state of the house
September 24th, 2018
The Sigma Tau Chapter of Delta Kappa Epsilon is in a thriving state as the brothers prepare for the 2018-2019 academic year. Renovations on the house wrapped up at the start of the year, providing a new elevator, remodeled bathrooms and fully functional air conditioning.
The 2018 rush season was a great success, bringing in 14 new members from the Class of 2022. The brothers hosted dinners at the house with barbeque and crab leg, along with a beach trip to the South Shore to enjoy the final rays of Boston’s summer.
The seniors of the Class of 2019 head into their final campaign with Sigma Tau. They will graduate 14 members in June, leaving behind a great legacy with the chapter and setting the way for a great wave of brotherhood to come. They will go on to excel in a wide array of fields and industries, from computer science and aerospace engineering to mechanical engineering and biology.
With the graduation or retirement of many members of the Executive Board, elections showed a changing of the guard for the board. Junior Dan Monagle took charge as President, with junior Kevin Lyons as Vice President. Sophomore Julian Vierra now handles the responsibilities of Risk Manager. Joining these three on the Executive Board are Social Chair Sam Cantrell, House Steward Ben Bennington, House Manager Chris Mauck and Treasurer Matt Beveridge.
In intramural news, the house fielded especially well last year, winning the overall Beaver Cup for the best team in all of MIT. The brothers picked up victories in 2 dodgeball leagues, as well as basketball and softball on their way to the championship.
In the philanthropic space, the chapter is coming off a great year. They won the Kappa Alpha Theta Grill-Off event for the 3rd year in a row in 2018. Also, sophomore Sam Gantman won the Alpha Phi King of Hearts event. The brothers are also actively engaged in personal service throughout the year that supports the DKE mission of being a gentleman, scholar and jolly good fellow.
With a new, younger board and exciting initiatives on the horizon, the brothers of Sigma Tau are excited for the 2018-19 school year. Stay tuned for more updates!