When I first entered college as a Freshmen, I noticed the myriad of opportunities available at Baruch. It boasted one of the most diverse student bodies nationally and there were plenty of clubs and organizations to get involved with. But I didn't want to just 'be involved' with an organization…I had this abstract idea/desire of wanting to do something more, something different, and something bold…granted, I didn't know what it was at the time. Soon enough, I began learning more about 'Greek life' and became interested in the impacts that some organizations had on their campuses and communities. As I began further exploring organizations, I came across Iota Nu Delta. I was captivated by its values, and 'spreading South Asian awareness' was something I had informally done my whole life. After interactions with the brothers and participating in some of their events, I realized that this was THE organization I belonged in. In due time, I gathered with a group of other friends who also shared my vision of bringing Iota Nu Delta to Baruch…and with persistence, Iota Nu Delta was founded at our campus. Now, years removed from my Undergraduate years, our legacy at Baruch still stands through Iota Nu Delta.
When I first walked around campus as a freshman, I saw a strong South Asian community at UT. There were many organizations representing different ideals, but I couldn’t find one to match up with mine. IND’s rich culture and mantra on the Mind, Body, and Soul really appealed to me. As an Alpha Class member of the Reckless Texas colony, I wanted to create something that would impact the community in a positive manner. I wanted to leave behind a legacy that I could be proud of by promoting the principles of excellence and brotherhood. As an Alpha Class, you set your own limits; you steer your own potential. Today, we are one of the fastest growing colonies in IND and we’re not stopping. Is the fire in you?
Despite being home to over 75 Greek organizations and having almost every greek South Asian organization present, we felt as if Rutgers was missing something. In an effort to fill this void and find our place, we stumbled upon Iota Nu Delta. Instantly we fell in love with the ideals and knew this was the right venture for us. Our vision was to shed a new light on South Asian awareness while empowering young men with the principles of mind, body, and soul. Although there was no colony present at the time, my line brothers and I still decided to embark on this glorious journey. Without a doubt, it's been the best decision that we ever made.
After attending UT Austin for a year, I became aware of the monotony and dullness of campus life at times. Students followed the same ritual of college life as repetitively as the sun rises in the east and sets in the west. Life was somehow boring in such a famously exciting place where imagination is supposed to let loose. That is when I decided, with my brothers, to add wild splashes of colorful paint to the canvas that is the University of Texas. That is when I decided to join Iota Nu Delta, the first organization of it's kind.
When attending a large state University, it is very easy to just blend in with the crowd and its even easier to have the time pass without being able to leave a footprint behind. The 10 members of the Rutgers Alpha class realized sooner than later that they did not want to blend in and that they wanted to leave a imprint on Rutgers University. Our desire to bring about change and revolution lead us to Iota Nu Delta. Iota Nu Delta was the ideal outlet for the 10 of us to leave a legacy at Rutgers. More importantly, it was the perfect way to create progress and infinite strides within the South Asian community. Iota Nu Delta has just scratched the surface of its potential.