Richard Bogg '56: "Take The Hardest Courses You Can Handle"

Delta Chi was small and not very significant compared with the larger fraternities.  It was in a great location.  But I got life-long friends from Delta Chi and one can hardly top that.  I do recall a group of us cleaning up after a pledge formal and pretending that we were management and labor and in-conflict.   Unions were powerful in those days and I recall several of us listening to a radio program which we called, “Labor screws the news.”   I lived in the house for three years.  The first year I roomed with Bob Weir ’57 and for the next two years my roommate was Tom French ‘57, who recalls the disadvantages of competing with New York students from high schools that were first rate.  His was rural and mine was suburban and not much better.

Read more: Richard Bogg '56: "Take The Hardest Courses You Can Handle"

John Brown '67: Special Memories Formed at DX

I remember The Michigan Delta Chi Fraternity as a relatively small chapter, which allowed for very close ties between the Brothers.  Activities were always well-represented by the Brothers and often, by some Alums that kept the traditions and bonds strong.  My best memories are of the informal times that we spent together; playing cards, watching the original Star Trek, dancing to the Wombats, singing songs in the back basement room, watching Cazzie Russell make Michigan a national power in BB, trips to the Big House, etc.

Read more: John Brown '67: Special Memories Formed at DX

Gary Brasseur '59: Let Me Start With A Story....

I'll start with a story.  Maybe not too funny at the time, but like a lot of stories it gets better as time passes.  The situation really didn't turn out all that well for us as pledges (Gordie Cox ‘59, George Robertson ‘59, Jim Pearley 60, Dan French ‘59, Bill Gorton ‘60 and me).  As I recall, at that time it was expected that pledges do something outlandish.  We did not want to disappoint....

Read more: Gary Brasseur '59: Let Me Start With A Story....

Photo Gallery