On Saturday, Nov. 20, the Florida Institute of Technology Crescent Colony was chartered as Iota Xi Chapter. The Delts from Iota Nu at Florida Atlantic University performed the Rite of Iris and Ritual on campus. Forty men were initiated with a GPA of 3.05. The colony was first recognized in April 2009 and received approval to charter in October 2010. The notable guests in attendance included Alan Brackett, Delta Tau Delta International President, and Rosario Palmieri, Southern Division President, as well as many parents and members of the FIT Greek community.
After performing the ceremony, the men celebrated with a dessert reception held at the Interfaith Chapel on the FIT campus with over 60 guests in attendance.
The Iota Xi Chapter joins six other Greek chapters on campus. During their time as a colony, members participated in many social and philanthropic activities, including Relay for Life, Cars for Cancer, Habitat for Humanity and various beach clean up projects.
“Today is the culmination of over a year and a half of hard work, but today is really just the beginning of a legacy of excellence,” remarked President Matt Casperite during his reception address. Iota Xi joins five other chapters in Florida including Iota Lambda at the University of Tampa and Iota Nu at Florida Atlantic University as the three youngest chapters in the Fraternity.
Florida Institute of Technology is a Tier 1 institution with over 5,000 undergraduate students in Melbourne, Fla.