On Friday October 20, Phi Delta Theta colonized the Pennsylvania Sigma Colony at Millersville University in Millersville, Pennsylvania after months of self-recruitment and assistance from both the Phi Delta Theta Headquarters staff and University officials. Members of the colony advisory board, local alumni, family, friends, and guests were present to officially welcome the group to the campus.
The colony started as an interest group almost one year prior when current colony leader, John Carrasquillo, transferred to Millersville University from Widener University where he was a brother of the Pennsylvania Mu Chapter. Missing the brotherhood he found at Widener, John sought out his friends and began the process of self-recruiting the necessary members, developing the necessary materials and contacting the right people.
Now President of the Pennsylvania Sigma Colony, John provided a heartfelt narrative to his new brothers at their ceremony, signifying the magnitude of their new journey together and the importance of doing the right thing and remaining true to one’s values through helping others.
Tyler Wilson (Georgia Southern ’16), Colony Development Specialist for Phi Delta Theta, had exciting words to share about the new group he will now coach through to installation, “Watching this group develop from a small group of men working with Jim Rosencrans, Growth Coordinator for Phi Delta Theta, to this operationally sound group of gentlemen has been, and will continue to be, an exciting process. I see temperate seas and a successful path forward for this wonderful group of Marauders. It’s my honor to be working with them!”
The Pennsylvania Sigma Colony has an exciting future ahead as it builds bonds of friendship within the Greek community at Millersville University. The Colony wishes to give a very special thanks to Kyle Miller in the Center for Student Involvement & Leadership. The colony would also like to thank Jim Rosencrans (IUP ’15) for presiding over their Colonization Ceremony and all their family, friends, and other guests who attended this special evening. They look forward to a successful future and making you all proud!