Delta Chi is a social fraternity. Other than having casual social hangouts on the weekends, we have numerous scheduled events planned in detail throughout the semester. To start the year, we beat the Georgia heat by assembling our above ground pools and installing a waterfall on the front of the house.
Each semester we have an annual campus wide party. In the fall, we have EDC (Electric Delta Chi) and in the spring we have something more beach themed, like Deltiki or Coconut Cabana. For each of these events we bring in a professional DJ and elaborate decorations to fit the theme. Brothers bond the week before each party by setting everything up throughout the house as well as getting the word around that all friends are welcome to come.
As for events with sororities, we have mixers where we rent out nice venues to hang out and get to know the sorority as a whole. We also occasionally have a dinner mixer where a sorority comes to our house and we have a special dinner for both the brothers and sisters. In addition, we have date nights planned throughout the semester where each brother is allowed to bring along one person as their date. For those events, we either have fun activities at the house such as pumpkin carving and painting, or we go to venues including skating rinks and Braves games.
Another one of our largest events is our semiannual formals where we leave campus and have a dinner and dance in a neighboring city. In the fall we have semi-formal, which takes place in closer cities such as Greenville, Charleston, and Savannah. In the spring, we have formal, where we have charter buses escort us to cities like New Orleans or Nashville. For both events, brothers and their dates have the weekend to explore a new city, while we all come together and have a large catered dinner in formal attire and then rent out a venue for a chapter dance.