1. I will strive for academic achievement and practice academic integrity.
  2. I will respect the dignity and worth of all persons. I will not physically, mentally, psychologically or sexually abuse or haze any human being.
  3. I will protect the health and safety of all human beings.
  4. I will respect my property and the property of others; therefore, I will neither abuse nor support the abuse of property.
  5. I will meet my financial obligations in a timely manner.
  6. I will neither use nor support the use of illegal drugs. I will neither abuse nor support the abuse of alcohol.
  7. I will acknowledge that a clean and attractive environment is essential to both physical and mental health; therefore, I will do all in my power to see that the chapter property is safe, properly cleaned and maintained.
  8. I will know and understand the ideals expressed in my fraternity Ritual and will incorporate them into my daily life.
  9. I will exercise compassion and understanding in dealing with all persons.
  10. I will challenge all my fraternity members to abide by these fraternity obligations and will confront those who violate them.

The colony/chapter must:

  • Have a membership equal to or larger than the campus fraternity average.
  • Become functional in all areas: including recruitment, academics, service projects, intramurals, housing, finances, etc
  • Have a colony grade point average that is equal to or above the all men’s average
  • Have written programs for all operational areas
  • Have an Alumni Board of Trustees (ABT) composed of a majority of Delta Chis
  • Have adequate and competitive housing (initially, adequate housing may be a section of the college or university’s residence halls)
  • Have active alumni and faculty advisors
  • Be financially stable
  • Have approval by the institution and its IFC
  • Petition the Delta Chi Board of Regents for its charter. The Chartering Petition should contain all written programs, a statement of colony history, budget reports, and a statement of purpose.

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