The spring semester is especially hectic for UVA fraternities. The Omicron chapter must plan a three-week rush process and educate new members, as well as plan philanthropic events and host a parent’s formal. Nevertheless, the brotherhood continues to excel both in and out of the classroom; with an average GPA of 3.46 last semester. We were again one of the top GPA houses. The chapter considers this to be our most successful rush in years. We were again one of the most visited houses throughout the process, meeting over 50% of all IFC rush participants, giving us a large, diverse pool of potential new members. This past year’s rush events were planned by Recruitment Chair Wyatt Moorer ’17. Events included a Pig Roast where brothers, led by grill-master Chris Thompson ’19, took turns throughout the night to grill a full-size pig, a viewing event for the UVA vs. Notre Dame men’s basketball game, paintball, and a brotherhood dinner at one of Charlottesville’s finest dining establishments, The Local. The brotherhood was very pleased with the final group, and it was clear Moorer’s new rush events were a big hit! The new pledge class brought great ideas and contributions to the brotherhood and we look further to future growth among the group.
Beta is excited to announce we hosted one of our most successful and unique philanthropy events the Brotherhood has ever hosted. Philanthropy Chair, Taylor Shuford ’20, planned a cookout as well as a large in and outside ball pit to raise money for the Charlottesville Miracle Network on April 28. We also hosted some local beneficiaries of the great charity, seen to the left. We are always looking for great philanthropic opportunities, please contact Taylor Shuford at firstname.lastname@example.org for any suggestions.