Alabama - Beta Delta
The Beta Delta chapter was pleased to welcome University of Alabama President Dr. Stuart Bell, Vice President of Student Affairs Dr. David Grady, and many members of the chapter’s Board of Trustees to the ATO house for a celebratory dinner. Dr. Bell congratulated Beta Delta for winning the national fraternity’s Top Chapter Award at the 2017 Fall Awards Banquet in Indianapolis. Bell remarked that “being a champion requires a lot,” and the chapter has been “great in the classroom and great in how [we] act and serve.” He continued that “we want to be known for our character at the University of Alabama,” and he believes the Beta Delta chapter is an excellent representation of the character the University hopes to portray. Dr. Grady addressed the men of ATO with a powerful message: “the page is blank.” He challenged the chapter to “continue to do those things that got us this award in the future” and walk with integrity every day. Dr. Grady addressed the potential new members to uphold the “great tradition that we have here at ATO,” and concluded that the administration looks forward to seeing “all the great things that happen at ATO in the future.” Accomplishments that contributed to Beta Delta’s Top Chapter award this year include: Most Outstanding IFC Chapter, the 2nd highest GPA among IFC fraternities (3.46), 3,800 service hours and $44,241 donated to philanthropy, and a longstanding tradition of leadership and involvement on campus and in the Tuscaloosa community.
2016-2017 was truly a special time for the Beta Delta chapter, and we look forward to growing stronger as chapter and a brotherhood in the years to come.
Alabama - Beta Delta
Last Wednesday, Dean of Students Dr. Tim Hebson spoke to the potential new members of the Beta Delta chapter as a part of our Tau Talk series which takes place every Wednesday of pledgeship. Hebson encouraged the potential new members to “look out for each other” because “a chain is only as strong as its weakest link.” He continued saying that “no fraternity values academics as much as ATO.” He urged the PNM’s reach out, ask for help, and “(use) all the tools ATO has for you to be successful.” Finally, he offered a bit of insight to the PNM’s saying, “You learn more from adversity and reaching out than being comfortable.” Hebson said that he is excited about what is happening at the Capstone and hopes that ATO is an integral part of that future.