Chapter Update Summer 2016

The Ball State Chapter of Phi Delta Theta had an exciting second semester and looks to carry that momentum into the fall.

A Message From The Chapter President

JC_English_Phi Delta Theta_Ball State_PDTWe are very proud of the strides Indiana Kappa has made throughout this past school year. We have seen improvements in GPA (second among BSU fraternities), philanthropic endeavors, membership, social presence and chapter operations. Our 62 active brothers are working diligently to reach common goals in honor of the bond we stand for. This is an exciting time for our members and I am looking forward to what the fall will bring. This chapter update is intended to shed light on some recent achievements in a way that will make it easy for alumni, friends and family to stay connected with the Indiana Kappa Chapter of Phi Delta Theta. Feel free to reach out to us with any questions or concerns you might have regarding the chapter. Our contact information can be found on the officers page or by filling out the contact us form. Thank you for your continued support and we hope to hear from you soon.

JC English
Bond #794

Second Semester Brings Ten New Members!

On April 23rd, 2016 we initiated 8 new members into Phi Delta Theta. Throughout the semester they learned all about Phi Delta Theta and Greek life in general from their New Member Educator Adam Wattrick.

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New brothers Dan Hennenfent, Jake Hostetler, Austin Lacy, Tyler Redfern, Chris Pickens, Mason Whitis, Chuck Barrios, Tristan Schilling.

Bond #835 – Austin Lacy – Wilkinson, IN – Telecommunications/Journalism
Bond #836 – Chuck Barrios – Loves Park, IL – Biochemistry
Bond #837 – Tyler Redfern – Hometown – Chemistry
Bond #838 – Mason Whitis – Indianapolis, IN – Telecommunications/Video Production
Bond #839 – Chris Pickens – Maineville, OH – Marketing
Bond #840 – Jake Hostetler – Carmel, IN – Music Media Production & Jazz Performance
Bond #841 – Dan Hennenfent – Lindenhurst, Illinois – Computer Technology
Bond #842 – Tristan Schilling – Indianapolis, IN – Telecommunications

In addition, we had two members who were initiated on June 4th, 2016 as a part of our summer initiation who we would also like to recognize and welcome to our chapter.


Ryan Crum and David Dickey.

Bond #843 – David Dickey – Indianapolis, IN – Construction Management
Bond #844 – Ryan Crum – Carmel, IN


Inaugural Iron Horse Derby


After a delay due to weather conditions, we held our new philanthropy the Iron Horse Derby! The event took place on April 16th at Lafollette Fields. The event was named for famous Phi, Lou Gherig.

The event consisted of teams going to different stations to compete in various mini-games to earn points. The overall winners were Alpha Phi. Indiana Kappa raised roughly $1,100 for the ALS Association.




First Ever Dad’s Day

Dad's Day

In continuing our trend of new events and traditions, INK hosted its first ever Dad’s Day on April 9th. Braving the cold weather, many brothers and their fathers gathered at our ‘Capitol’ house for a day of chatting, games and a burger cook off. The winner of the cook off was Don Gura, father of  Bond 818, Keegan Gura.


Spring Awards


The Indiana Kappa Chapter of Phi Delta Theta has continued its growth and Ball State has taken notice. This past semester, we were nominated for the Most Improved Organization at the SOAR Awards. This was possible thanks to our highest GPA in 5 years, 3.129, growing member total, philanthropy and community outreach.

Trent Sauceda, Bond 813, won IFC’s Outstanding New Member Award at Ball State Greek Life’s Grand Chapter awards.

INK also hosted an award ceremony at spring formal for our annual awards . The winners were:



Brother of the Year – Josh Eberg
New Member of the Year – Ryan Gibson
Scholar of the Year – Scott Levins
Alumnus of the Year – Scott Nguyen
Recruiter of the Year – Josh Eberg and Matt Peek
Sporty Phi – Scott Levins

Stay tuned  for more updates!


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