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We have great news. I am pleased to announce that Cornell has approved our recolonization the house, effective September 2018. We will begin rushing transfer students and upperclassmen in August 2017 and then will start contacting freshmen on October 12, 2017. Two ΔΚΕ International Chapter consultants with training and coaching provided by Phired Up Productions, LLC, will lead our recruitment efforts. We can use plenty of alumni assistance in this effort.

You Can Help

First: if you know of any current Cornell students interested in joining a fraternity or of any transfer or freshmen starting at Cornell this fall, please let us know.

Second: if you have not already supported us in 2017, please pay your class dues. Your dues pay for our recruiting expenses and the costs of restarting the chapter. Please visit our donation page.

Third: please consider volunteering to be an alumni mentor. Normally, we would have an undergraduate brother serve in the “big brother” role to help our pledges learn their way around ΔΚΕ and to provide wise counsel in finding their way around the hill. Because we do not have any active undergraduate members, we are looking for alumni to fill these roles. In addition, we want alumni to come to campus for a career-networking event in November, a pledge-day dinner in January, and a retreat at Glenora in April 2018 to facilitate the undergraduate elections. We asked for volunteers this past fall, and if you volunteered then, you are on our list. But if you have not volunteered yet, please email

Celebrating Our Return to the Hill

We celebrated our return to the hill with events in Aurora, New York; New York City; Washington, DC; Reunion in Ithaca; and Hummelstown, Pennsylvania.

April 18 New York City Reception

April 25 dinner in Washington DC

June 10 at Cornell Reunion

July 8 barbecue in Hummelstown, Pennsylvania

2017 Cornell Giving Day

On March 14, 2017, 69 Deke alumni gave a total of $6,328.32 in response to a matching challenge from members of the Delta Chi Association board. The match will be $4,137.50. Deke raised more money on Giving Day than any other fraternity, sorority, or program house. Many thanks for your generous contributions.

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