Tau Delta Phi-Psi Chapter

Established in 1910 as a high school fraternity, Tau Delta Phi was founded as a Fraternity at City College of New York, The New York College of Dentistry, and New York University simultaneously in 1914.  

From its inception, Tau Delta Phi has demonstrated its progressive place within the fraternal movement. Its exceptional direction has led Tau Delta Phi to be a fraternity of firsts: the first to end fraternal segregation, the first modest sized national fraternity to remove pledging and operate under a developmental training model for all members, and one of the first organizations to be accepting of men based solely on the content of their character, not the color of their skin, the way they choose to worship or not worship God, the country their family comes from, or even who they choose to fall in love with. 

Tau Delta Phi Fraternity works daily to realize its vision "to develop a brotherhood of exemplary leaders whose character and reputation earn respect and uncommon admiration. Our men strive every day to uphold our public motto: “He Shall Not Want, As Long As I Breathe, For He is My Brother.”

Psi Chapter, now inactive, was an important member of fraternity life at Carnegie Mellon University (formerly Carnegie Institute of Technology). These are some of their stories.

Legacy Stories from the Americans All Heritage Honor Roll

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Allan S. Kullen Maryland (February 20, 1942 - ?) Author, Businessman, Golfer, Inventor, Jewish, Marketing, Mergers-Acquisitions, Poland, Printer, Social Entrepreneur, Traveler

“Her name is Ester Baumgartner. Do you know her? She's a pretty Swiss girl who sings beautifully, and I think she lives near here." Allan had posed the question in a broken mixture of Hebrew and English to whoever would listen and could understand him. Allan had met Ester while on an archaeological dig at Masada in the Negev, Israel. All he knew by the time they parted ways was her name and that she was staying in Tel Aviv.