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Founding

On October 13, 1890 eleven law students at Cornell University formed a Law Fraternity, Delta Chi. In 1922, the Fraternity officially went "general", thus opening its membership to men in all areas of study. Delta Chi, in 1929, became the first fraternity to officially abolish the hazing practices associated with "hell week".

Current Size

There are 125 chapters and colonies operating throughout the United States and Canada. Distribution roughly follows the distribution of colleges and universities across the continent. Delta Chi has just over 105,000 initiates.

Expansion

The Fraternity boasts an 91% colonization success rate: 31 of 34 groups started since 2001 remain active to date.

Colors

Red and Buff

Flower

White Carnation

Risk Management

Delta Chi is a member of FIPG.
For a copy of the Fraternity's risk management policy, click here

Insurance

$195 per man/per year discounted rate if paid in full by October 15, $210 per man/per year regular rate if paid later (2010-2011 school year).

Little Sisters

Delta Chi specifically prohibits chapters and colonies from taking part in any action that fosters, organizes, or in any way encourages or allows the existence of any undergraduate women's auxiliary group (i.e. little sisters).

Alumni

Delta Chi is proud to count among its ranks of alumni, many prominent alumni in the areas of government/military, industry/finance, education, sports, and arts/entertainment. Click here to see a List

ELEVEN BASIC EXPECTATIONS OF A DELTA CHI
  1. I will strive for academic achievement and practice academic integrity.
  2. I will respect the dignity and worth of all persons. I will not physically, mentally, psychologically or sexually abuse or haze any human being.
  3. I will protect the health and safety of all human beings.
  4. I will respect my property and the property of others; therefore, I will neither abuse nor support the abuse of property.
  5. I will meet my financial obligations in a timely manner.
  6. I will neither use nor support the use of illegal drugs. I will neither abuse nor support the abuse of alcohol.
  7. I will acknowledge that a clean and attractive environment is essential to both physical and mental health; therefore, I will do all in my power to see that the chapter property is safe, properly cleaned and maintained.
  8. I will know and understand the ideals expressed in my fraternity Ritual and will incorporate them into my daily life.
  9. I will exercise compassion and understanding in dealing with all persons.
  10. I will sustain my commitment to and involvement with the Fraternity throughout my lifetime.
  11. I will challenge all my fraternity members to abide by these fraternity obligations and will confront those who violate them.

COSTS

Colony costs: (as of 08/15/2012)

  • Initiation fees, $205
  • Associate Member Dues, $0 for Founding Fathers, $100 for following members
  • Official Delta Chi Badge, $10 (Founding Father rate)
  • First set of manuals, N/C
  • Delta Chi sportswear for Founding Fathers, N/C
  • Associate Member pins for Founders, N/C
  • Chartering, N/C
  • Ritual Kit, N/C
  • No colony shall be charged either a Chapter Assessment or Membership Dues from its inception until one year following the date of the first initiation of colony members. From that date until two years following the first initiation, the colony shall be billed for these two items at the rate of 33% of a chapter. Starting on the date two years following the first initiation, the colony shall be billed for these two items at the rate of 67% of a chapter. Starting on the date three years following the first initiation, the colony shall be billed in the same manner as if it were a chapter.

Chapter costs: (as of 08/01/2010)

Individual:

    • Associate Member Dues $ 100
    • Initiation Dues $205
    • Membership Dues $60 per semester

MINIMUM STANDARDS FOR CHARTERING

The colony must:

  • Have a membership equal to or larger than the campus fraternity average.
  • Become functional in all areas: including recruitment, academics, service projects, intramurals, housing, finances, etc.
  • Have a colony grade point average that is equal to or above the all men's average.
  • Have written programs for all operational areas.
  • Have an Alumni Board of Trustees (ABT) composed of a majority of Delta Chis.
  • Have adequate and competitive housing (initially, adequate housing may be a section of the college or university's residence halls).
  • Have active alumni and faculty advisors
  • Be financially stable
  • Have approval by the institution and its IFC
  • Petition the Delta Chi Board of Regents for its charter. The Chartering Petition should contain all written programs, a statement of colony history, budget reports, and a statement of purpose.