In the Spring of 1993, National Headquarters of Alpha Sigma Phi was in the midst of a reinvention. Plans arose to spread to even more campuses across the United States, and for them to be high performing chapters, not just those in limbo and content. One of the campuses that they had their sights on was a small school, located in the rolling hills of West Kentucky, just 50 miles south of Paducah. Murray State University, they believed, was “ripe” for their outreach. Alpha Sigma Phi reached out to Murray State and the Office of Student Affairs, and were allowed to present to campus.
After many months of interviews, lunches, and talks later, on October 8th 1994, Delta Tau was born. With 39 founding fathers, including Grand Chapter Advisor Michael Young, we never turned back. Since chartered, Delta Tau has had 4 SGA presidents, countless Homecoming Court participants, 5 All Campus Sing Wins, and in the Greek Hall of Fame 4 times. In 1998, Nationals had labeled us as one of their forerunner chapters, their “Model Chapter.” From this, National Awards followed. Delta Tau had received the award for the best pledge program 8 years in a row. We received our first GSP, Grand Senior President’s Award in 2000, and have received it 3 more times since. Our chapter received the Alpha Kappa Pi Gold Cup in 2011, 2013, and 2014.
Delta Tau continues to be Murray State’s forerunning chapters. Through trial and tribulations, our chant of “Look like all the others, but we’re better than the rest” still rings on and holds true in our brotherhood.