Creating Men of Character Since 1967
What does it mean to be an Associate Member?
Delta Chi values the Associate Member experience and believes in the importance of a structured program to acclimate and orient the members to the Fraternity. The Embry-Riddle Chapter utilizes a standardized 8-week program developed by our International Headquarters with intentionality to adhere to all university policies. The four cardinal principles of promoting friendship, developing character, advancing justice, and assisting in the acquisition of a sound education are the core of the Fraternity’s purpose, and are the focal point of the educational process for associate members. We believe that education of associate members does not stop at initiation. Delta Chi deeply values education and is committed to the continuous development of our members throughout their time in college and beyond.
How do I join?
There is a "formal" recruitment week during the first few weeks of the Fall and Spring semester. These events will announced via our Instagram page. All events are free and is a perfect time to meet the most Brothers so we can get to know you and you can get to know us.
We do recruit year-round, however, so if you are interested in joining outside of "formal" recruitment, please fill our our Prospective Member form and a Brother will reach out to you ASAP.
What are the benefits of joining?
We are much more than a social Fraternity! While we still enjoy having fun at our Brotherhood events, socials, intramural athletics, and mixers, we do much more; we are a leadership organization that offers many opportunities to grow like Regional Leadership Conferences, Emerging Leaders Academy, and International Conventions. Additionally, we enjoy hosting philanthropy events supporting The Jimmy V Foundation for Cancer Research and the local Daytona Beach community.
Additionally, as the oldest social Fraternity at Embry-Riddle, we have over 700 alumni in various career fields that are more than happy to help with networking, CV reviews, and general career advice. We also have one of the largest scholarship accounts in Delta Chi that is only available to Brothers. Each year, we award, on average, 3-4 Brothers a scholarship of $1,500-$2,500 each. Last but not least, you are joining the Brotherhood of a Lifetime!
What is living in the house like?
As you may assume, our house has become the cornerstone of our chapter. This is the place where we all get together to foster friendship and Brotherhood. By living in the house, you will live in the center of the action. Each room is fully-furnished and double occupancy with two rooms sharing a full bathroom. Some common amenities include three ERAU computers (complete with all ERAU student software), a chapter room equipped with an 80" TV, kitchen with all cooking needs (pans, pots, utensils, plates, cups, etc.), pool and ping-pong tables, EagleCard security access, and ERAU Shuttle service just outside the front door so you don't have to struggle with parking.
Rent is very competitive (usually cheaper) to ERAU housing and local apartment communities and all utilities (electric, water, internet) are included. Living in the house is great if you want to move out of the dorm but don't want to purchase all of your own furniture and want to live with your friends and Brothers.
How much are dues?
Dues vary slightly semester-to-semester, however, our dues are average for Embry-Riddle Greek life. In recent semesters, our dues have been approximately $430. Additionally, all out-of-house members are charged a parlor fee of approximately $225. This parlor fee is the cost of using our house and contributes to the utilities and incidentals (cleaning products, toilet paper, paper towels, maintenance, etc.).
We offer a payment plan where 50% is due at the beginning of the semester and 25% is due one and two months later. All associate members are automatically enrolled in the payment plan and is available to all Brothers. Custom payment plans are available upon request.
We never want dues to be a reason for someone to not join! We have many Brothers who work on-campus and can put in a referral.