By Nate Perez
Quincy Universities Delta Tau Delta fraternity won four awards at the beginning of February. At the northern division conference in Indianapolis, the fraternity brought home four different awards. These included special recognition in chapter growth, outstanding philanthropy, AMA/AFA, and academic improvement. They received these awards after filling out the FAAR. The FAAR stands for fraternity accreditation and awards report. This is the most awards that any current member can remember their fraternity receiving.
Their work in philanthropy was huge for them as they raised $8,000 in junvenile diabetes research. Along with that they also helped Quincy University student and fellow Delt Cooper Harrison raise money for his organization, leukemia lymphoma society, in which he was able to raise $50,000.
The academic excellence award was a reflection of their high GPA and their plan for any member who may not be attaining the required scores. That is also how they received their award for AMA/AFA excellence. AMA is a reflection of the best male average GPA and AFA is the all fraternity average. Finally their excellence in chapter growth demonstrated their strong recruiting efforts as well as their retention of members.
“I’m really proud of what this chapter was able to accomplish,” Director of Risk Management Dylan Handlin said. “Over the past couple years, the chapter as a whole has made the effort and set goals to improve the chapter. Being awarded in such a way illustrates that we are on a great path of doing so. Winning these awards proves that our ceiling of success is a lot higher than what we originally thought.”
Along with receiving the awards the members that attended several educational breakout sessions regarding different position in their frat. These sessions are used to provide each member with experiences and information they can take back and use to strengthen their role for their frat.
This was also a time for the Delts to grow strong connections with brother fraternities at other schools. There were 40 Delt chapters from Illinois, Wisconsin, Ohio, Michigan, and Indiana.
“We became really good friends with the Grand Valley State Delts during the weekend so it was a really good networking opportunity for us,” Vice President Carson Kroshinsky said. “It’s a shame not everyone was able to experience the weekend because they are the ones who really deserve the awards. It was an honor and extremely humbling to accept them on their behalf.
This was the fraternities’ biggest event of the year.