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