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I am happy to report that the Beta Chapter has seen great success this past fall. We initiated 22 new members and four new affiliates. We are very proud of this new class. It is a very diverse group that includes members from Texas to New York. The new class brings the total number of active brothers to 86 this spring — including many legacies — ranking Phi Delt as the second‑largest chapter on campus. Phi Delt has also consistently excelled academically and currently holds a cumulative semester GPA of 3.26, which is above the UNC all-male average and the IFC average.

The active members continue to be involved on campus in many ways. Our members are on varsity, club and intramural sports teams, the Honor Council and the Interfraternity Council and are involved in student government and other organizations.

Justin Coleman, junior and #25, walked onto the men’s varsity basketball team this past fall. This year, Peter Diaz, junior, has been elected president of the Carolina Challenge — UNC’s student-led venture capital competition run out of the Kenan-Flagler Business School that rewards the winning team with $50,000 to help make their business idea a reality. David Belk, junior, was elected to Student Congress to serve alongside Peter Diaz. Additionally, we have members that play on UNC’s varsity lacrosse, golf, tennis, wrestling and baseball teams. These are just some examples of the many organizations that our brothers are involved with around campus.

One big highlight of the fall occurred on October 26 when Phi Delt teamed up with Pi Beta Phi sorority to host the 7th Annual Eve Carson Memorial 5k for Education. This year, members of the UNC Campus community remembered not only Eve, but three other students who tragically passed away during the school year.

We have had an incredible year so far as a fraternity and continue to be the best fraternity on campus, both philanthropically and socially. We hope to continue to build on these successes this spring and into next fall. We have elected four new rush chairs from the freshman class to begin the rush process this spring. As always, we welcome alumni recommendations, and if anyone has family or friends coming to Chapel Hill who are interested in Greek life, please contact us so we do not miss out on great guys. We look forward to seeing you all around the house whenever you are in Chapel Hill. Go Heels!

- Wells Patrick ’16, President