Phi Delta Theta is happy to announce the return of Kansas Epsilon at Emporia State University. On Sunday, April 16, Founding Fathers at Emporia State were inducted as the Kansas Epsilon Colony by a contingent of local area alumni, family members, campus representatives, and others. Kansas Epsilon originally chartered in 1969 and remained a strong, thriving chapter of Phi Delta Theta for many years. The return of Kansas Epsilon has revitalized an already strong alumni support system in Kansas, and local alumni have rallied behind the colony to support their development.
The newly-formed group quickly embraced the Phi Delta Theta values, seeing this revitalization as an opportunity to create a much-needed community of driven, passionate men to accomplish feats they would not be equipped to tackle on their own. They saw this as an opportunity to flourish with the help and society of others.
Their motivation to colonize and start strong gave Kansas Epsilon the drive to create a plan to achieve both short and long-term goals. This plan includes the adoption of a local ALS family through the LiveLikeLou Foundation’s Adopt and Serve program, lofty recruitment goals and an outlook that will have them operating as the largest organization on campus, strengthening brotherhood by continuing diverse weekly brotherhood events and brotherhood groups, and maintaining their position as holder of one of the highest fraternity GPAs on campus.
Colony Development Specialist Tyler Wilson had these words to share, “Working with Kansas Epsilon has been an absolute joy. These men have worked hard and stayed motivated to reach this point. They have all the tools necessary to advance and succeed; I have no doubt that they will grow to be one of the best chapters in our organization.”
Overall, the men of the newly established Kansas Epsilon Colony embrace the philosophy of Robert Morrison – “To do what ought to be done, but would not have been done unless I did it, I thought it to be my duty.” They continue to live this out every day by bringing strong values and leadership skills to a campus with an great Phi Delta Theta history.
Phi Delta Theta looks forward to the great things they will accomplish in the future.