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Louisiana Tech University


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Alpha Delta Delta
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P. O. Box 3118 TS
Ruston, LA 71272


Bro. David Sampson Jr.
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About Alpha Delta Delta

ALPHA DELTA DELTA #310 LOUISIANA TECH UNIVERSITY AD2 OR “THE TERRORDOME” CHARTERED DEC. 7, 1985

 

First Line -Fall 1976 No Deposit No Return

1. Andrew Hall …….. “Dr Deep”

2. Alvin Cleveland ... “Master Freeze”

3. Curley White ..................”Baha”

4. Fred Ross.................. “Three-Six”

5. Ron Brown ...........”Maddness”

6. Charles Thomas .................”Trip”

7. Larry Anderson ...................”Itto”

8. Michael Greer ..............”Master G”

9. Billy Davis .....................”Still Bill”

 

CHARTER MEMBERS

Terrell Holts – Spr. 83
Bobby Kitchens – Spr. 83
Kelsey Knight – Spr. 83
Derek Lemette – Spr. 84
Anthony Lovett – Spr. 84
Donald Myers – Spr. 84
Louie Stephens – Spr. 84
Derrick Sherman – Spr. 83 - Beta Sigma

 

Pre-Charter History

In the Fall of 1973 Andrew (Pete) Hall approached Ron Brown with the idea of bringing Omega to the campus of Louisiana Tech University. Both were residents of Shreveport and had interacted with members of the Shreveport area graduate chapter (Rho Omega) for sev- eral years. Hall and Brown inquired with the University about the necessary requirements for starting a chapter on campus. They received a lukewarm reception and slow communica- tions similar to what our Fraternities’ founders had faced at Howard. Hall and Brown’s next move was to contact the Brothers of Rho Omega to get the Fraternities’ requirements for starting a chapter. At that time, the brothers at Rho Omega were doubtful that Grambling’s under-graduate chapter (Gamma Gamma) would have the ability to provide support to Tech’s new chapter. For the rest of the school year, Hall and Brown begin unofficially iden- tifying and soliciting “Omega-Type” Men around campus. And thus the seed was planted that would one day grow into AD2.

A brief time line of highlights leading to the chartering of AD2:

1974 Fall

  • Hall and Brown solicit Roddrick Foppe to join their early efforts to receive graduate chapter support.

  • Hall, Brown, and Foppe finally receive necessary information from both the University and Rho Omega chapter to begin efforts to officially bring Omega to the campus.

  • Hall, Brown and Foppe, step up efforts to unofficially recruit/solicit potential “Omega-Men”.

    1975 Spring

  • With both University and graduate chapter approval, they had the first opportunity to launch new Fraternity on campus, but delayed by graduate chapter due to various administrative issues.

  • No Pledge line …due to the above. Hall, Brown, Foppe prepare for Fall kick-off of Charter.

    1975 Fall

  • Foppe leads meeting of potential members and becomes the one who is most instrumental in making sure that success was achieved.

  • Pledge period would be under the over-site of Rho Omega chapter and they would also call on the support of the recently re-instated Grambling Undergraduate chapter for support (Gamma Gamma).

  • Original prospects met with the Area Representative from the Shreveport Graduate Chapter Willie “JC” Critten and several other Brothers.

  • The Lampados club was formed in November of 1975 with 10 original pledges. Brother Johnny Bittle, a medical school graduate student on campus becomes Dean of Pledges.1976 February

  • “No Deposit No Return” crosses the burning sands on Friday 2/13/1976, after a 12-week pledge period through Pi Tau Chapter-Grambling, LA.

    1977-1985

    The next 7 years saw various lines initiated with intent on getting a chapter chartered. In the Spring of 1985 the Brothers that were on campus decided to submit an application for a chapter charter. This group consisted of Brothers from the Spr. 83 & 84 lines and a transfer brother from Beta Sigma chapter.

    The DR at the time, Bro. Jethro L. Hills submitted the application to the Supreme Council for approval on 5/23/1985. On December 7, 1985 the Alpha Delta Delta chapter was officially and finally chartered after nine years of trying.

    AD2 holds the distinction of being the first three letter undergraduate chapter in Omega. At the time only graduate chapters had three letters and there was always confusion when Brothers would say they where undergraduates from Alpha Delta Delta chapter. It was only natural that brothers would find a way to solve this issue. By Louisiana Tech being a technical school and a large number of Brothers being engineering and science students, the Brothers came up with the idea to shorten the chapter name to AD2. So, AD2 is the first and only chapter that is truly squared.

    In the early years after the chapter was chartered, Public Enemy was very popular and the Brothers gravitated to the song “Welcome to the Terrordome”. The Brothers adopted “The Terrordome” as the Chapter’s nickname going forward. The Brothers also borrowed from one of Chuck D’s lyrics which they modified and gave to the Tail on each line. It goes, “The Tail is Hell, I’m a rebel so I rebel, AD2 got me acting like an animal”. Only true hip-hop heads know where that comes from.


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