The brothers of Florida Xi are incredibly excited to be initiated and installed as a Chapter at Florida Gulf Coast University. On October 31, President Randy Ward of Florida Xi accepted the charter at the Gulf Harbour Golf and Country Club. The new Brothers in the Bond were joined by over 200 guests, including members of their families, friends, member of the FGCU Greek Community, distinguished alumni and brothers from other chapters including North Carolina Zeta. Both the initiation and installation ceremonies were presided over by General Council Reporter Chris Brussalis and also featured appearances by Director of Expansion Tucker Barney, Expansion Consultant Zach Hilliard, Colony Development Specialist Dylan Berg and Leadership Consultant Justin Letcher. The members of Florida Xi are honored by the attendance and their guidance throughout the installation process. The chapter is also forever grateful of the wisdom imparted on them and their transmission of the words of the Immortal Six.
The evening closed with speeches from advisers, current President Randy Ward and Presiding General Council member Chris Brussalis. President Randy Ward echoed the sentiments of hard work and continuing to grow the chapter and take them to new heights. Since colonization on September 28, 2014, Florida Xi has developed a strong reputation on the Florida Gulf Coast University campus, having dressed up as superheroes and going to the local children’s hospital to read and spend time with the kids. Along with their strong sense of service, the chapter strives to continually improve the Greek community and the brothers look forward to continuing their outstanding efforts in academics, philanthropy and brotherhood. The brothers of Florida Xi will strive to continue to improve their community by living the Phi Delta Theta slogan, “Become the greatest version of yourself.”