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Sigma Phi Delta

Sigma Phi Delta (ΣΦΔ) is an international professional ΑΩΕ - Alpha Omega Epsilon. Sigma Phi Delta prides itself in maintaining high standards of academic excellence in the engineering profession and also encouraging brotherhood through social events.

Contents

  • Object of the Sigma Phi Delta Fraternity 1
  • Code of Ethics of the Sigma Phi Delta Fraternity 2
  • History 3
    • Alpha Chapter - University of Southern California 3.1
    • Delta Chapter - University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign 3.2
    • Epsilon Chapter - North Dakota State University 3.3
    • Eta Chapter - Marquette University 3.4
    • Theta Chapter - University of British Columbia 3.5
    • Kappa Chapter - Trine University 3.6
    • Rho Chapter - Bradley University 3.7
    • Phi Chapter - South Dakota State University 3.8
    • Psi Chapter - University of Delaware 3.9
    • Omega Chapter - Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey 3.10
    • Beta-Gamma Chapter - Lamar University 3.11
    • Beta-Delta Chapter - Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University 3.12
    • Beta-Epsilon Chapter - University of British Columbia Okanagan 3.13
    • Beta-Zeta Chapter - Wright State University 3.14
    • Beta-Eta Chapter - Stony Brook University 3.15
    • Beta-Theta Chapter - James Madison University 3.16
    • Beta-Iota Chapter - University of Maryland, College Park 3.17
    • Beta-Kappa Chapter - Lehigh University 3.18
    • Beta-Lambda Chapter - San Diego State University 3.19
    • Beta-Mu Chapter - Milwaukee School of Engineering 3.20
    • Beta-Nu Chapter - California Polytechnic State University 3.21
    • Beta-Xi - West Virginia University 3.22
    • Beta-Omicron Chapter - University of Missouri 3.23
    • Beta-Pi Chapter - Texas Tech University 3.24
  • Symbols 4
    • Blazon for the Sigma Phi Delta Coat of Arms 4.1
    • Insignia 4.2

Object of the Sigma Phi Delta Fraternity

In order to advance the interests of the Engineering Profession and to create a greater spirit of cooperation and Brotherhood among the students, faculty and alumni of the various colleges and universities of the world, we do ordain and establish this Constitution.

Code of Ethics of the Sigma Phi Delta Fraternity

The Code of Ethics of Sigma Phi Delta is founded upon the basic principles of truth and honesty. The quotation, "Whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest," should be the light guiding the footsteps of an Engineer towards service and success.

An Engineer should at all times be mentally, physically and morally clean, and should conduct himself as a gentleman. He should be courageous in following his own convictions, mentally awake to make use of every opportunity, and should consider the welfare of others before his own.

To his superiors, an Engineer should be dutiful; to his co-workers, helpful; to his subordinates, generous; to all men, brotherly. An Engineer should take a good grip on the joys of life. He should play the game like a man. He should fight against nothing so hard as his own weaknesses, and should endeavor to gain in strength. He should live that his actions shall never besmirch his own honor, and thus maintain the honor of the Engineering Profession.

History

Sigma Phi Delta was founded at University of Southern California on April 11, 1924 and currently has 24 active chapters.

Alpha Chapter - University of Southern California

The Alpha Chapter of Sigma Phi Delta was founded on April 11, 1924 in the third attempt to establish an engineering fraternity at the University, the other two having been terminated into general fraternities. Members of Alpha Chapter are traditionally active in the student government of USC's Viterbi School of Engineering and participate in a wide variety of engineering-related activities. Unlike many fraternities at USC, the Alpha Chapter owns its historic house. The chapter house originally served as a foreign government consulate. As the founding chapter, Alpha Chapter has deep rooted traditions and a rich history. As students from the University of Southern California come from all 50 states, the alumni of Alpha Chapter can be found across the entire country working at prominent companies.

Delta Chapter - University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

The Delta Chapter of Sigma Phi Delta was founded on January 25, 1928 by a group of students that included a brother of an Alpha Chapter Founder and an Alpha Chapter Alumnus in graduate school. Delta Chapter has traditionally provided leadership for the fraternity, witnessed by the fact that it has produced 5 Grand Presidents who have guided the fraternity 46 of its 80+ years of existence. The only two members who have been named Grand Old Men of Sigma Phi Delta Fraternity were Delta Alumni.

Epsilon Chapter - North Dakota State University

The Epsilon Chapter of Sigma Phi Delta was founded on May 21, 1928. We have a long history at NDSU for being one of the older Fraternities and can trace our lineage to a previous local Fraternity called Delta Pi. We are also one of three Professional Fraternities on campus. We currently have two major Philanthropy events, one held each semester. The Peddle for Pets event, which is held in the Fall semester with Alpha Gamma Delta, and our newly created Sigma Phi Delta Pig Roast, which we donate all income to the Disabled American Veterans foundation.

Eta Chapter - Marquette University

The Eta Chapter of Sigma Phi Delta was founded on May 23, 1931 when a local Marquette Engineering Fraternity, Omega Sigma Phi, merged with the National Fraternity. Eta Chapter has the largest number of registered alumni in the entire Sigma Phi Delta Organization, with over 900 living alumni worldwide, and is Marquette University's oldest active fraternity. Eta Chapter has a rich history in the Milwaukee and Marquette Communities and remains very active today. As a yearly tradition Sigma Phi Delta proudly administers the Marquette's College of Engineering Scholarship Examination for incoming freshman, and is usually very active in student government

Theta Chapter - University of British Columbia

The Theta Chapter of Sigma Phi Delta was founded on April 24, 1932. Because Alpha and Theta Chapters were the only active chapters in the Western Province, there is a healthy camaraderie between the two. Theta Actives are generally among the most involved students with the Engineering Undergraduate Society, and any of the affiliated clubs, at the University of British Columbia.

Kappa Chapter - Trine University

The Kappa Chapter of Sigma Phi Delta was founded on May 25, 1947. The Kappa Chapter is located at Trine University located in Angola, Indiana. This chapter was established during an engineering undergraduate boom at Tri-State College (former name) following WWII and the G.I. Bill. The castle as its known amongst its members is located just across the street from Campus, and is located within a 3-minute walk to the Engineering building making it one of the most convenient houses on campus. "Phi Delt's" is the local nickname which is different from most other chapters.

Rho Chapter - Bradley University

The Rho Chapter of Sigma Phi Delta was founded on Dec 18, 1965. After deactivating, the Rho Chapter was rechartered on April 18, 2015.

Phi Chapter - South Dakota State University

The Phi Chapter of Sigma Phi Delta was founded on May 4, 1991.

Psi Chapter - University of Delaware

The Psi Chapter of Sigma Phi Delta was founded on April 11, 1999. Psi Chapter is located at the University of Delaware located in Newark, DE. Psi chapter has been active in helping start new chapters on the east coast, notably Omega (Rutgers University), Beta-Iota (University of Maryland), and Beta-Kappa (Lehigh University). It's one of the largest Sigma Phi Delta chapters nationally.

Omega Chapter - Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey

The Omega Chapter of Sigma Phi Delta was founded on May 13, 2000. Omega is part of the Eastern Province and due to geographical closeness often interacts with Psi Chapter (University of Delaware). Actives at Omega are involved in a wide span of organizations, societies, and engineering departments at Rutgers. Though Omega is much younger than other active chapters, it is very active and well known among the National Fraternity for its unique character and involvement.

Beta-Gamma Chapter - Lamar University

The Beta-Gamma Chapter of Sigma Phi Delta was founded on May 17, 2003.

Beta-Delta Chapter - Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University

The Beta-Delta Chapter of Sigma Phi Delta was founded on December 3, 2005. Beta-Delta has been involved in Lego League and the Virginia Tech wide service projects known as Big Event and Relay for Life, and participate in philanthropies such as Cinco de Chi-O and their own Disc Golf matches, whose proceeds benefit Engineers Without Borders. They are also active in many intramural sports including flag football, volleyball and dodgeball.

Beta-Epsilon Chapter - University of British Columbia Okanagan

The Beta-Epsilon Chapter of Sigma Phi Delta was founded on March 28, 2009.

Beta-Zeta Chapter - Wright State University

The Beta-Zeta Chapter of Sigma Phi Delta was founded on August 14, 2010.

Beta-Eta Chapter - Stony Brook University

The Beta-Eta Chapter of Sigma Phi Delta was founded on February 4, 2012.

Beta-Theta Chapter - James Madison University

The Beta-Theta Chapter of Sigma Phi Delta was founded on February 11, 2012.

Beta-Iota Chapter - University of Maryland, College Park

The Beta-Iota Chapter of Sigma Phi Delta was founded at the University of Maryland on February 25, 2012. Our goals and objectives follow along well with those of our international counterparts. We are frequently involved in many types of events: Professional Events, like grad panels and tours of facilities such as the Goddard Space and Flight Center; Philanthropy Events, such as our annual trip to volunteer for the KEEN Program in Washington, D.C.; and Social Events, including trips to play paint ball, laser tag, and more. With 34 Active Brothers as of the beginning of 2015, we strive to continue our proud traditions and have fun along the way.

Beta-Kappa Chapter - Lehigh University

The Beta-Kappa Chapter of Sigma Phi Delta was founded on March 23, 2013. Based in Bethlehem, PA, Lehigh University enriches and develops students in the P.C. Rossin College of Engineering and Applied Sciences. Members of the Beta Kappa chapter utilize the many interdisciplinary programs at Lehigh, such as IDEAS (Integrated Degree in Engineering, Arts, and Sciences), IBE (Integrated Business and Engineering), and CSB (Computer Science and Business). Because they have not received recognition by the Interfraternity Council, Beta Kappa started and led the effort to create a Professional Fraternity Council at Lehigh for the collaboration of a number of professional organizations, including SPD's sister sorority Alpha Omega Epsilon (AOE).

Beta-Lambda Chapter - San Diego State University

San Diego State University's Chapter, founded April 20, 2012, is home to most committed Engineers of Southern California. The Beta-Lambda chapter is a terrific example of leadership and service. The Chapter encourages "taking the lead" in their passions towards acclaiming their own success.

Beta-Mu Chapter - Milwaukee School of Engineering

The Beta-Mu Chapter of Sigma Phi Delta was founded on October 19, 2013.

Beta-Nu Chapter - California Polytechnic State University

The Beta-Nu Chapter of Sigma Phi Delta was founded on April 19, 2014.

Beta-Xi - West Virginia University

The Beta-Xi Chapter of Sigma Phi Delta was founded on December 6, 2014.

Beta-Omicron Chapter - University of Missouri

The Beta Omicron Chapter of Sigma Phi Delta was founded on December 13, 2014 in Columbia, Missouri with a Charter Class of 30 members. Beta Omicron showcases both the social and professional aspects of Sigma Phi Delta by obtaining membership and being actively involved in IFC and continually looking for ways to be involved in the College of Engineering. In the Spring of 2015, Beta Omicron collaborated with the local Alpha Omega Epsilon Chapter to host over 150 companies in the Spring Career Fair for the College of Engineering. Beta Omicron has also been actively involved with the Missouri Society of Professional Engineers and is exploring Engineering based Philanthropy Events with them as well as other types of Philanthropy.

Beta-Pi Chapter - Texas Tech University

The Beta-Pi Chapter of Sigma Phi Delta was founded on May 2, 2015.

Symbols

Blazon for the Sigma Phi Delta Coat of Arms

Gules, a pall or, between, in chief two retorts crossed argent, in dexter base a quill sable surmounting a key in saltire, of the third, in sinister base a hammer fesswise of the fourth debruising a compass, points downward, of the third; over all the escutcheon of pretense, azure, charged with a castle or, masoned sable, with a bordure argent.

Crest, over a duke's helmet and a torse of the colors, a dexter cubit arm, proper, grasping a thunderbolt, winged or
Mantling: Gules doubled, or
Supporters: Two lions, rampant, proper

Motto: Sigma Phi Delta, in upper and lower case Greek letters

Insignia

The Name of the Fraternity is represented

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