Recruitment takes place throughout the entire school
year. However, each semester has a specific RUSH week,
usually the third week of each semester. RUSH is a recruitment
week when all of the fraternities hold open events where
non-members can come and experience what it's like to
be around these brothers. It's a period where you can
judge the fraternity and the fraternity can judge you.
From these RUSH events, the fraternity decides whether
to extent you a bid to become a pledge of the fraternity.
You have the option of accepting the bid, signing it
and becoming a pledge, or holding on to the bid, which
is good for a year.
What can a fraternity do for me?
A. Well, a fraternity provides a network of people and resources to use at your disposal. The first tier of that are your local brothers. The Marietta Delts currently have 55 members that can and will help with a variety of things. Test banks, teacher and course profiles, as well as course examples can aide you in your studies. Having other brothers provides a support system. Also being a part of an organization with over 115,000 other members makes networking for future job positions a little easier. The goal of Delta Tau Delta is to make its members committed to lives of excellence. The life of a Delt doesn't end with graduation.
it cost money to join?
A: Yes, because Delta Tau Delta is a self-supported organization. As a pledge, your cost is only $72.75 for your first semester. After initiation, the annual cost is currently $620. Alumni of the fraternity offset much of the cost through donations, but it still does not make it free. About $300 annually gets sent out for national dues. This money goes towards insurance, national dues, and other expenses - such as Chapter Consultants, and different leadership-training events such as the Leadership Academy. The other money goes directly to the chapter for RUSH events and other things the chapter does throughout the year. If money is an issue for you, don't hesitate to contact Chris Brewer to work out a payment plan. Money should never be a reason for you to not join Delta Tau Delta. This is an experience worth far more than it charges. There is always a way. To view the current budget for the fraternity and see how funds are currently spent, click here.
I get hazed because I am a pledge?
A: You will hear this everywhere. The answer is NO. We truly believe that as a pledge you are just an uninitiated brother. Your pledgeship of approximately 8 weeks will consist of being a brother and learning the history of our great organization. You receive a big brother to guide you through your time. It's a very exciting time, and we will do nothing to make your membership in our organization a degrading one.
I really just "buying my friends"?
A: Becoming a member of Delta Tau Delta is far from simply buying into a group of friends. It is truly an extension of your college education. By being a member of a Greek organization you learn important business skills such as time management, working with people, organizing events, and many more. It can also be easier to find a job after school through alumni or other Greek members.
will joining a fraternity affect my grades?
A: Succeeding academically is the reason you are here at college. As a pledge, academics should be your primary concern. This is why Delta Tau Delta requires all of its members to maintain a minimum GPA of 2.25. On top of this, the chapter holds a 3.0 GPA, which is well above the All-Male and All-Greek averages. We have study tables, mentoring sessions, the library in the house, and test banks all at your disposal. To view the current academic plan that is in place, click here.
there opportunities to do community service?
A: Community Service is a big part of what Delta Tau Delta is all about. Throughout the semester there will be many opportunities available to give back to the community if you wish. Some of our major philanthropy events include the Kiwanis Club Pancake Breakfast, Sternwheeler Festival, and Adopt-A-School - our national fraternity's philanthropy which was created to give Delts the opportunity to tutor grade school kids. You'll quickly see how much of a difference you can actually make by working with fellow brothers.