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Indiana Gamma's Fall 2016 Newsletter!

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Check out our newsletter with information with information all about homecoming, our capital campaign, and other exciting updates from the chapter!

Indiana Gamma Recruits 28 New Members!

With the conclusion of Spring 2017 formal recruitment, the brothers of Phi Delta Theta are excited to welcome 28 new men into the fraternity!  Since formal rush has come to a close, Spring open rush is up next and the brothers are excited to recruit more new members.  With the great experience from formal rush 2017, Phi Delta Theta is eager to see what lies ahead this semester!

Waffle Sundaes for ALS!

On Saturday, January 30, Indiana Gamma hosted our first philanthropy event of the Spring 2016 semester! We sold waffle cone sundaes to all of campus with all proceeds going directly to the ALS Association. Weather worked out perfectly, as we were able to hold our event outside in the 50 degree weather in the middle of Winter! Everyone had a great time, and we ended up raising $460 towards ALS in just 2 hours! We look forward to what the rest of Spring philanthropy season holds, especially as we close in on our big event of the year, "All Star Weekend," in April!

Build-A-Bear with Alpha Phi!

Keeping with tradition, Indiana Gamma has once again paired up with Alpha Phi Sorority to go to Build-A-Bear and make stuffed animals for the kids of Peyton Manning Children's Hospital. This event has always been a success for both Phi Delt and Alpha Phi, and we love giving back to the kids! Together we made a total of 41 bears and dogs for the children, and then personally delivered them. We plan to keep up this tradition throughout the upcoming years!

Indiana Gamma Recruits 18 New Members!

With formal rush season coming to an end here at Butler, the brothers of Indiana Gamma are excited to welcome 18 new men into the fraternity. Each of them are excited to be a part of this great organization, and we cannot wait to see what they accomplish in the upcoming years. Formal recruitment has been quite the experience, and Indiana Gamma is now preparing to recruit more guys through Spring open rush!

Christmas at the Castle

As one last hurrah before finals were upon us, brother Jordy Long put together a Christmas band to perform at Indiana Gamma. This concert was made into a date night on the first night, which the brothers all enjoyed with their dates. The second evening was an event for all of campus coupled with a spectacular light show put together by a few brothers. The holidays sure are an exciting time at the castle! All of us here at Indiana Gamma would like to wish you all a happy and safe holiday season! 

Indiana Gamma Takes Homecoming 2015

This past weekend was Butler University's Homecoming 2015 celebration. Throughout the week, the brothers of Indiana Gamma had been working with the sisters of Tri Delta, Delta Lambda Chapter in various homecoming events. The team won Yell Like Hell for the second year in a row, placed third in lawn decorations, and brother Drew Horn was elected Homecoming King. Overall, the team coined "Tri Delta Theta" won the Butler Homecoming competition, being Indiana Gamma's second year in a row of winning.

Indiana Gamma Gets Phired Up for ALS

This past week, Indiana Gamma hosted their fall philanthropy week. They hosted a new event called Phired Up for ALS, in which they held a soccer tournament with a team for each sorority as well as one for the independent students. It was no normal soccer game, though, as individuals could purchase water balloons with proceeds going to the ALS Association. Also available for purchase were buckets of ice water which people could pour on the brothers, as an reference to the viral ALS Ice Bucket Challenge. Throughout the week, events were held such as serenades, a giveback night at Brics, and a guest speaker, all to raise awareness for ALS.

Indiana Gamma Kicks Off the Year with a Splash

This past week, students from all over began moving back onto Butler's campus after summer vacation, including the brothers of Indiana Gamma. Before getting back to our academics, however, the men of Indiana Gamma gave summer one last hurrah with an ALS Ice Bucket Challenge. Indiana Gamma did this in order to support their philanthropy, the ALS Association. The brothers all had a lot of fun, despite the freezing water, and are now prepared to take on anything this academic year throws their way.

Indiana Gamma Attends Kleberg

From left to right, top to bottom, brothers Tristan Feilla, Jess Stevens, Jacob Reeves, Jacob Applegarth, and Patrick Ilcin (not pictured: Drew Brothers) all represented Indiana Gamma at the Kleberg Emerging Leaders Institute in Oxford, Ohio. They united with brothers from all other chapters, and participated in various happenings, all in the name of helping our fraternity become a better version of itself. As Summer comes to a close, we are all preparing for the eventful year ahead of us.

Indiana Gamma Seniors Graduate

As the seniors at Butler University graduated this past weekend, we would just like to reflect on all that the senior class of Phi Delta Theta has done for us. From the time they were recruited in 2012, and even some in the years following, they served Indiana Gamma well. They worked hard to better our chapter, and they certainly left a mark on all of us brothers who are still around. We will miss them, but we have no doubts that these brothers will succeed in representing not only themselves, but also Indiana Gamma well beyond the Butler University campus.

Indiana Gamma Initiates 26 New Brothers

On March 27th 2015, Indiana Gamma initiated 26 new brothers. There have now been 2035 total brothers that have been initiated to the Indiana Gamma Chapter of Phi Delta Theta. The new brothers look to better the chapter as best as they can and would like to lead Indiana Gamma to continue its excellence on Butler's campus.

Indiana Gamma Takes the Plunge

Each year, Butler University Spring Sports Spectacular hosts Polar Plunge to raise money for Special Olympics Indiana. Many of our brothers raised money and jumped into freezing cold water in the middle of winter to help support this great cause. This year, we chose the theme of sports jerseys, so our brothers represented their favorite teams when they took the plunge.

Indiana Gamma Recruits Largest Class Since Re-Founding

On January 11, the Indiana Gamma Chapter of Phi Delta Theta at Butler University had 26 men accept bids to join the chapter. The class is the chapter’s largest since Indiana Gamma returned to Butler’s campus during the 2008-09 school year. The 26 men represent a variety of backgrounds and majors, and they are excited to see what Phi Delta Theta will do for them during their undergraduate days and for the rest of their lives.

Check out the article on Phi Delta Theta's national website!

Indiana Gamma Decorates "The Castle" and has a Light Show

Every year, it is a tradition to decorate the chapter house (otherwise known as "The Castle") for the holidays. This year is no different, and the castle is looking better than ever with its lights shining bright at night. As well as decorating the castle, Indiana Gamma also had a light show for the public to get in the mood for the holiday season.

And the Winner is...

Every year, a huge tradition at Butler University is Homecoming Week. This year, Indiana Gamma was paired with the ladies of the Mu Chapter of Kappa Kappa Gamma to compete against the other greek houses on campus. The "Dream Team" of Kappa Kappa Gamma and Phi Delta Theta won first place of the overall Homecoming Week, won first in "Yell Like Hell" (performance in the video to the left), won first place for Lawn Decorations, and received third place for the parade float. Overall it was a fantastic year for Homecoming!

Indiana Gamma Takes a Stand Against Sexual Assault

Students at Butler University recently began a campaign called "The Stand Tall Project" that both takes a stand against sexual assault as well as shows support for victims of sexual assault. Under the leadership of Risk Manager, Adam Dietz, Indiana Gamma quickly took a stand against sexual assault and the brothers extended their hands out to support victims. Brothers Adam Dietz and Drew Horn were both interviewed on the news when reporters came to campus. To see the news report and hear more from these brothers, follow this link.

Phi Delta Theta "Strikes Out ALS"

Indiana Gamma held their Fall philanthropy event, "All-Star Weekend", this September to raise money for the ALS Association. Activities included a Wiffle Ball Tournament, Sorority Lip Syncs, a dunk tank, and a hot dog eating contest. To read more about Indiana Gamma's philanthropic efforts as well as about the ALS Association, go to our "Philanthropy" webpage.

Seven Indiana Gamma Members Attend Kleberg ELI

Every year in the beginning of August, Phi Delta Theta holds the Kleberg Emerging Leaders Institute at Miami University in Oxford Ohio, where more than 750 brothers of Phi Delta Theta from around the United States and Canada meet to gain valuable leadership knowledge and experience to bring back to their chapters. Brothers in attendance also get to tour Phi Delta Theta's General Headquarters, the spot Phi Delta Theta was founded, see brother Neil Armstrong's pin, and see other historic landmarks of Phi Delta Theta. This year, seven Indiana Gamma brothers were in attendance. Joe Perin attended as a Peer Mentor, Brandon Shannon, Jon Golliher, and David Pfeiffer attended the general Emerging Leaders Institute (ELI), Sam Harmon and Joey Zegar attended as Whole Man Scholars in an honors program, and Daniel Oepkes attended the Phikeia Education program.

Indiana Gamma Phis Go Abroad

One thing many college students have on their bucket list is to travel or study abroad during their collegiate career. Many of our brothers have had the opportunity to go abroad to either study or serve. Locations where brothers have traveled to study and serve over the past year include: Honduras, Costa Rica, Nicaragua, Germany, Austria, and France. Check out the photo album to the left to see some of the pictures of our brothers abroad!