Posted by Phil Velez on September 16, 2012 at 9:25 PM
The Delphic Fraternity was founded in 1871 in the state of New York. The fraternity can trace its organizational history back to the origins of the Epsilon chapter in Cortland, the Young Men's Debating Club formed in 1847. The organization knew the Cortland chapter was a debating club prior to becoming part of the Delphic Fraternity, however the actual founding date of the club was guestimated to be around 1842. An old article found online recently from the Cortland Evening Standard dated April 12, 1895 lists the names of prominent club alumni and confirms its founding year to be 1847. The new information has been added to the Delphic Wikipedia Page and this Delphic Fraternity History Home Page. Historially this is a great find and truly illustrates our organization's rich history. So, The Delphic Fraternity, Inc.: 140 years of brotherhood - 165 years of history.