Phi Beta Delta (fraternity)

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Phi Beta Delta
ΦΒΔ
Founded1912; 108 years ago (1912)
Columbia University
TypeSocial
ScopeNational
Chaptersmerged with Pi Lambda Phi, 1941
Headquarters36 Mill Plain Rd, Ste 309
Danbury, Connecticut
USA

Phi Beta Delta (ΦΒΔ) was a college social fraternity in the United States founded at Columbia University, April 4, 1912. The Founders stated, "Its purpose is to inculcate among its membership a fine spirit of loyalty, activity and scholarship toward their Alma Mater, to develop the highest ideals of conduct and to promote a close fraternal bond through means of carefully selected associates." [1] Phi Beta Delta merged into Pi Lambda Phi on February 1, 1941. At the time, Pi Lambda Phi had 20 active chapters and Phi Beta Delta had 16, considering duplications, the combined post merger fraternity was a net of 33 chapters. All members and alumni of Phi Beta Delta were admitted into Pi Lambda Phi.

Name Original chapter Initiation
year
Notability Ref(s)
David H. Cohen Columbia University Founder Phi Beta Delta [1]
Henry C. Fenton Columbia University Founder Phi Beta Delta [1]
William Haas Columbia University Founder Phi Beta Delta [1]
Darcy M. Heinemann Columbia University Founder Phi Beta Delta [1]
Joseph Michtom Columbia University Founder Phi Beta Delta [1]
Samuel Null Columbia University Founder Phi Beta Delta, New York Supreme Court, Appellate Division Judge 1943-49. [1][2]
Julius Rudd Columbia University Founder Phi Beta Delta [1]
Bernard Shapiro Columbia University Founder Phi Beta Delta [1]

Chapters[edit]

Chapters of Phi Beta Delta:[3]

  • 1912. Alpha, Columbia University
  • 1912. Gamma, College of the City of New York
  • 1912. Lambda, New York College of Dentistry
  • 1913. Sigma, Cornell University (1918)
  • 1915. Zeta, New York University
  • 1916. Beta, Fordham University
  • 1918. Nu, Polytechnic Institute of Brooklyn
  • 1919. Eta, University of Pennsylvania
  • 1919. Epsilon, University of Chicago
  • 1920. Theta, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • 1920. Mu, University of Cincinnati
  • 1920. Kappa, University of Southern California
  • 1921. Omicron, University of Michigan
  • 1921. Rho, Worcester Polytechnic Institute
  • 1921. Xi, Tufts College
  • 1921. Pi, Washington University
  • 1922. Tau, University of California
  • 1922. Upsilon, Southern Branch of the University of California
  • 1922. Iota, University of Oklahoma

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i Baird's Manual of American College Fraternities, 14th Edition, 1940.
  2. ^ "Justices of the Court : Max Bloom". Nycourts.gov. Retrieved 2010-12-18.
  3. ^ Baird's Manual of American College Fraternities. G. Banta Company. 1923. p. 220.

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