For over 150 years the brothers of the Delta Chi Chapter of Delta Kappa Epsilon at Cornell University have a cultivated a brotherhood based on traditions, values, and the lifelong bonds of friendship.

This site celebrates the continued involvement of our cherished network of dedicated alumni, the achievements of our current undergraduate brothers, and the recruitment our future brothers yet to find their way to our historic institution on the hill.

DKE Alumni to Gather Over Cornell Reunion Weekend

The Delta Chi Association will host our annual membership meeting at the chapter lodge at 13 South Avenue on Saturday June 10th at 2pm. The meeting will feature an overview of the current state of our chapter, elections for board members and officers, and the dedication of a plaque in honor of those alumni who generously donated to our Building Our Legacy Capital Campaign over the past five years. To learn more about the nominees for the Board of Directors and our President and Treasurer positions, please see here and here.

If you plan to be in Ithaca over Cornell’s Reunion weekend, please plan to join us at the house. In addition to the 2pm membership meeting, we will be hosting a dinner at 7pm on Friday June 9th and a reception following the membership meeting on Saturday afternoon (~3:30pm). If you have any questions about reunion weekend, please reach out to Mike Furman ’79 at furmanme@gmail.com.

For those of you that will not be able to travel to Ithaca that weekend, you may elect to vote for board members and officer positions by proxy. Please find the form and instructions about submitting it here.

Giving Day 2023 Sets Deke Record for the Third Straight Year!

Generous Deke undergraduates, alumni, friends, and family once again outperformed all Cornell Greek institutions on Cornell’s Annual Giving Day, raising over $82,000 for the DKE Group Housing Fund. Spurred by the chapter’s numerous recent successes and the availability of significant matching gifts from generous alumni, nearly 100 donors contributed for this one-day University sponsored fundraising event held on March 16th. This effort eclipses the nearly $50,000 DKE raised in 2021 and the nearly $60,000 raised in 2022, proving that our chapter retains an extraordinary alumni base that are committed and invested in the future of DKE at Cornell. These funds, as well as funds raised through dues payments to the Delta Chi Association, will be used by DKE to fund house improvements at the 13 South Avenue lodge and invest in chapter building initiatives. Many thanks to all of those dedicated Deke’s that contributed to the cause!

20 New DKEs Added to brotherhood in 2022-23 School Year

The Delta Chi Chapter of Delta Kappa Epsilon add 20 new brothers over the Fall 2022 and Spring 2023 semesters! Biographic information about these new members can be found here for the Fall semester and here for the Spring.

External Improvements to the Chapter Lodge Now Complete

Over the last couple of years, the DKE Lodge at 13 South Avenue has undergone a series of projects to seal up the exterior of the house. Projects including the rebuilding of the front porch, repairs to the external wood surfaces on the north, east and south faces of the house, and improvements to water drainage systems away from the house have been completed in the past couple of years. Efforts to repair, repoint, and repaint wood and stone surfaces on the western face of the house, as well as address needed masonry and chimney repairs were completed shortly after Thanksgiving 2022.

Chapter Lodge Under Construction October 2022

With the completion of these projects, DKE has reached a major milestone in maintaining its 129-year-old grey stone castle. The learn more about where we’ve been and where we’re going, please read the email summaries here and here.

Alumni Involvement

The Delta Chi chapter of Delta Kappa Epsilon has remained an important and historic institution on the Cornell campus for over 150 years because of the dedication of hundreds of DKE brothers that remain engaged long after they complete their university education. DKE alumni attend summer reunions, participate in philanthropical events, provide professional networking and career guidance to recent graduates, and volunteer for house improvement projects. Alumni also contribute financially to the maintenance and upkeep of our historic Grey Stone Mansion through donations to Cornell University’s DKE Group Housing Fund and the alumni managed Delta Chi Association (501c3).

40 Years of DKE Alums, Friends From the Heart Forever.