Originally, Delta Chi was established as a professional fraternity for law students. In 1922, it became a general membership fraternity, and the requirement for men to be studying law was eliminated and opened membership to all areas of study. It is a charter member of the North American Interfraternity Conference (NIC).
Its vision is to create and cultivate a lifelong and value-based fraternal experience for its members. The mission of Delta Chi is to promote friendship, advance justice, develop character and assist the members in the acquisition of education.
Requirements To Join
No individual is eligible to be initiated into an undergraduate chapter or become an associate member unless he has a cumulative college GPA of 2.5 or more (on a 4.0 scale) or a high school GPA of 2.75 or more (on a 4.0 Scale). No individual can be initiated as a member into an undergraduate chapter unless the chapter approves.
To join the undergraduate chapter, a person needs to meet the following requirements to become eligible for membership or associate membership:
- The male person should be registered in a college or university that has a chapter of Delta Chi.
- Any member of the administrative or teaching staff of an accredited college or university.
- A student registered with any accredited college or university that does not have an undergraduate chapter of Delta Chi can become a member upon approval by the affirmative vote of two-thirds of the board.
- Any male of professional or business standing who has performed exemplary in a specific area can be initiated as a member of Delta Chi upon the unanimous vote of an undergraduate chapter and the approval of Delta Chi’s Alumni Board of Trustee.
- An adult relative of a member of Delta Chi, who is not enrolled in any college or university that has a chapter of Delta Chi can be initiated as a member of Delta Chi upon the unanimous vote of an undergraduate chapter, approval of the Executive Director and the approval of the Chapter’s Alumni Board of Trustees.
- A person initiated as a member of another general college or social fraternity is ineligible for election to membership in an undergraduate chapter of Delta Chi. Moreover, no member of Delta Chi shall join any other social fraternity.
- Upon the unanimous vote of the undergraduate chapter and affirmative vote of two-thirds of the board, an undergraduate chapter may posthumously initiate an Associate member and waive the Initiation dues in such a case.
- Any male member who is not an active member of an undergraduate chapter and is a bonafide resident of a locality where an Alumni chapter is located is eligible to be a member of the alumni chapter.
No individual can be denied membership on the grounds of race, creed, religion, color, national origin, marital status, age, disability, sexual orientation or citizenship.
How To Join
Recruitment is also called rush, and Delta Chi practices 365-recruitment both virtually and in person. Through recruitment events, Delta Chi seeks to recruit the best and brightest members. A person interested in joining can contact the chapter coach on their campus or contact the Director of Fraternity Growth. Members and alumni can also refer a potential member or a legacy through a member referral form or legacy referral form.
How Much It Costs To Join
As per Delta Chi Fraternity, the schedule of dues (effective 8/1/2017) for chapter/colony are as follows:
Associate Member Dues $100/AM
Initiation Dues $205/Initiate
Fall Membership Dues $68/Member
Fall Housing Initiative $10/Member
Spring Membership Dues $68/Member
Spring Housing Initiative $10/Member
Chapter Assessment $850/Year
The cost of meals and housing varies from campus to campus. Kindly contact the chapter at your campus to know more about the membership dues.