2019 Board of Directors Elections - Vote

It’s our honor to announce that we are accepting votes for the Board of Directors of Theta Chi of Penn State, Inc.

The Board serves the alumni brotherhood and undergraduates in a variety of ways. We coordinate alumni communications, plan annual events and reunions, manage the chapter property, provide short-term and long-term financial planning, and help to advise and support the active chapter. Engaged alumni volunteers are essential to a thriving fraternity.

As we continue rebuilding our beloved chapter, it is very important that we take time to foster our personal connections within our brotherhood, and extend a helping hand where possible to ensure the continued success and livelihood of not only our alumni, but our future undergraduate members as well. Through strong and responsive leadership, we can build and maintain an active and healthy chapter that inspires and sustains true friendships. 

Per our bylaws, there are three (3) positions being elected. Please select three of the five candidates nominated. Short descriptions of each candidate are shown on the voting webpage (and below). The three candidates with the highest vote totals will be elected to the Board. After the election concludes, the new Board (six members) will meet to determine its officers. 

As we continue to modernize our operations and reduce costs of communications, we ask you to please submit your votes via the link below. If you wish to submit your vote via mail, please send to:

Ed Wallace
Secretary
Theta Chi of Penn State


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Votes will be accepted through 7:30 PM on Thursday, October 17, 2019. The new board members will be announced during the Annual Corporation Meeting later the same day. If you have any questions or concerns about the chapter, please reach out to me directly, I do my best to respond within 24 hours.

Love & Respect,
Edward J. Wallace ‘12
Secretary, Theta Chi Alumni Board of Directors


BOARD NOMINEES

Aaron Spealge '12 - Brother Speagle graduated in December 2012 with a BS in Nuclear Engineering. He joined Theta Chi on a snap bid in the Fall of his sophomore year. While at Penn State he served as Recruitment Chair, Historian, THON Chair, House Manager, and Marshal. He served two years on the Alumni Executive Board as the Alumni Secretary before being voted as Alumni President in the Fall of 2018. He currently works as an engineering consultant and resides in Boston, MA with his wife Ann and dog Duke. If provided with the opportunity, he would like to help our chapter through the current and upcoming difficulties, and into an era of stronger brotherhood connections that foster and build on the relationships, our members already have with one another. He envisions a truly thriving and active alumni base that fully embodies the ideals of our fraternity. 

Alfred (Al) Romanoski ’67 - Brother Romanoski received his MBA degree after graduation in 1968. He was Pledge Trainer and worked in the kitchen with Gifford who taught him how to cook and scrub pots. He was also an accomplished coal stoker and ash remover from the old coal-burning boiler. He brings a rich historical perspective to the future of the Chapter, along with fond memories, and a sense of continuation of Omega’s contribution to its brothers, Penn State, and the community. He has been a long-time financial supporter o the chapter and looks forward to assisting the Board in the revitalization of the Chapter. Since graduation he has worked for XEROX in sales training, the British Government in trade development, and Westland Aircraft (UK) in technology transfer. He has built seven houses and renovated six others. He has over 30 year’s experience in business development and marketing working as a Chief Marketing Officer for large international law firms. He is a licensed USCG Captain.

David Laird '13 - In his time as an undergraduate member of Theta Chi Fraternity, Brother Laird was given the opportunity to serve as president of a 70-man chapter at the University of South Florida. He also served on the recruitment committee, greek programming board, as promotions chair, community service committee, and in philanthropy development. He was able to help lay the groundwork for the chapter's large philanthropy event "Singing for Shriner's" which helps fund the work of Shriner's Hospital at USF and create a partnership with the organization to provide community service opportunities, weekly chapter meeting space in the hospital, and build connections between the two groups. The chapter has hosted the event five times raising over $75,000 for the hospital. Brother Laird also maintained involvement with his undergraduate chapter through yearly meetups in December and by serving on the Chapter House Corporation. As a current Doctoral student at Penn State, he is looking for ways to get involved and believes that connecting with the local chapter in any way could help him get to know students, alumni, and community members.

Jim Smith '89 - Brother Smith served caterer during his time as an undergrad at Omega Chapter. His big brother is Bill Ross and his little brother is John McIntyre. Brother Smith currently works as a software developer near Pittsburgh, PA. He is committed to helping the chapter maintain a social media presence by creating and administrating the chapter's Facebook page. Brother Smith is eager to serve on the Board.

Nick Stadtlander '16 - Brother Stadtlander currently works as an associate commercial underwriter at a large wholesale insurance company. During his time as an undergrad, he held the position of Chaplain and was Homecoming chair when Omega Chapter won! He is looking to give back to the chapter and make a positive impact.

Alumni Corporation Meeting - Oct. 17th

The Annual Corporation Meeting for Theta Chi of Penn State, Inc. will be held this year via conference call. The meeting will rake place on Oct. 17th, 2019 at 8 PM EST. There will be a fair amount to discuss.

Major Items to Cover:

Please email for the call in number - oxomegaboard@gmail.com

We hope you’ll take the time to call in!

Chapter Eternal - Robert Gohn '53

Robert E. Gohn '53 - LaVie Portrait

We have been honored to call this man our Brother. The condolences of Theta Chi’s extended worldwide family are offered to the family and friends of our deceased brother.

It is with great sadness that we report the passing of:

  • Robert Gohn '53 - August 14, 2019


Robert completed life’s ultimate adventure and greatest trip when he was ushered into the presence of the Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, on August 14, 2019. He was born in 1931 and born-again and began his spiritual journey in 1959.

Deceased parents were father, W. Emmette and mother Kathryn M. (Walker), and brother Ray W. Gohn. He is survived by his beloved wife of 66 years, the former Thelma I. Hillegas, and living in Woodbridge, Virginia, sons, Rodney L. and Daniel C., daughter-in-law, Shelley A., two grandchildren, and four great grandchildren.

Robert was a 1949 graduate from Shanksville-Stonycreek, a 1953 graduate from Pennsylvania State University, BA, and 1969 graduate from St. Francis College, MAIR.

With Bethlehem Steel Corporation for 32 years of service, he directed the Bethlehem Training Center and also worked as a Mill Engineer, Industrial Engineer and Chief Clerk. After Bethlehem, he served as a consultant for several corporations.

His greatest pursuit was spiritual with some well-worn Bibles and a large library. He was a long time member of The Somerset Alliance Church, served in a variety of offices and a long time Sunday School teacher. Robert also was involved with Mom’s House, New Day, Birthright, Gideon’s and Christian Business Men’s Committee.

Robert was a Flight 93 Ambassador for several years. He also served as school board president for both Shanksville-Stonycreek and Somerset Christian School.

A life-time interest was music, particularly the trumpet. At Penn State, he was involved with the marching and concert Blue Bands and the Alumni Band for a number of years. He played in churches (soloist), community bands and recently his Touch of Brass from the Civil Was using an authentic Civil War coronet (saxhorn). Other interests include traveling, hunting, woodworking, photography, and walking.

There will be no viewing. The Celebration Service will be held around the Throne of Grace in the very presence of the Lord of Lords and King of Kings.

2019 Board of Directors Nominations

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Dear Brothers,

It is my honor to announce that nominations are now open for three positions on the Board of Directors for Theta Chi of Penn State, Inc. I hope Omega Chapter has provided value for you and for others, as it has for generations of men over the last 100 years. Please consider nominating yourself and/or another brother to serve a two-year term on the Board to assist our chapter.

We, the Board, serve the alumni brotherhood and undergraduates in a variety of ways. We coordinate alumni communications, plan annual events and reunions, manage the chapter property, provide short-term and long-term financial planning, and help advise and support the active chapter. Engaged alumni volunteers are essential to a long-lasting and beneficial fraternity.

Our chapter’s 100th year has been filled with more challenges than celebrations. With the suspension of all undergraduate members in 2019, we are set on rebuilding our Chapter better than ever before. Our brotherhood needs strong leadership to help us prevail and thrive through these new challenges. Brothers who are elected to the Board will have a chance to help Omega Chapter start the journey to be a top-performing fraternity once again.

Serving on the Board is a great opportunity to meet and foster relationships with brothers from different eras, experience Theta Chi leadership and networking conferences both regionally and nationally, and to stay in touch with the undergraduate chapter and membership.

You say you don't have the required knowledge or expertise to serve on the Board? Every brother, regardless of age or experience, has valuable perspective and wisdom to contribute and we urge you to volunteer and lend a helping hand. What's most important is that you are willing to invest a bit of your time and energy in support of the chapter and its mission of creating resolute men who are promoters of knowledge, advancers of culture andbuilders of character. By bringing together brothers with diverse skill sets and a common drive to succeed, we will continue building the usefulness of our Fraternity and our Chapter for many years to come.

Nominations should be submitted via the below form or by email to oxomegaboard@gmail.com and will be accepted through September 30, 2019. If nominating another brother, please include their current contact information so they may accept their nomination. We are planning to have the Annual Corporation Meeting in mid to late October via a conference call. Please be on the lookout for the electronic invitation in the next month.

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Love & Respect,

Edward J. Wallace ‘12
Secretary, Alumni Board of Directors | Omega Chapter of Theta Chi Fraternity

Summer 2019 Edition of the Rattle is Online

The latest edition of the Rattle is available online at the National website. Read about what is going on with other chapters around the country and see what is doing with our National fraternity.

Click Here to Read Online

INSIDE THIS EDITION:

  • Mike Greenberg feature

  • Norwich Housing & Foundation Chapter News

  • Expansion Updates

  • Alumni and Undergraduate news and more

Chapter Eternal - John Starkey '57

John L. Starkey ‘57 - LaVie portrait

John L. Starkey ‘57 - LaVie portrait

We have been honored to call this man our Brother. The condolences of Theta Chi’s extended worldwide family are offered to the family and friends of our deceased brother.

It is with great sadness that we report the passing of:

  • John L. Starkey ‘57 - Dec. 30, 2018


John Lawrence Starkey ushered out the old year and slipped into the new on December 30, 2018.

Born July 3, 1935, to Ruth and Percy Starkey, John was a native of Easton, Pennsylvania. After graduating from Wilson High School (Class of ’53), John went on to Penn State, earning a degree in English.

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Hired by the Baldridge Reading School as a young man in his twenties, John quickly found himself transported from the snow and ice of the East to the blue skies, sparkling Pacific waters and bougainvillea draped walls of the Santa Catalina School for Girls in Monterey.

He remained in California the rest of his life-first living in San Francisco, then Berkeley for 14 years, and finally Sonoma County-his home for the past 45 years.

While in Berkeley, where son Ben was born in 1968, John obtained his M.A. in Political Science-happy to graduate, but disappointed it was the year before the Free Speech Movement. He worked as a Field Representative for the Department of Housing and Urban Development and also as a Project Coordinator for the Oakland Redevelopment Agency. Additionally, he taught Political Science at Laney College in Oakland and the College of San Mateo. An abiding love for the visual arts was fostered while partnering with his former wife, Lynn Piper, in a small gallery called the Artifactorie.

John migrated north to Sonoma County in 1973, living most of the rest of his life in Sebastopol and working as a real estate agent. He was devoted to peace and social justice; swimming at Ives Pool as long as he was able; all forms of the arts; radio, in general, and community radio, in particular, hosting a bi-monthly program, Voices and Vision, on radio station KOWS.

He was deeply loved and will be dearly missed by his partner of 33 years, Teresa Peele, son Benjamin Piper, grandchildren Besem and Zane, cousin Jeanne Young, and relatives Max Prokrivchak and Robert Okamoto.

A celebration of John’s life with his friends and family will be held at a later date. Donations in his memory can be made to the Sonoma County Peace and Justice Center, KOWS Community Radio Station, Western Sonoma County Swimmers c/o Ives Pool, or the Sonoma County YMCA.

Chapter Eternal - Anthony Crisci '55

Anthony Crisci '55 - LaVie Portrait

Anthony Crisci '55 - LaVie Portrait

We have been honored to call this man our Brother. The condolences of Theta Chi’s extended worldwide family are offered to the family and friends of our deceased brother.

It is with great sadness that we report the passing of:

  • Anthony Crisci '55 - Dec. 23, 2019


Anthony Crisci, 92, of McDonough, Georgia, formerly of New Castle, died Sunday, Dec. 23, 2018, at Piedmont Henry Hospital in McDonough, Georgia. 

He was born on April 19, 1926, in New Castle, a son of the late James and Rose (Valiensi) Crisci. 

Mr. Crisci was a licensed professional engineer (mining engineer) and graduate of both Eastbrook High School and of the Pennsylvania State University. 

He was a World War II Army veteran having served in the Pacific Theater. 

Mr. Crisci enjoyed coin collecting, watching golf and, most of all, his constant interaction with his grandchildren, whom he adored. 

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He is survived by his son, James Crisci and his wife, Barbara, of McDonough, Geoergia; his daughter, Rose Crisci, of McDonough, Georgia; his son, Anthony of Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania; six grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. 

He was also preceded in death by his wife, Eleanor (Salzano) Crisci, and his brother, Frank Crisci. 

Graveside services will be held at a future date at St. Joseph's Cemetery in New Castle. Arrangements have been entrusted to the William F. and Roger M. DeCarbo Funeral Home, 926 Cunningham Ave.

Chapter Eternal - Eugene "Gene" Raup '52

Eugene "Gene" Raup '52 - LaVie Portrait

Eugene "Gene" Raup '52 - LaVie Portrait

We have been honored to call this man our Brother. The condolences of Theta Chi’s extended worldwide family are offered to the family and friends of our deceased brother.

It is with great sadness that we report the passing of:

  • Eugene "Gene" Raup ‘52 - March 7, 2019


Eugene “Gene” R. Raup, passed away peacefully on March 7, 2019 at the age of 100 years, at his residence at Medford Leas, Medford ,NJ. Husband of the late Edna M. (nee Plass). Father of Neil B. Raup, Nancy J. (Raup) Sullivan and Jonathan T. Raup. Also survived by 9 grandchildren, 3 great-grandchildren. 

A private interment will take place at the Westfield Friends Cemetery,  Cinnaminson, NJ.  Memorial service will be held on Monday March 18th2019 at 1:30PM in the Holly Room at Medford Leas, Medford NJ.

In Lieu of Flowers, Memorial contributions may be made to the PYM Greenleaf Fund, 1515 Cherry Street, Philadelphia, PA 19102 Please Note: In Memory of Eugene R. Raup on check.

Pledges and a Sweetheart - Chapter News - April 2019

Omega pledged in 4 New Members this spring. We'd like to congratulate the chapter and the New Members and wish them all the best in their journey.

The New Members are

  • Tyler Adams

  • Michael Castell

  • Brendan Mulvey

  • Nick Vacca

L to R: Kayla Williams, Carson Schulz and Theta Chi Sweetheart Grace Halleran

Also the chapter has a new Theta Chi Sweetheart - congrats to Grace Halleran. Grace and fellow contestant Kayla Williams, tried to see who could put better makeup on chapter president Carson Schulz's face. It was definitely good for a few laughs. 

Congratulations to Omega Chapter from National Chapter

The following text appeared on National’s website - The below is from Omega's history from the 1927 Theta Chi history book and Rattle articles from 1919 & 1933. The installation article is a reprint from the April 1919 Rattle


Omega Chapter and Installation Committee, Penn. State College, PA. - March 14, 1919

Omega Chapter at Penn State University was installed on March 14, 1919. The installation brought Theta Chi’s third chapter located in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. Penn State, located in State College, began in 1855 as The Farmers’ High School. In 1862 it became the Agricultural College of Pennsylvania and finally in 1874 the Pennsylvania State College. The college was established in accord with the Morrill Act making military training mandatory for practically all male students. State College, a town of 2500 people, is located almost in the geographical center of the State of Pennsylvania.

In the Spring of 1915, a group of young men who were members of the Philadelphia Northeast High School Club of The Pennsylvania State College met with the purpose of forming an organization that would perpetuate certain ideals and standards in which these students believed. 

At the opening of the college year in 1915, the Northeast Club was established on a local fraternity basis. New members were selected with the greatest care and were of the highest type. By the Fall of 1917 the Club was well established and strong bonds of friendship existed among its members. Fully realizing that greater advantages could be gained by closer association with the fraternities of State College, action was taken to change the character of the organization to that of a local fraternity.

On February 23, 1918, permission was granted by the fraternity committee of the General Faculty, and the Northeast Club became the Phi Tau Alpha Fraternity. On April 6, 1918, the change was formally announced to the other fraternities by a smoker and reception at the chapter house. Shortly afterwards Phi Tau Alpha was admitted to the Intra-Mural Council, this marking the final step in the official recognition by the fraternities of the Pennsylvania State College.

The ambition of Phi Tau Alpha was to perfect a fraternity in which all of the members would “practice kindness and toleration toward one another, and attain, as nearly as possible, that brotherly feeling which exists between brothers of the same parentage. In doing this each should ever aspire to be considerate of the rights and opinions of others and never let any act go undone which would bring happiness and joy to another.”

Members of Phi Tau Alpha researched different national fraternities and Theta Chi rose to the top of their lists of finalists as it was the oldest and had the best record and reputation. Phi Tau Alpha members Raymond Poeppel and William Thompson had a friend who was a Theta Chi at Kappa Chapter at the University of Pennsylvania and they were convinced that Theta Chi was the best choice.

Phi Tau Alpha reached out to the Grand Chapter of Theta Chi Fraternity expressing interest in affiliation and were subsequently visited by National Secretary Frederick W. Ladue and representatives from Kappa/Pennsylvania, Lambda/Cornell, and Pi/Dickinson. Following the visit, Theta Chi advised Phi Tau Alpha to submit a formal petition for installation

On December 2, 1918, Phi Tau Alpha President George W. Chapman submitted a petition and wrote, “Believing that affiliation with a well established and well reputed national fraternity would be most desirous, and believing the Theta Chi Fraternity to possess these qualities, we, the members of the Phi Tau Alpha Fraternity of the Pennsylvania State College, do hereby respectfully petition for consideration as a chapter of the Theta Chi Fraternity.”

On February 25, 1919, National Secretary Frederick W. Ladue informed Phi Tau Alpha that their petition had been approved and that plans would be made to install the chapter in the weeks ahead. It is interesting to note that another local fraternity at Penn State was petitioning Theta Chi at the same time as Phi Tau Alpha

Phi Tau Alpha became the Omega Chapter of Theta Chi on March 14, 1919. The Installation Committee was chaired by National Secretary Fred W. Ladue (Iota/Colgate 1912) and was composed of Earl R. Scrafford (Delta/RPI 1909), Herbert D. Leary (Gamma/Maine 1910), W. Howard Gottlieb (Kappa/Pennsylvania 1919), and Clarence R. Anderson (Pi/Dickinson 1909).

The installation began at 7:30 p.m. Friday, March 14, 1919 and was completed around midnight. Winfield E. Smith was elected and installed as Omega’s first Chapter President. After adjourning for the night, all remaining ritual work was completed by 5:00 p.m. on Saturday prior to the installation banquet.

The installation banquet was held in the chapter house on the evening of March 15 and served the following menu: Penn State Cocktail, Center County Consomme, Baked Shingletown Trout, Roast MacHall Chicken, S. A. T. C. Potatoes, Nittany Valley Filling, Green Navy Peas, Co-ed Sauce, Old Main Salad, Ice Cream a la Phi Tau Alpha, Lemont Bits, Bonbons au Gorgo, Danville Nuts, State College Demi Tasse, and Bellefonte Central Smokes. According to records, such a menu had never been seen before or since, but was evidently greatly enjoyed by those present.

The Charter Members of Omega Chapter are: Fred F. Bastian (1922), Clifford E. Beaven (1921), Ellwood B. Cassel (1919), George W. Chapman (1920), Charles A. Frederickson, Jr. (1920), Frederick J. Fuchs (1921), Maurice E. Kressly (1915), Donald E. Magill (1922), Murrell D. McKinstry (1920), Russell B. Nesbitt (1914), Robert E. Ockford (1922), Emil A. Petzold (1924), Anthony V. Pickard (1921), Raymond B. Poeppel (1920), Ellwood J. Rittenhouse (1920), Joseph E. Rowe (1910), Albert F. Schoeppe (1920), Walter E. Segl (1921), William W. Seltzer (1921), Walter B. Shaw (1921), William J. Shaw, Jr. (1921), John R. Skeen (1921), Winfield F. Smith (1919), William L. Sowden, Jr. (1922), Ralph D. Stauffer (1921), William C. Thompson (1919), Frederick T. Vansant (1920), and Hugo E. Zetterlof (1922).

Two of Omega’s Charter Members made notable achievements: Dr. Joesph E. Rowe (1910) would become President of Clarkson University in Potsdam, NY (home of Delta Sigma Chapter) and George W. Chapman (1920) notably served Theta Chi Fraternity in a number of capacities: as the first Regional Counselor, the key developer of the School of Fraternity Practices, for nine years on the Grand Chapter as National Marshal and National Treasurer, and as Executive Director from 1948-1967. During Chapman’s tenure as Executive Director, Theta Chi experienced a period of unprecedented growth, with 75 chapter (re)installed. He also authored and edited the first edition The Manual of Theta Chi Fraternity in 1947. George Chapman also chaired the inaugural meeting of The Order of The Arrow, the national honor society of the Boy Scouts of America.

In the decades to come, Omega would produce additional notable alumni, including, Robert E. Eberly (1939), Former Chairman of Eberly Natural Gas Co. and namesake of the Eberly School of Science at Penn State and the Eberly School of Business at IUP; and Past Theta Chi Fraternity Inter/National President and former Executive Director, Howard R. Alter, Jr. (1941).

Congratulations to the alumni and collegiate brothers of Omega Chapter on 100 years at Penn State!

You can send personal notes of congratulations to Omega Chapter President Carson Schulz by clicking here. Omega alumni are planning to host a formal Centennial Celebration during this fall's Homecoming at Penn State, October 4-5, 2019. For more information, on Omega’s Centennial Celebration, click here.

In honor of their Centennial Celebration, we are re-printing the original article on Omega Chapter's Installation from the April 1919 issue of The Rattle. 


Installation of Omega Chapter

The Installation Committee arrived at State College about noon on March 14th, and was met at the station by a delegation from Phi Tau Alpha.

After the introductions and a visit to the chapter house, a sight-seeing party was organized for a short trip around the beautiful campus and the nearby town.

Upon returning to the house, which is very pleasantly and conveniently situated about two blocks from the main entrance to the campus, the Committee got down to business. The necessary paraphernalia was checked over and the remainder of the afternoon spent in preliminary arrangements.

Shortly after dinner, the hall was prepared and the ceremonies started at 7:30, with Fred Ladue, Iota, chairman, assisted by the following committee: Earle Scrafford, Delta; Herbert D. Leary, Gamma; W. Howard Gottlieb, Kappa; Dr. Anderson, Pi.

After the opening exercises the ritual for installation was followed and in due course the ceremony performed. New officers were then elected and installed and a short meeting held. The meeting closed in the regular form shortly after midnight.

Saturday morning, the committee instructed the officers of the chapter in the minute details of their various duties. After lunch, the committee put the brothers through the initiative degrees for new members and the chapter installation was complete by five o'clock, in time for the initiatory banquet.

The following brothers were initiated and now compose our Omega Chapter: – 

Alumni–Winfield F. Smith, of Philadelphia; Maurice E. Kressly, of State College; Joseph E. Rowe, of State College; Russell B. Nesbitt, of State College.

Albert F. Schoeppe, of Philadelphia; Ellwood B. Cassel, of Philadelphia; Ellwood B. Rittenhouse, of Philadelphia; William C. Thompson, of Philadelphia; George W. F. Chapman, of Philadelphia; Charles Frederickson, Jr., of Philadelphia; Murrell D. McKinstry, of Hatiboro, Pa.; Raymond B. Poeppel, of Philadelphia; Frederick T. Vansant, of Philadelphia; Clifford E. Beavan, of Philadelphia; Frederick J. Fuchs, of Philadelphia; Emil A. Petzold, of Philadelphia; Anthony V. Pickard, of Philadelphia; Walter E. Segl, of Philadelphia; William W. Seltzer, of Coatesville, Pa.; Wnlter B. Shaw, of Philadelphia; William J. Shaw, 3rd, of Philadelphia; John R. Skeen, of Philadelphia; Ralph D. Stauffer, of Reading, Pa.; Theodore G. Smith, of Philadelphia; Fred F. Bastian, of Berlin, Pa.; Donald E. Magill, New Hope, Pa.; Robert E. Ockford, Philadelphia; William L. Sowden, Jr., of Philadelphia; Hugo E. Zetterlof, of Philadelphia.

The banquet table was set for 5:30 and by this time several more visiting brothers had arrived, among them being Capt. James Beazly, Kappa, and Brother Harris, Pi. The banquet hour passed very pleasantly, the college and fraternity songs being giveen with great enthusiasm and spirit.

The post-prandial exercises immediately followed with Albert Schoeppe of Omega acting as toastmaster. The members of the initiatory committee were called on for a few remarks, followed by visiting brothers, alumni and active members. The banquet closed with the singing of the Omega Chapter song: –

COME OMEGA!

Words - G. W.F. C. 
Music - W. B. S.

Come Omega let us all join
In the highest praise
Singing of thy wond'rous fame
And of the joy of college days.
Ever to thee we'll be loyal
Honor we thy name
Every faithful loving brother
Helps to swell thy fame.

Loyal brothers of Omega,
Whereso'er we be
Whether home or on the campus
Let us think in joy of thee
We shall ever be as brothers
Steadfast to the core
One for all and all for one
Now and evermore.
When life's brightness, fair Omega,
Turns to shadows deep
We shall cherish all thy teachings
We shall then thy glories reap
Ever hon'ring ever praising
Till Life's span is past
Keeping foremost Theta Chi's
Teachings to the last.

Come Omega let us all join
In the highest praise
Singing of thy wond'rous fame
And of the joy of college days.
Ever to thee we'll be loyal
Honor we thy name
Every faithful loving brother
Helps to swell thy fame.

Loyal brothers of Omega,
Whereso'er we be
Whether home or on the campus
Let us think in joy of thee
We shall ever be as brothers
Steadfast to the core
One for all and all for one
Now and evermore.
When life's brightness, fair Omega,
Turns to shadows deep
We shall cherish all thy teachings
We shall then thy glories reap
Ever hon'ring ever praising
Till Life's span is past
Keeping foremost Theta Chi's
Teachings to the last.

Telegram from National congratulating on becoming Omega Chapter of Theta Chi Fraternity

Telegram from National congratulating on becoming Omega Chapter of Theta Chi Fraternity

Following the custom of the institution, a smoker was held at the Chapter House, after the banquet. All the fraternities on the campus were invited to attend and become acquainted with the new chapter, its alumni and visiting brothers. The smoker was a great social success and lasted until the wee sma' hours.

In concluding the report of the installation, the committee wishes to say for the benefit of the fraternity at large that Omega Chapter enters upon her career as a member of ΘX with as brilliant prospects for the future as any chapter ever installed. They have the college, the location, the house, the members and the spirit, and should make one of the best chapters of the best fraternity in the country, and we assure the members that ΘX is as proud of them as they are of ΘX.