Delta Tau Delta Fraternity

Iota Upsilon Chapter

Delta Tau Delta at Winter Bid Night 2017. The word "family" is superimposed on top of the group photo.

Delta Tau Delta ("Delts") colonized in Winter 2011 at Grand Valley State and have already made an impact in the Greek community, Grand Valley Campus, and West Michigan. The Delts have consistently been within the top three fraternities on campus since their colonization in 2011 (last updated Winter 2017). The Delts have thrown several large scale events including the Lake Michigan beach event, the zombie walk, and the Pin Wheel Garden for Safe Harbor.


Delta Tau Delta has partnered with JDRF nationally and the chapter has already begun working closely with the offices in West Michigan for philanthropy and community service to benefit Type 1 diabetes research. The Delts partake in Diabetes awareness month in November by raising awareness by wearing blue on Fridays and donating their money and time.

Fraternity Facts

Nickname: Delt's, DTD 

Motto: Labor for the Beautiful and the Good

Colors: Royal Purple, White, Yellow Gold


Flower: Purple Iris


Delta Tau Delta

More Facts

Founded Nationally: January 1st, 1858 at Bethany College

Founded at GVSU: April 13th, 2013

National Philanthropy: JDRF - Type 1 Diabetes Research Funding and Advocacy

Local Philanthropy: 

National Publication: The Rainbow

Principles/Values: Truth, Courage, Faith, and Power 

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.

Page last modified November 16, 2021