Alpha Delta Phi of Kenyon College is a Greek organization dedicated to the betterment of its brothers as well as the community at large by developing its members morally, intellectually, and socially as a means to better itself and the community it functions within. The Fraternity's tradition is to seek members from a broad spectrum of backgrounds, interests, and skills. In this climate, each Brother develops an appreciation of those different from himself and comes to understand how the viewpoints of others can enrich his own life. Representing a wide array of interests and backgrounds, this brotherhood is open to all men of the campus, and seeks to help brothers develop a sense of commitment, motivation and genuine affection for the fraternity, but also the ability to emerge from this undergraduate career and make their place as a leader in the world.
Founded: 1832 at Hamilton College
Established at Kenyon: 1858
Colors: emerald green and white
Symbol: star & crescent
Member Dues: $325/semester
Philanthropy: AD Afterhours, recycling
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The brothers of Beta Theta Pi take the idea of brotherhood seriously, becoming more diverse every year. Academics combined with extracurricular activities enhance the Kenyon experience. To build lasting bonds of friendship and brotherhood the Beta ritual calls for:Mutual Assistance, Intellectual Growth, Trust, Responsible Conduct, and Integrity. The brothers of Beta Theta Pi are committed to a high standard of excellence in all aspects of life, including academics, community service, and friendship.
Founded: 1839 at Miami University (OH)
Established at Kenyon: 1879
Colors: Blue and pink
Symbol: red dragon
Member Dues: $350/semester
Philanthropy: Knox County Humane Society
Traditional Events: Toga party, winter formal, alumni weekend
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A talented and versatile assemblage of artists, athletes, musicians, and performers comprises the diverse group of young men otherwise known as Delta Phi. Delta Phi was founded at Union College in 1827 and is therefore the oldest, continuously running social fraternity in the nation. Faced with the threat of fraternities being shut down altogether, it was Delta Phi that made the case for existence at Union College and effectively saved the future of Greek system in America. D-Phis value brotherhood, literature, and morality above all else. These values, paired with an innovative fraternal spirit, set Delta Phi apart from the rest.
Since its 1858 founding at Bethany College, Delta Tau Delta chapters have spread across the U.S. and Canada. Kenyon's chapter, established in 1881, was one of the first Delt chapters in the nation. Members excel at community service, academic and athletic excellence, and leadership while maintaining a strong and social brotherhood. Each brother of Delta Tau Delta not only strives to bring out the best in his character, but also excels academically and socially. We achieve this ideal by basing our actions on our founder's four fundamentals: Truth, Courage, Faith, and Power. Distinguished Kenyon alumni include Former U.S. Secretary of the Treasury John Snow and T. Rowe Price Global Investments CEO Todd Ruppert. The organization remains committed to lives of excellence, and is involved in numerous areas of campus life including varsity athletics, musical groups, and student government. For more information visit: delts.kenyon.edu.
Founded: 1858 at Bethany College
Established at Kenyon: 1881
Colors: Purple, white and gold
Member Dues: $375/ semester
Philanthropy: American Red Cross campus blood drives, Relay For Life, annual JDRF lock in to end diabetes
Traditional Events: Fine Gentlemen and Upstanding Ladies Party, Fun House, Safari Party
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Phi Kappa Sigma is more than an organization to be a part of during college; it is a valuable learning experience, a life-long commitment, and philosophy of life. All members take an oath to uphold the Objects of the Fraternity: the promotion of good fellowship and the cultivation of the social virtues among our members; the protection of just rights and the advancement of the best interests, present and future, individual and collective, of all those who shall be associated together as members of this Fraternity; the encouragement of good scholarship and the breadth of training for our members; and cooperation in the educational and cultural programs of institutions of higher education in which our Chapters are located.
Nickname: Phi Kaps, Skulls
Founded: 1850 at the University of Pennsylvania
Established at Kenyon: 1937
Colors: Black and old gold
Symbol: skull and cross-bones
Motto: Stellis Aequus Durando ("Equal to the Stars in Endurance")
Member Dues: $350/semester
Philanthropy: Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, Habitat for Humanity
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Founded at Miami University in 1906, Phi Kappa Tau aims to champion a lifelong commitment to brotherhood, learning, ethical leadership, and exemplary character. Phi Kappa Tau's Zeta Kappa Chapter began as an interest group in October of 2012 and was officially chartered at Kenyon in April 2015. Since its inception, the organization has striven to serve the community in meaningful ways, forming a partnership with A Hand at Home, an organization dedicated to assisting the elderly residents of Gambier, and hosting all-campus events such as Philanthrodance and SeriousFun-a-Thon. The Phi Taus of Kenyon believe that the brothers of Zeta Kappa constitute a family: that they support each other’s efforts to improve themselves, Kenyon College, and its surrounding community – such that each brother comes to embody the creed of Phi Kappa Tau with every decision they make.
Nickname: Phi Tau
Founded: 1906 at Miami University
Established at Kenyon: 2013
Colors: Harvard red and old gold
Symbol: red carnation
Member Dues: $350/semester
Philanthropy: Serious Fun Children's Network - Flying Horse Farms
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Delta Kappa Epsilon (DKEs)
Psi Upsilon (Psi U)