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Description:

Delta Tau Delta is an international fraternity of more than 145,000 men. Our mission "Committed to Lives of Excellence" drives our actions, programming and essence. Delta Tau Delta fulfills many purposes from honing its members' leadership skills, helping them grow personally and providing a nurturing environment to enjoy their collegiate and post-collegiate experience. Just shy of 150 years, Delta Tau Delta is an organization of both a great legacy and a great future.

Please visit us at delts.org.

Philanthropy events:

Big Brother Big Sister- The Delts have joined with the Big Brother Big Sister organization in order to provide positive male influences in the life of young men in the Quincy area.

Juvenille Diabetes Research Foundation

Blood drives- Working with the American Red Cross in the fall and spring, we organize and sponsor the opportunity for students, faculty and people from the community to donate blood.

All money and proceeds from philanthropic events goes to Dewey elementary school.

Delta Tau Delta Fraternity rush requirements:

Fall Rush
Any Male Student
2.25 GPA

Spring Rush
Any Male Student
2.25 GPA

If you're serious about committing your life to excellence then the Delt experience is definitely for you!

If you want more information about joining the Iota Delta Chapter contact the email below to get on the mailing list.

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Frequently Asked Questions:

How do I join Delta Tau Delta?
If you are interested in becoming a Delt, let us know by filling out our Recruitment Prospect Application.

Who runs Delta Tau Delta?
A volunteer alumni board of directors that hires an Executive Vice President (EVP) governs the International Fraternity. The EVP selects the staff of the Central Office, which handles the operations of the international organization. On a Chapter level, operations are run by Quincy University undergraduate members and alumni.

Does Delta Tau Delta have an Educational Foundation?
Yes, the Delta Tau Delta Educational Foundation was established in 1981. The Foundation currently grants the Fraternity money to provide educational programming for our undergraduate members. The most recent "Building on Excellence" campaign raised over $9.5 million for educational programming. Overall value of the Foundation is estimated at $14 million.

Where is the Central Office?
Our headquarters is located in Fishers, Indiana, a suburb of Indianapolis.

How many chapters does Delta Tau Delta have?
Delta Tau Delta is composed of over 125 active chapters and colonies in North America.

How many members of Delta Tau Delta are there?
Since 1858, more than 150,000 men have been initiated into Delta Tau Delta. There are currently more than 117,000 living alumni and more than 6,000 undergraduates.

What is Delta Tau Delta known for?
We consider ourselves to be the academic leader in the fraternity world. Over the course of the past five years, we have consistently ranked near the top among all college fraternities in overall grade point average. We are also known for our leadership programming and member education, including our renowned Leadership Academy and Delts Talking About Alcohol programs.

How much time does it take to be in the Fraternity?
Like any organization, it all depends on how much time you wish to put into it. For basic purposes, an Executive member of our organization should expect to spend 6-8 hours a week with the Fraternity. An administrative member can expect 4-6 hours a week. An average member can expect 2-4 hours a week. This time is spent in chapter meetings, committee meetings, service activities, socials, intramurals, etc.

Is there any alumni support for colonies and chapters?
With the establishment of a new chapter, there is also the establishment of an Alumni Advising Team (AAT). This AAT pairs up alumni members with undergraduate officers to help aid the colony in a number of ways. These mentors will help in the areas of finance, recruitment, structure, education and overall direction. These alumni draw upon their own experiences as well as being trained as Alumni Advisors by the Central Office.

Is there a pledging program or time period for Delta Tau Delta?
Delta Tau Delta does have a pledging period. It is recommended that this period last 6-8 weeks. During this time, you will learn about the history of Delta Tau Delta, how to run an effective chapter, the duties of the officers and also be shown what it means to be a productive member of the chapter.

What is Delta Tau Delta's stance on hazing?
We do not condone hazing in our undergraduate chapters. As a values based organization, this behavior contradicts our value of integrity and our mission - Committed to Lives of Excellence. In fact it is outlawed by our constitution.

What is Delta Tau Delta's alcohol policy?
Delta Tau Delta is not an alcohol free organization. We are dealing with the issue in two ways: Education and environment. We believe the problem does not lie with the consumption alcohol, but with the abuse and "drunkenness" that result. The Delts Talking About Alcohol (DTAA) program is designed to educate our members about the risks associated with alcohol. With regards to the environment our members live in, we have challenged our chapters to tell us how they will be dealing with alcohol in their chapter house. By allowing our chapters to make their own decisions regarding alcohol, we can now hold them accountable for their actions and decisions. 100% of our chapters have responded to this challenge by developing standards of behavior with regards to alcohol use and abuse.

Information for Parents

For your son, making the transition to a four-year college or university might seem like an imposing challenge. He might wonder:

Will I fit in and make new friends?

Will I succeed academically?

Will I be able to get involved in campus organizations and better my leadership skills?

Will I find other people interested in the same things that I am?

How can I best prepare for my career?

Will I feel like a part of the campus community or just another number?

Fraternities are a proven support network for your son as he embarks on this new period in his life. Over 400,000 students across the country are currently fraternity members.

The Fraternity can help personalize your son's college experience by offering a scholastic support; hands-on experience in leading committees, managing budgets and interacting with faculty and administrators; exposure to potential careers through educational programs and discussions with alumni; the chance to give back to the community through service projects; and close friends who will cheer him on when he is successful and support him when times are tough. With all these opportunities available to them, it is no wonder that fraternity members tend to graduate from college at a higher rate than those men not involved in fraternities.

As a parent, you are undoubtedly concerned about your son's college experience and the choices he will make.

Can my son benefit from fraternity membership?

Yes, through the following ways:

  • He'll have a group of supportive friends to help him make the adjustment to college and be his friends for life.
  • He'll be offered scholastic resources to help him achieve his academic goals.
  • He'll be taught leadership skills and offered hands-on opportunities to practice those skills.
  • He'll be encouraged to get involved on campus and in the community to his fullest potential.
  • He'll be taught the importance of the giving of oneself through active participation in community service projects.
  • He'll be exposed to career opportunities through interaction with fraternity alumni.
  • Aren't fraternities just like the one shown in the movie "Animal House?"

Nobody likes stereotypes. Unfortunately since that movie's debut and others similar in theme, fraternity members have been categorized as irresponsible and abusive. In reality, fraternities are values-based organizations dedicated to the development of character and lifelong friendship.

Should I be concerned about my son's grades and the impact fraternity membership would have on them?

Students often find managing their time difficult when moving from the highly structured high school environment to the freedoms of college. Fraternities assist in that transition by offering scholarship programs, which may include study partners, study hours and time management workshops. Your son will have access to the network of Fraternity members who already know how to use campus resources such as the library, career centers, computer labs and academic advisors. While fraternities are concerned about the academic achievement of their members, your son is will ultimately be responsible for utilizing the resources made available.

Being in a fraternity sounds like it takes a lot of time. Does it?

Participating in any worthwhile activity always requires an investment of time. A research initiative has shown that involved college students are more likely to graduate and report greater satisfaction with their college experience. Through his fraternity involvement your son will learn how to balance his academic, campus involvement and social commitments.

How does my son join a fraternity?

Fraternities organize a recruitment process of meeting people and making friends. The recruitment process offers your son an opportunity to meet other people on campus and learn what each fraternity has to offer its members.

Every fraternity has its own unique programs and strengths, yet all are primarily based on the development of character, social skills, friendship, service to humanity and academic skills. Just as in researching, visiting and choosing a college, your son should choose the fraternity that best fits his personality and needs. He will find that there is a place for everyone and the right choice will be demonstrated in personal growth.

What about pledging or hazing?

Delta Tau Delta opposes hazing and is committed to a membership education period that teaches responsibility and commitment to new members. New fraternity members typically experience a period of orientation. During this time your son and the other new members will participate in weekly meetings to learn about the university and the Fraternity, including leadership retreats, community service projects and activities designed to build friendships among the new, members and the older fraternity members.

Who is actually in charge of the Fraternity?

Undergraduate fraternity officers manage the day-to-day operations of the organization at the campus level. These officers are assisted by members serving on committees and by alumni who act as advisors. Chapters are also part of an international fraternal organization that offers support, advice and direction through a paid professional staff and regional volunteers. Professional staff from the University also assists and monitor the activities of fraternities. 

What is alcohol use really like in the Fraternity?

Alcohol abuse is unhealthy and inconsistent with Delt ideals. All Delts are expected to uphold state, county, and university policies regarding the consumption of alcohol. Many fraternities are leading the way on college campuses in the effort to combat alcohol by implementing innovative abuse prevention initiatives. Your son will face many personal choices regarding alcohol use in college. Regardless of whether he joins a fraternity, he is responsible for his choices.

Doesn't it cost a lot of money to be in a fraternity?

Each fraternity is self-supported through dues charged to all members. In the first year of membership, a few one-time expenses are assessed. After those initial payments are made, expenses will include chapter dues and annual Fraternity dues. If housing is offered, fraternity lodging and meals are competitive with other housing options. A variety of payment plans are usually offered.

What is my role as a parent?

Be supportive and learn as much as you can by asking questions of your son as he meets people through the recruitment and new-member process. Fraternity members will be more than happy to tell him, and you, about their group. In years to come, Delta Tau Delta will also become part of your life.

 

Contact

Derek Armstrong
Recruitment Chair
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