[August 1st 2017]
The Spring grades are in and Epsilon-Zeta did great, coming in 5th for all fraternities at UND and well above the UND all-men's average! Congrats brothers!!
The chapter is planning a back-to-school work weekend for undergrads and alumni to help spruce up the chapter house before the start of the semester - more on that here.
Alumni debt elimination surge fundraising campaign is making great progress - now at ~$28k out of the $75k goal! More here.
[June 6th 2017]
After closing the semester strong, including winning UND Greek Week, the undergraduate chapter is now on summer break
Alumni debt elimination surge fundraising campaign is now underway! More here.
The Spring 2017 EZ Reader is now out. Find it here.
[April 24th 2017]
After spring initiation, the undergraduate chapter is now more than 70 men strong!! Undergraduate brother, Erik Hanson, was elected as the UND Student Body Vice President.
Alumni are launching a debt elimination, surge fundraising campaign above and beyond the House Corp's base fundraising plans. Instead of debt free by '23, alumni are shooting for eliminating the remaining debt before July of this year. More here.
Undergraduate brothers, Erik Hanson, and Talon Schloesser meeting Brother John Quinones.
[March 17th 2017]
The chapter is now at nearly 70 men strong!! The chapter is presently on spring break. This week the House Corporation elected its new elected and honorary directors and officers and appointed its advisory council members. List of directors, etc. here.
[February 25th 2017]
Brother Zac Hagae got hitched! Congrats brother! Brother Andrew Lendway was in attendance.
Brother Zac Hager's wedding celebration
[February 9th 2017]
Brother Randy Ritterman's influencial involvement with the chapter over the last few years as High Pi was highlighted in LCA HQ's Cross and Crescent.
Brother Randy Ritterman as MC for 2016 Homecoming Celebration
[January 31st 2017]
If there are any Alumni or actives that would like to purchase tickets to the NCHC Frozen Faceoff, a group of Epsilon-Zeta alumni have a 30 person suite. Tickets are $167 per person for the tournament. Please private message Brent Skjerseth if interested. Remaining space is limited.
[January 24th 2017]
There will be a Sioux Hockey Watch Party and dinner at the house on Saturday February 25 for actives and alumni. Food will be provided and water / soda type refreshments only (bring your own other beverage). For more info contact Harrison Krank, the High Rho, or Randy Ritterman, the High Pi.
[January 17th 2017]
The new chapter officers were installed this past weekend by High Pi Randy Ritterman.
"Almighty Father, from whom cometh all wisdom, we implore Thee to bless these men who stand in our midst. Grant unto these, the strength and courage to lead by following in the light set forth in your teachings. Guide them in their journey, so that they may come to know the power of laboring with unity of purpose. We ask that you grant them this wisdom to faithfully perform the duties entrusted to them, to the everlasting honor and growth of Lambda Chi Alpha. Amen."
New chapter officers for 2017.
[January 14th 2017]
At the High Alpha Summit, staff from nationals informed the chapter that we are currently one of the top 20 chapters out of 190+ in the entire fraternity in terms of operating standards! Thank you to all of the alumni for the continuing support and congratulations to the active chapter for the constant improvements.
[January 12th 2017]
The Epsilon-Zeta Chapter House Corporation is seeking nominations for elected board members of the House Corp per its recently updated Bylaws. Nominations should not include undergraduate members.
House Corp is looking to receive nominations by its February meeting (currently planned for 2/12). It will then seek individuals' acceptance of nominations and subsequently the current board will vote to elect the next board from within those accepted nominations subject to the prescriptions of the bylaws (up to 1 from undergraduate nominations, up to 1 from alumni advisory board nominations and 3-5 from general alumni member nominations).
All alumni members, please nominate as many alumni members for the board as you see fit and pass on this info to others.
Please send Kevin Till all nominations prior to 2/12. All forms of communication are acceptable.
[December 16th 2016]
After an exciting and successful semester, the active chapter is now on winter break.
The EZ Reader newsletter for the fall is now completed - find it here.
Happy Holidays from the men at 515 Harvard St.
[November 29th 2016]
The active chapter has had a busy last month with initiation, UND Greek Life Awards and chapter officer elections. The chapter is proud to announce 16 new brothers were initiated into our chapter and also that the chapter won awards for Excellence in Citizenship and Outstanding Chapter at the UND Greek Life annual awards.
Please welcome (some of) the newest members of our bond!!
Some chapter officers with the awards for Excellence in Citizenship and Outstanding Chapter Epsilon Zeta won at the UND Greek Life annual awards.
[October 21st 2016]
Thanks to the alumni and actives who participated in the UND Homecoming weekend!. Brothers Norbert Stasik and Jeff Swenson both got hitched in the last month - congrats gentlemen!!
Brothers Derek Kobetsky, Aaron Roberts, Danny Innes, Sean Ogrady, Jesse Kwiatkoski, Kevan Gannon, Brian Horvath and Nate Kenner helped celebrate Brother Norbert Stasik's getting hitched.
[September 25th 2016]
The active chapter held its annual Food Drive last week. Contribute to the GF Food Cupboard and this philanthropy here.
The Greek Scholarship Challenge has been successful. We have raised $52,500 to-date which means we get the state match of $25,000. Our total scholarship endowment is valued at $77,500. Thank you to the brothers that have donated and pledged dollars to the Greek Scholarship Challenge. While we’ve hit the minimum to get the state match; we are still taking donations for the challenge. Please click here to find more details about and to contribute to the Greek Scholarship Challenge.
[September 8th 2016]
The back to school work weekend was largely successful and productive! Thanks to all who participated :)
The active chapter is holding recruitment next week!
[August 15th 2016]
The active chapter is starting up the fall semester and getting the house back in top shape to start off a new year and the recruitment season. Work week is this week and the alumni back-to-school work weekend is this coming weekend. More on that event here.
The Alumni Association is now turning its fundraising focus to the UND Greek Scholarship Challenge. More details on that important campaign here.
Brother Mario Savian, EZ 946, passed away last month. Mario had a zest for life and left us all too early. Rest in Peace brother Savian, you will be missed. Mario's obituary can be found here.
[August 2nd 2016]
The Active Chapter and High Pi received kudos in Lambda Chi Alpha HQ's Cross and Crescent publication for their efforts and interactions with the family of the late brother Tom Mortenson. Link here.
[July 29th 2016]
The Alumni Association has now completed the summer House Corp donation challenge to raise $8k to help with needed repairs and maintenance. We met the goal and then some! Great job and thank you to all of our generous donors!
Brother Mario Savian passed away today. More news to follow.
[July 5th 2016]
The Alumni Association has almost completed the summer House Corp donation challenge to raise $8k to help with needed repairs and maintenance. Each brother is challenged to donate $100 to the cause.
[May 14th 2016]
The brothers of Lambda Chi Alpha are saddened to learn of the passing of one of our own. Laura Mortenson Pavlides from Charleston, SC informed the chapter that her father, Tom Mortenson - EZ 284, has recently passed away.
The late brother Tom Mortenson
[May 10th 2016]
The Alumni Association is pushing a summer House Corp donation challenge to raise $8k to help with needed repairs and maintenance. Each brother is challenged to donate $100 to the cause.
[May 8th 2016]
The active chapter has reached the end of the semester. Prior to that it held its annual carnival philanthropy to benefit Feeding America and St. Joes Food pantry - and had a great turn out! Also, the active chapter performed the senior ceremony to send off our graduating seniors.
[May 1st 2016]
The active chapter is nearing the end of the semester now. They recently had an Educational Leadership Consultant visit from LCA HQ and received an 'above average' chapter rating!
[April 16th 2016]
Last night the active chapter initiated ten new members into the brotherhood. These brothers' zeta numbers range from EZ1183 to EZ1192.
[April 11th 2016]
The active chapter won UND's Greek week!!!
[April 10th 2016]
The active chapter held their annual parents formal dinner last night which then later turned into a Sioux hockey watch party.
[April 6th 2016]
Today some of our brothers volunteered to help serve food at Culver's for UND's Greek week. 10% of the profits made today will go towards the Make a Wish foundation.
[April 2nd 2016]
The active chapter is holding its annual Parents and Founders Day Formal next weekend. Spring ritual will be the following weekend.
[March 14th 2016]
The active chapter is presently on spring break. There are 13 new associates this semester! Welcome to the brotherhood gentlemen.
[February 24th 2016]
We received our academic paddle today which holds the names of all the brothers who earned a 3.5 GPA or better for the fall semester. Big thanks to brother Randy Ritterman for donating this to the house!
[February 20th 2016]
2016 Hoops for Hope Champions - Sig Ep's philanthropy that supports the special olympics.
Brother Randy Ritterman was able to make it to Grand Forks this weekend to meet with our new associates and join us for old time North Dakota hockey.
[February 7th 2016]
Today we are having a Super Bowl 50 brotherhood event. Big thanks to brother Eric Hanson for organizing it!
[January 27th 2016]
The active chapter has started their spring semester and spring recruitment is around the corner. The active chapter officers were installed by the High Pi and held their spring High Zeta retreat.
New chapter officers at officer installation ceremony
[December 19th 2015]
The active chapter finished the semester strong and is now on winter break. At the annual UND Greek Life Awards, the chapter received both the Excellence in Brotherhood and the Outstanding Chapter awards!
The bi-annual chapter newsletter is now out - click here to see the Fall 2015 EZ Reader Newsletter.
Members receiving awards at the 2015 UND Greek Life Awards
[November 21st 2015]
The active chapter held Pre-Initiation and Ritual this last week. We are very happy to welcome our 11 newest brothers to the bond.
The physical chapter house received high marks from HQ's recent property risk managment assessment.
[October 22nd 2015]
The active chapter volunteered at GF Trunk or Treat - members joined other community volunteers to give candy to kids with special needs who can't go out on Halloween.
Members volunteering at GF Trunk or Treat.
The active chapter held Associate Member Ceremony this week.
Some new Associate Members and their big brothers.
Homecoming week and the huge Rockin' 50's and 50 years at 515 Harvard St. banquet was a success! There were 89 alumni, 42 actives, 10 and associates in attendance. With 131 brothers in total, this was a historic gathering! With guests and associates counted there were 275 attendees. Recap here. Nearly $16k in donations was raised over the weekend. Pics here.
Some of the brothers in attendance at historic HOmecoming 2015 banquet.
[October 6th 2015]
The active chapter collected of 8,000 pounds of food last week during its annual food drive! All of this food will be donated to a local food bank. Check out the news coverage here.
Homecoming week has arrived! Here are the details of on-goings for the chapter and alumni for the weekend.
Saturday October 10's Homecoming banquet at the Ralph is nearly upon us! Over 85 alumni, plus their guests, have already registered for the event. Registration and guest list is now completely finalized. Please navigate here for more info and details. Check out the GF Herald article from earlier this week on the event here.
Members at food bank with 2015 Food Drive's 8,000 lbs + of food.
[September 29th 2015]
The active chapter has their annual food drive this week! Thousands of pounds of food will be collected and onated to local food banks.
Saturday October 10's Homecoming banquet at the Ralph is nearly upon us! Over 85 alumni, plus their guests, have already registered for the event. Regular registration has concluded and late registration is open through this Friday the 2nd at Noon CT. There are only 12 open spots remaining at the time of this posting. Please navigate here for more info and details.
[September 27th 2015]
Great time playing ball at the KAT at bat softball tournament!
[September 26th 2015]
Fall rush has concluded for the chapter and 14 new members are going to be joining our bond! We are all very excited for these fine young men.
Saturday October 10's Homecoming banquet at the Ralph is now only two weeks away! Over 75 alumni, plus their guests, have already registered for the event. Registration is open through the 27th. Please navigate here for more info and details.
[September 20th 2015]
Fall rush is upon us! The chapter looks forward to meeting many new men and bringing some of them into our bond.
Saturday October 10's Homecoming banquet at the Ralph is now less than a month away! Over 65 alumni, plus their guests, have already registered for the event. Registration is open through the 27th. Please navigate here for more info and details.
[August 24th 2015]
The back-to-school work weekend was very productive! Thanks to all alumni and active members that participated. The semester is now underway :)
Saturday October 10's Homecoming banquet (at the Ralph) registration is filling up! There is a block of room available now at the La Quinta Inn in GF. Please navigate here for more info and details.
[August 9th 2015]
The back-to-school work weekend alumni event has been moved one weekend later, to August 21-23. The work weekend will be at the chapter house. More info here.
[July 10th 2015]
Saturday October 10's Homecoming banquet registration is now open!! There is a block of room available now at the La Quinta Inn in GF. Please navigate here for more info and details.
[May 21st 2015]
Saturday October 10's Homecoming banquet registration will open later this summer. There is a block of room available now at the La Quinta Inn in GF. Please navigate here for more info and details.
Epsilon Zeta brother Jerry Vandewalle has been selected by the Grand High Zeta to receive the Order of Achievement award this year. More info here.
The chapter held its annual Parents Formal recently and it was a big success. And the chapter has now wrapped up the spring semester and is on summer break.
Some members at Parents formal.
[April 29th 2015]
Homecoming banquet on Saturday October 10 is less than 6 months away! Please navigate here for more info and details.
Fraternity & Sorority Life at UND awarded Epsilon Zeta's Hunter Stonehouse with April's Fraternity Scholar Holler award. Congrats Hunter! Also, 5 new members are joining our bond this spring!
Some new members and their big brothers.
[March 28th 2015]
The Homecoming banquet on Saturday October 10 is going to be historic! Please navigate here for more info and details.
Alumni gathered for the annual Minneapolis based NCHC Hockey Tournament to cheer on the UND hockey team.
NCHC Hockey Tournament Alumni Gathering
[March 11th 2015]
The chapter is fast approaching spring break and has 6 new associates this semester! The March Alumni Hockey Weekend was a blast! Thanks to all who made it out.
March Alumni Hockey Weekend
The Chapter held a boot hockey brotherhood event and is performing well this semester in intramural hockey.
Chapter boot hockey brotherhood event.
[February 18th 2015]
The chapter is wrapping up spring recruitment. The March Alumni Hockey Weekend is around the corner - more details here. The venue for the large scale Homecoming banquet being planned is officially booked!
David Kolland, EZ 450, General Manager of the Garrison Diversion Conservancy District, has been named President of the National Water Resources Association (NWRA), a distinction and honor for both Dave and the state of North Dakota (link here). In addition, at the North Dakota Water Convention, David received the Commodore Award for his leadership and commitment to water resource development in North Dakota (link here).
[February 13th 2015]
Chapter members volunteered at Valley Eldercare for their couples dinner.
[January 21st 2015]
Chapter members set up a table at the UND involvement fair to spread their Lambda Chi Alpha love via recruitment.
[January 19th 2015]
The chapter is starting a new semester with a new group of leaders. The newly elected chapter officers were officially installed this last weekend. Incoming chapter President, Joe Price, traveled to Washington, DC for the High Alpha summit put on by Lambda Chi Alpha HQ.
The newly elected chapter officers.
Incoming chapter President, Joe Price at the High Alpha summit put on by Lambda Chi Alpha HQ.
[December 31st 2014]
Happy New Years all! The chapter ended the semester strong winning the "excellence in brotherhood" and "outstanding chapter achievement awards at the UND Greek Life Annual Award Ceremony. Also, High Pi Randy Ritterman was awarded "outstanding greek alumnus"! Congrats to all!
Randy Ritterman being awarded "outstanding greek alumnus"at the UND Greek Life Annual Award Ceremony
[December 15th 2014]
Alumni lunch gathering fellow Lambda Chis: From left to right: Mark Hayes, Earl Weber, Tom Anderson, Dave Hillesland, and Ron Sitzer.
[December 11th 2014]
Dalrymple Names Chief Justice VandeWalle the 41st Recipient of the Theodore Roosevelt Rough Rider Award:http://governor.nd.gov/media-center/news/dalrymple-names-chief-justice-vandewalle-41st-recipient-theodore-roosevelt-rough-r
[November 24th 2014]
Chapter holds it's Thanksgiving Dinner.
[November 11th 2014]
The academic chapter collected over 6000 lbs of food for the local food bank during their annual food drive! Also the academic chapter took 3rd place in Pi Beta Phi's volleyball tournament. Fall ritual will be held Friday, November 21st.
3rd place in Pi Beta Phi volleyball tournament
Food Drive 2014
[November 4th 2014]
Minneapolis area alumni met-up for happy hour at Lone Oak Grill In Eagan, MN
[October 23rd 2014]
Homecoming was a good time - thaks to all who made it out! The academic chapter is in the middle of their annual food drive. Minneapolis area alumni are meeting for happy hour at Lone Oak Grill In Eagan, MN on Monday November 3rd at 4:45 pm.
Homecoming House Corp meeting with special guests Dave Hillesland, Bob Graveline, Jerry Vandewalle and Duane Littlejohn.
Gary Nelson and Mike and Steve Lodoen checking out historical pics at homecoming.
[October 2nd 2014]
Jeff Kjosen and Kevin Till along with numerous other brothers from other zetas, family members, colleagues and friends attended memorial services and military honors burial for brother John Gezelius in Santa Ana and Riverside, CA respectively. More pictures here and obituary here.
[September 26th 2014]
Brotherhood event with the new associates.
[September 16th 2014]
Had an incredible rush this past week. Here is a photo with around 85 men at formal dinner. 27 great men that accepted their bids so far. More to come!
[September 15th 2014]
Recruitment has thus far been a huge success for the chapter! The fall associate class for 2014 is shaping up to be historic. Our chapter is growing by leaps and bounds. Fundraising is also picking up. Homecoming will be here before we know it - October 9-11. Click here for more homecoming details for alumni.
[August 24th 2014]
The fall semester is upon us! The chapter is back in the swing of things after a successful work week. Many improvements to the house were accomplished over the summer. This fall the chapter will now once again have a cook and a meal plan!
[August 9th 2014]
Back to school work weekend has been canceled due to lack of interest. Summer projects are being completed and the fall semester is just around the corner.
Sadly, Brother John Gezelius passed away last weekend unexpectedly. John was High Pi for our chapter in the early 80's and remained active on the alumni association and alumni advisory board over the years up til present. As a true brother of ZAX, John will be missed.
Alex Chaput graduated and entered the realm of an alumnus brother.
Please welcome our newest alumni brother, Alex Chaput!
[July 30th 2014]
The back to school work weekend is August 15-17th. We need to know what alumni will be in attendence. Please RSVP to Brent Skjerseth. General Assembly just took place in Phoenix and our chapter was honored to see Brothers Dave Hillesland and Ron Sitzer receive the Order of Merit Award from our general fraternity. Congrats!!
Dave Hillesland and Ron Sitzer receiving the Order of Merit Award from our general fraternity.
[July 7th 2014]
The all member summer golf event and fundraiser has unfortunately been canceled. However, the back to school work weekend is around the corner in mid August! More details coming soon.
[June 26th 2014]
Brothers Lacko, Schumacher and Madsen flying the flag at Lake Kane.
Brother Falcon showing ZAX in western North Dakota.
Brother Ciochetto got hitched; brothers Skjerseth, Ivey, Innes, Oldenberg and Kennelly attended.
Brothers Shuster and Mitzel attended the Undergraduate Interfraternity Institute.
[June 4th 2014]
We are now in the summer months. The Spring 2014 EZ Reader Newsletter is complete, find it here. The all member summer golf event and fundraiser is just around the corner in July. More details here.
[May 8th 2014]
The end of the Spring semester is fast approaching!! The Spring 2014 EZ Reader Newsletter is complete, find it here. An all member summer golf event and fundraiser is now being planned for July. More details here.
[April 21st 2014]
Parents and Founders Day formal is this weekend (April 25-27th)! An all member summer golf event and fundraiser is now being planned for July. More details here. The academic chapter has an ELC visit the next few days.
The academic chapter held its annual White Rose Girl competition with sororities on campus and Alpha Phi took first place
Alumni members Mike Lienert and his big brother Mike Purington attended the Frozen Four NCAA Hockey Tournament in Philly to cheer on the University of North Dakota Fighting Sioux
Academic chapter members participated in UND's Greek Week along with Phi Delta Theta and Gamma Phi Beta
Academic chapter members traveled to South Padre Island, TX for Spring Break (pic attached)
Academic chapter members Dan Frank, John Mitzel and Shane Schuster were elected to the University of North Dakota Student Senate
The House Coportation President is now Kevin Till, the VP Operations and Maintenance is now Brent Skjerseth and the Director of Safety and Risk Management is now Jody Gunlock
[March 11th 2014]
The alumni hockey weekend was a success! Lots of brotherhood, fun and productive meetings and fundraising! Parents and Founders Day formal is April 25-27th.
Alumni and academic chapter members at Spring 2014 Hockey Weekend. Over 20 alumni attended the annual Alumni Hockey Weekend event and over $16,000 was raised for chapter removations / debt repayment
Academic chapter members participated in an Alpha Phi philanthropy (pic attached)
Jason Henderson performed a private improv comedy show for hundreds of Wells Fargo employees as part of Improv Charlotte, whose proceeds go entirely to charity
An article was written in the Fargo Monthly about Rich Mattern, the mayor of West Fargo, ND
Paul (Tex) Hundley passed away on March 10th after a long battle with cancer
[March 2nd 2014]
The alumni hockey weekend is upon us! Hope to see many of you there. Parents and Founders Day formal is April 25-27th.
[February 12th 2014]
The academic chapter is now in full swing with the spring semester. Spring recruitment is underway. The alumni hockey weekend is coming up soon!
[January 20th 2014]
Fall semeter grades are in and Lambda Chi tied for the 2nd best fraternity GPA on campus! The academic chapter has now started the spring semester. The new academic chapter officers for 2014 have been installed.
[January 3rd 2014]
The bathroom remodeling project is almost complete. The academic chapter is now on winter break. Spring alumni events are being finalized!
[December 11th, 2013]
The bathroom remodeling project is almost complete. The academic chapter is now at the end of the semester (and studying hard for finals). Spring events are being planned!
[December 3rd, 2013]
The bathroom remodeling project is almost complete. The academic chapter is in the middle of elections and nearing the end of the semester. Spring events are being planned!
[November 24th, 2013]
The bathroom remodeling project is almost complete. Ritual and white rose formal just occured - please welcome our newest 15 brothers!!!
[November 4th, 2013]
The bathroom remodeling project is almost complete. Ritual is around the corner - and there is a large fall Associate class!!!
[October 15th, 2013]
We have a large Associate class this fall, largest in many years!!! The bathroom remodeling project is nearly half-way complete.
[October 11th, 2013]
We have 21 Associates thus far this fall! The bathroom remodeling project is now underway. Homecoming is this weekend!
[September 30th, 2013]
The Associate Member Ceremony is Tuesday the 8th of October at 9 pm and there's a big, high quality fall associate class! The bathroom remodeling project has been kicked off. Homecoming is just around the corner.
[September 28th, 2013]
The Associate Member Ceremony is this coming Monday! The bathroom remodeling project has been kicked off. Homecoming is just around the corner.
[September 17th, 2013]
The undergrads are back to school! The bathroom remodeling project has been kicked off. Recruitment is in progress.
[September 3rd, 2013]
The undergrads are comingback to school! The bathroom remodeling project has been kicked off. Recruitment is in progress.
[August 21st, 2013]
The undergrads are coming back after summer break. The back to school work weekend was a huge success - many alumni and undergrads did great work on the physical house.
[July 25th, 2013]
The undergrads are on summer break. There will be a back to school work weekend August 16-18 for alumni and undergrads to work on the phsyical house needs. More details here.
[June 28th, 2013]
The undergrads are on summer break. The Alumni Association is launching a fundraising campaign and has developed a new donation recognition program!
[June 10th, 2013]
The undergrads are now on summer break. There is going to be an Alumni Advisory Board teleconference this Sunday at 9 pm CT.
[May 9th, 2013]
The undergrads are currently in the middle of finals week. There is going to be a House Corp teleconference this Sunday at 9 pm CT.
[April 23rd, 2013]
The undergrads are currently in the middle of Pre-initiation week. Paren't and Founder's Day Formal is this Saturday. There is going to be an initial Alumni Association interest group teleconference this Sunday at 9 pm CT.
[March 10th, 2013]
The undergrads are on spring break currently and the alumni are working on reorganizing and getting new alumni members involved with the House Corporation as well as initializing the Alumni Association.
[March 4th, 2013]
The 85th anniversary reunion was a huge success!!Thanks to everyone that helped make it so and to everyone that made it out :)
[January 23rd, 2013]
Welcome to our website! The website has been overhauled with lots of new info, so please surf around to all the website pages and check it out!
We are all very much looking forward to the upcoming 85th anniversary reunion to be held at the chapter house the weekend of March 2nd. Hope to see you all there!
As always, please check back often for updates and news!
News history cleared.