ΘΔΧ & ET FAQs
What is the current status of the Episilon Triton Colony?
The Epsilon Triton Colony is experiencing the expected new Colony growing pains. After a very successful recruitment period of about 35 men, slow attrition as well as a number of undergraduates transferring to other institutions have left us with about 10-12 undergraduates. Regardless, the smaller numbers have allowed the group to develop a level of solidarity and organization previously not present. The CFO views great similarity to the Epsilon re-colonization of 2003 which went from 45 to 15 before shooting back up to 60 men at their chartering. We look forward to working with this committed group to build their numbers in anticipation of a huge recruitment class Fall 2007 in anticipation of a chartering new school year.
(Link to Founding doc)
How did the decision to recolonize come about?
The decision to re-colonize was the result of a very unique situation. At the 2004 Convention in Las Vegas, we were approached by a number of Epsilon Triton alumni from the 60s with the request for the initiation of one of the friends who had been unable to complete his pledgeship due to family reasons. They had stayed in contact for many years and wished to initiate him into the fraternity. As our constitution allows this in special circumstances, we eagerly granted this request. The joy and enthusiasm that this event sparked led us to investigate the re-colonization of Epsilon Triton as per the request of these devoted alumni. As we discovered that Arizona State would openly welcome our return, we began planning for a re-assertion of the fraternity in the west with the Epsilon Triton colonization beginning in the fall of 2006 and a planned return to Psi Deuteron (UCLA) in 2008. With the great success of an Epsilon Triton mixer at the Midwinterís Conference in Scottsdale, February 2006, we knew for certain that this would be a fantastic project for the Fraternity.
What sort of support will the CFO give to ensure the success of this project?
After already having spent many weeks on the ground recruiting the core re-founding members, we are prepared to spend another couple weeks at Arizona State this next fall in order to make sure that our infrastructure prevents any future closing of this Charge. This project is a priority for the CFO and we look forward to working with alumni in any way possible to ensure that the bonds of Epsilon Triton are re-connected.
What sort of housing options exist for the group?
Please see our Housing page for more information
What is the purpose of an Epsilon Triton Alumni Association?
You can find more information about the Epsilon Triton Alumni Association here
What is the purpose of an Epsilon Triton House Corporation?
Please see our Housing page for more information
How can I get involved?
There are many different ways to get involved with the Epsilon Triton Re-colonization Project. We will need board and committee members as well as mentors for the undergraduates. The time commitment will vary from as little as an hour a month to as much as an hour or two a week. Your availability can define your involvement. We would also like to pair one or two alumni up with each Officer of the Charge so that they have some alumni to turn to with questions, advice, and guidance. In addition, another great way to be involved, especially from a distance, is to send messages of encouragement to the undergraduates or exchange email correspondence. One of the most impressive desires that the undergraduates have expressed is the wish to be part of the Epsilon Triton tradition. They want to revitalize the lineages and legacies that made ET one of Theta Delta Chiís strongest Charges during its 30 years at ASU. Being friends and sharing experiences with the new Colony members can be one of the best ways to be involved.
What is the current state of affairs for the CFO/Grand Lodge?
The CFO/Grand Lodge are currently as healthy as they have been in many years. Although we boast the smallest number of Charges that we have had in decades, with few exceptions, our groups are flourishing as much as ever. In addition, we are looking to grow and expand greatly over the next few years. We have another very successful Colony that has been ratified and just chartered. Welcome University of Binghamton in New York. Our colony at Harvard is also still hoping to get off the ground with 5 very outgoing founding fathers looking forward to their first recruitment season. In addition, we have a number of interest groups, which may be joining our ranks very soon. This April, we will also be hosting the inaugural Preamble Institute, a Theta Delta Chi Leadership Conference for our undergraduates.
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What is a legacy?
A Legacy is any brother, son, nephew, cousin or any other relation to a brother of Theta Delta Chi. These men are of the utmost importance in carrying on the traditions of our beloved fraternity as they already have a very intimate connection. We are not just looking for legacies of Epsilon Triton, but Legacy from any Charge of Theta Delta Chi. If you know of anyone attending Arizona State or who may be a legacy or another strong candidate for the fraternity, please contact Eric Kelley
Please submit further question not answered in website to your area alumni representative.
If you are not a brother of Epsilon Triton please email us using the Contact Us page.