COVID-19 UPDATES

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Delta Chi as well as peer organizations, in collaboration with colleges and universities, are taking preventative measures to slow the spread of COVID-19 in communities throughout North America. This page hosts official updates from the Delta Chi Fraternity related to the COVID-19 pandemic.  If you need to contact a member of the IHQ staff, please visit our Contacts Page.
 
Out of abundance of caution and consideration for the health and safety of our staff, the International Headquarters (IHQ) has moved to remote operations. While staff is working remotely, services will continue to be available during normal business hours.  All emails and calls to IHQ will forward to appropriate staff members remotely.  We’ll continue to monitor the ever-changing situation.
 
We encourage our chapters, colonies, and members to continue to utilize the staff for support in any Delta Chi matters. Updates and resources are available by clicking the button.  Additional communications will released in the coming days. 
 
We appreciate your patience as we work through this difficult time and are dedicated to identifying virtual engagement avenues for our brothers.  

Announcement Regarding Chapter Dues March 24, 2020

As of March 17, 2020, 100% of our host institutions closed their campuses or moved classes online as a result of the worldwide health emergency from COVID-19.  Over the last week, the Fraternity staff has conducted more than 300 phone, email, and text discussions with officers, alumni and campus partners to ensure our chapters and colonies were safe and following best practices.  Delta Chi has also created virtual opportunities to stay connected and offer continuing education. The entire Fraternity staff has worked diligently to respond to campus closures while simultaneously tending personal and family health, safety, and well-being.

We are cognizant of the difficulties students and families across the world are facing as a result of this crisis. As our Basic Expectations advise, we have a duty to show compassion.  Therefore, this past Saturday, March 21, the Executive Committee (“AA”, “CC” and “DD”) along with the Executive Director, presented a plan to the Board of Regents to reduce billed chapter membership dues by $24.00 for the Spring 2020 semester.  Colonies that receive discounted membership dues will receive a corresponding percentage of reduction to their discounted dues.

The Board of Regents and the Executive Committee unanimously voted to approve the measure crediting back a portion of the spring member dues and housing initiatives for a total credit of $24.00 per member.  Today, the Fraternity staff began putting the approved measure into action and over the next week, chapters and colonies will see a credit applied to their statement.  As a self-governing organization, members should contact their appropriate chapter or colony executive officers to determine how the credit will impact their personal chapter and colony statements.

In these trying times, the Fraternity heard those members, parents, and alumni who reached out to Delta Chi International Headquarters seeking relief.  We were encouraged by their commitment to participation in the fraternal experience and for all the Delta Chis striving to keep their local chapter or colony strong and engaged.  The ability to provide this credit and requested relief to our members was made possible by decreasing future cost to the Fraternity. Effective immediately, the Fraternity has canceled the 2020 Emerging Leaders Academy (ELA) which was scheduled for July on the campus of Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri. It was an extremely difficult decision to cancel ELA, as it is a program that provides an extraordinary opportunity for members to develop their leadership skills. However, the decision was ultimately made because cancelation provides the broadest benefit to the greatest number of Delta Chi brothers.

In addition, the Fraternity will be moving solely to a digital version and electronic distribution of the Quarterly Magazine.  In an effort to ensure our alumni receive their digital copy of the Quarterly, we encourage all alumni members to ensure their contact information and email address are correct on MyDCHI

It is our sincerest hope that all brothers, family, and friends of the Fraternity remain safe and stay healthy.  If you would like more information regarding our Basic Expectations, please visit the Delta Chi website.  More information for Chapter “D”s will be made available in the coming days.