Published on March 6, 2014 | by LawNews
Hofstra Law Delta Theta Phi Chapter Holds Chartering Event
The Maurice A. Deane School of Law chapter of the professional law fraternity Delta Theta Phi was formally established on February 28, 2014, at a ceremony held in the Sidney R. Siben and Walter Siben Moot Courtroom. At the event, the chapter’s charter was signed and 23 members were inducted into the William K. Suter Senate of Delta Theta Phi Law Fraternity, International.
“It was truly an honor to establish a chapter at Hofstra Law, especially since Supreme Senate members have been trying to establish a Senate at Hofstra since 1990,” said Christina Plummer 2L, the chapter’s dean. “The chartering event is only the beginning of what is to come for the William K. Suter Senate, and I can’t wait to be a part of it.”
A member of the Professional Fraternity Association, Delta Theta Phi has as its mission “to foster lifelong friendships and professional affiliations through legal education, international networking, and mutual respect.” The law fraternity traces its roots to 1900, when it was established at the Cleveland Law School (now Cleveland-Marshall Law School). Prominent members have included President Lyndon B. Johnson, Justice Oliver Wendall Holmes, Senator Robert J. Dole and Governor Mario Cuomo.
“Delta Theta Phi affords Hofstra Law an opportunity to become part of a distinguished international family that will support us as we grow in our professions,” said Alyssa Feliciano 2L, the chapter’s tribune. “Collectively, we are excited to be a part of the tradition and excellence associated with our fraternity.”
Hofstra Law offers more than 40 student organizations, including advocacy, identity and affinity, professional interest, religious, service, and social and political change groups.