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In February of 1967, a Crescent Colony of Delta Tau Delta was established at Marietta College, replacing the Beta Delta Epsilon local fraternity. On Saturday, November 23, 1968, the Epsilon Upsilon Chapter of Delta Tau Delta International Fraternity was established at Marietta College—the Fraternity’s 101st Chapter. Among the Delts helping to install the Chapter and initiate the Marietta College Delts was Marietta native Robert Ferguson ’71 of Gamma Xi, who later became the Marietta Delt Chapter Advisor, and is still advising even today.

Since 1855, there have been a total of nine men’s fraternity chapters established at Marietta College. Although the Delt chapter is the youngest of these, the Delts are the only one to remain in continuous operation since installation. Over 400 Marietta College men have been initiated as Delts since 1968. Delta Tau Delta is the place for leaders to hone their skills, youths to grow, students to find support and guidance, and men to find their paths to a life of excellence.

Patrick Elliot,

Epsilon Upsilon

National Founding:
January 1, 1858

Local Chartering:
November 23, 1968

National Website:

Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation

Royal Purple, Gold and White

Core Values:
Truth, Courage, Faith, and Power



Joining Greek life at Marietta has allowed me to grow as a leader and offer me a home away from home. Since joining Greek Life I have been fortunate enough to gain valuable leadership experience, meet new friends and further my professional career through our alumni network which I was able to use to secure an internship after my sophomore year.
— Michael Doran - Senior - Chapter President

My experience with Marietta College Greek Life has fully exceeded any expectation I could have had. Through opportunities on campus within my chapter and InterFraternity Council’s executive board, as well as national workshop and conferences, I was able to really cultivate my leadership skills in a short period of time. I can say with the utmost certainty that my college career would not be the same without Greek life and I would not change that for the world.
— David Erzen - Graduate 2019