PRESS RELEASE - September 20, 2005

RPI Fraternity Makes Fall Recruitment a Laughing Matter

As part of their fall rush schedule, RPI's Theta Chi Fraternity and Theta Chi alum comedian Evan Wecksell announce a free comedy event on Thursday, September 22 to welcome new and returning students to campus.

TROY, NY (OPENPRESS) September 20, 2005 – As college fraternities everywhere are kicking off their fall recruitment schedules with viewings of ultimate fighting and trips to the arcade, the Delta Chapter of Theta Chi Fraternity at RPI is injecting some fresh, live entertainment into their schedule. On Thursday, September 22 at Darrin Communications Center, Theta Chi is hosting musical comedian and Theta Chi alum Evan Wecksell.

A 2001 graduate of Tufts University in Medford, Massachusetts, Wecksell is a brother from Theta Chi's Epsilon Theta Chapter. He is also the Chapter's Alumni President. 

Wecksell expects his musical stylings, and college and Greek experiences to appeal to possible new members and entertain everyone in attendance.

“The brothers here at Delta [Chapter] are great people," says Wecksell. "Everyone is going to have a great time, and potential rushes and their parents can rest assured that this is a great House. These guys are far from that "frat" stereotype."

Since Theta Chi went dry in 2003, Delta Chapter has welcomed the new alcohol-free policy.  The House has been hosting many successful dry events including last spring’s Parents Weekend, and this fall’s upcoming Alumni Weekend, which coincides with Homecoming Weekend from September 16-17.

 “We’re really looking forward to having Evan here. It will be a good chance to get some laughs in and share some time with the rest of the RPI community,” says Theta Chi Vice President Ed Davidson.

Theta Chi's comedy rush event takes place on Thursday, September 22 at 9:00 PM at Darrin Communications Center on the RPI campus located in Troy, New York. The show is free for all RPI students.

About Evan Wecksell:
Stand-up Comedian and Singer/Songwriter Evan Wecksell is one of the funniest and most energetic performers to emerge from New York’s comedy clubs and musical venues. Often compared to comedic superstars Adam Sandler and Stephen Lynch, Evan’s act is a blend of comedy and music that celebrates dysfunctional relationships, endorses unorthodox career paths and makes fun of bad music. Later this year, Evan will appear on VH1’s “I Love the 80s 3D,” “I Love the 70s II” and “I Love the Holidays.” For more information on Evan Wecksell please visit

About Theta Chi Fraternity:
Theta Chi is an international fraternity made up of more than 160 chapters and colonies. The Delta Chapter at the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute was established in 1908, which helped to mark a new era of country-wide expansion and national organization and administration. Although hindered by a serious depression and two world wars, Theta Chi has grown, and prospered beyond the dreams of the Founders and holds a prominent position among the national fraternity scene. For more information on Theta Chi Fraternity visit For more information on Delta Chapter visit

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