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.
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.
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.buildSee Original House Renovations
Funded by CJ Stavrakos and Patrick O'Donnell.
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.
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:
Painted by Ben Yoder, Kyle Ortmeier, and Talyor Tear.
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.
Painted by Cian Stryker.
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.
Alpha Alpha Class project.
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.
Installed by Tom Horowitz
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.
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
I will strive for academic achievement and practice academic integrity.school
I will respect the dignity and worth of all persons. I will not physically, mentally, psychologically or sexually abuse or haze any human being.favorite
I will protect the health and safety of all human beings.healing
I will respect my property and the property of others; therefore, I will neither abuse nor tolerate the abuse of property.home
I will meet my financial obligations in a timely manner.attach_money
I will neither use nor support the use of illegal drugs; I will neither abuse nor support the abuse of alcohol.local_bar
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.local_hospital
I will know and understand the ideals expressed in my fraternity Ritual and will incorporate them into my daily life.assignment
I will exercise compassion and understanding in dealing with all persons.group
I will sustain my commitment to and involvement with our fraternity throughout my lifetime.schedule
I will challenge all my fraternity members to abide by these fraternity obligations and will confront those who violate them.pan_tool