Leadership Opportunities

Regional Leadership Academy (RLA)

Formally called the Regional Leadership Conference (RLC), the Regional Leadership Academy (RLA) is held regionally. RLA is a full one-stop program for our chapters to engage in leadership development, recruitment training, professional development, brotherhood, and Fraternity business before the spring term.

Emerging leadership academy (ELA)

The Emerging Leaders Academy (ELA) is one of Delta Chi's newest initiatives. This interactive leadership experience is designed to enhance the personal and professional development of our members. Participants will develop greater understanding of who they are as a person and leaders, identify their leadership style, and learn how they can leverage their skills to positively impact the people and communities they are a part of.

ELA is geared toward rising sophomores and juniors. This program is typically held annually during the summer to ensure all those who wish to attend are able to.

International convention

The International Convention is Delta Chi's largest and most important gathering of undergraduates and alumni. Although the primary function of Convention is to conduct Fraternity business, it is also a time for our members and guests to reunite, network, and celebrate. During each Convention, Delta Chi offers a wide variety of personal and professional development sessions.

dale carnegie scholars

Delta Chi Dale Carnegie Scholars is a premiere leadership development program open to the collegiate members of Delta Chi. Scholars will participate in an 8-week cohort experience with fellow members from across North America. The remaining seven sessions will be held virtually. Each session is a three-hour workshop designed to build greater self-confidence, strengthen people skills, enhance communication, develop leadership skills, reduce stress, and improve attitudes and outlooks.

Learn more about the program here.

Nelli/Phelan Chapter Scholarship

This annual scholarship is available exclusively to Embry-Riddle Delta Chi Brothers. This scholarship is aptly named after late Brothers Patrick Phelan and Greg Nelli. Typical scholarship awards range between $1,000 - $3,000. Scholarship criteria include merit, need, and involvement in Delta Chi, on-campus, and in the community.

Having a named scholarship places the Embry-Riddle Chapter among the elite within the Fraternity. Only a handful of chapters possess the unique combination of longevity and stability, along with a devoted alumni base. The scholarship’s objective is to annually recognize brothers who share Greg Nelli and Pat & Susan Phelan’s lifelong dedication to Delta Chi and the University.

Ed & phylann fusco fellowship

Established in 2022, the Ed & Phylann Fusco Fellowship aims to send as many Embry-Riddle Delta Chi undergraduate members to leadership experiences like ELA, RLA, International Convention, and UIFI.

other Delta Chi scholarships

Borelli Family Leadership Award

The Borelli Family Leadership Award is available to all Delta Chi Brother regardless of chapter and was established in 1982 by past “AA” (International President) and “AA” Emeritus, Raymond F. Borelli, Illinois 1958; and his son Mark R. Borelli, Illinois 1981. In honor of the memory of Pamela Anne Borelli, beloved daughter and sister, and Mrs. Patricia Ann Borelli, beloved wife and mother; the prestigious Borelli Family Leadership Award is bestowed upon those undergraduate Delta Chis who excelled academically and exercised unparalleled leadership traits within their chapters and campuses. This achievement may be awarded to a maximum of 25 men each year, and up to three of those may be named “with distinction.” Each Delta Chi selected shall receive a framed certificate in recognition of this honor, and brothers selected “with distinction” shall receive an additional monetary reward.

Duane and Mary Meyer Scholarship

The Duane and Mary Meyer Scholarship recognizes the commitment and service an undergraduate or graduate student member to his academics, community, and Fraternity.


Washburn Scholarship

The Washburn Scholarship is awarded annually to the brothers that best exemplify what it means to be a Delta Chi. Community involvement, work responsibilities, Chapter involvement as well as current grades and financial situations are all considered in the evaluation process.


There are two awards available, comprised of one $1,000.00 scholarship and one $500.00 scholarship made out to both the student and the university/college and a plaque to remember it by.


For more information about these scholarships, visit the Delta Chi IHQ website.