Spring 2015 President's Message

Spring 2015 Welcome

As we enter our 145th year of continuous operation at Cornell University, it is my pleasure to welcome all to the beginning of a new semester. I hope that everyone had a relaxing holiday, and is ready to start the year refreshed. The upcoming semester is shaping up to be a busy one for the brothers of Theta Delta Chi. In addition to holding Rush Week, we plan on hosting a diverse array of philanthropic, educational, cultural, and social programs. Feel free to visit Thumpty Music and Spectemur Agendo to stay connected to the happenings at 800 University Ave.

While we look forward to the start of an exciting, new chapter in our history, I would like to take some time to look back and acknowledge the hard work of our brotherhood. This past semester alone the Beta brothers, through the support of the Spectemur Agendo Foundation, put on a wide spectrum of events. These include: the Ag Tobey Art Gallery, showcasing student art from around campus; a philanthropy concert, benefitting Breast Cancer Awareness; a Japanese Cultural Symposium, featuring a sushi-making seminar under the direction of JUSA, and a taiko performance by Yamatai; and lastly, a concert and panel discussion presenting the internationally acclaimed rap group, Green Street. I would like to thank the outgoing executive board and officers for their diligence throughout the Fall semester. And I remain optimistic that the incoming board and officers will strive to exceed the undertakings of their predecessors.

Lastly, I would like to thank our alumni for their continued support. In addition to providing guidance through trying times, they have recently made numerous aesthetic and functional improvements to the Old Lady. It is through their efforts that we are able to continue, moreover excel, at our normal day to day operations in the comfort of our beautiful mansion. Their service to both the Beta Charge and national organization of Theta Delta Chi complements my belief that joining our brotherhood is a rewarding opportunity that will last a lifetime.

That being said, I would like to invite friends, family, alumni, and even unfamiliar faces to visit us this upcoming year. It is my distinct hope that you too can experience some of the joys I get from calling 800 University Avenue my home.


R. Patrick Alderson

President, 2015