Hello, friends, families and Brothers! My name is Sebastian Barahal and I am currently the President of the Omega Chi Chapter of Phi Gamma Delta at Chapman University. This year has been truly groundbreaking and one of the best in Chapter history. This website highlights some accomplishments from the 2017-2018 school year and what we have planned next!
The year kicked off with the news that our Chapter was being awarded the prestigious Condon Cup. The Condon Cup is awarded to the undergraduate chapter which has shown the greatest improvement over the past academic year in the areas of scholarship, extracurricular activities, and fraternity relationships. Building off that momentum, the chapter submitted its first ever Cheney Cup submission which is awarded to the best overall Chapter in all of FIJI land.
This year’s 9th annual Pig Dinner was a great event with a record number of Graduate brothers in attendance. As we begin to prepare for our 10th annual in the fall, we sincerely hope that all of our graduates will be in attendance. The event serves as a great time to reconnect with brothers both young and old alike!
We’re thrilled to have initiated two fantastic pledge classes this year, the Psi and the Omegas. All of these men have demonstrated the correct characteristics that befit a FIJI gentleman and we’re certain that they will do great things for our chapter moving forward. As we head into next fall we’re excited to continue the legacy with the Alpha Alphas!
On the Philanthropy front it was an incredible year. Our annual Purple Tie Affair, which was headed up by Angus Strawbridge ’20, raised over $30,000! This was not only a chapter record but also a Chapman IFC record. Thank you to everyone who was part of the event and to all of those who donated. We’re incredibly proud to be able to grant four wishes to children in need! Along with that, the Chapter was also able to donate $15,000 to the American Red Cross thanks to the generosity of Dave Todd (USC ’67).
As we head into our 10th year as a chapter, we couldn't be more excited with the way that things are going. Our brotherhood has never been stronger and we’re moving in the right direction. This of course would not be possible without the incredible selflessness of some individuals around us. On behalf of the whole chapter I would like to thank, Steve Caine (New Mexico ’97) and Dave Todd (USC ’67), and Kevin Wilson (Chapman’12). Men Like this remind us why Phi Gamma Delta is truly “Not for College days alone.”
Being in charge of this organization has been the most rewarding experience of my young life. This chapter is full of incredible men and I’m certain that they will find success not only in their college life but also long after. Thank you to all of the supporters of this chapter and to everyone who has made the past 10 years possible. Being an Omega Chi FIJI is the quintessential college experience and something that we will all treasure for the rest of our days.