Brother Testimonials

Undergraduates

Moisés Matías (Founding Chapter, Psi Class)

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Moises Matias I migrated to the United States with my family at the age of 14 and started school as a sophomore at Alisal High School in Salinas, CA. Unfortunately, the city is known for its high rate of violent crimes due to gang activity. As a new student at Alisal High, I encountered social and educational challenges which drove me to search for a group of individuals who spoke Spanish and had backgrounds similar to mine. The group I joined, although they made me feel welcomed, safe, and somewhat popular, did not support my academic goals and their company jeaopardized my future success. I separated myself from them and graduated from high school with a 3.5 GPA. Soon after that, I enrolled at SJSU where I met the right group of friends who were members of Sigma Delta Alpha. They not only supported me socially and personally, but also (and most importantly) academically. I was convinced this was the group for me, and it has not disappointed. We are a family, and we continue to support each other and celebrate our personal and academic achievements. May Sigma Delta Alpha live forever!

Moisés Medina (Epsilon Chapter, Nu Class)

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Javier Muruato Joining Sigma Delta Alpha has been one of the best decisions I have made during my time in college. As a minority student attending UC Irvine, I felt out of place and didn't seem to fit in with many people. After meeting many of the brothers, I knew this was something I could see myself in. I didn't have to change in order to be accepted. After joining, I've become more confident in what I do, along with improving my grades and working to improve the community in which I live. The support system that we have for each other is what makes everything worthwhile. We're always there to help each other in academic and personal matters because we've become a second family away from home. I know that I will continue to help out even after graduating because of all the help I've gotten while in school.

Alumni

Michael Klein (Gamma Chapter, Eta Class)

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Michael Klein When I started pledging for Sigma Delta Alpha, I had already spent four years in the Army as an Airborne Infantryman and had completed two combat tours in Iraq. In other words, I was a fish out of water and was having a very difficult time readjusting to civilian life. For instance, it was hard for me to relate to people and I sometimes had trouble controlling my emotions. Sigma Delta Alpha provided me with a support system that was absent from my life. During the pledging process, I became friends with my pledge brothers and got to meet some of the other brothers as my journey went on. They helped me get through this difficult time in my life.

Once I was a brother, I was able to develop myself further. Being that my background was a ridged military lifestyle, I needed to learn how to deal with civilians. The fraternity provided me with the opportunity to become a stronger individual. I was fortunate enough to hold leadership positions and to have the opportunity to become a part of the legacy of Sigma Delta Alpha.

I love Sigma Delta Alpha. I am blessed to have accidently found this organization and I love the friendships and bonds that I have developed throughout the years. I now find myself mentoring younger brothers and encouraging them to set goals for themselves. I can honestly say that Sigma Delta Alpha will be a part of my life until the day I die. It has helped me change my life and for that I am forever grateful.

Javier Daniel Muruato (Gamma Chapter, Pi Class)

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Javier Muruato Sigma Delta Alpha has been, is, and will continue to be a great experience for me. This organization encouraged me to become more involved in college life, and has taught me how to organize and manage events which has proven to be an invaluable skill for my success in the work force. Not only has Sigma Delta Alpha helped develop me into a leader, but it has also provided me with a network of truly extraordinary gentlemen. My bonding experiences with the brothers of this fraternity can only be described as "brotherhood," and because the fraternity is constantly expanding, from individual brothers to whole chapters at different universities, I know there will always be brothers who abide by the same purposes I have grown to love.