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Name: Bryant Tran
Class: Zeta Fall 2008
Hometown: Quincy, MA
Major: Criminal Justice
Big Brother: Ray “Bizarro” Po
Previous Positions: Internal VP, Program Educator, Program Assistant.
Organizations: Pi Delta Psi
How did you hear about Pi Delta Psi?
How I hear of Pi Delta Psi was from my older brother, Chris Tran. Being my older sibling and a charter for Northeastern University’s Pi Delta Psi Chapter he was the first individual that sparked my interest in this fraternal brotherhood.
Why did you join Pi Delta Psi?
There are multiple reasons why I joined Pi Delta Psi Fraternity Inc. What mainly attracted me at first is the whole idea of a brotherhood, a fraternal order, this idea of a family. I had joined other student organizations on campus during my freshman year here at Northeastern University and yet I was not gaining much from just being in a group. Just going to general meetings every week, going to each organizations events, I did not feel a sense of accomplishment, a sense of belonging on this campus. Hearing about Pi Delta Psi since even high school from my older brother and all that he accomplished in school up till then I wanted to accomplish something myself, do something life changing, meaningful. This fraternity was the best and only option for me. It offered so many opportunities of growth and development, along with a vast amount of social networking while providing many challenges that would help develop me into the man I am today. My own brother informed me that it was a life changing process that will allow you to learn more about yourself, both the good and the bad. It would open your eyes to a lot more of the college experience than doing anything else during your college career. This is what hooked me into joining Pi Delta Psi, a fraternity of elite men.
Has Pi Delta Psi changed you since you became a brother?
Pi Delta Psi has definitely changed me as a person since I joined. I have acquired a stronger sense of confidence in everything I do. It has given me a huge growth in my verbal ability and public speaking. After becoming a brother more responsibilities were placed upon my shoulders causing me to have to multitask in many situations. This help me develop a skill that I know I would need in the future, to be able to handle a variety of situations all at once and make a strong and precise decisions knowing full well that it would have an affect greater than just towards myself. The whole fraternity rests upon decisions that brothers make on a day to day basis especially now that I have become an executive board member. The greatest thing I have to say I gained and that changed after becoming a brother is my sense of leadership. I would have to say that I definitely have a stronger sense of leadership now that I have become and older brother of this fraternity. I have assisted in educating a class, educated a class myself, along with becoming a big brother passing down what ever wisdom I have gained so far. My mistakes, my accomplishments, my ideas, I share them all with my kids, my little, and my brothers in hope that it will help in some way shape or form. Pi Delta Psi makes leaders of college men and I believe it made me a great one.
What is your most memorable moment since you became a brother?
My most memorable moment since I have become a brother would have to be the moment I had crossed into this fraternity with 6 PBs. This moment will be etched in my memory forever. The feeling of accomplishment, excitement, pure joy of what I had just done, the Fraternity I had just entered. Everything I had worked for was paying off and crossing is one of the greatest feelings in the world. I would now be able to take everything I learned during our process and do something with it in respects to the brotherhood. It was like a new beginning in my college career a new start a time to work hard for a common goal, learn along the way, and always ALWAYS have fun. What is a brotherhood without having as much fun as the amount of work you have put in.
Do you have any words of advice for younger brothers and potential brothers?
For younger brother and potential brothers, you might believe that when old brothers say joining this fraternity is a life altering process but honestly it is. You guys are young excited to get involved but take your time do not rush it, enjoy your experience with Pi Delta Psi and the college life. Remember all you learn through older brothers, your PBs and even at times youngins when you guys are older. Pi Delta Psi is what ever you guys make of it, so always remember to rep them letters and rep them hard because all you guys are the future of the fraternity and will eventually take over. So use your time when you become a brother wisely put into the fraternity as much as what you want to get out of it. Don’t be afraid to make mistakes because you know other brothers will have your back. Just learn from them and strive forward to accomplish so much more. DO IT UP HAVE FUN AND ALWAYS REMEMBER AY