Outside fraternity makes pitch

Hannah Collings – Staff Writer

CLARION, Pa.- Brothers from the national Kappa Delta Rho (KDR) fraternity made a pitch for new members at the Clarion University Student Senate meeting Monday.

Perry Stafford and Nathan Timok, representatives of KDR from Latrobe, Pa came to begin a chapter of KDR on Clarion’s campus. The brothers of KDR stand by their five pillars: scholarship, service, leadership, fellowship and tradition, said Stafford.

Timok pointed out that Student Senate Advisor and Director of Leadership and Involvement Sean Hoke is a former KDR national president.

KDR is a service fraternity. Stafford said that this fraternity is involved in philanthropies and raises money for organizations such as the Be Positive Foundation.

Be Positive is an organization which provides comfort and supplementary funding for the families of children undergoing cancer treatment.

According to Stafford and Timok, KDR encourages its members to be active participants in campus life. Ideally, Stafford said, KDR brothers are involved in many other organizations on campus to provide support and resources for other KDR members.

Stafford was a founding father of KDR at alma mater Angelo State University in Texas in 2014. Stafford said he loves to meet new people and that membership in KDR has been beneficial in this pursuit.

He and Timok asked the senate to provide names of men on campus whom they thought would be eligible candidates for KDR. Many senators wrote the names, emails or phone numbers of students for KDR recommendation.

Stafford and Timok held an informational meeting for KDR Tuesday night.

Students interested in more information on KDR should email Stafford at eli4@kdr.com or Timok at eli1@kdr.com. Click here for information on the fraternity.

CU Connect policy changes

     According to current policy, campus organizations primarily use CU Connect to announce events open to the public. Hoke said that this may cause prospective students and their families to believe that there is little to do on campus.

The university will change this policy, said Hoke, in order that organizations may post any event they are hosting, making note about who is the intended audience of the event. Allowing organizations to post all events will demonstrate to prospective students that there are many ways to be involved in campus life, Hoke said.

Student Senate announced that the winter break sign-ups for the bus to Harrisburg, King of Prussia and Philadelphia are now open. The bus leaves from the university March 10 and returns March 17. The cost is $85 round-trip.

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