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Our Mission

The mission of Delta Chi is to promote the highest standards of friendship, character development, advancement of justice, and assistance in the acquisition of a sound education based upon the ideals set fourth by our Founders and as specifically enunciated in the Preamble of the Delta Chi Constitution.


Delta Chi was founded on October 13, 1890 at Cornell University, initially as a professional fraternity for law students. On April 22, 1922, Delta Chi became a general membership social fraternity, opening membership to all areas of study and eliminating the requirement for men to be studying law. Taking the lead in Greek lettered organization, at the 1929,Estes Park Convention, Delta Chi unanimously voted to abolish, “Hell Week.” Today, The Delta Chi Fraternity has more than 120 chapters and colonies, with 29 alumni chapters, and has initiated over 113,000 members.

Eleven Basic Expectations of a Delta Chi

Delta Chi also has a collection of expectations for each member to uphold. These Eleven Basic Expectations serve as an extension of our Preamble and give us more specific principles to live by:

  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 tolerate 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 our 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.