Best Fraternity

The Daily Barometer

Oregon State University is home to a large Greek life community which consists 21 social fraternities. Four of those fraternities, Delta Chi, Delta Upsilon, Lambda Chi Alpha and Sigma Phi Epsilon were voted in by students as the top four fraternities at OSU.

The OSU chapter of the Delta Chi fraternity was first founded in 1926 and is known for being one of the first national fraternities to openly abolish hazing practices.

Delta Chi’s philanthropy, I Spy Delta Chi takes place every spring term and benefits the V Foundation for Cancer Research.

“Our house, we really work to better the community outside of Greek Life,” Delta Chi President Nicolas Kruger said.

Delta Upsilon’s OSU chapter was chartered in 1922 and has a strong connection with the history of the university—Nobel Prize winning scientist and activist Linus Pauling was an alumnus of the fraternity.

The chapter’s philanthropy, DU Darling takes place every winter term and benefits the Global Service Initiative, which allows brothers to go to Jamaica to build and remodel schools or go Washington D.C. for other service learning opportunities. DU Darling was also voted in as one of the best philanthropies at OSU.

“As a chapter, we’re super excited to hear that we’ve been given this honor. The chapter has been working really hard over the last four years to grow and strengthen relations with the Corvallis community,” Delta Upsilon’s President Devon Holler said, “We’re glad to see the work paying off and look forward to seeing more growth and development in the future.”

The Alpha Lambda chapter of the Lambda Chi Alpha fraternity joined the OSU Greek community in 1917 and has won awards from Lambda Chi Alpha nationals for superior chapter operations.

Lambda Chi Alpha’s philanthropy, Miss Watermelon Bash takes place every fall term and benefits Community Outreach Inc. (COI).

Alec Dehnert, president of Lambda Chi Alpha, stated that the chapter is honored to be considered one of the top four fraternities.

“It’s one of our goals to have a good image from the community outside looking in, and we want to say thank you to everyone who voted,” Dehnert said.

The Sigma Phi Epsilon fraternity’s OSU chapter was established in 1918 and was the first Sigma Phi Epsilon chapter in the state of Oregon, preceding the chartering of the University of Oregon chapter by 20 years.

Sigma Phi Epsilon’s SigEp Sweetheart philanthropy takes place every winter term and also benefits COI. Last winter, the fraternity raised $21,000 for COI.