Delta Tau Delta was founded in 1858 at Bethany College in present day West Virginia. Eight men, angered by a fixed vote for a prize in oratory to be given at the Neotrophian Literary Society (a forum for students to practice and demonstrate skills in poetry, public speaking and writing essays), responded by forming a secret society. The purpose of the new society, known only by the Greek letters Delta Tau Delta, was to see the Neotrophian Society returned to popular control from the Phi Kappa Psi Fraternity, and to form an organization of the student body drawn together by common aims, brotherly regard and desire for mutual support.


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.


Epsilon Mu house sketch


Since 1858 the Fraternity has spread to nearly 200 campuses with over 120 active chapters and colonies comprised of about 6,500 undergraduate members. For over 150 years, Delta Tau Delta has in excess of 150,000 men who have become members of the Fraternity.

1968 House 2

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We are trying to find/add all the missing items and information from the Epsilon Mu Chapter Historical Archive. Items we are looking for to temporarily borrow or that you want to donate: Composites, Photos (digital, physical, 35mm slides), Documents, Awards, Newspaper Articles, Old Annual Reports, Books, etc. If you have any items you want to loan or donate please email historian@bsudelts.org. Contact Wade Baertschi #1068 at wade@bsudelts.org if you have any questions.


Please visit http://bsudelts.org/historical-archive/ to see the full list for which we’re searching and take a moment to fill out our “Epsilon Mu Brother Information Form.”

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Total to Date:Our Goal:
$740,097.00 $1,175,000.00

As of May 8, 2019 • Number of Contributors 144 • Number of Active Alumni 969

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Contact Information

Delta Tau Delta Association of Muncie
P.O. Box 6261
Fishers, IN 46038-6261
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