Ball State University currently has 13 IFC fraternities on campus. The chapters at Ball State have over 500 recognized members.
Delta Tau Delta was founded in 1858 at Bethany College in present day West Virginia. Delta Tau Delta was born of the knowledge that integrity is essential. The founding principles of Truth, Courage, Faith and Power have provided a guide for both the Fraternity and its membership.
Lambda Chi Alpha was founded on November 2, 1909 at Boston University, with the expressed objective purpose of bringing about the association of college students of good moral character in the various collegiate institutions. Lambda Chi Alpha's seven core values are loyalty, duty, respect, service and stewardship, honor, integrity and personal courage.
Phi Delta Theta was founded in December 26, 1848 at Miami University in Oxford, Ohio. Phi Delta Theta was organized with three principle objectives: The cultivation of friendship among its members, the acquirement individually of a high degree of mental culture, and the attainment personally of a high standard of morality.
Phi Gamma Delta was founded on May 1, 1848, at Jefferson College in Canonsburg, Pennsylvania. Phi Gamma Delta is dedicated to developing men of character within the academic setting, with the aim that they will become fully contributing members of society. In pursuit of this mission, the fraternity promotes five core values: friendship, knowledge, service, morality, and excellence.
Phi Kappa Psi was founded on February 19, 1852, at Jefferson College in Canonsburg, Pennsylvania. Displeased with the other options available, and spurred by caring for their classmates after a typhoid fever epidemic, the two founders created Phi Kappa Psi based on the idea of "the great joy of serving others" and with the intent to become a national organization.
Phi Sigma Kappa was founded on March 15, 1873 at the University of Massachusetts. Six men found the need for a new and different kind of society. They banded together in their sophomore year to form a "society to promote morality, learning and social culture." Phi Sigma Kappa is devoted to three cardinal principles: the promotion of brotherhood, the stimulation of scholarship and the development of character.
On a quiet December evening in 1904 in Charleston, S.C., three friends—Andrew Kroeg, Simon Fogarty and Harry Mixson—made a choice to lead. Those three men chose to start their own fraternity. The three grew to seven; seven grew to eight; eight grew to 11. From the College of Charleston, they spread to nearby Presbyterian in 1907—and then to California in 1909. In just over four years, Pi Kappa Phi had become a truly national fraternity. Over the course of a century, a fraternity with humble beginnings has grown into a brotherhood of more than 100,000 strong—all because three men made a choice to lead.
Sigma Alpha Epsilon was founded on March 9, 1856, at the University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa, Alabama. Of all existing social fraternities today, Sigma Alpha Epsilon is the only one founded in the antebellum South. The mission of Sigma Alpha Epsilon is to promote the highest standards of friendship, scholarship and service for our members.
Sigma Chi was founded on June 28, 1855 at Miami University in Oxford, Ohio. The fundamental purpose of Sigma Chi is the cultivation, maintenance and promotion of the core values of friendship, justice and learning.
Sigma Nu was founded on January 1, 1869 at the Virginia Military Institute (VMI) in a period of civil strife known as the Reconstruction and represented a radical departure from the times. Sigma Nu was formed at VMI in response to oppose the system of physical abuse and hazing of underclassmen. Sigma Nu's mission is to develop ethical leaders inspired by the principles of Love, Honor and Truth; to foster the personal growth of each man’s mind, heart and character; and, to perpetuate lifelong friendships and commitment to the fraternity.
Sigma Phi Epsilon was founded at the University of Richmond on November 1, 1901, on the Cardinal Principles: Virtue, Diligence, and Brotherly Love. Sigma Phi Epsilon's mission statement is “Building Balanced Leaders for the World’s Communities.”
Theta Chi was founded on April 10, 1856 on the campus of Norwich University in Norwich, Vermont, by two military cadets. Theta Chi's maxim is "Alma Mater First and Theta Chi for Alma Mater," and refers to one of the founding ideals of the fraternity: loyalty to one's college or university as well as academic achievement.
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