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Xi Alpha Group of Intent given Provisional Chapter Status by National Board of Directors


On Wednesday, April 29, 2009, The National Fraternity of Kappa Delta Rho granted Provisional Charter Status to 32 new members of the Xi Alpha Chapter at Temple University. In the span of a semester, the Xi Alpha Alumni Association of Kappa Delta Rho National Fraternity, in collaboration with Brother Craig Dunkle, Eta Beta ’10, grew the group of interest from one student to 32 new members. Executive Director, Joseph Rosenberg, Xi Alpha ’96, cites that the success of re-colonizing a group of men at Temple is due to several important factors: collaboration between the Xi Alpha Alumni Association and the National Fraternity, the enthusiasm of Brother Dunkle, and the new expansion program that was adopted a year ago by the National Board of Directors. Upon hearing the news that the Xi Alpha Group of Intent was granted Provisional Chapter status, Scott Schmidt, Xi Alpha ’91, President of the Xi Alpha Alumni Association, stated “I can't express how pleased we are as Temple University alumni to have this Provisional Chapter status approved by both Temple University and our National organization. We have worked very hard at organizing alumni events for the past three years and have garnered tremendous interest from the alumni of Xi Alpha. The only void was not having our presence back on the campus of Temple University. That now appears to be a goal fulfilled before our eyes. My thanks go out to those alumni that have put in the time and effort to make this a reality and certainly the efforts of the gentlemen led by Brother Craig Dunkle to bring us back!" When asked for comment about the new Provisional Chapter, Fraternity Board President Shawn Hoke, Pi Alpha ’95, stated that “establishment of a new Provisional Chapter is a very exciting time and the National Fraternity is extremely pleased to begin the process of returning to Temple University. We expect great things from the Xi Alpha Provisional Chapter and stand ready to assist the Temple University Greek community in any way that we can.” The National Fraternity of Kappa Delta Rho would like to thank all of those involved in the effort of recolonizing the Xi Alpha Provisional Chapter and looks forward to the chartering of the Xi Alpha Chapter during the 2009-2010 academic year.