The coronavirus known as COVID-19 has created a new reality for college students across the United States. Here at LMU, these challenges have not only altered the fabric of our academic lives but have also brought our in person social experience to a halt.
Never has the fraternity experience been more relevant and important to instilling a sense of normalcy to the academic year. The men of California Chi are rising to the moment adapting their chapter operations to our new virtual reality.
Our chapter continues to meet via Zoom weekly giving our members a chance to connect and plan for the future. All of our development challenges continue to progress as our new members get acclimated with fraternity life through prezis and powerpoints. Brothers are participating in online gaming tournaments and connecting daily via social media.
We’ve welcomed alumni to join our virtual meetings to present on relevant topics. Our very first chapter president and founding father, Eric Purtell, stopped by virtually to tell us the story of the chapter’s founding over 22 years ago.
We’ve welcome recent alumnus, Kyle Clark, who works for local investment firm, Gerber Kawasaki, ran a seminar on investing and personal savings. All of our brothers participated in a robust conversation about the country’s current economic realities and how that will impact our generation going forward. The time is now to get a handle on the financial implications of COVID-19.
Next week, fellow alumnus Scott Haddock will even be running a virtual workout for all of members to break a sweat in their own homes!
We are all hopeful that this crisis that we face as a country and a university will come to safe resolution and we are all looking forward to the day when we can again participate in our vibrant Greek community. That said, until then California Chi will continue to invest in our brotherhood and member experience innovating ways to stay connected during this difficult time.