Update & 2022 Homecoming Open House
Dear Michigan Alpha Alumnus Brother:
We hope this e-newsletter finds you in good health and prosperity. We are pleased to report that steady progress has been made since the Michigan Alpha active chapter was reestablished on April 10, 2021 by the Phi Delta Theta (PDT) General Headquarters.
Most significantly, the chapter house is 100% occupied by Brothers in the Bond for the first time since 2018. The active chapter's membership totals more than 50, and it is expected to grow by at least 20 solid men after Winter Rush in January of 2023.
The new active chapter is comprised of a diverse group of students from Michigan and states across the nation who are studying a range of academic fields while engaging in many different activities on campus. Approximately 50% of the membership is enrolled in either the Ross Business School or Michigan School of Engineering. Despite the high percentage of members in highly competitive academic programs, the chapter's Interfraternity Council (IFC)-verified grade point average was just over 3.4 during the Winter Semester of 2022.
The active chapter plans to expand its ranks through recruitment in the IFC Rush Program that currently allows bids for Freshmen to be presented early in the Winter Semester. If you know a student at the University of Michigan (U of M) who has a potential interest in joining a fraternity, we encourage you to contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you will be in town for the Michigan vs. Maryland football game this weekend, the Alumni Association welcomes you to join us for our 2022 Homecoming Open House which will take place at 1437 Washtenaw on Saturday, September 24, 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Unfortunately, the "house across the street" is not holding the Mud Bowl this year until Saturday, October 29 (Michigan vs. Michigan State football game), but we can still reminisce about past PDT Homecoming glory.
The Alumni Association will provide complimentary light breakfast food and beverages to alums and their guests in the foyer of the chapter house. You may park your vehicle on the chapter house's front lawn during the U of M football game on Saturday subject to five conditions.
First, do not park on the driveway (front or rear) or block the paths to and from the driveway.
Second, strictly comply with PDT General Headquarters' risk management policy that prohibits the use and, or, possession of alcohol and other government-controlled substances on PDT-owned property.
Third, you will be held responsible for paying the cost of repairing any damage to the lawn and, or, property caused by your vehicle.
Fourth, the Alumni Association, Michigan Alpha House Corporation and Phi Delta Theta (PDT General Headquarters and active chapter) are not responsible, and shall be held harmless, for any damage to your vehicle and, or, injury to persons that may occur on the property. Parking on the property is 100% at your own risk, and we have no ability to provide security for vehicles and, or, people.
Fifth, the City of Ann Arbor's ordinance requires that a vehicle parked on a residential lawn during a U of M football game must be moved to an approved parking area following the end of the contest. An unmoved vehicle could be issued a parking fine by the City, and be removed from the property at your expense.
Once again, thank you for your support of Michigan Alpha! If you have any questions about the 2022 Homecoming Open House or the Alumni Association's parking/property management policies, please contact Alumni Association President J.T. ("Tom") Buck '77 at (248) 321-3205 or Alumni Association Secretary Greg Karmazin '87 at (313) 510-1188.
Yours in the Bond,
Board of Directors
Phi Delta Theta Michigan Alpha Alumni Association