Delta Tau Delta Returns to Oregon State University

After being absent for more than 15 years, Delta Tau Delta is pleased to announce a successful expansion project at Oregon State University in Corvallis, Ore. The new colony of 32 members was inducted into the Fraternity during an on-campus ceremony November 4. Performing the ceremony were men from the Gamma Rho Chapter at the University of Oregon.

For the alumni of Delta Lambda, the return ends a long period of absence and frustration. The Fraternity closed the Delta Lambda Chapter at Oregon State in 1999 after 69 years of continuous operation. An attempt to return to Corvallis failed in 2001 and the Fraternity had not been able to return since. With its founding the Delta Lambda Crescent Colony became the 21st North-American Interfraternity Conference group at the university.

A team of three Central Office staff members consisting of Connor Hollrah (Westminster College, 2015), Alberto Saenz (Eastern Michigan University, 2016) and Lijah Vann Gardner (Chapman, University 2016) arrived on campus in October. They began marketing the Fraternity, soliciting referrals and interviewing potential new members. The expansion team collected more than 700 referrals from the campus community, interviewed hundreds of men and ultimately extended the bids to the men who would become the founding father class of the Delta Lambda Crescent Colony.

“The formation of the Delta Lambda Crescent Colony completes a personal goal for me,” said Chief Operating Officer Jack Kreman. “I first visited Oregon State in 2005 and knew it was a place Delta Tau Delta needed to be. The colony not only improves the Fraternity footprint in the Western Pacific Division, but adds another quality institution to the ranks of our membership.”

Fraternity staff also recruited a volunteer advisory team to assist the new Delt new members as they pursue a charter. Leading the team is veteran Fraternity volunteer Jason Feiner (Bradley University, 1997). Feiner is a long-time veteran of student affairs. Professionally he is on the staff at Lewis and Clark College in Portland. Additional volunteers are always welcome, so anyone living in the area with interest should contact Director of Volunteer Recruitment Bentley Anderson at

Oregon State is an international public research university located in Corvallis, one of the safest, smartest, greenest small cities in the nation.

Founded in 1868, Oregon State is the state’s Land Grant university and is one of only two universities in the U.S. to have Sea Grant, Space Grant and Sun Grant designations as well.

Delta Tau Delta has 138 chapters and colonies in 39 states and the District of Columbia with a membership of more than 10,000 undergraduates and more than 120,000 living members.

Delta Tau Delta is a values-based fraternity founded in 1858. Its mission, “Committed to Lives of Excellence,” is what the Fraternity seeks to represent at its host institutions. Delta Tau Delta strives to develop its members’ leadership skills, seeks superior academic achievement, promotes community service efforts and helps its members launch successful careers.