AGS-TOBERFEST & PHILANTHROPY
NEW MEMBER BID DINNER
We conclude our Rush Week with a dinner, typically at Logan's. This is a great time for future members to get to know the brothers in a less formal setting and prepare them for activation into the new member process. Potential new members must be invited to this event in order to attend. For more information on Rush and the bidding process contact one of our officers or visit the Recruitment page.
Each year, around Thanksgiving the brothers of Alpha Gamma Sigma pair up with the ladies of Lambda Alpha Sigma (the agricultural service sorority at Tennessee Tech) to host an appreciation dinner for the faculty and staff of the College of Agriculture and Human Ecology. We like to not only recognize our faculty and staff for their support, but also recognize our sweetheart and award the annual Turkey Award for Best Dish.
This is the official philanthropic event of Alpha Gamma Sigma - Delta Chapter to raise awareness and support the Testicular Cancer Society. We host, basically, a Halloween Block Party complete with bobbing for apples, corn hole, a costume contest, pumpkin carving, and a bake off. In the past, this event has been paired with a Haunted House hosted by the brothers at the fraternity house. We are happy to say, this event was awarded the Outstanding Philanthropic Event at the 2016 Greek Life awards banquet. For more information on our selected philanthropy please visit www.testicularcancersociety.org.
Greek Life at Tennessee Tech is a fostering community and although we, as our own entities, have different organizations we support, we always enjoy raising awareness and participating in other organizations' philanthropies. Some of these include: Phi Mu's Bonnamu, ADPi's Diamond Days, DphiE's annual Gala, KD's War of the Wings, and Delta Gamma's Anchor Splash. We also participate in many of the fraternity philanthropic events.
Although our chapter was founded on May 20th, most of our brothers are already home for the summer. Therefore, we host our annual Founders' Day during the spring semester. This event is designated for our alumni. We host a cookout and informal field events such as a bonfire, corn hole, or football. During this time our Alumni Council hosts their first meeting of the year for alumni members.
Tennessee Tech alumni, family, and friends are invited to comeback home every year for the annual homecoming. This event is one of our two yearlyalumni events with a host of family-friendly events and displays campus -wide including the Homecoming parade, tailgate and football game. For our alumni, we typically invite them to ride our traditional couch float in the paraded follow that with a cookout of some sort and our bi-annual alumni meeting. For more information on Homecoming you can visit www.tntech.edu/homecoming.
MIXERS WITH OTHER GREEKS
In order to be eligible for the Star Awards through Tennessee Tech Greek Life, each brother is required to complete a certain number of community service hours. Our chapter provides many opportunities to get involved with the community here in the city of Cookeville and surrounding areas. These events include Ag Days at local schools, parking and working concessions for events at Hyder-Burks arena, Ag in the Classroom, and many other activities.
Through all this hustle and bustle, we like to take time to relax and enjoy the fellowship of our Greek Life members. One way we do this is through fraternity and sorority mixers. Basically, these are events to unwind and enjoy the company of another campus group. We have had many themes including Cowboys and Indians, Pancakes an Pajamas, Librarians and Parliamentarians to holiday mixers such as Mardi Gras, Tacky Christmas Sweaters, and Valentine's Date Nights with most of the greek organizations on campus and even the TTU Buddy Program.
While we are affiliated with the Intra-Fraternaty Council of Tennessee Tech, we are also active wishing the College of Agriculture and Human Ecology. With that being said we stay involved with helping the college with their events and hold a spot on the Agricultural Council in the School of Agriculture. Some of these events include Ag Olympics, State FFA Officer Prep Courses, FFA Career Development Events and workshops, and the annual awards banquets.
Each spring, we host our annual Red Rose Formal. This event is where we announce our Sweetheart for the year and award each member with their fraternity 'superlatives.' Brothers are able to invite a date for the dinner. Formal typically takes place in Gatlinburg, TN but has been held at other places such as state or city parks.
OTHER ACTIVITIES WITH THE CAHE
RED ROSE FORMAL
Everyone loves a little friendly competition, including us! The best way to do this is through sportsmanship with other fraternities in the Intramural tournaments. We participate in sports including soccer, basketball, baseball, frisbee golf, racketball, wrestling, volleyball and much more. Even if you are not gifted with athletic ability you can still attend the games and cheer us on.