Dear Brother:

    As another year begins, we at Mississippi Theta wanted to give you a Chapter update.

    We would like to begin by talking about our recent achievements through rush. This year we continued to achieve one of the best new member classes on fraternity row. We signed over fifty new members through formal and summer recruitment. Our chapter was recognized on a national level from our previous ESA, brother Brad Cohen. Thank you to all that helped during the rush season. If you know of anyone that is going through rush this upcoming year please contact Will Eifling at (662) 820-5196.

    This summer the chapter house received over $65,000 in renovations from our Housing Corporation.


    The house received all new tiles in the rooms and new showers. We also were able to add new exterior lighting to the front of the house. Thank you to all that have helped to keep our house in good condition. Please contact Rodney Brantley at (662) 571-5869 If you would like to know more about the renovations.  

    We recently finished the restorations of the chapter room. We were able to refinish all the wood furnishings and add new seating for members during chapter meeting.

    This summer our Housing Corporation was able to send two members to the John O. Mosley 80th annual leadership school. The school allowed for members to gain valuable leadership skills that will be brought back to the chapter in the upcoming weeks.

    As another year begins, we want to thank you all for your support. We are looking forward to another great year. If you are in Starkville for a game this fall please feel free to stop by the house and meet some of the members. We are starting planning on our Founders Day for this year. Be on the lookout for our invitation. If you know of anyone that would like to receive our newsletter please contact Dalton Savell at dsavell1@comcast.net






    Update from the end of the Spring 


    As another year winds down, we at Mississippi Theta wanted to give you a Chapter update.

    This past March, we held a Founder’s Day Banquet at the house to celebrate the 159th Anniversary of our fraternity. We had a good turnout; over 70 alumni and 40 active members attended. We would like to thank all of those who helped make this event a reality and everyone who came out and supported our chapter.

    This spring, we were awarded the CommunityService Excellence and the Group Effort of the Year awards for 2015 by the Maroon Volunteer Center. Along with Phi Mu, we were the only major Greek-letter organizations to be recognized for community service. We completed over 550 community service hours as a whole over the past year. We are also competitively competing in other organizations’ philanthropies. This year we donated more children’s books to the Pi Beta Phi children’s book drive than any other

    fraternity or sorority. In addition to community service, our chapter GPA of 2.9 ties us for sixth out of 20 fraternities, second among fraternities larger than 100 members.

    We also drastically increasedour Greek Week involvement this year. Greek Week is one week out ofthe year to promote Greek unity between all of the Greek-letter organizations on campus. It also offers many opportunities to give back to the community of Starkville. This year, we sponsored a booth at the Greek Week Carnival. Children from the Palmer Home, our major philanthropy, attended the event and seemed to have a great time. We also participated in various other Greek Week activities. We donated more blue jeans and tennis shoes to the Greek Week Shoes and Jeans Drive than many of the other fraternities and sororities combined. We got to have a little fun this spring as well, hosting our annual Paddy Murphy celebration at the house and spring formal in New Orleans. Recently, we ended the spring social calendar and kicked off summer rush with our Reds ‘N Deads and G.J. Faulkner celebrations. We look forward to recruiting our next pledge class over the summer and thank everyone who has helped with our rush efforts, through both donations and recommendations. If you know of anyone coming to Mississippi State who would be a good fit for our chapter, please contact Drew Ellis (731-267-2434, de313@msstate.edu).   With your help, we can continue to excel in recruitment and grow our chapter

    As another year comes to a close, we would like to thank all of you for your support. Our chapter could not be where it is today without the contributions of everyone that came before us and especially without the continued support of our alumni chapter. We look forward to picking up where we left off next fall, and we invite you to come visit and see the house when you are in town next football season. We hope you have a happy and safe summer.