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New fraternity adds pledge class

Delta Tau Delta recruiting on schedule for chapter status

By Hannah Doherty ‘19

Contributing Writer

The first addition to Lafayette fraternity life in the last 22 years, the Delta Tau Delta Nu Crescent Colony, must recruit about 35 more new members by next fall as one of the conditions to get chapter status.

Although there are some doubts, the recruitment process has been going well, according to members of the fraternity.

Nineteen bids were sent out on Nov. 10. Eighteen were accepted.

Recruitment is the main goal of the colony this semester and next, according to Lafayette’s DTD national advisor, Kyle Yarawsky. They aim to recruit 35 more members into the colony by next fall, so that they can match the approximate size of other fraternities on campus, at 65.

“It’s been really great to bring some new guys in. I am really happy with our new class and can’t wait to see them take leadership roles over the next year,” said President of DTD Dan Lupia ‘16 (Full disclosure: Lupia is our copyeditor. He did not edit this article).

DTD has not done much public advertising for recruitment.

“We have been doing continuous open bidding so we have been allowed to take in people as we meet them and decide if they are good fits for the organization and align with our values and ideals,” Lupia said.. “This has been through word of mouth, guys approaching us and friends of friends.”

DTD will continue to recruit during both the spring and fall semesters to reach their goal.

“I am confident we will meet our recruitment goals by next fall,” DTD Head of Recruitment Pat Soundy ‘16 said. “We have had an immense amount of interest in spring recruitment and a large spring class combined with being able to recruit alongside the other fraternities in the fall through the typical school process should more than fill our current goal.”

The new members can play a key role in the future of DTD, Lupia said.

“I think what really makes our recruitment great is that these new guys coming in get to shape our legacy, our organization and our traditions,” he said. “We are really excited for people to come, tell us they are interested and help shape DTD.”

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