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History of National Delta Chi

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."

Currently Delta Chi has more than 137 chapters and colonies across the United States and Canada, and has welcomed more than 100,000 men into its membership.

History of Pitt Delta Chi

Founded in the Fall 2003, The University of Pittsburgh chapter of the Delta Chi Fraternity has continued to lead the local Interfraternity Council as a beacon of success.

Since its beginnings, Delta Chi has grown from 38 members to 92 active members with hundreds of alumni over the years. The history of Pitt Delta Chi is full of achievements, all of which were accomplished by the founding members of the fraternity. Every brother that came after has been able to build on this foundation to improve the fraternity further. Please take a look at a few of these memories of the Pittsburgh chapter of Delta Chi.

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Achievements of Pitt Delta Chi

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    • 2016 - 9 Awards
      Cathedral Cup (Best Fraternity) local_bar
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      Excellence in Risk Management local_hospital
      Greek Week 1st account_balance
      Greek Organization of the Year group
      Greek Week Council Member of the Year - Chris Fagan account_box
      Greek Scholar of the Year - Malcolm Hoffman school
      Greek Advisor of the Year - Tom Radomski work
      Highest GPA Spring school
    • 2015 - 7 Awards
      Cathedral Cup (Best Fraternity) local_bar
      Excellence in Leadership supervisor_account
      Greek Week 2nd account_balance
      Greek Sing 2nd record_voice_over
      Council Member of the Year - Leon Mirson work
      Greek Man of the Year - Kevin Wotring account_box
      Blue and Gold Service Award - Siddhartha Dash favorite
    • 2014 - 9 Awards
      Blood Drive 1st local_hospital
      Greek God 1st account_box
      Lip Sync Contest 2nd keyboard_voice
      Overall Fundraising 2nd attach_money
      Greek Sing 1st record_voice_over
      Greek Week 1st account_balance
      Emerging Leader of the Year - Kevin Wotring supervisor_account
      Council Member of the Year - Will Bongiorni work
      Risk Management Award of Excellence healing
    • 2013 - 3 Awards
      Excellence in Scholarship school
      President's Cup - Red Division local_bar
      Excellence in Member Education book
    • 2012 - 5 Awards
      Cathedral Cup (Best Fraternity) local_bar
      Chapter President of the Year - Kevin Cogan account_box
      New Member Educator of the Year - Oren Lawit book
      Best External Relations group
      Best Academics school
    • 2011 - 5 Awards
      Cathedral Cup (Best Fraternity) local_bar
      Cathedral Award - Academics school
      Cathedral Award - External Relations group
      Chapter Presient of the Year - Kevin Cogan stars
      New Member Educator of the Year - Oren Lawit account_box
    • 2010 - 7 Awards
      Cathedral Cup (Best Fraternity) local_bar
      Cathedral Award - Academics school
      Cathedral Award - Member Education book
      Cathedral Award - Risk Management local_hospital
      Cathedral Award - Chapter Management assignment
      New Member Educator of the Year - Matt Balsbaugh account_box
      Greek Sing 2nd record_voice_over
    • 2009 - 9 Awards
      Cathedral Cup (Best Fraternity) local_bar
      Cathedral Award - Academics school
      Cathedral Award - Member Education book
      Cathedral Award - External Relations group
      Highest GPA school
      Recruitment Chair of the Year - Dan Thomas account_balance
      New Member Educator of the Year - Alex Ireland account_box
      Advisor of the Year - Cheryl Paul supervisor_account
      Greek Sing 3rd record_voice_over
    • 2008 - 11 Awards
      Cathedral Cup (Best Fraternity) local_bar
      Highest GPA school
      Greek Olympiad 1st directions_run
      Best Chapter Management assignment
      Greek Sing 1st record_voice_over
      Best Greek Sing Set event_seat
      Best Greek Sing Costumes accessibility
      Recruitment Chair of the Year - Dan Thomas account_balance
      Highest Fraternity GPA - Sean McCann school
      Delta Chi Award of Excellence stars
      Outstanding Campus Leadership supervisor_account
    • 2007 - 1 Award
      Cathedral Cup (Best Fraternity) local_bar
    • 2006 - 7 Awards
      Cathedral Cup (Best Fraternity) local_bar
      Winter Blood Drive 1st local_hospital
      Greek Week Kick Off 2nd account_balance
      Spring Blood Drive 2nd local_hospital
      3k/5k Participation 3rd directions_run
      Greek Sing 3rd record_voice_over
      Best Singing Greek Sing keyboard_voice
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  • homeHouse Improvement Projects

    In August of 2014, the Chapter moved to a University-owned Fraternity House on the hill. Over the course of this academic year, we have been working tirelessly to make it our own, painting, decorating and building. Here are the home improvement projects brothers of Pitt Delta Chi have been working on.

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    Funded by CJ Stavrakos and Patrick O'Donnell.

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    For fundraising events such as Karaoke Night, as well as social events, the stage provides a safe and mobile raised surface for presentations and other events.

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    Cian Stryker

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    As the years have worn on, the fraternity's speaker system have withstood a significant amount of wear-and-tear. Upgrading the amplifier and mixer, as well as purchasing or designing a cabinet to store and protect the equipment would provide a boost to the quality of a variety of events. Also, cabinets would give a more polished, organized appearance.

    The project included the following:

    • New Amplifier - $400
    • New Mixer - $200
    • Storage Cabinet - $150
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    Painted by Ben Yoder, Kyle Ortmeier, and Talyor Tear.

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    The wall mural makes a great backdrop for pictures taken during any events that occurs at the Delta Chi house. The painted letters also add decoration to the walls, making the house a more attractive environment.

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    Painted by Cian Stryker.

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    The stairs mural is the first thing you notice when entering the house. The fraternity letters painted on the wall also help to make the house a more attractive environment.

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    Alpha Alpha Class project.

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    The coat hangers built by the Alpha Alpha class allows for a better use of space in the coat closet used during social events. Instead of leaving coats on the floor, guests can now hang the coats in a cleaner manner.

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    Installed by Tom Horowitz

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    The trophy case displays all the trophies and milestones that Pitt Delta Chi has achieved since its chartering in 2003. The case shows the positive impact Delta Chi has made on its brothers and Pitt's campus.

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The Four Principle Ideals

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Preamble of the Delta Chi Constitution

We, the members of The Delta Chi Fraternity, believing that great advantages are to be derived from a brotherhood of college and university men, appreciating that close association may promote friendship, develop character, advance justice, and assist in the acquisition of a sound education, do ordain and establish this Constitution

11 Basic Expectations

  • 1.

    I will strive for academic achievement and practice academic integrity.

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  • 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.

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  • 3.

    I will protect the health and safety of all human beings.

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    I will respect my property and the property of others; therefore, I will neither abuse nor tolerate the abuse of property.

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  • 5.

    I will meet my financial obligations in a timely manner.

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  • 6.

    I will neither use nor support the use of illegal drugs; I will neither abuse nor support the abuse of alcohol.

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    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.

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  • 8.

    I will know and understand the ideals expressed in my fraternity Ritual and will incorporate them into my daily life.

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  • 9.

    I will exercise compassion and understanding in dealing with all persons.

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  • 10.

    I will sustain my commitment to and involvement with our fraternity throughout my lifetime.

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  • 11.

    I will challenge all my fraternity members to abide by these fraternity obligations and will confront those who violate them.

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