Pledging Requirements

Posted by admin | | Monday 10 January 2011 7:55 pm

Information About Pledging DTD

The Brothers of Delta Tau Delta Fraternity want to be among the first to congratulate you on your decision to come to Baker University. We hope your time here at Baker becomes filled with memories you will carry with you for the entirety of your life! One way that you can achieve this is by joining a fraternity here at Baker.

As a Baker student, you will have a lot of new and exciting opportunities available to you. One of the many things that Baker prides itself on is its Greek Life. Baker has a rich tradition of Greek Life dating all the way back to 1902. You will have the opportunity to seek membership in a fraternity on Baker’s campus, and the Brothers of Delta Tau Delta are eager to seek you out as well.

Delta Tau Delta is the oldest fraternity on campus and works hard to maintain its stance as the strongest house in the eyes of students, administration, and the Baldwin City community. For the past four years, we have won the 5-Star Chapter Excellence Award which recognizes Delta Tau Delta as the top fraternity at Baker University.

The Brothers of Delta Tau Delta find that a strong brotherhood is exactly what is needed during this important time in our lives. We hope when you get to campus, you will come see what our brotherhood is all about. Look forward to seeing you in the fall!

Taylor Nall ‘13
Gamma Theta
Rush Chairman

The following are the obligations of our pledges:

Monthly Dues
Delta Tau Delta charges it’s members dues every month.  We don’t do this because we want to and it’s certainly not so we can make money.  Rather, we have several expenses that we incur on your behalf, such as liability insurance, membership dues with our International Fraternity, etc., that we have to pay to keep you as a member.  These change slightly from year to year.  For the 2009-2010 academic year, pledge dues are $40 for each month that you are a member, starting no earlier than August and ending no later than May.

New Member Profile Sheet
Delta Tau Delta uses a financial service called Omega Financial to handle the collection of all of its bills (click here to read more about DTD’s relationship with Omega).  In other words, you’ll always pay your monthly dues directly to Omega.  In order to create an account with the company, you have to fill out their new member profile sheet.  This short form needs to be filled out and returned to the chapter president before you can become a Delt!  A copy of the new member profile sheet can be found under the “Omega Financial” link  at the top of the page.

Member Contract with Omega Financial
In addition to the new member profile sheet, Omega Financial also requires that each of our members sign their member contract.  This contract also needs to be signed and returned to the chapter president or treasurer before you’ll become a Delt.  A copy of the contract can be found under the “Omega Financial” link at the top of the page.

Initiation Fee
After completing the Delta Tau Delta pledge program, it’s time to make you a full member of the fraternity!  When this happens, usually about 10 weeks after you pledge, you’ll be guided through our formal initiation ceremony and given all rights and privileges that come with being a Delt.  There is a one-time fee that we are required to collect on behalf of our International Fraternity – we don’t see a dime of this money!  The amount varies slightly from year to year.  For the 2009-2010 academic year, the one-time initiation fee is $299.75.  Note: this fee is waived for the pledge with the highest GPA in his class!!