Officials from Delta Tau Delta have started recruiting students to help recolonize the fraternity at GW, four years after the organization was suspended for hazing.
DTD – which leases its old house at 2020 G St. to the Lambda Chi Alpha fraternity – was disbanded in February 2004 when Student Judicial Services sanctioned members for hazing and serving alcohol to minors.
Three representatives from the fraternity’s national organization will recruit and interview for the recolonization effort of the Gamma Eta chapter of the fraternity.
“This is active recruitment,” said Nick Goldsberry, Delta Tau Delta director of growth. “Rather than waiting for men to come to us, we find a way to go to them.”
Nathan Easley, one of the recruiters, said the fraternity is looking for academically focused men with a desire to add to their GW experience and create lifelong friends.
“We’re an organization for guys who might have never thought of Greek life before,” Easley said. “New members will have the chance to choose their own path and carve out their own niche at GW.”
Official recruitment began Friday and will include information sessions, tabling, movie nights and a barbecue in Kogan Plaza.
Prospective members will take part in two interviews beginning Oct. 27. The first of these interviews will focus on the general nature of the organization and the second will focus on the student and their compatibility with the fraternity.
Fraternity officials are looking for about 45 members, but they are not limiting the organization to that number, Easley said.
“If there are 70 men who come through and are as equally as qualified, we’ll be glad to take all 70 of them,” he said.
The recruitment process will conclude on Nov. 14 when the fraternity inducts new members during a public ceremony in the Marvin Center.
This article appeared in the October 20, 2008 issue of the Hatchet.