The history of Delta Tau Delta at Cornell began in January 1889, with the initiation of twelve young men into the newly formed Beta Omicron chapter. From that day forward, Delt has been a constant presence in Ithaca, and is the oldest continuously chartered fraternity at Cornell. More than 1,500 Cornellians have been initiated and had their lives enriched by this chapter. Our shelters, the original at 110 Edgemore Lane and the current at 104 Mary Anne Wood Dr, have served as housing for generations of men. More than simply housing, however, the Shelter is a perpetual home for all Delts, from the undergraduates who live here to the alumni who return each year for Homecoming festivities. The bond of brotherhood established within stretches across the years, uniting graduates from the Class of ’09 with those from the Class of ’49. It connects rising sophomores with men such as Willard Dickerman Straight, who served as Beta Omicron chapter president, and Jim Casey, who founded Cayuga’s Waiters in 1949. The Delt experience at Cornell offers a unique link to the university’s history, and an exemplary path for any young man’s future.