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 2018:
Robert Platt '73
Emil Abelaf '75
Jay Grzyb '81
Brendan O'Gorman '03
David Harwitt '12
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

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.