Every Delta Chi has a story and the Fraternity wants to hear yours!
We’re embarking on a new project — The Delta Chi Oral History Project — to collect the stories of alumni in their own words. These stories will be preserved in a book that celebrates the impact the Delta Chi Fraternity has had on your life and who you are today. Every year we don’t capture and preserve these stories feels like another opportunity lost, so we’re excited to get started!
As part of this project, we are also taking the opportunity to learn more about our alumni and to make it easier for you to stay connected to Delta Chi. PCI will help us collect updated contact information from members who have moved, switched email addresses, or landed a new job.
What Delta Chi memory will you tell?
- Did a member, advisor, or alumnus have a profound impact on your life?
- Did you find your Delta Chi sweetheart as part of your experience?
- Can you trace your career path back to a defining moment in Delta Chi, at an event, or in a role you served in?
- Have connections you made while you were a student that turned into lifelong friendships?
- Were you in Delta Chi during a historical moment?
- Did members of your family join Delta Chi (are you a legacy)?
With our limited resources, we’d never be able to tackle a project like this. By partnering with PCI, we’re able to access their trained staff of real, live human beings who are excited to listen to what you have to share. PCI will also help collect and assemble the stories into the Delta Chi Memories book that we can share with all members. Please note, we have only shared your contact information with PCI in conjunction with this project. We have NOT sold your contact information, or otherwise used it for outside marketing purposes.
No. This project is being done at NO COST. The project is completely funded by the Delta Chi members who choose to purchase the Delta Chi Memories book that will be produced at the end of the project. Various book packages will be offered. PCI will also offer you the option to purchase other Delta Chi branded merchandise such as an Adidas polo, embossed black journal, logoed stainless steel tumbler, and logoed power bank charger. You are welcome to purchase these items, but you are not required to do so to participate in the project or order the Delta Chi Memories book. Again, we’d never be able to embark on a project like this without the support of our amazing members and the partnership with PCI. We sincerely thank every person that participates and chooses to purchase the book.
Soon you will be receiving email and postcard communications from the PCI team with instructions on how to participate. We’d like to invite you to share one of your stories with us and take part in this first of its kind project to honor the experiences and voices of our alumni. The PCI team will collect stories until December 31, 2021. After that, they will enter a post-production phase editing the data. We hope to have the book distributed prior to the 2022 International Convention.
We look forward to hearing from each and every one of you regarding your memories.
Frequently Asked Questions
I received an email/postcard/phone call from a company asking for my personal information and a story about Delta Chi Fraternity. Is this a legitimate project or is it a scam?
It’s legit! We have partnered with PCI (also known as Publishing Concepts) to produce an Oral History Publication for Delta Chi Fraternity. PCI is a family owned business based in Dallas, TX that has published directories for educational institutions, fraternities, sororities, and military organizations across the nation for almost 100 years. This project allows Delta Chi Fraternity to hear about your personal experiences and explain how Delta Chi Fraternity has helped shape your lives.
Does Delta Chi Fraternity benefit from this at all?
Yes, in a few different ways:
- Updated Information – allows us to effectively communicate with and engage members
- Legacy – preserves the history of our school
- Revenue – generates donation revenue for member programs
- Pride – wearing apparel shows support and love for our organization
How do I know my information will only be used for Oral History Project purposes?
PCI is committed to protecting your information. The names, addresses and information provided to PCI for the publication of the Oral History Project will be held confidential by PCI, except to the extent that they are utilized in, or in the preparation of, the Oral History Project and except as required by court order or law. Upon completion of the project, PCI will redact PII (Personal Identifiable information) from any and all electronic files that we have supplied or were produced by PCI in connection with the production of the Oral History Project.
I would like to verify or update my information and share a story. How may I do this?
- If you have received a postcard or an email with a telephone number, you may call the number to speak with a dedicated representative for the Oral History Project. The representative will verify all the information we have on file for you, make any updates where needed, then ask you to share your story about your time at Delta Chi Fraternity. Your story will be recorded and the sound clip provided to Delta Chi Fraternity at the conclusion of the project.
- If you have received an email with an embedded link, you may go to the online site to review your information and submit a story.
Can I choose what information prints in the publication?
When you call to update your information, you can tell the representative if you prefer any of your information be excluded. You can also communicate your preferences to PCI’s customer service helpdesk at 1-800-982-1590 / firstname.lastname@example.org.
I updated my information but need some more time to think about what experience to share.
You can call back at any time to share your story.
I shared a story and the representative said I could send some photos. How do I do this?
You will receive an email with a link to upload up to two photos (black and white or color) plus captions.
If you have also purchased a book but do not have an email address on file, you will be sent a photo mailer to send physical photos in to be printed (note: photos will be returned if you include a self-addressed, stamped envelope).
Can anyone purchase a book?
The Delta Chi Fraternity Oral History Publication is available for sale only to Delta Chi Fraternity members.
I ordered a book / package over the phone and would like to cancel my order. How do I do this?
Contact PCI’s customer service helpdesk at 1-800-982-1590 and they will take care of this for you.