Iowa State Chapter, Delta Chi Fraternity

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Date: 13 Oct 1923 [unknown]
Location: Ames, Iowamap
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History of the Iowa State Chapter of the Delta Chi Fraternity:

Created and founded October 13, 1923 by the merger of 2 local Iowa State fraternities, Sigma Sigma (ΣΣ) and the Hau Ki's (Hawkeyes). The farm style 3-story fraternity house at 405 Hayward Avenue was the original house build in 1923 by the Sigma Sigmas (now on the National Landmark list) The Delta Chi letters badge still greets everyone above the entry portico.

During the 1980's, lunch and dinner was announced by playing Reveille on the chime over the house phone p.a. system. Dinner was preceded by singing the first verse of The Bond of Delta Chi, and concluded by singing the first verse of Fovens Mater. Dinners were family style with plates and bowls of food being passed around the table. Lunch was buffet style. Table manners were pretty well observed, including all brothers standing to seat any women joining the men for dinner.

The fraternity chapter was re-established in 2012 and the current owned house is at 203 Ash Avenue.

Honorable Brothers Killed in Action:

Glenn R. Kennedy, Sigma Sigma (World War I)
K. Warren Rollins, Delta Chi (World War II)


Mary "Mother Schwendener" 1931-1962 (-)
Mrs. Ida Watson 1963-1964
Mrs. Elizabeth "Ma Lampe" 1964-1972 (-)


Elsie Harbin - Spring 1986 (1915-1986)
Marion McKinnon (Fall 1986 -

Chapter "A" (presidents):

1985 Fall - Jim "Ernie" Struve
Brian "Beef" Bierschenk
Eric "E.Q." Quee
1989 Spring - Russ Gunther
2012 - John Lieser
2017 - Harrison McCarey
2018 - Tyler Beers
2019 - Timothy Stowell
2020 - Nicholas Sullivan
2021 - Ryan Gasper
2022 -


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