigma Triton '04
With the Alumni Association, we need & are looking for volunteers to fill two Alumni Area Representative positions. We have been working on dividing the existing Epsilon Triton alumni into various regions so that we can better communicate. The Alumni Area Reprentatives will serve as points of contact and work with their constituents. We need Alumni Area Representatives for the following regions:
Area 4: SD, OK, NM, UT, CO, TX, WY, NE, KS, ND 66 Epsilon Tritons Area 6: OR, HI, WA, AK, ID, MT, NV 43 Epsilon Tritons
In addition, with the large amount of alumni in the Arizona (Area 5), we need & are looking for another co-representative in that region.
For more detailed information regarding the Alumni Association and Representative expectations please visit the Alumni Associations page.
Anyone with any desire to work with the areas or plan local get-togethers on the side, please contact the appropriate Area Representative. For areas 4 & 6 contact Andy Rill, Epsilon Triton '77.
The housing corporation will be a pivotal entity should the alumni choose to build or buy a house. We encourage EVERY alumnus to voice their opinion either on the message board or in an email to Eric Kelley, or to Andy Rill in regards to their opinion of housing. We need every voice and opinion in order to get a feel for the sort of involvement that the alumni body will have. Primarily, in the beginning, we need volunteers to serve on the Housing Corporation and investigate feasibility of our different options. Based on the response from the Alumni at large, we will select various volunteers to work on different aspects of this project. This division of labor will alleviate any burden on individual volunteers. The international headquarters can also provide assistance in terms of mailings for fundraising or communications. The most important thing in the immediate future will be the identification of those qualified and passionate volunteers who can make this aspect their priority and interest. If you have questions or trepidations about the time commitment, please contact Eric Kelley to discuss options and involvement.
For more detailed information regarding the housing options please visit the Housing page.
Thanks to Steve Knop '81 for agreeing to act as ET point of contact pertaining to "The Threshold Project". This is a critical potential opportunity that needs to be thoroughly understood and communicated. As we move forward into this area there certainly will be a need for many others to pitch in and help (architectural, finance, banking, legalů.).
For more detailed information regarding the Threshold Project please visit the Housing page.
For Epsilon Triton to be an ASU recognized organization, we urgently need and are required to have a faculty advisor/sponsor. If anyone knows of an ASU faculty member who may be able to serve this need; it will be of great assistance, please contact Eric Kelley.
We need a few good alums to assist in setting up a recruitment program prior freshman arrival at ASU. It would take a few hours a month to identify potential ET/ASU candidates from local high schools in their region and inform them of the great experience that can be had being an ET TDX. Those interested in supporting this aspect contact Andy Rill, Epsilon Triton '77 or Eric Kelley, Sigma Triton '04
Alumni Association Funding Committee
As supported by Colonist needs & requests for assistant there will be a need for a Housing Fund. Eventually, as Threshold progresses and becomes reality there will the need will evolve into a Building Fund. As we move forward into the housing phase volunteers will be requested to organize and engage in an aggressive campaign raising enough funds to support the decision and commitment to carrying on the EpsilonTriton colony/charge.
We would also like to get more pictures and content on this website. Do you have great stories you want to remind everyone of or another idea of how we can improve your EpsilonTriton.org, let us know! The Grand Lodge is very committed to working with Epsilon Triton alumni and undergraduates for as long as it takes to make sure that this Charge never folds again so please let us know what we can do to help make this a success from your perspective!