·He continues the legacy which you have
prepared him for.
College can be the intersection of hopes and fears in life. Short term
pleasure and temptations often compete with college success and post-college
Your list of hopes for your son probably did not include being a "frat
guy". We agree. Being a "frat guy" is easy — but being a
"fraternity man" is difficult, but much more rewarding!
We realize that 18 to 22 year old males usually do not need guidance on how to
have fun —it comes naturally. However, we do realize that leadership, ethical
behavior, and people skills are critical to a young man’s personal development
and each takes a little more effort, planning, thought, and guidance.
DKE offers its members tremendous leadership development programs
not available to the average college or university undergraduate. DKE's
leadership programs provides tools and programming for our members to
develop the same leadership skills that America’s most well-respected
corporations and leaders offer to their top executives.
Joining the Greek Community will enhance your son's experience at UT
Austin. Take the time to research our values, history and mission and see
if it aligns with your family's values and your hopes for your son. We
are confident that your son will benefit from a Greek experience, and especially
the DKE Experience!
We know that your son has made a lot of very important decisions about his
future in the past few months, and choosing to join or not join a fraternity is
as important as any of them. To help allay your concerns, we have compiled
a list of the questions most frequently asked by parents and guardians.
Parents and guardians are not only invited, but urged, to get
involved with DKE as members of the chapter’s Parent’s Club. This is a new
initiative at Omega Chi and we hope that you can help your sons experience in
any means possible. The chapter and its alumni will be initiating the formation
of a club to complement the work of volunteer alumni officers and provide
another level of support, advice and counsel to your son and all chapter
brothers. The role of a Parents Club is to provide parents and guardians
of chapter members with regular communication regarding the activities and
accomplishments of the chapter and its members. The Parents Club will
also schedule weekend programs to bring parents and guardians together with
their sons to meet other parents and guardians.
Will he have time to study, and will the fraternity have an effect
Your son will have
time to study with the fraternity. During the week, we set aside study hours in
the evening where the brothers will get together in the library and study.
During this session, your son will have an opportunity to get academic help
from our brothers if he needs it; we are always willing to help out with
academic issues when needed. Additionally, our scholarship chairman keeps track
of grades for each individual brother and continually insures their academic
success. These steps will help insure that we will have a positive impact on
your son's grades. If you son is willing to put forth the effort, we have
confidence that your son's grades will be higher, especially compared to
someone who is not in DKE.
Aren't all fraternities like Animal House?
No. Don't believe everything you see in the movies. The Greek
system can do a lot of positive things for the community and for your son.
Greek students often get higher grades than students who live in the residence
halls or in individual apartments, and Greek students have a higher retention
and graduation rate. A fraternity could also help your son develop leadership
skills and life-long friendships. Also, the Greek community helps the entire
community by sponsoring philanthropy and community service projects. Being
Greek can help you to become a well-rounded person and that's what employers
want to see.
Will it help my son become a better man?
DKE promotes a well-rounded lifestyle. So, if your son takes
advantage of the beneficial activities that DKE offers, he will become a better
man as a result of his membership in DKE. The Fraternity also strives to
provide leadership training and opportunities within the chapter and by
promoting each brother’s active involvement in campus and community clubs and
Will I have opportunities to be involved in my son's college
Absolutely! The fraternity hosts events of its own during UT
Austin's parents weekend. During this weekend, you'll get a chance to meet
those who are involved with the fraternity, including undergraduate brothers,
alumni, and chapter advisers. You'll also get a chance to participate in events
with the fraternity in addition to events that the university is hosting.
Other than these events, parents and family members are welcome to stop by at
What if I still have questions?
If you have questions or feel uncomfortable about any of this,
please contact the leadership board at email@example.com or you
can contact our International Headquarters directly at
www.dke.org. We would love to address your concerns and will be very
honest with any questions you have for us. Thank you.
Welcome Parents! Stay informed by joining our network. Check your email to see if your request is accepted and contact an officer if you do not receive your acceptance within 24 hours.