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The Ohio Delta Company is a pro-active management team that maintains and grows resources, enabling the growth of better men in alignment with the values of Phi Kappa Psi. The Phi Kappa Psi Ohio Delta chapter is the longest standing fraternity at The Ohio State University because the adage of "men, not numbers" has stood the test of time since 1880. As our proud legacy approaches 2,500 brothers, we continue to bring together brothers across generations to celebrate our common bond. Checkout our recent and upcoming events featured to the right and in the calendar section. We hope you can join us soon! Looking for the Undergraduate chapter site? www.phikappapsi.info
Letter From The House Corporation President
From time to time, I chuckle at the harmless tricks brothers from my era played on each other (I know most of you just paused and reflected). However, as many of you can agree, whether you spent time in the fraternity house in the 1940s or the 1990s, the times in which we lived are not today. What may have seemed innocuous 70 years ago may now be a felonious charge. To place things in proper perspective, our future freshman members will most likely be born in 1995 and have known only two U.S. Presidents. As you might imagine, reaching these young men is quite the opportunity. Undoubtedly, our undergraduate members are some of the finest in recent memory. Our members are a career-conscience, professional group of young men who strive to work hard and play hard. As you might imagine, we (the House Corporation) continue to educate the Chapter about cleanliness and personal ownership—lessons we surrendered to during our tenure.
The current chapter has well over 115 men with a combined GPA of 3.22, which is higher than Ohio State’s all-men average. The young men excel in extracurricular and philanthropy activities, while maintaining leadership positions with the Interfraternity Council. Change is the only constant in Greek life at Ohio State. Beginning fall 2016, Ohio State University sophomores will be required to live in university-sanctioned housing. It appears at this time that fraternity and sorority houses will be among the approved housing options for sophomores. Senior staff at Ohio State is developing sophomore live-in guidelines, which will mandate housing requirements. We are quite sure the main chapter house will meet the future guidelines. To the credit of our late architect Frank Elmer, we borrowed the guidelines from Princeton University and incorporated those into our renovation plans, which we felt at the time were extremely aggressive.
However, our beloved Honors Lodge is not quite ready for prime time. Although we spent $125,000 this summer on basic upgrades, including a new roof, a bathroom renovation, and new exterior doors, we are still not ready for 2016. In the next few months, the board will develop a plan to address the Honors Lodge and the upcoming sophomore live-in program. Please stay tuned.
As with any organization, the Ohio Delta Company leans on volunteer members to accomplish its goals. Again, in record fashion, Treasurer Sean Whalen ’01 and the finance committee collected 100% of all fees during the 2012-13 school year. This is two years in a row! Additionally, please help me in thanking new member Chris Fahey ’08 for his work as chairman of the facilities committee. Chris and his committee supervised the undergraduate move-out and move-in process this summer. Each room is inspected, documented, and prepared for the new school year. This is no small feat. We are fortunate to have Chris as a member of our board.
Last, but in no way least, the financial gifts of many of you have swelled Ohio Delta’s scholarship fund to $2 million. Our scholarship committee, led by Derek Hegarty ’97, will grant $100,000 this school year to members of our undergraduate Chapter. A special posthumous gift from our late Brother Rocky Frost ’46 has made much of this possible.
We continue to run the Ohio Delta Company as a business, which supports the programming behind our brotherhood. I wish you the best in health, family, and business.
Gordon M. Gough ’97