Celebrating 165 Years of Delta Tau Delta
This year, Delta Tau Delta celebrates 165 years since its founding in late 1858, at Bethany College in what is now West Virginia.
Delta Tau Delta was founded when eight men, angered by a fixed vote for a prize in oratory to be given at the Neotrophian Literary Society (a forum for students to practice and demonstrate skills in poetry, public speaking and writing essays), responded by forming a secret society. The purpose of the new society, known only by the Greek letters Delta Tau Delta, was to see the Neotrophian Society returned to popular control from the Phi Kappa Psi Fraternity, and to form an organization of the student body drawn together by common aims, brotherly regard and desire for mutual support.
In those 165 years, over 143,000 brothers have been initiated into the fraternity across over 120 chapters. Chi chapter is proud to be a part of this broad, enduring brotherhood, and we look forward to a bright future for our fellow Delts.
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