The Preamble of the Delta Chi Fraternity
“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.”
The 11 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 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.
Delta Chi History
The Delta Chi Fraternity was founded on October 13, 1890 at Cornell University in Ithaca, New York. There are 11 officially recognized Founders of the Fraternity and one recognized Spiritual Founder: Sir Edward Coke.
Originally started as a law fraternity, Delta Chi voted to become a general fraternity in 1922. Today, there are over 110 chapters across the United States and Canada divided into 9 regional groups. The San Diego Chapter is located in Region II.
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The Delta Chi Fraternity has a long history in the city of San Diego and at San Diego State. Locally founded on December 5th, 1965, Delta Chi was a major part of Greek life on campus for over 30 years. The original chapter house was located at 5141 Campanile Drive. After being inactive on campus since the mid 90s, more than 20 years ago, the Delta Chi Fraternity International Headquarters decided that it was finally time to recolonize the San Diego region. In February of 2020, members from the Delta Chi IHQ started the search for men who they believed embodied the values that the Fraternity promoted. The result was the 41 Founding Fathers that helped create a legacy that would last at San Diego State.
One of the core values of the Delta Chi Fraternity is that we as an organization should assist its members in the acquisition of a sound education. In addition to the leadership development, networking and mentorship opportunities that the fraternity offers, the San Diego State chapter emphasizes the importance of education. We recognize that greek life is a privilege and that education is the number one priority while attending college.
In order to join the San Diego State Chapter, associate members must meet the minimum GPA requirements. These requirements are meant to ensure that all active members and potential new members prioritize their academics over anything else. Associate Members must maintain a college GPA of at least 2.5 or, if they are joining their first semester of college, must have maintained a high school GPA of 2.75 or above. Additionally, the chapter must maintain an average GPA of at least 2.0 to remain in good standing with the school.
The chapter offers many resources to help members achieve their goals and maintain good academic standing. We regularly track grade progress, set up study hours, and reward for academic excellence with scholarships and other awards. The chapter's Faculty and Academic Advisor works on campus and serves as a dedicated resource specificially for members of Delta Chi. Members are also willing to assist in any way to furthering education, including tutoring and providing advice from personal experiences.