Scholars, Leaders
Delta Chi Crest - LEGES
Athletes, Gentlemen

The Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) chapter of The Delta Chi Fraternity was chartered on November 16, 1991 and was founded on Valentine’s Day of 1990. The chapter has experienced tremendous success over the years and has overcome numerous challenges by the unifying strength of the Delta Chi bond. Perhaps this was the idea of founder Peter S. Johnson when he declared, “Delta Chi was my first love; it shall be my last.”

The VCU chapter of The Delta Chi Fraternity honors its founding fathers:


Scott Bayers
Heath Brannigan
Matt Brothers
David Carter
Scott Faulkner
Kenny Felts
Paul Ford
Tom Gribble
Jim Grooms
Carlos Gutiérrez
David Heflin
Rob Iming
Clark Land
Keith Lee
Dan Llewellyn
Douglas A. Lynch
Martin Mann
Chris Martin
Steven Mundy
Robbie Odom
Mark Pridgen
Dave Ross
Mark Roulley
Dave Stallard
Jay Throckmorton
Eric Vaughn
Mike Watkins
Mike Webb


The Delta Chi Fraternity is an international Greek letter social fraternity formed on October 13, 1890, at Cornell University, initially as a professional fraternity for law students. In 1929, Delta Chi became the first international fraternity to outlaw hazing. The Fraternity is headquartered at 314 Church Street in Iowa City, Iowa. As of Fall 2009, Delta Chi reached the milestone of having over 100,000 initiates.

The original founding fathers of The Delta Chi Fraternity are:

Albert Sullard Barnes
Myron Mckee Crandall
John Milton Gorham
Peter Schermerhorn Johnson
Edward Richard O’Malley
Owen Lincoln Potter
Alphonse Derwin Stillman
Thomas Allen Joseph Sullivan
Monroe Marsh Sweetland
Thomas David Watkins
Frederick Moore Whitney

Some notable Delta Chi Alumni involved in government, entertainment, and sports are:


Benjamin Harrison, 23rd President of the United States (Member when Delta Chi was an honorary organization. Harrison was an initiated brother ofPhi Delta Theta, a social fraternity.)
Otis R. Bowen, former Governor of Indiana and Secretary of Health and Human Services
John Bricker, Past Governor and U.S. Senator from Ohio
William Jennings Bryan, U.S. Congressman, U.S. Secretary of State and U.S. presidential candidate
Carey Cavanaugh, former U.S. Ambassador and peace negotiator, Florida
Larry Craig, former U.S. Senator from Idaho
Henry Hartsfield, space shuttle commander
Henry “Scoop” Jackson, late Senator from Washington and presidential candidate
Sam Johnson, U.S. House of Representatives, Texas
Robert Todd Lincoln, Son of President Abraham Lincoln
John L. Mica, U.S. House of Representatives, Florida
Dan Miller, former U.S. House of Representatives, Florida
Edward R. O’Malley, New York State Attorney General, and New York Supreme Court justice
William S. Sessions, former Director of the FBI
Richard Shelby, U.S. Senator, Alabama
Bob Stump, former U.S. House of Representatives, Arizona
Craig Thomas, U.S. Senator, Wyoming
Robert Smith Vance, late Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals Judge from Alabama
George Wallace, former Governor of Alabama
James Henry “Jim” Webb, Jr., U.S. Senator, Virginia, former Secretary of the Navy
Bill Zeliff, former U.S. Representative from New Hampshire
Ronald ‘Bo’ Ginn, former U.S. Representative from Georgia
Ashton Kutcher Iowa — Actor (Dude, Where’s My Car, That 70
s Show), Producer (Punk’d, Hollyhood)
Kevin Costner Cal State Fullerton – Actor/Director/Producer (Dances With Wolves, Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves, JFK,
The Bodyguard, Waterworld,Field of Dreams)
Bill Pidto, ESPN Sportscaster
Russel B. Nye, Pulitzer Prize winning author
Jon Daniels, Cornell, General Manager for the Texas Rangers, youngest GM in baseball history.
Michael Huyghue, Cornell, Former Senior Vice President of Football Operations for the Jacksonville Jaguars, Founder and Commissioner of United Football League (UFL)
Rod Dedeaux, former USC coach and college baseball’s “Coach of the Century”
Jack Del Rio, Head Coach of the Jacksonville Jaguars
Pat Gillick, former General Manager for the Seattle Mariners and Toronto Blue Jays, current General Manager of the 2008 World Champion Philadelphia Phillies
Nolan Harrison, Former NFL Lineman
Larry Himes, former General Manager for the Chicago Cubs
Ron Mix, NFL Hall of Fame member
Skip Pitlock, Retired Major League pitcher
Sean Salisbury, former NFL quarterback and ESPN Analyst
Scott Studwell, former star Illini linebacker, two-time Minnesota Viking Pro Bowler
Don Thorp, Former Illini defensive tackle who saw NFL play briefly for three years.
Mark Dominik, Current General Manager of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers