We strongly suggest parents review the vast amount of information available on the National Delta Chi website.
If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact us.
Below are a few sections from the national website we would like to highlight:
What does Delta Chi value?
There are four principles outlined in the Delta Chi Preamble that accurately represent the Fraternity’s values: Friendship, Character, Justice, and Education. These are further expressed through Delta Chi’s Ten Basic Expectations:
- I will strive for academic achievement and practice academic integrity.
- I will respect the dignity and worth of all persons. I will not physically, mentally, psychologically or sexually abuse or haze any human being.
- I will protect the health and safety of all human beings.
- I will respect my property and the property of others; therefore, I will neither abuse nor tolerate the abuse of property.
- I will meet my financial obligations in a timely manner.
- I will neither use nor support the use of illegal drugs; I will neither abuse nor support the abuse of alcohol.
- 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.
- I will know and understand the ideals expressed in my fraternity Ritual and will incorporate them into my daily life.
- I will exercise compassion and understanding in dealing with all persons.
- I will challenge all my fraternity members to abide by these fraternity obligations and will confront those who violate them.
What about hazing?
Delta Chi is strongly opposed to any practices that are or may appear to be hazing. The experience of Delta Chi associate members should be one of education, challenges, personal development, and excitement. Hazing in any form contradicts these goals and is a direct violation of both the Ten Basic Expectations of a Delta Chi and the oath that every member takes during his initiation.
The Fraternity takes any actions that put any member or associate member in danger very seriously. Delta Chi’s effort to make the undergraduate experience a positive one, full of fun, personal growth and preparation for professional success, is one of the reasons Delta Chi has been so successful for more than 115 years, and with men like your son living up to those values every day, the future keeps looking better.