About Us

The Delta Chi Chapter of Delta Kappa Epsilon was founded in 1870 in the early days of the Cornell University. It operated continuously with a brief suspension during World War II and during the 2014–2017 academic years. Our house was built in 1893, and we will reoccupy the Old Grey Castle in the fall 2018.

The Delta Chi Association is a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) corporation that has served the Cornell Chapter continuously since March 22, 1888. It is led by a 15-member Board of Directors. The current Board is:

Terms expiring June 2019:
Gene Pierce '67
Dan Kops '70
Bill Houck '70
Eric Neumann '96
Ryan Zimmerman '97
Terms expiring June 2020:
Chuck Kerner '74
James Lyman '84
Mike Clifford '91
Peter Bachrach '01
Matt Hyland '01
Terms expiring June 2021:
Robert Platt '73
John Yerger '82
Brendan O'Gorman '03
Chris Scannell '05
David Harwitt '12

Robert Platt is president, and Ryan Zimmerman is treasurer.

A second corporation, The Delta Kappa Epsilon Fraternity at Cornell University, operates the undergraduate chapter. In the summer of 2014, control of the chapter was transferred to the Delta Chi Association and its leaders. We have planned a transition of control back to the undergraduates, which will be completed in the fall of 2018.

Our Purpose

The objects of Delta Kappa Epsilon are the cultivation of general literature and social culture, the advancement and encouragement of intellectual excellence, the promotion of honorable friendship and useful citizenship, the development of a spirit of tolerance and respect for the rights and views of others, the maintenance of gentlemanly dignity, self-respect, and morality in all circumstances, and the union of stout hearts and kindred interests to secure to merit its due reward.