Iota Nu Delta

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Iota Nu Delta
ΙΝΔ
Iota Nu Delta Crest
Founded February 7, 1994 (20 years ago) (1994-02-07)
Binghamton University
Type Social
Emphasis Brotherhood Eternal
Scope International
Mission statement
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
Jewel Diamond
Publication The ΙNΔ Insider
Chapters 13 Chapters & 11 Colonies
Members 900+ collegiate
Emblem Rose over Sword
Headquarters New York, NY, US
Homepage www.iotanudelta.com

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.

Background[edit]

On February 7, 1994, Eight young men at Binghamton University came together to start a movement.

They noticed however, 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.

Founding Fathers[edit]

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.[1]

Philanthropy[edit]

Iota Nu Delta has established a partnership with Active Minds as its primary philanthropic focus, along with 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).[2]>

Chapters & Colonies[edit]

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