About Us

The Delta Chi Chapter of Delta Kappa Epsilon was founded in 1870 in the early days of the Cornell University. It operated continuously with a brief suspension during World War II and during the 2014–2017 academic years. We just celebrated the 125th anniversary of our Old Grey Castle, which we built in 1893. We are now celebrating the 150th anniversary of chapter, which was founded in 1870.

The Delta Chi Association is a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) corporation that has served the Cornell Chapter continuously since March 22, 1888. It is led by a 15-member Board of Directors. The current Board is:

Terms expiring June 2020:
Chuck Kerner ’74
E Adam Leyens ’82
Mike Clifford ’91
Peter Bachrach ’01
Matt Hyland ’01
Terms expiring June 2021:
Robert Platt ’73
John Yerger ’82
Brendan O’Gorman ’03
Chris Scannell ’05
David Harwitt ’12
Terms expiring June 2022:
Dan Kops ’70
Bill Houck ’70
Mike Furman ’79
Eric Neumann ’96
Ryan Zimmerman ’97

Robert Platt is president, and Ryan Zimmerman is treasurer.

A second 501(c)(7) not-for-profit corporation, The Delta Kappa Epsilon Fraternity at Cornell University, operates the undergraduate chapter. In June 2019, control was placed in a joint undergraduate-alumni Board of Directors, with the goal of revisiting the board’s composition when we regain our charter. The members are:
Mike Furman ’79
Mike Clifford ’91
John Yerger ’82
Alex Gelfond ’20
Zach Bolotte ’21

Our Purpose

The objects of Delta Kappa Epsilon are the cultivation of general literature and social culture, the advancement and encouragement of intellectual excellence, the promotion of honorable friendship and useful citizenship, the development of a spirit of tolerance and respect for the rights and views of others, the maintenance of gentlemanly dignity, self-respect, and morality in all circumstances, and the union of stout hearts and kindred interests to secure to merit its due reward.


 

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