Marshall '08 Elected Brother Beta
Delta Psi Chapter of DKE
Marshall has been elected president of the Delta Psi chapter of
Delta Kappa Epsilon (DKE), a 40-man social fraternity chapter
founded at Indiana University in 2000.
Marshall will be the first chapter president whose term will
span two-semesters instead of one.
Marshall '08, elected Delta Psi chapter president Nov. 29,
joined DKE as a freshman. He
has served as the chapter’s risk manager, recruitment chair, and
as a member of its judicial board.
As president, he will be responsible for university and
alumni relations and will oversee an eight-man executive committee
charged with the financial management and efficient operation of the
chapter, one of 45 chapters of DKE in the U.S. and Canada.
of my goals for the semester include a formal dance for the chapter.
I hope we can get a team qualified to race in Little 500 this
season because I feel it will strengthen morale in the chapter. DKE
is planning on adopting the Harmony School, providing it with all
the manual labor needed to make some improvements. I will be
starting the year-end tradition of having a chapter composite
created,” he said.
I am a realist, I am not making goals of rushing 20 guys in the
spring, but I think we can get 10 at most and I would be happy.
I also would like our chapter to move up in the Greek GPA
ranking, maybe not to the top, but at least not dead last.
back on campus, in a traditional fraternity house, is something I
would like our chapter to do someday, but it will not be during my
term as president. I
plan on starting the habit of putting a percentage of funds in a
savings account so that we can start saving.
I want our members to be proud of our chapter. I want them to
be able to wear letters confidently. I would like DKE to be
recognized and respected on campus. We will be paired with
sororities for several events this semester and next, and I would
like to establish and maintain relations with them.
Though we are a smaller off-campus chapter, we would like to
still have a strong name in the Greek system.”
junior, majoring in criminal justice and maintaining a 3.2
cumulative GPA, Marshall is the son of Jan and Murray Marshall of
Indianapolis. He intends
to pursue a career in federal law enforcement after graduating from
I.U., and to prepare for that, he has held summer positions with ESG
Security, Inc. in Indianapolis, the Indiana Department of
Environmental Services, and with University Plastic Surgery
Associates, where he assisted in the burn unit at Wishard Hospital.
He also has participated in “ride alongs” with members of
the Indianapolis Police Department and has shadowed doctors at
graduate of Brebeuf Jesuit Preparatory High School, Marshall was
active in rowing crew at the Indianapolis Rowing Center.
Also active in community service and Republican politics, he
was a summer intern for the Brose McVey Campaign for Congress and a
volunteer for the Todd Rokita Campaign for Secretary of State.
He worked on a construction project in Harlan County,
Kentucky, as part of the Appalachia Building Project, and he is
active on the I.U. campus, and in Bloomington, in community service
work. I.U.’s DKE
chapter adopted a walking trail in Bloomington, and the members
regularly spread mulch, pick up trash and perform other service to
will serve as chapter president through December, 2007.
Delta Kappa Epsilon is a social fraternity founded at Yale
University in 1844. More
than 70,000 men have been initiated into DKE, including newspaperman
William Randolph Hearst, financier J.P. Morgan, Senate Majority
Leader Henry Cabot Lodge, Yankees’ owner George Steinbrenner,
Composer Cole Porter, Chase Manhattan’s Irving Chase, Proctor and
Gamble’s James Gamble, and the Wrigley Company’s William
Wrigley. Four current
U.S. congressmen and four current state governors are members of the
fraternity, as are five presidents of the United States. Rutherford
Hayes, Theodore Roosevelt, Gerald Ford, George H.W. Bush, and George
W. Bush have been active members.