Preamble of The Delta Chi Constitution
"We, the members of The Delta Chi Fraternity, believing that great advantages are to be derived from a brotherhood of college and university men, appreciating that close association may promote friendship, develop character, advance justice, and assist in the acquisition of a sound education, do ordain and establish this Constitution"
Delta Chi Eleven Basic Expectations
Delta Chi also has a collection of expectations for each member to uphold. These Eleven Basic Expectations serve as an extension of our Preamble and give us more specific principles to live by:
I will strive for academic achievement and practice academic integrity.
I will respect the dignity and worth of all persons. I will not physically, mentally, psychologically or sexually abuse or haze any human being.
I will protect the health and safety of all human beings.
I will respect my property and the property of others; therefore, I will neither abuse nor tolerate the abuse of property.
I will meet my financial obligations in a timely manner.
I will neither use nor support the use of illegal drugs; I will neither abuse nor support the abuse of alcohol.
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.
I will know and understand the ideals expressed in my fraternity Ritual and will incorporate them into my daily life.
I will exercise compassion and understanding in dealing with all persons.
I will sustain my commitment to and involvement with our fraternity throughout my lifetime.
I will challenge all my fraternity members to abide by these fraternity obligations and will confront those who violate them.