On January 23-24, 2015, the Kentucky Eta Chapter at Western Kentucky University was rechartered. The initiation and installation ceremonies were presided over by Brother Rich Fabritius, current President of the General Council of Phi Delta Theta. He was assisted by Province President and Past President of the General Council Tony Ambrose, Phi Delta Theta’s Director of Expansion Michael Wahba, Phi Delta Theta Leadership Consultant Matthew Fritsch and several alumni of the Kentucky Eta Chapter.
During the initiation ceremony, the new brothers had the pleasure of hearing Kentucky Eta’s Bond #1 Bill Hatter read The Bond. The installation ceremony was presided over by Brother Fabritius, where he presented the Kentucky Eta charter to Chapter President Evan Mack. The event was emceed by Past President of the General Council Charley Pride and featured Brother Fabritius, Bill Hatter, House Corporation Director Jason Heflin, Chapter Advisory Board Chairman Joe Morel and Evan Mack as speakers. The installation banquet was attended by numerous alumni, parents, family members and special friends. Each Phi in attendance received a special Red Towel to remember the evening. Both the initiation and installation ceremonies took place in the newly renovated Downing Student Union on the WKU campus.
Since colonization in March of 2014, the Kentucky Eta Chapter has worked diligently to complete the requirements needed for installation. The brothers have developed a strong commitment to community service, involvement on campus and academic success. The group most recently ranked second on campus with a 3.19 GPA which is well above the All Men’s Average. The members of the group belong to several campus organizations including SpiritMasters, the Red Wave, numerous campus ministries, College Republicans and Young Democrats. The chapter has plans to build a Reed Morgan (top fraternity chapter at WKU) and Founders Trophy chapter. This fall, the chapter will occupy at new house in the WKU Greek Village.