The Delta Theta Chapter of the Chi Phi Fraternity originated in 2000 at Clemson University. They received their first charter in 2003 under the leadership of Kirk Thomas, one of the original founding fathers of Delta Theta. The chapter had a hiatus in membership until its recolonization in 2016.
The Chi Phi National Office came onto the Clemson Campus in the fall of 2016. A few students were invited to help with the colony’s growth and, under the advising of John Fisher and Brett Shaw, the recolonization of the Delta Theta Chapter at Clemson University formally began. After a few weeks of recruiting by new members and learning about the fraternity from Brothers Fisher and Shaw, thirty brothers were initiated as the re-founding fathers of Delta Theta on November 12th, 2016. This initiation was held at the Omega Chapter at Georgia Institute of Technology.
The re-founding fathers sought to establish a fraternity on campus that lived above the Greek life standard on campus. They wanted to create a brotherhood built on truth, honor, and personal integrity. So far, the Delta Theta Colony of the Chi Phi Fraternity has become increasingly involved on the Clemson Campus by participating in various philanthropies and a multitude of Greek community activities such as Greek Week and building a Homecoming Float. The Colony also strives to better the community through generous acts of community service such as volunteering at the Boys and Girls Club of Greenville and a local animal shelter.
As of March 17th, the grand council has granted Delta Theta permission to charter as the Delta Theta Chapter of Chi Phi. The Chapter still continues to grow as better men and as a better family.