Gamma-Iota History: 2010-2019
2010. Gamma-Iota added seven Associate Members, which increases the chapter to 45 Brothers and making it one of the largest chapters on campus.
Spring Formal @ Confluence Park
Gamma-Iota held serenades with Kappa Alpha Theta sorority and with the Delta Gamma sorority.
Dr. Woodyard's half century of inspiration, By Andrew H. Pincus; Denison University
Gamma-Iota Brothers participated in Relay for Life. On April 9, 2010 Gamma-Iota held their Spring Formal at Confluence Park on the River, Columbus, Ohio.
At the annual fraternity and sorority awards ceremony the chapter also received a special commendation for chapter excellence and were finalists in the award for commitment to fraternal purpose.
The chapter hosted Watermelon Bash, raising approximately $1,200 for the North American Food Drive. Events included tug-a-war, an obstacle course, watermelon decorating contest, a watermelon eating contest, and the car bash. For the fifth consecutive year, the chapter won Delta Gamma's Anchor Splash. The chapter added three associate members. As a brotherhood event, chapter members attended Columbus Crew professional soccer match.
Kappa Kappa Gamma's Kappa Karnival
November 2, 2010 - Gamma-Iota raised 20,000 pounds of food for the Licking County Food Pantry in conjunction with the North American Food Drive. Also in November, the chapter brothers helped retired Denison professor, Dr. Mulroy, a close personal friend Clark Morrow rake leaves, pot plants, and clean gutters -- a Gamma-Iota tradition. The chapter operated a booth at Kappa Kappa Gamma’s Kappa Karnival, helping raise money for America Reads.
Gamma-Iota was awarded the Campus Involvement Award by the National Fraternity. The campus involvement award is given to chapters with extensive campus involvement in extracurricular actives
2011. Gamma-Iota added nine associate members during spring 2011 recruitment. Three Brothers were invited to join Order of Omega honorary society. Gamma-Iota increased the chapter membership to 40 brothers.
Chapter brothers participated in Pi Beta Phi’s event, Pi Phi Palooza, to raise money for First Book, an organization that helps underprivileged children learn to read and Kappa Sigma’s Dance-a-Thon to raise money for Military Heroes. Gamma-Iota also participated in Beta Theta Pi’s event, King of the Wing, a wing eating contest to raise money for the local Center for Disability Services and in Kappa Alpha Theta’s Annual Softball Tournament to raise money for Court Appointed Special Advocates.
Gamma-Iota Brothers receive 2011 Grand High Alpha Award
Gamma-Iota Receives 2011 Grand High Alpha Award: As Lambda Chi Alpha’s highest award, the Grand High Alpha Award recognizes chapters who have maintained a superior level of operations for at least three consecutive years. These chapters have displayed excellence in areas including, but not limited to, academics, campus involvement, recruitment, philanthropy, campus and community relations, communication and risk management. Read the full press release here
November 2, 2011 - Gamma-Iota Zeta raised 28,651 pounds of food for the annual North American Food Drive to benefit the Licking County Food Pantry.
Gamma-Iota receives the 2012 Fraternal Commitment Award
2012. Gamma-Iota won the Fraternal Commitment Award, the top prize from the Greek Awards. Joe Romanowski was named the Best President and Greek Man of the Year. He also received an honorable mention for Greek Athlete of the Year. Patrick White won the Best New Member Award. Alex Daniels was the only male to win the Distinguished Leadership Award. Dr. Woodyard was named the Top Greek Advisor while Fraternity Advisor Bill Froehlich won a prize for alumni involvement. Gamma-Iota also received the award for the Most Improved GPA.
Gamma-Iota again participated in Delta Gamma's Anchor Splash and also hosted Watermelawn, Gamma-Iota's Annual Watermelon Bash.
2013. Gamma-Iota now has 35 members after initiating 11 new brothers this spring. The Chapter has a GPA above the all-campus men's average at 3.039. Gamma-Iota partnered with the women of Delta Delta Delta sorority to win Delta Gamma's annual Anchor Splash charity event which raised nearly $4,000.
2014. Gamma-Iota initiated 9 associate members during spring recruitment. Gamma-Iota also took part in various philanthropy events including Pi Beta Phi's 'Pi Phi Palooza'. During the Summer of 2014, High Alpha Eugene Mumford and High Beta Malhar Joshi attended the Lambda Chi Alpha Stead Leadership Seminar in Phoenix Arizona. Gamma-Iota had an average chapter GPA of for the Fall semester 2014 of 3.06.
The chapter was awarded the “most improved” in the totals reported to Feeding America. With the encouragement and active support of all brothers, the Gamma-Iota chapter donated 17,284 pounds of food to Feeding America. This was made possible through our bi-annual philanthropy event, “Fall Bash”.
2015. Gamma-Iota participated in service activities with the Boy Scouts of America and Dunkin’ with Deltas (Tri-Delta philanthropy) where Gamma-Iota won won 2nd place.
At the end of the 2015 Spring Semester, Gamma-Iota honored Dr. David Woodyard for his guidance and support in the development of the chapter. Brothers E.B. Mumford ’15 and Ethan Ling ’17 offered a few words of appreciation followed by a prayer led by brother Fernando Magaña ’17. To dedicate this tree with the Brothers were Dr. Laurel Kennedy, Vice President of the College, and other member of the faculty.
2016. Gamma-Iota added three associate members in the fall of 2016. The Active Chapter hosted alumni weekend that included a cookout, golf outing at the Denison Golf Club and dinner after.
Gamma-Iota won Delta Gamma sorority’s annual Anchor Splash philanthropy event.