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. In 1929, Delta Chi became the first fraternity to officially abolish hazing practices associated with “hell week.” Since its founding at Cornell, Delta Chi has grown to more than 120 chapters and colonies across the United States and Canada and has initiated more than 107,000 brothers including Presidents of the United States and Corporations, Congressmen, Judges, NFL Hall of Famers, ESPN Sports Analysts, Coaches, Actors, Entertainers, Doctors, Lawyers, Teachers and Businessmen.The success of Delta Chi has hinged on the continued recruitment of excellent young men and the support of experienced alumni from the local to international level.
The Delta Chi Chapter at Duquesne University was chartered in 1994, and since then Delta Chi has grown to be the premier Greek organization at Duquesne University. Dominating recent events such as Carnival and Greek Week, including in 2018, making numerous playoff and championship appearances in intramural sports, and demonstrating academic excellence in the classroom, the chapter has received a very positive reputation from the Greek community and the rest of the university. While Delta Chi has prominent alumni outside the university, the Duquesne Chapter has initiated many individuals within the Duquesne community, including several professors, Deans, Residence Hall Directors, food service employees, and more.
Delta Chi is no club. It is a brotherhood, a commitment, and above all, a place to cultivate lasting friendships. It provides its members with the opportunity to be involved with an international friendship spanning 130 years, to refine their personal and social skills, to develop a sense of belonging and fellowship in a university environment, and to jump-start their post-university success. It also encourages members to broaden their university experiences through leadership programming, intramural events, academic support, inter-Greek events, regional conferences, and international conventions. When you join Delta Chi, you join a brotherhood which lasts a lifetime.
At Duquesne, Delta Chi is the largest, most prominent and involved fraternity on campus. Delta Chis are leaders on campus. From the Student Government President, Brother Eric Chatterjee, to numerous Student Senators, writers and editors at the student newspaper, to officers of extracurricular organizations on campus, you are bound to find Delta Chis wherever you find leadership opportunities. The fraternity works closely with and raises money for several charitable organizations, including the Progeria Research Foundation, The Friends of Denang, V Foundation for Cancer Research, and Brashear Association. We also provide service to both the University and the local community. On campus, Delta Chis have the respect of students, faculty and administrators.