MC's Delta Tau Delta chosen for development pilot program

Marietta College fraternity, Delta Tau Delta is one of 10 chapters selected nationally to participate in a member education and development pilot program starting this fall.

"It is a two-year commitment to work with the fraternity's national Director of Leadership Development and his staff to help test, and provide feedback for the creation of a member education and development program that will be launched for our entire fraternity at the 2008 Karnea (the fraternity's annual national conference)," said MC president Craig Sundstrom, a senior from Mentor, Ohio. "So yes, it's a big deal."

During the pilot program, members of Marietta's chapter will be exposed to some of the most cutting edge curriculum in the areas of personal leadership, personal finance, time management, and men's health, according to the organizers.

The chapter will be provided with planning retreats, officer transition workshops, ritual education, etc. sponsored by the Director of Leadership Development and his staff. Participating chapters will have the opportunity to earn incentives for their participation, feedback, and how they accomplish the goals they set for themselves.

Sundstrom said he has challenged his fraternity members to embrace this opportunity to represent Marietta College's chapter of Delta Tau Delta.

"I want them to get excited because everyone's full participation will be expected as a member of this chapter," he said. "Not only will we be taking great steps to improve ourselves, we will also be benefiting the entire fraternity nationwide."