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.

Giving Day 2022 an Outstanding Success for DKE!

Generous Deke undergraduates, alumni, friends, and family once again outperformed all Cornell Greek institutions on Cornell’s Annual Giving Day, raising just short of $60,000 for the DKE Group Housing Fund. Spurred by the chapter’s numerous recent successes and the availability of $25,000 in matching gifts, 127 donors participated in this one-day Cornell sponsored fundraising event held on March 16th. These funds, as well as funds raised through dues payments to the Delta Chi Association, will be used by the chapter to fund house improvements as outlined in the article below. Many thanks to all of those dedicated Deke’s that contributed to the cause!

Improvements to the Chapter Lodge Underway

The Lodge at 13 South Avenue is undergoing a series of interior and exterior projects to improve the living environment for our members. An important project to repair, replace, and paint external wood surfaces on the north, east and south faces of the house (including the south porch) was completed in October 2021. Inside the house, the addition of a DKE crest mosaic to the Clayton C. Ingersol fireplace and operational repairs to the historic grandfather clock have improved the ambiance of the first-floor foyer.    

Over the next year we hope to complete a similar wood replacement and painting project on the western front of the house, make long needed repairs to the library chimney, update the water pipes that feed the second and third floor bathrooms, and begin a multiphase project to modernize the house electrical distribution system.  These projects are dependent both on continued financial contributions to the Delta Chi Association and the DKE Housing Fund at Cornell University, as well as the availability of qualified construction labor in the Tompkins County area. 

A mosaic of the Deke crest was added to the Ingersol fireplace in the foyer of the chapter house.

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.