On Saturday, October 21, Phi Delta Theta Fraternity colonized the Wisconsin Zeta Colony at the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater. Those in attendance gathered at the University Center on Saturday afternoon for the official colonization ceremony that was led by Province President Michael Rockelmann (Illinois ‘97). Excitement was present in the room as everyone welcomed the newest fraternal organization at the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater.
The colonization ceremony brings great joy to Leadership Consultants Kyle Brown (Northern Arizona ’17) and BJ Henderson (Wisconsin ’16) as they worked to recruit and provide organizational assistance to the men of this colony. They have no doubt that the leaders of Wisconsin Zeta will continue to build the organization into something great on campus.
Throughout the colonization ceremony, numerous individuals provided words of encouragement to the colony. Alumnus Brian Gomez touched on the importance of brotherhood and that getting to know each other is the key to success. Kyle Brown stated, “You all are about to embark on a remarkable journey. The road ahead will be tough, but just know that Rome wasn’t built in a day’. I am excited to see where you all take this opportunity.”
During the recruitment process, the Expansion team looked for individuals at the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater who will embrace the Phi Delta Theta values. The men of Wisconsin Zeta come from different backgrounds and each member has varying majors and interests. Together, they are willing to put forth the time and effort to make Phi Delta Theta a success on campus. Additionally, there are currently three members in the colony who serve or have served in the student government, including last year’s and this year’s student body president.
There were several individuals who provided great assistance during the development of the colony. A special thank is in order for the alumni who have supported this group and the UW-Whitewater faculty and staff who helped along the way.
October 21, 2017 is a date that every Wisconsin Zeta Colony member will remember as each begins his journey with Phi Delta Theta.