About Delta Tau Delta
Address: 220 N Tallawanda
National Founding: Bethany College, 1858
Local Founding: November 25, 1916
Colors: Royal Purple, White, and Gold
National Philanthropy: Juvenile Diabetes Research Fund (JDRF)
Open Motto: “Committed to Lives of Excellence”
Grade Point Average: 3.10
President: Colton Rowell
Recruitment Chair: John Wegener
For more contact information see our contact page for a complete list of our officers.
We at the Gamma Upsilon chapter of Delta Tau Delta pride ourselves on being “Committed to Lives of Excellence.” Our 78-man chapter has reflected that goal well in the past year. Last semester alone, Delta Tau Delta received a top 5 GPA, won various philanthropies, and initiated 27 new members. Delta Tau Delta is a recognized leader on Miami’s campus. The Cliff Alexander Office has recognized us in multiple fields and we have members on the Interfraternity Council. In addition, many of our members are involved in other campus activities and we sponsor two philanthropies a year.
This semester we are preparing to grow as a chapter. Our shelter home on 220 Tallawanda has seen many changes and renovations and now is able to house 30+ members. We strive to recruit individuals who have distinguished themselves in high school and on this campus. Delta Tau Delta is a brotherhood dedicated to philanthropy, academic achievement and campus involvement. However, the true legacy of this chapter is the life-long friendships that form here. In fact, when our alumni return to this campus they interact as if not a day has passed since their college days. While Delta Tau Delta holds her members to a very high standard, we are a social organization. We strive to provide our members with an unforgettable experience in all aspects of collegiate life.
We are an organization of brothers trying to get the most out of our collegiate experience. If you would like to learn more about Delta Tau Delta Fraternity, please contact us.
Delta Tau Delta - Gamma Upsilon History
In the fall of 1911, seventeen men under the leadership of C. Stuart Clarke (class of 1914), formed a local fraternity at Miami University. The men called it Omega Psi Rho and gave little thought to joining a national organization. The founders' uppermost ideals were of binding men together with fraternal spirit and vigor.
From the start of the fraternity as a local chapter, they captured many of the great athletic men on campus. Their athletic prowess was topped by the election of Davies (1915) as Track Captain, Bollinger (1916) as Baseball Captain and Minnich (1916) as Basketball Captain. The Delts have always ranked high in intramural athletics, which are an integral part of Miami University.
The ranking of the Fraternity as scholars in its early days was not so great, but with the installation of Delta pep and enthusiasm, more scholastic steam had been added. At the end of the 1914-1915 school year, the chapter topped the list of national fraternities in scholarship. That has been the goal of the fraternity ever since – to lead in scholarship.
Miami University is distinctly a college for fraternities. With the installation of Gamma Upsilon Chapter of Delta Tau Delta the list of national fraternities had reached six. Three of these six, Beta Theta Pi, Phi Delta Theta and Sigma Chi were founded at Miami. Gamma Upsilon Chapter of Delta Tau Delta was established at Miami on November 25, 1916, bringing Miami’s list of nationals to six.
Starting in 2000, the Gamma Upsilon Chapter had a brief stint off campus, but re-colonized in 2005 and re-chartered in 2007.