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This year, Delta Chi of ΔΚΕ celebrates its 150th anniversary. Since 1870, it has been a leader at Cornell. During that time, we built and operated our Grey Stone Castle and a strong alumni network. Starting in fall 2017, we have been restarting the chapter. We initiated 27 brothers in 2017–’18, 14 in 2018–’10, and 11 brothers in 2019–’20. We continue to welcome more members. We seek men who are gentlemen, scholars, and jolly good fellows. Our undergraduates and alumni are working together to build an internal culture and programs that are relevant to the current brothers’ interests but also reflect and carry on ΔΚΕ’s traditions and values. We welcome the continued involvement of our alumni to mentor our new brothers and their elected officers as we transition back to living, dining, and operating in our Grey Stone Castle.

Our 27 active brothers at the March 10, 2018, initiation dinner.

You Can Help

First: if you know of any current Cornell students interested in joining a fraternity or of any transfer or freshmen starting at Cornell this fall, please let us know.

Second: if you have not already supported us in 2020, please pay your class dues. Your dues pay for our recruiting expenses and the costs of restarting the chapter. Please visit our donation page. We invite you to join the John De Witt Warner Society by agreeing to make your annual dues as a recurring charge on your credit card.

Third: please consider volunteering to be an alumni mentor. Normally, we would have an undergraduate brother serve in the “big brother” role to help our pledges learn their way around ΔΚΕ and to provide wise counsel in finding their way around the hill. Because we do not have any active undergraduate members, we are looking for alumni to fill these roles. In addition, we want alumni to participate in an online planning retreat with the undergraduates at the end of April 2020. We asked for volunteers this past fall, and if you volunteered then, you are on our list. But if you have not volunteered yet, please email

Celebrating Our Return to the Hill

We celebrated our return to the hill with events in Aurora, New York; New York City; Washington, DC; Reunion in Ithaca; and Hummelstown, Pennsylvania.

April 18 New York City Reception

April 25 dinner in Washington DC

June 10 at Cornell Reunion

July 8 barbecue in Hummelstown, Pennsylvania

2020 Cornell Giving Day

On March 12, 2020, 30 Dekes gave $6,084 in direct gifts and $2,700 in matching gifts from generous alumni, for at total of $8,784. This year’s Giving Day donations will be used to fund our house improvements. Many thanks for your generous contributions.

2020 Reunion Due to COVID-19, Cornell has shifted 2020 Reunion to a virtual format. More details about Deke’s online reunion and 150th celebration will be posted in the members-only area. In the meantime, we welcome you to send your video or written recollections to Bob Platt:

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