Welcome to the first of what will hopefully be many monthly blog posts about the proceedings of Upsilon chapter. It has only been a little over a month since the beginning of our academic year, and our chapter has been hard at work making it a productive start to the semester. Our officers for this semester are as follows:
Regent: Zach Leondike
Vice Regent: Seth Turner
Scribe: Laney Pennington
Treasurer: Casey Gatto
Marshal: Aidan Ayers
Inner Guard: Nick Wagner
Outer Guard: Maddie Kelly
Corresponding Secretary: Audrey Dizdar
And now, what have we been up to?
Home Sweet Home
Over the summer, 10 members moved into our chapter's house, joining the 3 other residents to fill all but one of its rooms for the first time in several years. Having the house full has been an absolute blast, as there are always members hanging out in the common areas.
However, having more people in the house has also revealed the areas that haven't been properly maintained and are in need of upkeep and repairs. Thanks to the hard work of our Outer Guard and Housing chair, Maddie Kelly, and some help from the Theta Tau Educational Foundation, we have been able to fix a few of the most urgent issues (such as the AC going out in an entire wing of the house), but we are still hard at work dealing with other problems. If you would like to help us with some of these repairs, the Educational Foundation has set up a donation page which can be found through our Donation page. We appreciate your support in making our house a home.
Also, with more people in the house, we've been having more regular brotherhood events. One of our big hits recently has been our Movie Mondays. Last week we watched No Country for Old Men with some of our pledges, and this week we watched Friday.
Theta Tau Says Go Hogs!!!
The Next Generation
Pledgeship is already in full swing and our pledges are taking everything in stride. They've been doing an excellent job coming around the house and getting to know our members. On top of this, they are clearly making an effort to learn their knowledge and have been asking great questions about the operations of the chapter. I foresee several future officers in their midst.
In even more exciting news, the pledges received their bigs last night! There were smiles all around, and it was telling how well they were paired when they all stayed over an hour after the reveal just to talk with their bigs.
Regionals, Here We Come
As I write this, several members (and 3 of our pledges) are packing their bags and preparing to drive down to Dallas for our Central Regional Conference, hosted this year by Tau Beta chapter at SMU. For most of our cohort, this will be the first regional conference any of us have attended and we could not be more excited. We are all looking forward to meeting our brothers from other chapters and getting to hear about how their years have been going.
Look out for our October update where we will have a recap of our regionals experience.
Our Fashion chairs, Audrey Dizdar and Seth Turner, have been coming out with several designs for new t-shirts, a crewneck, and there has even been talk of an Upsilon chapter polo. We also have a few extra shirts from previous semesters, and we are working on making these shirts available for purchase on the website. Keep an eye on the website for whenever new apparel becomes available..
On October 15th, in honor of Founder's Day, our Brotherhood chairs, Ethan Garza and Kyrsti Fitts, will be hosting a tailgate and watching the Razorback game, and then having a family dinner. We would love for our alumni to attend and meet our new pledge class.
Overall, this semester is off to an incredibly strong start and we are all excited to see what the rest of the year has in store. Keep an eye on our Events page for up to date information on our upcoming plans, and check out our Donation page if you would like to support us.
Theta Tau Upsilon Chapter