From roadtrips across the country to religious journeys to Israel, Eta Lambda had quite an interesting Christmas break. Now, we are currently underway with our semester as we continue recruitment and prepare for the upcoming events, pledges, philanthropies, brotherhood events and more.
Eta Lambda is currently in the middle of recruitment for the new pledge class, Delta Delta. We have had one event thus far and we look forward to the next three. All alumni are invited to attend closed rush which will be held Sunday, February 15. Remember that the new pledges we recruit will carry on the legacy of our Chapter! If you know of any potential members that live the Jordan Standard, please email one of our rush chairs, Ian Trampe (firstname.lastname@example.org), Robert Wineland(email@example.com), or Robbie Martin(Roberthm@vt.edu).
Eta Lambda has decided to try new scholarship award techniques. This year under the direction of scholarship chair, Sam Schirmer, we paired up the brothers with the lowest gpa and the highest gpa and created a team. The team with the highest overall gpa was awarded $500 down to $250. We also awarded $250 to the brother with highest gpa in a specific college. In order to receive any award, both partners had to attend 75% of chapter meetings. This new attendance policy has greatly increased our numbers at chapters. Our scholarship program has helped our overall average increase to a 3.14, an all time high for Eta Lamdba. View this document to see which brothers received the awards. Scholarship Awards.
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Over break, five brothers, Lee Scott, Robert Wineland, Marcus Tedesco, Ryan Gram and Sam Mattern adventured across the country from Blacksburg to SanFrancisco and back traveling over 9000 miles, visiting 18 different states and 8 national parks, all while sleeping in gas station parking lots and eating Ramen Noodles. Consul Ryan Gram, described the trip as, “surreal ” and ” one of the greatest experiences of my life.”
One of the best parts of Sigma Chi Fraternity is lifelong friends that one can gain from simple experiences.
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Please join if you haven’t already! Although the group has not been very active over the past few years, our undergraduate chapter is hoping it can become a common meeting ground for building relationships and career opportunities. Our brothers continually are landing excellent jobs and establishing their network base – and we see this as another tool to continue Eta Lambda’s successes. We are trying to get in as many Sigs as possible so please invite your brothers from your years at Tech and before we know it, the group will grow substantially in size!
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