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Theta Delta Chi Re-Chartered

The Theta Delta Chi Fraternity was officially re-chartered on Saturday, Jan. 22, 2011 on the Hobart and William Smith campus. With such a rich history and passionate alumni association, the fine brotherhood restored its presence on campus after a brief hiatus. The group began about four years ago when Ryan Adler ’09, Jason Merritt ’09 and Andy Brennan ’09 met a few alumni in New York City who were eager to bring the fraternity back on to campus.

The Theta Delta Chi, Xi Charge, was originally chartered at Hobart College in 1857, until it was dismissed in 1996. However, after years of functioning as a colony, the boys of Theta Delta Chi have been received back onto campus. Alumni John Kunkel ’63, Jeff Bird ’71, P’10 and Howard Sabin ’54 were present for the weekend’s festivities, as well as members from the Theta Delta Chi Grand Lodge and fellow brothers from the Lambda Triton Charge at Rutgers University.

In total, 22 men were initiated into the 27-member brotherhood. “It was a day to remember,” says Xi President Charlie Hale ’12.

Former Xi President Blair Gordon ’11 also commented on the day’s activities. “It was easily one of my most memorable moments of my life. We have worked tirelessly for years and there have been countless hours of work put into our cause. We define what it means to be a brotherhood, and our alumni support has been through the roof. To have this day work out so well is a testament to all the support we have received.”

Last year, Theta Delta Chi received an award for having the highest GPA among all active fraternities on campus. The fraternity also boasts several athletic captains and classroom leaders in its brotherhood.

If there are any questions, contact Hale at for more information.