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Alpha Delta National Fraternity

Fraternity Information - Chapter History

 The Sigma Xi Chapter first chartered  under Alpha Phi Omega Fraternity. 

The Chapter was founded on May 7, 1965 in the FFA room of the Memorial Union.


We were installed on May 13, 1967


The Installation was presided over by Richard Manstrangelo

The Alpha Chi Chapter (from MIT) was our sponsor

Transition and the Founding of Alpha Delta

Washington D.C. aka “The All Male Congress”: This was the first “Convention” of the all male chapter of Alpha Phi Omega.  This meeting was the deciding factor to leave Alpha Phi Omega and form a new all-male Fraternity.  Sigma Xi sent Sean O’Mara, Brian Chick, and Dave Haluska to this meeting.




Boston/Revere Massachusetts aka “The First Meeting of the New Fraternity”: This Convention was the start of Alpha Delta.  The meeting was attended by the three founding chapters of Alpha Delta.  They are Sigma Xi, Pi Chi (Duquesne University), and Zeta Theta (Drexel University).  In this meeting we voted to name the Fraternity Alpha Delta.  The agenda consisted of Symbols, and Principles of the Fraternity


Drexel Campus West Philadelphia, Pennsylvania: In West Philadelphia the three founding chapters worked on the Ritual and other things pertaining to the National Fraternity.  It was also here that the first Brothers of Alpha Delta were initiated.  Anthony Feldpausch of Sigma Xi was the first Brother of Alpha Delta to be sworn in.  The first National Executives were also decided on.  Sean O’Mara of Sigma Xi was Alpha Delta’s first National Treasurer.

Winter Meeting 2010

The Last Convention of Alpha Delta was in January of 2010 at the Drexel Campus in Philidelphia.  At this meeting it was decided that the colors would be changed from black, gold and green to forest green, old gold and onyx.

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Alpha Delta National Fraternity
5748 Memorial Union
Orono, Maine 04469
Fax: 207.581.9422
The University of Maine
Orono, Maine 04469
A Member of the University of Maine System