from Bloomington Indiana!
the leaves begin turning their golden autumn colors, I am
reminded of the numerous blessings our small chapter at Indiana
University has been given. This
fall marks the first time in Delta Psi history that our
brotherhood has moved under one centralized fraternity
our crest and other signage raised to the house last week, I
couldn’t help but think that this is the beginning of many
wonderful things to happen to not only our local chapter but
for all Midwest Dekes!
me to take a moment to introduce myself.
My name is Brendan McPherson, but almost most all of
my peers at IU know me as “Dill”.
I am a twenty-one year old senior originally from Overland Park,
(a suburb of Kansas City) representing our Deke chapter as President.
I came to IU for the quality of the business school
and have thoroughly enjoyed my college experience.
I will graduate in May with degrees in Finance- Real
Estate, and entrepreneurship.
I plan to attend law school in the Kansas City area and eventually open my own law firm specializing in
real estate transactions.
I joined Delta Kappa Epsilon because it represented
something more than what other campus fraternities had to
offer. It was as
if all members of the fraternity had a common understanding
that college meant more than just the typical fraternity
scene, including scholarship, alumni relations, community
service, and overall chapter improvement (recognizable
landmarks of truly great Deke chapters).
chapter and I have been working extremely hard both over the
summer as well as the first few weeks on campus.
The chapter house has needed quite a bit of sprucing
up as it sat dormant for over a year; and all brothers have
helped to landscape, paint, clean, and generally tidy up.
This weekend represents the kick-off to fall rush,
and the house and members are primed and ready to bring the
first new members into this beautiful house.
of Deke International will join us for a full week, acting
as a rush consultant and generally helping the chapter fully
move into this house. We
are all extremely excited for his visit and the kick-off of
now, you should have received an informative newsletter in
regards to the relationship between our chapter, the Psi Phi
chapter, and its Ruby
Cub Foundation. I
would like to first and foremost thank the Ruby Cup for
making this chapter house a possibility and for all of their
day-to-day work in supporting our operations.
We are truly blessed to have these gentlemen by our
sides as friends and advisors.
None of our success would be possible without their
addition to underwriting the $50,000 deposit to
make the lease on our new house a reality, the Ruby Cup
Foundation has made
several important events a reality for our chapter.
Last semester the Foundation graciously supported a
rush event in which we were able to place a tent on the
front yard of our new house to host and feed rushes.
More recently, the RCF funded a two-day leadership
retreat for our executive board.
With the change in our surroundings and lofty goals,
I wanted to ensure that our leadership was unified and
strong and felt that a retreat away from the house
reinforced this. The
retreat was a great learning experience as well as a great
time for all. I
would invite you to survey the attached photographs from our
you all for your continued support and encouragement.
This is a relatively difficult time for fraternities
in regards to community and university support.
Our chapter is working to not only survive but become
the premier chapter at IU and lead all fraternities through
these hard times. I
would welcome any comments, questions, or suggestions you
might have in regards to our chapter.
Thank you all for your support and dedication to
Delta Kappa Epsilon!
Delta Psi (Indiana University)