Fraternity and Sorority Life

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Welcome to the Fraternity and Sorority Life Page

A fraternity is an association of men, selected in the college by democratic processes, because of the adherence to common ideals and aspirations. Out of their association arises a personal relation which makes them unselfishly seek to advance one another in the arts id life and to add, to the formal instruction of the college curriculum, the culture and character which men acquire by contact with great personalities, or when admitted to partnership in great traditions.” (Newton Baker, The Purple Pilgrim, Manual of Phi Gamma Delta)

The first Greek letter organization, Phi Beta Kappa, was founded at the college of William and Mary in 1776. The fraternity was founded as a society with the purpose of openly discussion the ideas and views of the time without the supervision of the faculty. According to Baird’s Manual, the preeminent historical account and “encyclopedia” of Greek life, “Inevitably, what had begun as shared yearning for a livelier life if the mind grew into a broader fellowship? Intellectual pastimes persisted at the center of fraternity life until nearly the end of the nineteenth century: orations, debates, the reading of original poems as well as scientific and scholarly papers” (Baird’s Manual. Pp.1-11).

Greek organizations members ideally espouse to be model citizens of the campus. Universities long have supported the Greek movement given the direct relationship between mission of higher education and the purpose and espoused values of the college and fraternity. The shared or common mission of higher education institutions and fraternal organizations is to prepare students for responsible citizenship. Inter/national Greek organizations have recognized that to be effective and valued members of the community, they must work in partnership with the institution. Both entities prosper when the values and principles for which Greek groups were established are realized.

These same principles are used to describe a “Sorority”.

Below is a listing of the historically black fraternities and sororities the Delaware State University has on campus. All fraternities and sororities must adhere to Delaware State University, and OSLA policies and procedures. All policies and procedures are subject to change.

Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc.


Founded: December 4th, 1906
Campus: Cornell University
Charter Date: February 7th, 1948
Chapter: Gamma Sigma
Chapter President:Andre McDonald
Chapter Advisor: Sean Gunter 
National History                               Chapter History
Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc.    
Founded: January 15th, 1908
Campus: Howard University
Charter Date: April 1955
Chapter: Delta Lambda
Chapter President: Amanda Pendelton
Chapter Advisor: Asi Ofosu 
National History                               Chapter History
Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc.    
Founded: January 5th, 1911
Campus: Indiana University
Charter Date: March 25th, 2007
Chapter: Pi Eta
Chapter President: Tyree Evans
Chapter Advisor: Jermaine Clarke
National History                               Chapter History
Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc.    
Founded: November 17th. 1911
Campus: Howard University
Charter Date: December 17th, 1946
Chapter: Psi Epsilon
Chapter President: Jon Brown
Chapter Advisor: Mike Rogers
National History                               Chapter History
Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc    
Founded: January 13rd, 1913
Campus: Howard University
Charter Date:
Chapter President:
Chapter Advisor: Jane Hicks
National History                               Chapter History
Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Inc.    
Founded: January 9th, 1914
Campus: Howard University
Chapter: Gamma Upsilon
Charter Date: April 17th, 1962
Chapter President: Eric Green
Chapter Advisor: Al Tunnell
National History                               Chapter History
Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc.    
Founded: January 16th, 1920
Campus: Howard University
Chapter: Upsilon
Charter Date: September 30th, 1961
Chapter President:  Rachael Burke
Chapter Advisor: LaSean R Shelton
National History                               Chapter History
Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Inc.    
Founded: November 12th, 1922
Campus: Butler University
Chapter: Zeta Delta
Charter Date: March 30th, 1974
Chapter President: Brittany Williams
Chapter Advisor:  Dayna Cobb
National History                               Chapter History
Iota Phi Theta Fraternity, Inc.    
Founded: September 19th, 1963
Campus: Morgan State University
Chapter: Gamma
Charter Date: 1967
Chapter President: Jarrett McKiney
Chapter Advisor: Darius Powell
National History                               Chapter History