Epsilon Mu Chapter | Ball State University
The Epsilon Mu Chapter of the Fraternity Delta Tau Delta was founded in 1966 at Ball State University. Over the past 43 years, the Epsilon Mu Chapter has been the home of outstanding young men, from famous broadcasters to outstanding CEOs. The brothers of Epsilon Mu continually pursue excellence in academics, athletics, leadership, and service to the community, but it is the brotherhood that is the source of our greatest pride.
Delta Tau Delta was founded in 1858 at Bethany College in present day West Virginia. Born of the knowledge that integrity is essential, the founding principles of Truth, Courage, Faith and Power have provided a guide for its membership. Since 1858 the Fraternity has spread to over 200 campuses with 125 active chapters and colonies comprised of over 7,000 undergradute members. In 150 years more than 150,000 men have become members of Delta Tau Delta.
I was honored as chapter advisor to stand with 12 active members to accept the Hugh Shields Award for Chapter Excellence at its Northern Division Conference in Merrillville, Indiana on February 2, 2014. Having the chapter recognized as one of the top ten chapters of the fraternity’s 130 chapters demonstrates Epsilon Mu’s commitment toward distinction commensurate with that expected of its alumni, the University, its community, and especially the active membership.
Since the chapter received its charter from Supreme Court Justice and International President of Delta Tau Delta Tom Clark in November 1966, the chapter has been awarded the Hugh Shields Award 13 times (1982, 1983, 1984, 1985, 1986, 1987, 1988, 1989, 1991, 1993, 1997, 1998, and 2013). In addition, the chapter has received the Fraternity’s second highest award, Court of Honor Award, 17 times denoting a top 20 chapter (all of the above dates plus 1990, 1992, 2010, and 2012). A 12-member delegation of Ball State Delts and I accepted the award for the fraternity.
Brian Hobbs ’99