Parent Information

Thank you for taking the time to learn more about The Delta Chi Fraternity. We want you to be as excited and comfortable with your son’s interest in the Fraternity as he is. Delta Chi understands that the expectations of today’s college men are growing, and as a Fraternity we wish to enable your son to meet and exceed those expectations and be a successful member and citizen after graduation.

The Embry-Riddle Chapter of Delta Chi provides individual members the opportunity to experience a position of leadership by serving as an officer or committee chairman. Headquarters office, located Indianapolis provides learning resources both formal and online to ensure all brothers are having a quality fraternity experience.

Finally, to insure the chapter achieves Delta Chi standards, a local Alumni Board of Trustees is engaged to insure operational excellence and verify the value of a true fraternal experience is delivered to each member.

what can delta chi provide your son?

The Embry-Riddle Chapter of The Delta Chi Fraternity can provide your son much more than a college experience. We have a strong network of over 900 alumni who would be more than happy to provide your son career advice, networking, and much more. In addition, we are proud of our Nelli/Phelan Chapter Scholarship. This annual scholarship is exclusive to Embry-Riddle Delta Chi active Brothers. Average scholarship awards range between $1,500-$3,000 and there is no limit to the number of times it can be awarded to the same person!

What is an associate member?

An associate member is what Delta Chi calls our new members; these new members are not initiated yet. As a Fraternity, we no longer use the term "pledge." Associate members will go through an eight-week educational process to learn about our Fraternity. These lessons build upon our values of Friendship, Character, Justice, and Education. Our associate member program is available on our International Headquarters website. All Delta Chi chapter are required to adhere to this vetted program.

what about hazing?

The Delta Chi Fraternity has a zero-tolerance policy regarding hazing. The experience of Delta Chi associate members should be one of education, challenges, personal development, and excitement. Hazing in any form contradicts these goals and is a direct violation of both the 11 Basic Expectations of a Delta Chi and the oath that every member takes during his initiation.

The Fraternity takes any actions that put any member or associate member in danger very seriously, and the incidents of hazing in all fraternities and certainly Delta Chi have been increasingly infrequent in recent years. Delta Chi’s effort to make the undergraduate experience a positive one, full of fun, personal growth and preparation for professional success, is one of the reasons Delta Chi has been so successful since our founding in 1890, and with men like your son living up to those values every day, the future keeps looking better.

Will my son's grades suffer?

At Embry-Riddle, Fraternities have historically had a higher GPA average than the all-male average. That being said, Embry-Riddle's academic curriculum is not easy but that is what makes Embry-Riddle one of the most sought after schools by employers. As one of our values is Acquisition of a Sound Education, we will do our best to ensure your son has all of the resources available to be academically successful. Since we have Brothers in a variety of grades and degrees, you son will likely be able to find someone who has taken the same class as your son and can tutor them.

Still have questions?

Please feel free to reach out to our Alumni Board of Trustees or use our Contact Us form. We would be happy to discuss any additional questions you may have!