Recruitment is a process in which unaffiliated gentlemen sample various fraternities and decide which, if any, of those organizations they would like to be a part of. Importantly, it is also a time for the organizations to sell their values and identities to prospective members.
At Northwestern, recruitment is delayed, meaning that freshman are not allowed to receive "bids" (invitations to become an associate member) during the Fall Quarter. There is also a period called "Freshman Freeze" which lasts from new student week until the Sunday after the second week of classes. During this period, first year students are not allowed to enter fraternity houses or participate in any fraternity events. Recruitment week occurs during the first week of Winter Quarter. During this week, fraternities push for the students they like to join their fraternity. It is also a good time for unaffiliated gentlemen to explore all of their options.
Membership in Delta Chi will actually provide you with more opportunities to academically develop, through relationships with other high-performing students from a multitude of different majors. This opportunity has helped many members significantly improve their quarterly and cumulative GPA’s. During Winter Quarter 2013 and Spring Quarter 2013, Delta Chi ranked #1 among all fraternities on campus in GPA, with a quarterly average GPA of 3.61 and 3.55, respectively. If you are a Northwestern student looking to continue to academically develop and improve, the brothers of Delta Chi are happy to help you continue our tradition of academic excellence.
As with many groups, what you get out of your fraternity experience will be directly related to what you put into it. Delta Chi allows flexibility for its members to contribute only when they are motivated and able, and we support them when they do not have the time available. Therefore, there will be a place for you no matter the time that you have free to spend at Delta Chi. Members never feel as though their time has been taken away by their responsibility to their fraternity. Being in a fraternity is fun!
The answer is no. As the first fraternity to abolish "Hell Week" in 1929, Delta Chi has proven that it can foster deeply rooted relationships without hazing its new members at all. We are proud of this policy and encourage you to examine its results first hand.
Delta Chi's dues are below the all fraternity average. We pride ourselves on being as efficient as possible with our money. In fact, a brother paying social dues and living in the house will actually save money compared to the average dorm-living Northwestern student. Moreover, one can think of dues to the fraternity as an investment that they have made to a larger pool of money that can then be used to do activities that one would never be able to do alone or with a smaller group of friends. Be assured that we will never let financial strain prevent someone from becoming or remaining a member of Delta Chi. We deal with these issues all the time and will construct a plan to fit your needs.
A Greek letter organization encompasses all of the interests of any college student. There are high quality, plentiful opportunities for philanthropy, athletics, academic enrichment, social development, professional networking and friendships that will last forever. It is nearly impossible to cite any club that offers the same opportunities.
As proof, the following statistics indicate the value that a Greek experience often has on graduates later in life.
Some of the many advantages of Delta Chi membership are listed below:
We are one of the most involved student groups on campus. Delta Chi's are the leaders of many campus groups, from Dance Marathon to club sports teams. Here are some of the activities that our members are a part of.