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Theta Delta Chi’s Annual Convention is a time-honored tradition. Not only is it an enjoyable social event where Board Members, CFO Staff, Undergraduates, and Alumni renew their Social Joys, it is the primary venue of conducting the business of the Fraternity. Last year Theta Delta Chi hosted its second virtual Convention. This year we return to an in-person event and celebrate our 175th anniversary with Minerva, as the brotherhood heads to the Alpha Charge in Schenectady, New York.

Hotel Information

The Landings Hotel, Schenectady, New York

Hotel space is limited so contact the Landings Hotel to reserve your room now! (518)579-8840
Group Code TDC0822

Update: Lodging at The Landings Hotel, our Convention site has completely sold out. There are other hotels in the area with availability. The suggested hotels are Homewood Suites by Hilton Schenectady (2A Freemans Bridge Rd, Schenectady, NY 12302), Hampton Inn Schenectady (450 State St, Schenectady, NY 12305) and Double Tree by Hilton Hotel Schenectady (100 Nott Terrace, Schenectady, NY 12308).

Registration Packages

Dinners & Receptions

$ 275
  • Dinner and reception Thursday and Friday, August 4 and 5
  • PGL Reception and Banquet, Saturday, August 6
  • 2 drink tickets

Full Registration

$ 450
  • Breakfast Friday and Saturday, August 5 and 6
  • Lunch Friday and Saturday, August 5 and 6
  • Dinner and reception Thursday and Friday, August 4 and 5
  • PGL Reception and Banquet, Saturday, August 6
  • Official souvenir of the 175th Annual Convention of Theta Delta Chi
  • Choice of Friday, August 5th event: Mountain Ridge Adventure (ropes course) or Saratoga Race Course (horse racing)
  • 4 drink tickets
Best Value

PGL RECEPTION AND GRAND BANQUET

$ 150
  • Celebrate our 175th Anniversary on Saturday, August 6 from 6:00pm -10:30pm at the Landings Hotel in Schenectady, NY
  • Passed hors d’oeuvres
  • Choice of entrée, cash bar

Grand Banquet Table Orders

Interested in purchasing a table at the Grand Banquet? Full tables can be purchased at a discounted rate of $125/seat and include one drink ticket per seat. The names and meal choices can be submitted after purchase but no later than Tuesday, July 26th at 5:00 pm. To inquire and purchase a full table or tables please email . (The tables are 10 seats at the cost of $1,250)

The Schedule

Zoom links to be sent via e-mail

All TImes Eastern

Thursday, August 4th, 2022

12:00 PM
Convention Registration Event Center Lobby All

12:00 PM-5:00 PM

Pick up your convention materials.

5:00 PM
Meeting of the 145th Grand Lodge Event Center Room 5 Grand Lodge

5:00 PM - 5:30 PM

5:30 PM
*1st General Business Session Event Center Room 5 Delegates & All

5:30 PM-7:30 PM

Reports

7:30 PM
*Welcome Reception & Dinner Event Center Room (1,2,3) Delegates, Registrants

7:30 PM - 10:00 PM

 

Friday, August 5th, 2022

8:00 AM
*Breakfast Event Center Room (1,2,3) Delegates & Registrants

8:00 AM - 9:00 AM

*Required for Undergraduate Delegates

9:05 AM
*Minerva Session: Mountain Ridge Adventures Ropes Course (Lunch Included) Bus to Mountain Ridge Delegates & Registrants

Buses Depart to Mountain Ridge Adventures at 9:05 AM 9:30 AM-1:30 PM

10:45 AM
Excursion to Saratoga Race Course (Lunch Included, bus leaves Hotel at 10:45) Bus to SRC Registrants

Buses Depart to Saratoga Race Course at 9:45 AM

10:30 AM - 12:30 PM 

4:30 PM
*Omega Service Union College Memorial Chapel Delegates & All

Depart on foot to Union College Memorial Chapel at 4:30PM

5:00 PM - 6:30 PM

 

7:00 PM
*Alpha Charge Reception & Dinner Event Center Room (1,2,3) Delegates & All

 *Alpha Charge Reception & Dinner presented by the Charitos Society

7:00pm-10:00pm

 

10:15 PM
Post Alpha-reception get-together at the 151 Bar and Restaurant 151 Lafayette Street Schenectady, NY 12305 All

After the reception ends, we continue the celebration down the street at the 151 Bar & Restaurant. Food provided by the Charitos Society.  Alpha Alumni are welcome. 

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Saturday, August 6th, 2022

8:00 AM
*Breakfast Event Center Room (1,2,3) Delegates & Registrants

8:00 AM - 9:00 AM *Breakfast

9:00 AM
*2nd General Business Session Event Center Room 5 Delegates & All

9:00 AM - 12:00 PM *

2nd General Business Session

12:00 PM
*Lunch Event Center Room (2,3) Delegates & Registrants

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

*Lunch

12:00 PM
146th Grand Lodge Meeting & Founders’ Corporation Meetings, and Lunch for All Boards Landing Meeting Room Board Members

12:00 PM - 1:15 PM

1:15 PM
Educational Foundation Annual Meeting Landing Meeting Room Board Members

1:15 PM - 3:00 PM

1:00 PM
*Minerva Session: Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Chair Event Center Room 5 Undergaduate Delegates
  • Michael Campeau, Sigma Deuteron ’23
    Michael Campeau, Sigma Deuteron ’23

1:00 PM - 1:45 PM 

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion needs to become a core principle in all of our institutions before we can move forward as a society. Institutional change is difficult but it often can start with one person and the support that others give them. What a DEI position looks like in different charges can be fluid and adjusted to what best fits the needs of the group. However, this individual responsibility helps to create a space where we are actively acknowledging DEI. Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion are all dependent on one another yet create their own impact. This presentation will clover the processes Sigma Deuteron used to create a DEI chair, the importance of DEI in a fraternity, and next steps for everyone here.

Michael Campeau, Sigma Deuteron ’23, University of Wisconsin - Madison, is majoring in Economics, Operations, and Supply Chain Management. He is Sigma Deuteron’s second Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion chair and serves on Theta Delta Chi’s International DEI committee. Bro. Campeau is the undergraduate representative for the Economics department’s DEI committee and also created a DEI position for his University of Wisconsin’s consulting club. He has been a research assistant throughout his undergraduate experience and spent a summer researching environment economics, with a focus on environmental racism. Michael is currently a summer analyst at the Analysis Group, an economic consulting firm, and plans to do this full time to integrate social responsibility into corporate institutions.

 

2:00 PM
*Minerva Session: Restorative Justice and Addressing Cyclical Harm in the New Member Process Event Center Room 5 Undergaduate Delegates
  • Jonathon Dombro, Delta Deuteron ‘22
    Jonathon Dombro, Delta Deuteron ‘22

2:00 PM - 3:15 PM 

Restorative Justice is a set of ongoing processes that focuses on preventing harm and building community by strengthening interpersonal communication and relationships. In simple terms it is about speaking truthfully, making amends and healing. Hazing is a harmful activity and involves everyone in the Charge whether they are the perpetrator, the victim or a bystander. Jonathan will share how his Charge, after being charged with a hazing allegation, used restorative justice practices to not only begin a healing process but was used to bring about a cultural change and move to a more open and safer environment.

Jonathan Dombro, Delta Deuteron ’22, Majored in political science and legal studies while at UC Berkeley. In the fall of 2022, he will be attending Boston University working toward a Law Degree. His career goal is to secure civil and citizenship rights for immigrants. While a student at UC Berkeley, Brother Dombro worked directly with the Restorative Justice Center at UC Berkeley for over a year. His training included conflict mediation and conflict transformation along with community building and community support. Jonathan has been involved with facilitating circles with eight organizations including Theta Delta Chi and two other fraternities, the University athletic staff and several smaller community groups.

 

3:15 PM
* Minerva Session: Marist ReCharge Retreat Event Center Room 5 Undergaduate Delegates
  • Owen Corrigan, Tau Triton ‘21
    Owen Corrigan, Tau Triton ‘21
  • GTGL James Ambrose, Tau Triton ‘18
    GTGL James Ambrose, Tau Triton ‘18

3:15 PM - 4:15 PM 

Since 2016, the Brothers of the Tau Triton Charge at Marist College have held their Charge Retreat on an annual basis each Fall. The Charge encourages all Brothers to be transparent, vulnerable and attentive as they acknowledge where they have been, evaluate where they are, and determine the future direction of the Charge. This retreat allows the Charge to ground themselves during a hectic semester, and revisit the core values of Theta Delta Chi as we beg the question: "Why Theta Delta Chi". This session will provide participants with an overview of this retreat, an opportunity to experience first-hand the process used and to ask the presenters questions. This retreat is an undergraduate run activity and has helped the Charge stay healthy on the Marist campus.

Owen Corrigan, Tau Triton ’21, majoring in Athletic Training at Marist College. Owen became a member of Theta Delta Chi in 2019.  During his time in the Fraternity, he attended Preamble Institute in 2021 and served as President of his Charge during the 2020 -21 academic year. 

This experience changed the course of his college career. He is grateful for having the opportunity to share in the bond of brotherhood and wants to see its legacy live on. Currently, he is living in Poughkeepsie, NY with 10 of his Charge brothers.  Owen’s studies are described as, per the National Athletic Trainers’ Association, “health care professionals who collaborate with physicians.” The services provided by Athletic Trainers comprise prevention, emergency care, clinical diagnosis, therapeutic intervention and rehabilitation of injuries and medical conditions.  

He plans to graduate in 2023 and begin a practice in Athletic Training.  He is looking forward to sharing his experiences, in the hopes that he can contribute to the ever improving and reforming Brotherhood that is ΘΔΧ.  

James Ambrose, Tau Triton ’18, graduated from Marist College with a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration (Finance) with a Minor in Accounting. While an undergraduate, he attended Preamble Institute in Winter 2015 at the University of Michigan. He also held internships at Morgan Stanley and Goldman Sachs. Upon graduation, James joined Goldman Sachs in the firm’s Finance Division, specializing in accounting and financial reporting for Goldman’s middle market lending business. In January 2021, James made the jump to a cryptocurrency start-up, BlockFi. While there, James serves as Product Controller for Institutional Services, supporting the firm’s Prime Brokerage, Corporate Lending, OTC Trading, Swaps & Derivatives businesses.

James currently serves as Graduate Treasurer of the Grand Lodge; a position he has held since August 2020. On a personal level, James currently resides in Hoboken, NJ, where he has lived since Summer 2020. He enjoys exercising, going to the biergarten, and eating raviolis.

4:30 PM
MyTDX.org Bootcamp for Alumni Landing Meeting Room Graduate Delegates, Registrants
  • Rick Wood, Gamma Triton ’73
    Rick Wood, Gamma Triton ’73

4:30 PM - 5:15 PM 

MyTDX.org is more than just the membership portal for the Fraternity. It can function as a centralized communication tool, Charge and Alumni document storage tool, a scheduling and activity tracking tool along with a registration portal for events. This session will provide an overview of many of these tools with a focus on Alumni Association and House Corporation operations.

Rick Wood, Gamma Triton ’73, Michigan State University, graduated with a BA in Elementary Education and later went on to earn a PhD in Educational Leadership from Oakland University in Rochester, Michigan. During his career, he taught elementary school, was the principal of several elementary schools, was appointed the Director of Instructional Technology for a major school district outside the City of Detroit. He then went on to establish his own educational consulting company and worked nationally as a turnaround specialist with failing schools along with establishing magnet schools through federal grants. At one point he was the alumni advisor for his Charge at Michigan State, served as the secretary of the Educational Foundation, was the 64th President of the Grand Lodge, the Executive Director of Theta Delta Chi and is currently the Educational Consultant for the Fraternity.

6:00pm
*PGL Reception Event Center Pre-Function Space Registrants

6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

8:00 PM
Grand Banquet Rivers Event Center Registrants

8:00 PM - 10:30 PM

Conventions are Historic

The Annual Convention is an amazing event in the life of a Theta Delt, and some members never miss them. This is your chance to experience one at little cost but great benefit. Let’s make the 175th Convention the most attended Conention in Theta Delt history!