Alpha Phi Delta
Alpha Phi Delta Fraternity was founded in 1914 at Syracuse University in Syracuse, New York, by a group of men with Italian roots. While initially founded as a social society, it evolved into one of the most unique of American college fraternities. It has retained its focus by attracting select men at some of the best colleges and universities in the United States. A majority of Alpha Phi Delta men and Chapters are campus leaders. Alpha Phi Delta experiences has helped many of its nearly 20,000 lifelong members to become top leaders in all facets of life.
We welcome you whether you are a prospective member, a current Undergraduate Brother, an Alumnus Brother, or just someone interested, to explore our uniquely distinguished organization. Here you will find information about the history and traditions of Alpha Phi Delta, about our organization, and about our chapters and their host institutions.
The Delta Theta Chapter of Alpha Phi Delta has a long history of excellence on the Marist College campus. Alpha Phi Delta was the first Greek organization to become a part of the Marist community. Since this chapter's inception, hundreds of Marist Students have had the distinct privilege of becoming a brother in this lasting organization.
A message from our Past Chapter President
The Delta Theta Chapter of Alpha Phi Delta Fraternity is comprised of leaders, scholars, and most importantly, gentlemen. The chapter currently holds over fifty brothers, making us the largest fraternity at Marist College and one of the largest in our national fraternity. Over the past couple of years, our chapter has become one of the elite chapters in our national fraternity and has risen to the top of Greek life activity on-campus.
Our chapter and the brothers from our chapter have won many prestigious awards in the recent past. In 2006 and 2010, our chapter was deemed the Outstanding Chapter of our national fraternity. The year prior to our second Outstanding Chapter award, we were recognized as the Community Service Club of the Year by the Marist community. Seven of our brothers have also won scholarships through the fraternity for their high academic standing. Furthermore, brothers from our chapter have held leadership roles in many other clubs and activities on-campus, including Student Body President, Class President, Accounting, Finance, and IS Honor Society President, Psychology Honor Society President, and Greek Council President to name a few. We strive to make this community a better place and to have a good time in the process. Many people go through their entire college experience without understanding the true meaning of a fraternity. Don?t let that person be you! Find a brother on-campus or reach out to us to grasp a better understanding of what being a brother of Alpha Phi Delta is all about.
Joseph C. Rahtelli II
2010 Chapter President