Preamble of the Delta Chi Constitution
“We, the members of The Delta Chi Fraternity, believing that great advantages are to be derived from a brotherhood of college and university men, appreciating that close association may promote friendship, develop character, advance justice, and assist in the acquisition of a sound education, do ordain and establish this Constitution.”
Every Delta Chi knows these words. They are perhaps the best-known description of the purposes of Delta Chi.
The four most important words in the Preamble are not those most assume: “Friendship”, “Character”, “Justice”, and “Education”. Instead, the four most important words are “Promote,” ”Develop,” “Advance,” and “Assist.” Delta Chi is not just about what “is” but what we, as members, should actually be doing.
It is our actions that make Delta Chi.
To this end, the Lehigh Chapter has established this Delta Chi Ignite Scholarship program, administered by the alumni members of the ABT, to recognize and reward active members and associate members for excellence in what they are do for the chapter, and by extension the broader Lehigh and Bethlehem communities, in terms of academics, service and leadership. Your donation, which counts towards your giving to Lehigh and is tax deductible to the extent allowed by law, will be credited to the Delta Chi Programming & Education Fund set-up and maintained by Lehigh for the exclusive use of the chapter in accordance with the Greek Fundraising Policy and Greek Chapter P&E Fund Guidelines. All funds donated are tracked and segregated by the chapter and will be used only for Delta Chi Ignite Scholarship Program awards.
Contributions to previous campaigns, mostly from generous alumni looking to support a chapter of like-minded men, have results in over $7,000 in awards to 17 members and associate members to date.
Please give and help the chapter strive for excellence in academics, service and leadership.