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Delta Chi Fraternity Organizes at Dalton State

Dalton State student Chigozie Obonna found an organization that represents what he believes in – unity.

A Dalton State chapter of the national fraternity Delta Chi was recently organized. The fraternity promotes friendship, develops character, advances justice, and assists in the acquisition of a sound education. 

During the last few weeks, Chris Brady, educational leader for the organization, has recruited a wide variety of young men on campus to be part of the fraternity. In a small ceremony this week 14 Dalton State students were pinned by friends or family and welcomed into the fraternity. Another pinning ceremony will be held later this month.

“In the next few weeks we’ll be planning events geared toward many things, including brotherhood,” Brady said. “We’ll have a retreat with some competitions like paint ball, some team building exercises, and activities to help strengthen our bond.”

Obonna, who grew up in Nigeria, believes the founding members represent the student body of Dalton State well. The founding members come from a wide array of backgrounds and ethnic groups.

“We have a need for unity and diversity,” he said. “This fraternity will promote that. They seek to diversify. I’m really excited for this new brotherhood, the friendships, and working on my leadership skills. The fraternity is trying to bring us together as a family. It’s something I’ve looked for.”

With 120 chapters, the men have plenty of opportunities to network.

“I wanted to get involved on campus,” said Brandon Brock, an accounting major. “This will allow me to get out there and meet people. There are so many universities that have a chapter of Delta Chi.”

This is the second fraternity at Dalton State. Alpha Kappa Lambda colonized in 2013.

“We are very excited to have Delta Chi on our campus and believe that they have done a great job in the short time they have been here,” said Amber Lesicko, assistant director of Student Life. “We are very excited to see what their future brings. Greek Life is very important to a campus because of the great benefits it can provide. Our groups volunteer countless hours in the local community as well as working toward their philanthropy goals. They are also very focused on their academics, and the support of brotherhood or sisterhood is pivotal during a student’s time in college.

“We believe that a second fraternity on campus will not only strengthen our current Greek community, but it will also provide the men on campus another opportunity for involvement,” she said. “Each fraternal organization has different values and beliefs, and we are excited to provide students an option when deciding which organization to join.”