About Delta Chi

The Delta Chi Fraternity, originally founded as a professional law fraternity in 1890 at Cornell University, still holds as its cardinal principle respect for, and observance of, the law.

Delta Chi became a general social fraternity in 1922, and in our 125 years of successful operation, we have grown to over 130 chapters and colonies across the United States and Canada incorporating over 100,000 initiates.

Delta Chi offers a unique opportuntiy for men to be part of a common experience that we call the Brotherhood of a Lifetime. We are working to strengthen the college social fraternity experience through the application of our founding values: the promotion of friendship, the development of character, the advancement of justice and the acqusition of a sound education.

We strive to be an integral part of the LSU campus and community incorporating these believes into our goals, thoughts, actions and direction. One can find friends almost anywhere, but true brotherhood is a rare commodity. It’s a relationship of a caliber that goes beyond friendship, to encompass a deep concern for the well-being of the individual, the pride of share goals and group achievement, and a sense of being part of something larger than yourself.

Fraternity Facts


Founding: The Delta Chi Fraternity was founded on October 13, 1890 as a law fraternity at Cornell University by eleven law students. 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 130 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.

Colors: Red and Buff

Flower: White Carnation

Founders: Albert Sullard Barnes, Myron McKee Crandall, John Milton Gorham, Peter Schermerhorn Johnson, Edward Richard O’Malley, Owen Lincoln Potter, Alphonse Derwin Stillman, Thomas A. J. Sullivan, Monroe Marsh Sweetland, Thomas David Watkins, Frederick Moore Whitney

11 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.

Campus Involvement


Brothers of the LSU Chapter of The Delta Chi Fraternity are involved in a wide spectrum of campus organizations, including: