November Newsletter
Phi Gamma Delta, University of Michigan - Alpha Phi Chapter

A note from our President

This semester has been one of great change at 707 Oxford. Although only 29 brothers are living in the house, they have helped ignite a change of culture within the brotherhood. We had great success in the rush process with the Alpha Eta Pledge Class of 28 members, who have meshed well with the brotherhood.
We hosted elections early this year in an attempt to ease the new cabinet members' transition into their leadership positions, and we are confident that they have been learning well under the current cabinet and are ready to lead the house as the new year approaches. Members of both new and old cabinet have been active in working with IFC under the Greek Life suspension at Michigan to change the culture of Greek life at the school. This suspension has given our chapter and others the opportunity to improve new member programs and social guidelines in order to avoid health issues in association with Greek Life events. Furthermore, the new cabinet members have already committed to highlighting the history of our great house. Composites and historical photos have been rehung around the common areas of the house, and we are working to improve graduate relations through a revitalized Pig Dinner.
The entire brotherhood has committed to these changes as we are always trying to improve the house. This has been a great semester for improving the leadership structure, culture, and presentation of Fiji at Michigan, and we are excited to grab another great group of young men during winter rush.

William Godley

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