Fraternity Founders and Re-Establishing Brothers
The Delphic Fraternity is unique to recognize two groups of founding members that have played important roles in the history of the organization. The fraternity was originally founded by thirteen students at the Geneseo State Normal School in upstate New York who first met on October 13, 1871 to form the Delphic Society (today known as the Delphic Fraternity). On March 11, 1987, twelve students at the State University College of New Paltz (today SUNY New Paltz) revived the historic Delphic Fraternity after nearly 15 years of dormancy. The organization was re-established as Delphic of Gamma Sigma Tau Fraternity, the first official multicultural fraternity on the east coast. The organization is incorporated in the state of New York as The Delphic Fraternity, Inc. and does business as Delphic of Gamma Sigma Tau Fraternity.
Founders of the Delphic Society
John B. Abbott
John N. Drake
Scott L. McNinch
Frank E. Welles
Re-Establishing Brothers of Delphic of Gamma Sigma Tau