The old Remington House, now the home of Lambda Chi Alpha.
It was a bit daunting to be asked to be the advisor to the Tech chapter of Lambda Chi Alpha in the early 1980s. I wasn't much older than the active members, and I didn't know if I was advisor material. Besides, we had just moved home to start our own family.
I couldn't say no, though. They were a special group of men, having started the chapter a couple of years before with great help from Phil Whaley '81 and Doc Berry. And now, thirty years later, they are getting together during the Alumni Reunion this August (details here).
I also got to see the chapter grow, moving from no house to the old "morgue" to the first house on College Avenue (now demolished) to the Remington House (as I like to call it) also on College Avenue.
Of course, the men grew, too. When they bought the present house, I got to see many of them as alumni for the first time. It was great to hear where they were living and working, see them with their better halves, and hear about their children.
I'm happy to report most were happy and at least somewhat successful in their lives (that's why they could purchase the fraternity house and rent it to the chapter). I'll wager that, to a man, they will credit their involvement in the fraternity, and in campus life, as a part of their success.
In the immortal words of Kid Rock: "You get out what you put in, and people get what they deserve." Involvement on campus is just like that: the more you do, the more fun you have and the more you learn.
But then, I'm probably preaching to the choir.