Delta Sigma Phi Fraternity

Epsilon Tau Chapter

Delta Sigma Phi crest and green letters that say "Better Men. Better Lives. We feel through service to the community, leadership inside and outside of the classroom, and the cultivation of relationships across campus, we have established ourselves as a fraternity that continues to break down stereotypes and defines what it truly means to be a fraternity man."

Welcome to the Epsilon Tau chapter of Delta Sigma Phi. Delta Sigma Phi was Grand Valley’s first fraternity to come on campus, gaining our charter on May 1, 1971. We are a social fraternity with the motto, “Better Men, Better Lives,” and at GVSU, we truly aim to help our fellow collegiate men grow not just during their time as an undergraduate, but for life. Since receiving our charter our fraternity has continuously made strides to better our campus, Greek Life, and our members.

Fraternity Facts

Nickname: Delt Sig, Delta Sig, DSP

Motto: Y.I.T.B.O.S.; Better Men, Better Lives

Colors: Nile Green, Carnation White, Desert Gold, and Royal Purple

Symbol/Mascot: The Sphinx

Flower: White Carnation


Delta Sigma Phi Chapter photo at bid day

More Facts

Founded Nationally: December 10th, 1899 at The City College of New York (CCNY) 

Founded at GVSU: May 1st, 1971

National Philanthropy: American Red Cross

Local Philanthropy: Fleece and Thank You

National Publication: The Carnation

Principles/Values: Culture, Harmony, and Friendship

The Epsilon Tau Chapter of Delta Sigma Phi was founded at Grand Valley State University in 1971. Since Delta Sigma Phi has grown to become the oldest, and the largest fraternity on Grand Valley State University's campus. Funded under the beliefs of the universal brotherhood of man, Delta Sigma Phi holds no preference to religion, race, or ethnic background, and incorporates men from all of Grand Valleys undergraduate programs. Delta Sigma Phi embraces its motto "Better Men. Better Lives and is brotherhood for a lifetime as we live by our core values: Culture, Harmony and Friendship.


Epsilon Tau currently supports two philanthropies. Our national philanthropy is the American Red Cross, and our local philanthropy is Fleece and Thank You. Each year, multiple events and programs take place to support our philanthropies, with our biggest event being the Red Cross River Dash. The Red Cross River Dash is a marathon canoe trip down 127 miles of the pristine Au Sable River in Northern Michigan, raising money and support for the Red Cross. In the past three years, Delta Sigma Phi has raised over $30,000 and has garnered support from companies all across Michigan, as well as the National Guard.

Red Cross River Dash logo.

Members of Delta Sigma Phi standing side by side outside.

Fraternity & Sorority Life is a part of the Office of Student Life, which is a department of the Division of Student Affairs of Grand Valley State University.