Delta Sigma Phi was established in 1899 at The City College of New York. It was the first fraternity to be founded on the basis of religious and ethnic acceptance.
Since inception, Delta Sigma Phi has chartered chapters at 233 different colleges and universities, with 115 actively operating chapters. Delta Sigma Phi has more than 6,000 undergraduate active members and more than 85,000 alumni. Our core values consist of Courage, Action, and Excellence.
Delta Sigma Phi’s mission is to make the world better by building better men and better lives.
MEN OF COURAGE
The Better Man is a values-based leader, striving to meet the challenges of modern civilization through innovative solutions with a purpose founded in our core values of Culture, Harmony and Friendship. He is not afraid to challenge the status quo and is respected for his integrity, character and poise in his values. Adversity and challenge are no barriers to his success. Though his charge at times may be unpopular, he is sustained by his conviction, enlightenment and belief in the universal brotherhood of man.
MEN OF ACTION
The Better Man is committed to improving the human condition with principle and sincerity. He does not resign himself to await the actions of others; when he sees a person in need, an injustice at hand or an opportunity to improve the world around him, he stands up and lends a hand. When others may falter or fade, he has the poise to act.
MEN OF EXCELLENCE
The Better Man strives for excellence in all areas of his life. He is recognized for his constant self-development and pursuit of total perfection (individually and collectively). He is committed to a lifelong experience of improving society, seeking wisdom, culture, enlightenment and truth, and exemplifying the ideals and core values of Delta Sigma Phi.