Values

Our Mission and Values

The Mission and Values of the Fraternity are a public representation of our core values contained within our Ritual. Our mission is simple but straightforward, “Committed to Lives of Excellence.” Our members should be committed to living lives that reflect themselves, the Fraternity and every part of their being to a level of excellence. We as a Fraternity are dedicated to helping men achieve this level of excellence in their own lives.

The four fundamental principles of Delta Tau Delta are Truth, Courage, Faith and Power.

Truth is vital in the relationship between an organization and the outside world. If an
organization is not rooted in the truth, it will perish. Truth begins within the organization. In order to
truly become brothers, men must be truthful to themselves and to one another. They must hold
one another accountable.

Courage takes heart. Those who are courageous thrive in nearly all aspects of life. As you navigate through life, you will be confronted with many difficult decisions. Courage helps a leader understand the best option and
take it, regardless of the popularity of that choice. Courage has a distinct relationship with truth.
One must know the truth in order to stand for it.

Faith is belief. Faith grows, develops, and changes. This can be belief in a higher power, fellow
men, or even yourself. It means trusting your foundation and believing that your actions are
appropriate and right. Faith will help you trust decisions made and believe that information
told to you is correct. A lack of faith drives a wedge through an organization and through
friendships.

Power begins as inner strength. Power is a combination of talents, inherent abilities, and
wisdom. It is increased when the power of many individuals is united through brotherhood. The power of an organization, when combined with courage, faith, and truth,
leads one into the future and ensures success.

As a chapter, Epsilon Nu is founded upon those values described above, which were established
at our fraternity’s founding. These beliefs are best summarized by our commitment to
excellence, which we aspire to every day.

Honesty and integrity are the glue that holds our fraternity together. We strive to maintain
accountability in our daily interactions with each other and the community. Our pursuit of
excellence in honesty and integrity has resulted in outstanding relations with fellow Delts and the
community.

We are a vital organization which is full of energy, and our members are committed to
supporting the fraternity and her values through their service and love. This commitment remains
even after graduation. You aren’t a Delt for four years; you’re a Delt for life.