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Encyclopedia > Delta Phi
ΔΦ - Delta Phi
Motto "Semper Ubique"
Symbol The Maltese Cross
Founded November 17, 1827 at Union College
Type Social
Scope National
Headquarters P.O. Box 81521
Athens, Georgia, USA
Chapters 14 Active Chapters
Homepage http://www.deltaphi.org

Delta Phi (ΔΦ) is a fraternity was founded in 1827 at Union College in Schenectady, New York. Founded as part of the Union Triad, along with the Kappa Alpha Society and Sigma Phi Society, Delta Phi was the third and last member of the Triad. Because of Delta Phi's long history, it has, along with the other members of the Union Triad, helped shape the modern fraternity. This is the official seal of the Delta Phi fraternity. ... Maltese Cross The Maltese cross is identified as the symbol of the Christian warrior. ... 17 November is also the name of a Marxist group in Greece, coinciding with the anniversary of the Athens Polytechnic uprising. ... Naval Battle of Navarino by Carneray 1827 was a common year starting on Monday (see link for calendar). ... The architectural centerpiece of the Union campus, the Nott Memorial, is named after the colleges president from 1804-1866, Eliphalet Nott. ... The terms fraternity and sorority (from the Latin words and , meaning brother and sister respectively) may be used to describe many social and charitable organizations, for example the Lions Club, Epsilon Sigma Alpha, Delta Sigma Phi, Rotary International, Optimist International, Ordo Templi Orientis or the Shriners. ... The architectural centerpiece of the Union campus, the Nott Memorial, is named after the colleges president from 1804-1866, Eliphalet Nott. ... Union Colleges Nott Memorial, one of the most recognized buildings in Schenectady Schenectady (IPA ) is a city in Schenectady County, New York, United States, of which it is the county seat. ... The Union Triad is a term used to refer to three general fraternities all founded at Union College in Schenectady, New York: the Kappa Alpha Society (established 1825), Sigma Phi (1827) and Delta Phi (1827). ... The Kappa Alpha Society (ΚΑ), founded in 1825, is the progenitor of the modern fraternity system in North America. ... The Sigma Phi Society, founded on 4 March 1827 on the campus of Union College in Schenectady, New York is the second oldest Greek social fraternal organization in the United States. ...

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History

Delta Phi and the other fraternities of the Union Triad were established during a time of strong anti-Masonic sentiment in America. This sentiment also spilled over to fraternities, which held ritual secrets. The wave of animosity directed toward such secret societies led Phi Beta Kappa, known as the Greek letter fraternity, to abandon secrecy and become an honor society. American Square & Compasses Freemasonry is a worldwide fraternal organization. ... The Phi Beta Kappa Society is an honor society which considers its mission to be fostering and recognizing excellence in undergraduate liberal arts and sciences. ...


In the early 1830's, Dr. Eliphalet Nott, president of Union College, called for the dissolution of all fraternities. Under pressure, Kappa Alpha and Sigma Phi debadged and continued on as underground organizations. Delta Phi refused to go underground and it is because of this that Delta Phi is the longest continuously running Greek letter social fraternity in North America. Eliphalet Nott (June 25, 1773 - January 25, 1866), American divine, was born at Ashford, Connecticut. ...


In defense of the fraternities John Jay Hyde, a member of Delta Phi, argued the benefits of the fraternity system so convincingly that Dr. Nott relented and permitted the organizations to remain in existence. In addition, Hyde designed the fraternity badge which is based on the Maltese Cross, a symbol also used by the Knights of Malta. Maltese Cross The Maltese cross is identified as the symbol of the Christian warrior. ... The Knights Hospitaller (also known as Knights of Rhodes, Knights of Malta, Cavaliers of Malta, and the Order of St. ...


It is because of this shared symbol that Delta Phi is also known as "The St. Elmo Club," a name first used by the Omicron chapter at Yale University. The brothers there used the name the name of St. Elmo, the patron saint of mariners and the Knights of Malta. Some of Delta Phi's chapter houses are also known as "St. Elmo's Hall." Omicron (upper case Ο, lower case ο, literally small o) is the 15th letter of the Greek alphabet. ... “Yale” redirects here. ... The martyrdom of St. ...


Delta Phi Today

Delta Phi remains a small fraternity, with only fourteen active chapters and few chapters with many members. It has resisted the urge to expand to create an "intimate, personal experience" [1] for its members. The chapters of Delta Phi are all located in close proximity with each other. Its current expansion policies are to reactivate its dormant chapters.


Founders

The insignia of Delta Phi Fraternity
The insignia of Delta Phi Fraternity

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External links

  • National Website
  • History of Epsilon (Daily Targum, 10/2005)

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