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Unparalleled Leadership

Chapter President's Letter

The past year has been anything but ordinary. I’m proud to say that the Men of AGS have tackled the challenges in front of us and embraced opportunities to create memories and make a positive impact on campus.

Our rush chairmen are off to a great start and are partnering with alumnus Landon Rhodes ’11 and his company Grindstone Media to market our brotherhood to potential new men. This summer is vital to our future success, with plans to rush the largest class in AGS history.

We’ve set high goals for our philanthropy program, planning to carry out at least one virtual and one in-person event this semester. Our community service has included highway trash cleanups and volunteering at the Lincoln Children’s Zoo, and historic snowfall in January gave us the opportunity to serve our neighbors by digging out vehicles all over campus and towing a Lincoln Transit bus out of a snowbank.

We have ramped up our expectations and support systems after a challenging fall semester academically. We had thirty members above a 3.5 semester GPA and are relying on those men to set the standard as we fix our sights on earning top-five among fraternities this spring.

Our Fraternity Education Committee and a multitude of alumni are revamping our member education, creating an expanded four-year program with increased professional development. Our twenty-two new men, including five spring members, have increased our intramural and student organization involvement along with the actives. We continue our streak of members serving as Interfraternity Council Executive Officers, New Student Enrollment leaders, FFA State Officers, Nebraska Agricultural Youth Council representatives, NHRI Leadership mentors, and many other positions.

It has been a unique experience living on city campus, and we will carry the relationships and reputation we’ve built into our new facility. Our semester goals aim to put us in the best position academically, socially, and in regard to the strength of our brotherhood. Some might say that this pandemic, house transition, and everything else couldn’t have come at a more inopportune time. However, I believe that just as steel is strengthened by fire, so our members have and will continue to be strengthened and united by the challenges and opportunities that face our chapter.

Fraternally,

 

Bennett Perlinger

Chapter President, Γ1092

Grounded In

  • Study groups, intramural teams, and a variety of club involvements are all areas in which we work cohesively to achieve greater heights as a brotherhood.

  • The fraternity provides brothers not in blood, but in bond; countless genuine friendships, which grow into life-long relationships and opportunities.

  • By providing community and accountability, we help our members look after their mental, physical, and spiritual health through college’s many challenges.

  • We believe fairness throughout life is essential to success, which is why we consider this principle to be the pillar of all success.

  • Our Leadership Development Program, offices, committees, and campus involvements help prepare our members to adapt and prosper through life’s challenges.

  • The fraternity provides structure and guidance to young men, teaching them personal responsibility and respect for others.

  • In a society increasingly drawn toward short-term gratification, we teach true integrity through proper conduct and values.

  • Our members invest their resources (time, money, advice, and companionship) into this organization knowing that their efforts contribute to something greater than any individual.

  • We provide a professional environment and a multitude of resources and incentives to produce well-educated and highly-skilled individuals.

  • As college serves as a transition from childhood to adulthood, this fraternity teaches young men the skills and characteristics needed to be self-sufficient.

  • We exercise etiquette, courtesy, and respect in our relationships and help students network with others, for friendships lay the foundation for professional connections.

  • Classes, sports, and activities all provide practice in both impartiality and superiority, which are necessary in the competitive nature of life.

  • Temperate living, pertaining to many aspects of life, allows us to enjoy wholesome lives while maintaining success and respect amongst our associates.

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