Expanding Our Fraternity
In 2007, eight young men, seeking the benefits of a Greek-letter society yet unsatisfied with those in place at UConn, endeavored to found their own fraternity. They courted many elite national fraternities to colonize Storrs, but only one organization surpassed their meticulous criteria, lofty expectations, and unique ambition: the Alpha Delta Phi. Alpha Delta Phi is an international social and literary Fraternity that was founded in 1832 at Hamilton College in much the same way as it was at UConn: five ambitious young men compelled to transcend their University’s existing social organizations for a greater good.
In addition to the immense social gratification Alpha Delt’s privileged brotherhood provides, there are many academic and character building advantages unique to joining the Alpha Delta Phi. Our novelty and selective chapter size affords the opportunity to cultivate immediate leadership experience and contribute to a fresh and emerging legacy. We seek to develop potential new members through our national founder, Samuel Eells’ original vision statement: “a true philosophical spirit looking to the entire man, so as to develop his whole being – moral, social and intellectual.”
We can tell you everything there is to know about our organization, however, we want to get to know you.
Do you want to be a part of something bigger than yourself, yet intimate enough to appreciate your participation?
Do you want to forge lifelong friendships while writing the history of an organization that will thrive for innumerable generations to come?
Do you want to join the ranks of past presidents and industry leaders while making a lasting impression at this University and in your community?
Then you want to be an Alpha Delt.
“Each group of men has its special interests; and yet the higher, the broader, and deeper interests are those which apply to all men alike; for the spirit of brotherhood, when rightly understood and rightly applied, is more important than aught else.”
-Theodore Roosevelt, 26th President of the United States
Class of 1880 Alumnus of the Harvard University Alpha Delta Phi Chapter
To rush, you must register for UConn Greek Life Recruitment here.
Interested in rushing? Contact our Rush Chair Steve Zeiss at firstname.lastname@example.org