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InterFraternity Council

Alpha Gamma Rho

I’m Thomas Podleski and I am the Noble Ruler for the Beta Sigma chapter of the Alpha Gamma Rho fraternity.

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The men of AGR stand together for a photo after the fall 2018 bid day.

We are a very close organization who love to work hard and give back to our community in various ways. We have a two events that enables us to donate to a good cause. First, we have our craw-fish boil where close to a thousand students came in the spring of 2019 to eat craw-fish and listen to live music and we were able to donate half of the profits to the Multiple Sclerosis foundation. We also have our Angel Tree event where students and faculty can come and support underprivileged children from 5 different towns including Stephenville. Once these children are “adopted” the volunteer goes out and buys that child a gift for Christmas and the members of Alpha Gamma Rho deliver the gifts to them. This year we had close to 200 adopted children. These are just some of the ways we are able to give back to our community, we also have mandatory community service hours and highway trash pick-ups. Furthermore, we are very involved on our campus. Our organization has a very big agricultural background and the majority of our chapter are Ag-majors. We are very social on campus we have several formals, mixers, and special events with sororities.

 

Delta Chi

Delta Chi has a total of 120 international active chapters in the US and Canada with over 115,000 initiates.

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Delta Chi welcome their new members at their bid day Spring 2019

Founded October 13, 1890 at Cornell University in Ithaca, NY. Our national philanthropy is The V Foundation for Cancer Research
Chartered on April 30, 1988 at Tarleton State University in Stephenville, TX.
We try to raise money annually for our National Philanthropy the V Foundation. The Jimmy V Foundation is an organization that raises substantial amounts of money every year for testicular cancer research. The organization was all started by one great man, Coach Jimmy V.

 

FarmHouse

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The men of Farmhouse after their 2018 fall bid day with their new members.

FarmHouse fraternity was founded on the idea of being the builders of men. FarmHouse promotes the growth and welfare of our members through a four-fold focus of intellectual, social/moral, spiritual and physical development. Founded nationally in 1905 on the basis of Agriculture, we are now accepting people from every walk of life who are studying any major. Locally we were founded here in 2008 and chartered in 2012 to bring the idea of true brotherhood to Tarleton State.
Faith, Ambition, Reverence, Morality, Honesty, Obedience, Unity, Service and Excellence – FARMHOUSE.
For information regarding recruitment or about FarmHouse, please call/text Joseph Seaman at (972) 768-7335

 

Kappa Delta Rho

The Zeta Beta chapter prides its partnership with the local Foster’s Home for Children.

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The men of KDR pose after their Spring 2019 bid day.

The chapter helps out in numerous ways throughout the school year. The biggest philanthropic fundraiser is Rent-A-Gent, where the gentlemen pair up for a talent show performance which is followed by an auction. Then, the Tarleton and Stephenville community can purchase 6 hours of service of their choice for the gentlemen to complete. A large portion of the proceeds go directly to the Foster’s Home. The chapter also helps with the set up for the annual Foster Home Auction, an auction where the Stephenville community will donate items to be auctioned off, and all of the proceeds go towards the children. At this event, the gentlemen donate their time by helping run the auction, and loading the items for the purchasers. Lastly, another event is the annual Easter egg hunt with the Foster Home, giving a chance for kids to spend time with the members and hunt for Easter eggs.

 

Lambda Chi Alpha

Lambda Chi Alpha welcome their new members.

Founded in 1909, Lambda Chi Alpha is one of the largest fraternities in North America, with over 280,000 initiates representing 300 chapters. The Cornell chapter is one of the oldest, having held our charter continuously since our 1913 induction by the founder of Lambda Chi Alpha himself, Warren A. Cole. We have known since that moment that Lambda Chi Alpha is a values-driven organization. Our high ideals are voiced in our creed, and exemplified in our magnificent Ritual, but most truly expressed in our daily lives, as we strengthen our bond of brotherhood.
They have seven core values – loyalty, duty, respect, service, honor, integrity and, personal Courage
Lambda Chi Alpha’s vision is to lead a co-curricular Greek movement, predicated on partnership and collaboration amongst the undergraduates, host institutions, alumni and General Fraternity, and to offer an experience that focuses on the maturation development of today’s college man. As such, it is the vision of Lambda Chi Alpha to extend itself beyond the traditional social fraternity in practice and principle.

 

Phi Kappa Sigma

On April 30th, 2016 Phi Kappa Sigma gained its charter and became known as the Phi Kappa Sigma Epsilon Alpha chapter of Tarleton State University. Since our chartering just a few years ago, Phi Kap has grown to be one of the top fraternities on campus. We are characteristically a very diverse and friendly group. Some of our accomplishments include winning Yell the past 2 years in a row along with winning 2 Greek cups and raising money for LLS (Leukemia Lymphoma Society). With that being said, I chose Phi Kap because I saw the opportunity to grow within an organization that really cares about brotherhood. I was able to tell right from the start that the men of Phi Kappa Sigma were truly men of honor. Furthermore I highly encourage individuals that are interested in being involved on campus to go Greek!
– Dane Hazle President

 

Sigma Chi

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Sigma Chi stand together for there org photo for the Grassburr.

The fundamental purpose of the Sigma Chi International Fraternity is the cultivation, maintenance and accomplishment of the ideals of friendship, justice and learning within its membership.
The Fraternity best serves that purpose by developing, implementing and monitoring programs that foster leadership, build character and promote positive relationship skills, which in turn enable its members to become productive and caring participants in their families, colleges and communities.

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