The New Jersey Epsilon Colony at Montclair State University was formally inducted into Phi Delta Theta on Tuesday, May 7. A interested group of students initially approached Phi Delta Theta about starting a chapter, stating that their personal principles and beliefs aligned with those of Phi Delta Theta. This alignment created vision to start something different on campus that pushes them to grow, as individuals and as a group, in order to make a positive impact on society and their community.
Upon their arrival to campus, Expansion Consultants Max Hull and Austin Dean were welcomed with open arms by the Montclair State University Fraternity/Sorority Life community. They saw potential for what a group could become at Montclair State, and they were excited for when they would officially be recognized as the New Jersey Epsilon Colony.
“The campus community was inviting, welcoming, and helpful,” said Expansion Consultant Max Hull. “This proved to be a bedrock of success for our group. They have a strong support system with a combination of go-getters and leaders who are focused on values first. This will be reflected in the group’s sustainability.”
During their Founding Fathers Retreat, the men of New Jersey Epsilon crafted a vision statement that will outline their goals for years to come – “We will strive, as Phi Delta Theta, to cultivate the greatest versions of ourselves, by connecting through brotherhood and innovation. We will maintain our values by respecting ourselves and the greater Montclair State University community.”
Expansion Consultant Austin Dean stated, “Seeing the passion in each individual is inspiring, and it give us great confidence in the success of the colony moving forward.”
Congratulations to the men of New Jersey Epsilon as they begin their journey to becoming a Phi Delta Theta chapter.