1911: Delta Tau Delta installed

Delta Tau Delta

The Hawkeyes held their installation into the Delta Tau Delta national fraternity Saturday night. Thirteen members of the Iowa chapter, three of Nebraska chapter, and fifteen alumni Hawkeye members were present. The installation was conducted by Mr. McKay of Chicago. Later a banquet was held in Alumni hall cafe.

The I.S.C. Student, “The Hawkeyes held their installation,” 6 November 1911.

Issue: 6 November 1911

One of the shorter pieces the Daily wrote for the installation of a greek house. The Hawkeye Club was formed in 1902 and in 1908 reorganized as a local fraternity. The installation in 1911 was a return to Iowa State for Delta Tau Delta. It was originally installed on campus in 1875 as the first fraternity on campus.

As the Hawkeye Club, from 1905 to 1911, its home was at 218 Welch, where Battle’s BBQ was. It was one of the early clubs to establish themselves on Welch Avenue as the road quickly became the preferred street as the land surrounding campus began to develop in the early 1900s.

As Delta Tau Delta, the men moved to the corner of Hyland Avenue and Lincoln Way.

Ames Evening Times, “Delta Tau Delta,” 6 January 1916.

Greek Community Re-establishing at Iowa State

Court upholds fraternity ban (1894)
Fraternities (re)approved (1904)

ORIGINAL TWO: Delta Tau Delta (1911) | Pi Beta Phi (1906)

NATIONAL FRATERNITIES: Acacia (1909) | Alpha Tau Omega (1908) | Beta Theta Pi (1905) | Kappa Sigma (1909) | Phi Gamma Delta (1907) | Phi Sigma Kappa (1911) | Sigma Alpha Epsilon (1905) | Sigma Nu (1904) | Theta Xi (1909)

NATIONAL SORORITIES: Alpha Delta Pi (1911)

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