Hello and welcome to the Omega Chi chapter of Phi Gamma Delta here at Chapman University. My name is Sebastian Barahal and I’m the current President here at Omega Chi. As we celebrate a decade of existence our Chapter continues to perform as one of the best in the nation. Allow me to reflect on the accomplishments from the past year as well as give you all some events to look forward to.
This past fall we welcomed the Psi pledge class into our tight knit brotherhood. They’re a group of well rounded men who will do great things for this chapter in their time here. We're all excited to watch them grow over the next 4 years of their college experience. Our current pledge class, the Omegas are on the right track and we hope that they’ll will find their way to initiation.
This years Frank Norris Pig Dinner was an epic success. With over 70 graduate brothers in attendance and almost 200 total, it was a great prelude for our 10th annual event next year. The chapter was also presented with the incredibly prestigious Condon Cup at the dinner. The Condon Cup is awarded to the undergraduate chapter which has shown the greatest improvement of any chapter in the nation over the past academic year in the areas of scholarship, extracurricular activities, and fraternity relationships. While the award was celebrated, we now have our eyes set on bigger and better things.
On April 14th we will celebrate our annual Purple Tie affair at the Oak Creek Country Club. Since 2009 our Chapter has been fortunate enough to grant 10 wishes for some incredible kids. It’s an incredibly important event for our chapter and something that we take great pride in.
I would like to extend my gratitude to our graduate advisors because without their support, our chapter would be nowhere near where it is today. Specifically, I’d like to give thanks to David Todd (USC 1967) and Steve Caine (New Mexico 1997) for their continued support. Although they both lead busy and fulfilling lives, they somehow find time to support our chapter without asking for anything in return. I’m truly inspired by their ability to show us that Phi Gamma Delta truly is “Not For College Days Alone.” I'd also like to thank Kevin Wilson (Chapman University 2012) who is our BCA President. He has made great strides for our chapter and is a reason for our continued success.
Thank you to everyone who has made the Omega Chi chapter what it is today. The goals of this chapter far outweigh our accomplishments at this point in time, so trust me when I say that we have big things planned. Being President of this chapter is something that I will treasure forever. This chapter has given me far more than I could've ever asked for and for that I will be forever thankful. If you have any questions please do not hesitate to reach out to me!
Omega Chi- President