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.
Online-Only Rush Yields 18 New Members
The Delta Chi Chapter of Delta Kappa Epsilon is thrilled to announce that our undergraduate brothers, led by President Jared Hirsch ’21 and Rush Chair Adam Bleustein ’23, successfully recruited 18 new DKE members to join our brotherhood! A top five recruitment class amongst Cornell fraternities, these 15 freshmen and 3 sophomores represent a significant leap forward in our efforts to attain full chapter recognition by DKE International.
This incredible achievement came during a Spring Rush season that was highly impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic and the subsequent health and safety provisions mandated by Cornell. No in-person events were allowed under university rules, forcing nearly all recruitment efforts to social media and online communications channels like Zoom and Instagram. In addition, the formal rush period started after the start of classes this semester, forcing brothers and rushes to balance the requirements of fraternity rush and the kickoff of spring classes. We will update this site shortly with more information about our new recruits…
2021 Cornell Giving Day
On March 11, 2021, a record number 118 individual Dekes gave $20,836 in direct gifts to the DKE Group Housing Fund on Cornell’s Annual Giving Day. A number of Deke alums matched this incredible total with an additional $25,000 in matching gifts for a total one day amount of $45,836. These dollars will be used by the chapter to fund house improvements as outlined in our ten-year plan. Many thanks to all of those dedicated Deke alumni that contributed to the cause.
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).