Delta Tau Delta - Indiana University

Spring 2019 Newsletter

Beta Alpha Chapter of Delta Tau Delta at Indiana University

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DTD e Shield Delta Tau Delta • Beta Alpha Chapter Alumni Newsletter • Spr ing 2019 PROMISING FUTURE FOR BETA ALPHA O ur inevitable return to campus continues to gain momen- tum, with meetings scheduled shortly with the IU Office of Sorority & Fraternity Life/IU Administration to discuss a potential return date and expectations and requirements for recolo- nization. We are lucky to have support from alumni and university officials in order to make this possible. We Need Your Help To ensure an effective recolonization effort, we need YOU! Brothers, with your help, we can return stronger than ever. We will need an "all hands on deck" approach to recolonization to ensure Beta Alpha's future success in an ever-changing Greek life culture. I have noticed many impassioned, enthusiastic posts and responses on our Beta Al- pha Facebook page—let's turn those feelings into concrete actions focused on recolonization and reestablishment of Beta Alpha as one of the prominent fraternities on IU's campus. On the back page you will see opportunities to get involved. Please reach out to the alumni in charge of each board to get information about volunteering. See You This Fall The Wide Open Golf Tournament is on Thursday, September 19, at 8 a.m. Information can be found on the back page. We hope to see you there! Fraternally, Bryan Stoffel '10 Beta Alpha House Corporation President Alumni Support Key to Returning to Indiana R ussell Saks '12 knows that his life would be drastically different if not for Delta Tau Delta. From true friendship, life lessons, and the start of a successful business, Beta Alpha prepared Russell for life in an unconventional way. "Delts taught me the true meaning of brotherhood, how to step up and lead by example, and enlightened me to a mindset and set of principles that guides the way I still live my life today." His Beta Alpha Brothers gave Russell the confidence and conviction to try new things in life and hone his entrepreneurial skills, turning a once shy young man into a successful business owner. During his sophomore year, Russell began a business out of the Shelter called Campus Protein, selling protein, vitamins, and other supplements targeted toward college students. His senior year he entered and won the Shark Tank-style business competition BEST (Building Entrepreneurs in Software and Technology), which awarded him a seed investment. This allowed Russell to expand to hundreds of colleges across the county and employ thousands of campus reps. "Aside from my Fraternity Brothers being my first customers, they were also my biggest supporters." During an unstable time for Alpha Beta due to the suspension, Russell is confident that there is a positive future for Alpha Beta. "I think by continuing to lead by positive example, having a forward outlook, and Campus Protein Founder RUSSELL SAKS '12 ankl for Alpha Beta Support keeping in touch with other Delts everyone can help each other to ensure a bright future for both alumni and undergrads." Some of Russell's favorite Alpha Beta memories include living in the Shelter, performing magic at BMOC, and winning the Little 500. While most of his Brothers live in Chicago and Russell is in NYC, they call each other often and try to get together at least twice a year. "We've all stayed in touch because of the incredible connection we developed during our time at Indiana and post-graduation. We all share a special bond that can only be described as true brotherhood." Russell lives in NYC and enjoys spending time with friends, exercising, and performing magic (Magic Saks). You can reach him at rsaks@

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