Iota Nu Delta
|Iota Nu Delta|
|Founded||February 7, 1994
Iota Nu Delta uplifts its men in their duties: to serve, to lead, and to accomplish greater things in life. Bound by Brotherhood Eternal, we shall:
Cultivate lifelong academic and professional excellence. Extend meaningful service to humanity and leadership in society.Promote understanding of the diverse South Asian cultures.
|Motto||Blood, Sweat, and Tears
Is The Fire In You?
Imitated Never Duplicated
|Colors||Orange and Green|
|Publication||The ΙNΔ Insider|
|Chapters||13 Chapters & 11 Colonies|
|Emblem||Rose over Sword|
|Headquarters||New York, NY, US|
Iota Nu Delta (ΙΝΔ, also IND) is the world's first South Asian interest fraternity, founded on Monday, February 7, 1994 on the campus of the State University of New York at Binghamton. It is a member of the North-American Interfraternity Conference.
On February 7, 1994, Eight young men at Binghamton University came together to start a movement.
They noticed that traditional on-campus student organizations were split among the lines of national origins, and at most, provided a group of friends during college. The yearly election of new officers in these student organizations made it difficult to create a lasting impact beyond the college campus – as each new executive board set its own agenda. Further, after members graduated, their ties to these student organizations diminished.
The first eight members, known as the national Founding Fathers, of Iota Nu Delta Fraternity, Inc. are:
- Sachin Chopra
- Varun Gujral
- Ankur Desai
- Renjy Vattasseril
- Stanley Jacob
- Shaiju Eapen
- Samir Chopra
- Johri Mathew
On February 7, 1994, disappointed with the abundance of traditional fraternities, these eight men came together to form the first South Asian Interest Fraternity. Their goal in forming the organization was to bridge the gaps between people of different backgrounds, ethnicity, and cultures – all while promoting South Asian cultural awareness. Iota Nu Delta Fraternity, Inc. is South Asian based, but is not exclusive to men of South-Asian origin.
Iota Nu Delta has established Mental Health Awareness & Advocacy as its primary philanthropic focus and works in partnership with Active Minds.
Additionally, Iota Nu Delta supports bone marrow advocacy through the National Marrow Donor Program & SAMAR (South Asian Marrow Association of Recruiters). Iota Nu Delta is also involved with several other national non-profit organizations including the United Service Organizations, Association for India's Development, and SAALT (South Asian Americans Leading Together).>
Chapters & Colonies
- Alpha Chapter (Α) - State University of New York at Binghamton
- Beta Chapter (Β) - New York University
- Gamma Chapter (Γ) - Drexel University
- Delta Chapter (Δ) - State University of New York at Buffalo
- Epsilon Chapter (E) - State University of New York at Stony Brook
- Zeta Chapter (Ζ) - University of Debrecen
- Eta Chapter (Η) - University of Maryland, College Park
- Theta Chapter (Θ) - George Washington University and Georgetown University
- Iota Chapter (Ι) - St. John's University
- Kappa Chapter (Κ) - Temple University
- Lambda Chapter (Λ) - Long Island University
- Mu Chapter (Μ) - Rutgers University – New Brunswick Campus
- Xi Chapter (Ξ) - New York Institute of Technology - Old Westbury Campus
- North Carolina State University
- City University of New York - Baruch College
- The Pennsylvania State University
- Johns Hopkins University
- University of Pittsburgh
- The University of Texas at San Antonio
- The University of Texas at Austin
- East Carolina University
- The City College of New York
- Boston University
- University of the Sciences in Philadelphia