Founded locally in 2007, Alpha Delta Phi at the University of Connecticut seeks to not only continue our history of success, brotherhood, and literary traditions, but to also improve our storied past. With this goal in mind, over the years the UConn brothers have created a unique fraternal experience you will not find within any other fraternity on campus.
For the Connecticut Chapter, the road to brotherhood began just off North Eagleville Drive. There, the slightest right from the main drag reveals the old dormitory my seven closest friends who, collectively, were recognized as the founding brothers Alpha Delta Phi’s Connecticut affiliate. They embarked on this journey with a clear sense of who they were as individuals, and a vision of where they wanted to be as a fraternity. With a keen eye to our goals and the values of the national fraternal body, they sought to provide something unique to the blasé Greek life on this campus, while also preserving the strong literary roots essential to the Alpha Delta Phi.
With brother Jay Flynn’s support and encouragement, the affiliate colony started in the Spring semester of 2008. It was decided the name of our local founding chapter Rho Beta. Rho for the R in Russell hall and Beta for the 2nd letter of the greek alphabet and the 2nd floor of Russell hall where all of our members met and held our first chapter meeting.
On the date of Sept 19, 2008. the founder’s initiation was held at the Old Fox House of the Brandeis Middlesex chapter where eight men became the original eight founding brothers of the Alpha Delta Phi Connecticut Chapter. Two years passed, the Connecticut chapter was ratified and received its official charter at the 178th convention of the Alpha Delta Phi.
Today, the brothers have been involved in every facet of the University including holding executive positions on the Interfraternity Council, UConn Writing Center, Undergraduate Student Government, Lacrosse team, Skydiving Club, male a cappella group Conn-Men, Residential Life, and orientation and first year mentoring programs. Alpha Delts at UConn have also won accolades in intermural sports and from winning the school’s biggest homecoming dance competition LipSync to being the recent back-to-back Greek Week Champions of 2013 and 2014.
Our brothers strive to live our rituals through our history and traditions in each and every day, and aspire to build our legacy by defining what it truly means to be an Alpha Delt.