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Delta Sigma Phi Fraternity
Epsilon Tau Chapter
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.
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
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.