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A Few Brothers Have Spoken.

You answered five brief questions in a survey last month. Here is what you said:

What is your fondest memory of being part of Delta Tau Delta?

  • Friends and brotherhood. Greek week and Pumpkin
  • Friends
  • My fraternity brothers
  • Not being removed from campus for very little reason.
  • Lost Weekend.
  • Relationships with the Members
  • The brotherhood
  • The friendships we developed as pledges and remained that way till this day
  • Life long reunions of bros
  • All the brothers were similar in views, opinions, likes and dislikes, making us more cohesive as a team
  • The parties!!
  • The friendships I made and still maintain today.


What are the top 3 things you gained from your Delta Tau Delta experience?

  • Friends, Leadership
  • Getting along, building relationships, working together
  • Personal/professional development, public speaking, and community involvement
  • 1. Life long friendships with two brothers. 2. Team building experience through puddle pull, basketball, etc. 3. Appreciation for gentlemanly behaviors such as serenades, dealings with our house mother, scholarship (hosting study hours for pledges),
  • Loyalty, teamwork and lifetime friendships
  • Maturity, patience, and loyalty
  • Confidence, maturity and self inspection
  • How to manage a community of over 100 male members, how to better express your opinion before a community of fraternity bros, how to resect the Delt community by not doing things to fellow human beings
  • Brotherhood, help from older brothers, getting me through, and fun times
  • Brotherhood, A feeling of belonging, Improved social skills
  • Creating lifelong friendships, how to lose with class and understanding diversity


How would your life be different today if you had never joined Delta Tau Delta?

  • Different friends and memories
  • Would not have met my wife or be on a successful career path
  • Wouldn't have met my wife.
  • Simply not as fulfilling. I have cherished several long-term relationships and value getting together with the brothers even today.
  • My attitude and perspective on life could be different
  • I might be more introverted
  • Never would have met my wife
  • I'm sure I would have not had the opportunity to experience certain events throughout the country without this membership.


Share an update (family, career, hobbies, other interesting news) for possible publication in an upcoming mailing.

  • Having graduated from Miami and DTD, I joined an organization in Dayton, OH. I was successful linking up three brothers (who graduated after me) with interviews and opportunities within the same organization and each of stayed together for another 20 to 30 years due to our professional careers. Naturally, our social relationships extended beyond work and we still are very close.
  • 40 years as a Doctor of Optometry and Oculist. 3 wonderful kids and wife. 2 grandkids in Charlotte and one on the way in Chicago.
  • Long time hunter - been to Africa 7 times, have 11 animals in the Safari Club International Record book. Have represented 3 different hunting concessions in Africa.


As an alumni association, we strive to keep you connected with the Gamma Upsilon chapter long after graduation. What could we do to encourage you to become more active in the association? Perhaps by hosting more fun events? Any other advice?

  • Do periodic status reports on every alum
  • Living in Colorado, it would be difficult "geographically speaking" to attend regular meetings. However, I would be interested in attending an annual event. I must say that I am disappointed in National not taking proactive measures with the Gamma Upsilon chapter to insure exhaustive hazing would not be tolerated. This chapter has experienced multiple enormous penalties over the past 10-20 years by getting "kicked off campus". What do you think? What can be fulfilled to eliminate these penalties?
  • It requires more effort on the individual. I would be happy to help.
  • The Delt classes of GU have met at least once every ten years since the 1950's. They currently are talking about another reunion that would occur at the Mu Alum reunion in 2020. John Altman and Jack Orcutt will coordinate it-if it happens
  • Reds games. Breweries. Golf outings
  • Advice: bring Gamma back slowly with only first class pledges: Better to be smaller and good than bigger and only average.
  • Maybe hosting a yearly get together locally


Thank you for sharing your touching memories and your opinions. Your words mean something to us, brothers. We have heard you and will act on your advice.


Still haven’t taken the survey? Here’s the link.