Delta Sigma Phi receives fastest charter in fraternity’s history

deltasigmaphiThe Delta Sigma Phi colony at Case Western Reserve University was founded in the spring of 2013. Since then, the chapter has significantly grown in membership, bringing in 40 new members since the colonization began.

The now Iota Iota Chapter of Delta Sigma Phi was approved for colonization by the Grand Council of the Delta Sigma Phi Fraternity after receiving extremely high marks in the accreditation process for the 2013-14 academic school year. This path to chartering represents a tie for the fastest chartering of a new chapter in the Delta Sigma Phi Fraternity history. The chartering process involves the culmination of accreditation related to community service, membership, academic, judicial and ritual standards that must be met by the fraternity.

On Saturday, Sept. 20, chapter President Greg Bokar was presented with the charter for the Iota Iota chapter by Grand Council member Jim Knoll and Delta Sigma Phi Executive Director Patrick Jessee.

“I am incredibly proud of the progress and achievement of this group of men,” Bokar said. “The members of the Iota Iota Chapter of Delta Sigma Phi have shown incredible resolve and determination to become one of the best chapters in the Delta Sigma Phi community, and I have no doubt that the same continued desire to achieve will continue, as these men work to achieve even better things going into the future.”

Last semester, Delta Sigma Phi at Case Western Reserve retained the fourth-highest GPA of the 17 chapters on campus with an average chapter GPA of 3.41. This also meant that Delta Sigma Phi was one of 25 chapters nationally that maintained a GPA above the campus average GPA. The average all-fraternity GPA is 3.31 and the all-campus men’s average GPA is 3.26.