Michigan Tech Local
Founded at Michigan Tech in 1921 by veterans
of World War I, Kappa Delta Psi Fraternity was incorporated
in February of 1946. Excelling in social, athletic, and academic
activities, the KD's form a solid, close-knit group to provide
a friendly atmosphere and leadership capabilities for members.
In the past, the fraternity was instrumental in the establishment
of the Inter-Fraternity Association, the governing body for
the fraternities on campus. Each year the KD's place their share
of members on varied organizations on campus. The athletic skills
typical of many of the members of Kappa Delta Psi were showcased
recently as many members were on the 2004 Great Lakes Intercollegiate
Athletic Conference Football Championship team. Also, many of
the alumni were a part of the Michigan Tech NIC Football and
WCHA Hockey Conference Championship teams, along with capturing
many overall Intramural trophies which decorate the Kappa Delta
Psi house. Now solidly entrenched in their residence, the men
of Kappa Delta Psi plan to continue their success in activities,
and to play a dominant role as campus leaders at Michigan Tech.
- Nationally, fraternity members acquire grade
point averages above all other college men's scholastic rankings.
- Nationally, fraternity members have an overall
higher graduation rate than non-Greeks. Seventy-one percent
of all fraternity men persist to graduation while only 50 percent
of all non-fraternity members graduate.
- All but two U.S. presidents since 1825 have
been fraternity men, and 63 percent of the U.S. presidents'
cabinet members since 1900 have been fraternity men.
- Studies show that 76 percent of Congress,
71 percent of the men listed in "Who's Who in America,"
and 85 percent of the Fortune 500 executives belong to a fraternity.
- Since 1910, 85 percent of the Supreme Court
justices have been Greek.
- Greeks contribute innumerable community service
hours and contributions to local and national charities annually.