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Gamma Phi Society at Colgate University

Posted by Phil Velez on November 13, 2022 at 5:15 PM

Gamma Phi - Adelphian - Delphic 

Further research into the formation of the Delphic Society at the University of Rochester confirms that the literary society was founded by some students who previously attended Colgate University and where members of the Adelphian Society. 

According to Colgate at 200...

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Delphic Fraternity - One of the Oldest Existing Social Fraternities in the United States

Posted by Phil Velez on May 10, 2018 at 9:10 PM

The History of the Delphic Fraternity

Founded in 1871 | Re-Established in 1987 | Dates Back to 1847

The Delphic Frater...

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Delphic Society at the University of Rochester

Posted by Phil Velez on August 10, 2017 at 12:00 AM

We, as an organization, have known of the existence of the Delphic Society at Rochester since the mid 1990s. I, as historian, have looked into the history of the Delphic Society at Rochester and at the time did not see a clear connection between the Delphic Society at Rochester and the one from Geneseo, our alpha chapter. However, recent historical findings have now led us to finally illustrate a link between the two college literary societies, based at locations physically sep...

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2016 Expansion Efforts - Graduate & Associate Chapters

Posted by Phil Velez on October 25, 2016 at 4:40 PM

Delphic of Gamma Sigma Tau Fraternity is proud to announce the official formation of the NYC Professional Graduate Chapter. The new graduate chapter has initiated three new members and looks forward to future events in the NYC area. The organization would like to also welcome two undergraduate associate chapters: the SUNY Delhi Associate Chapter and the Lincoln University Associate Chapter. Our members in Delhi, NY and Oxford, PA are excited to re-establish active undergraduate...

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Stained Glass Delphic 7 Window at SUNY New Paltz Alumni House

Posted by Phil Velez on March 1, 2014 at 10:50 AM

Here's a close-up shot of a photo taken by Delphic Brother Komain and Little Sister Christina at the SUNY New Paltz Alunni House. Next time you find yourself on campus visit the Alumni House to get a real close-up look at the historic art work.

What do you think of the template redesign to the History Homepage? / Happy 142nd Anniversary!

Posted by Phil Velez on October 27, 2013 at 5:30 AM

 The template to the Delphic Fraternity History Homepage has been redesigned. We don't change our template very often, generally trying to stick with a theme that expresses age and history. We would love to hear what you think of the redesign and what you would like to see on the website in the future. Feel free to share your thought by repsonding to the blog post. 

We hope you like the changes. The revamp comes about two weeks after the or...

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Dr. R. Paul Higgins, Sr. - Notable Delphic Alumni

Posted by Phil Velez on March 24, 2013 at 8:30 PM

We have added another Notable Delphic Alumni to the Delphic Fraternity Wikipedia Page, thanks for the incredible research conducted by our Brother Eric Guzman. Dr. R. Paul Higgins, Sr. was a prominent physican and higher education officer from Cortland, NY. He was a member of the Young Men's Debating Club, which later became th...

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Founder John Beach Abbott

Posted by Phil Velez on November 10, 2012 at 11:55 PM

A Wikipedia page was created for one of the Founding Fathers of The Delphic Fraternity: John Beach Abbott. He was a New York attorney, county judge, and Democratic Party leader. For more information about John B. Abbott, visit his Wikipedia Page at:

Young Men's Debating Club - Founded in 1847

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 Sta...

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Happy 140th Anniversary to The Delphic Fraternity!

Posted by Phil Velez on October 13, 2011 at 5:40 PM

On October 13, 1871 the Delphic Fraternity was founded as the Delphic Society at SUNY Geneseo. To commerorate the 140th Anniversary of the legendary organization, an update to the Delphic Fraternity history booklet is now available online. To check out the revised version visit the resource/links page of this website. Happy 140th Anniversary to all members of The Delphic Fraternity!