The Alpha Delta Phi Fraternity was founded in 1832 at Hamilton College in Clinton, New York, by Samuel Eells (1810-1842). While founded as a literary society, it evolved into one of the most distinguished of the original American college fraternities. It has retained its focus on its literary roots, by attracting only the best students at only the best colleges and universities in Canada and the United States. A majority of its chapters are leaders on their respective campuses, where some of their houses have been designated architectural or historic landmarks. The Alpha Delta Phi experience has helped a disproportionate number of its 50,000 lifelong members to become top leaders in industry, government, education, and religion.

The Cornell Chapter of Alpha Delta Phi welcomes alumni and undergraduate brothers and others who are interested in learning more about this distinguished brotherhood. Feel free to contact us to learn more about the history and traditions of Alpha Delta Phi and our chapter.

Read the "Protocol Traditions of Alpha Delta Phi at Cornell University" by Andrew L. Reed '90.

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While we cannot speak for all fraternities at Cornell University or at other schools, we've prepared this document to let parents, new initiates, and prospective members see how we—the Cornell Alpha Delts—live. Download our PDF, here.

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No Smoking in the Lodge or Goat House
The board of Alpha Delta Phi at Cornell, Inc. has determined that smoking is a fire hazard, is a nuisance to or detriment to persons, and that it is necessary to prohibit smoking to protect the safety, health and well-being of occupants and guests at Alpha Delta Phi at Cornell University. Smoking is not permitted anywhere within the fraternity house and Goat House at 777 Stewart Avenue, Ithaca, New York. This includes private rooms, public study and social areas, the basement, and areas of food preparation and storage. In specific, it is prohibited to carry or have control of a lighted cigarette, cigar, pipe or other device used for smoking. At the board's discretion, for certain events, this rule may be waved. Unless notified in writing, the undergraduate president, who is charged with enforcing this policy, will consider the policy to be in force at all times. Monetary fines, disciplinary charges, and eviction may result from violation of the policy. Smoking is permitted on the patio and grounds of the Phi. Smokers are kindly asked to dispose of their ashes and smoking materials in a safe and hygenic manner.

Zero Tolerance for Hazing at Alpha Delta Phi
Several Cornell websites help visitors to learn about allegations of hazing at Cornell, report alleged hazing incidents, explore non-hazing group-building activities, and find out what they can do to prevent hazing. Take a look at: Hazing at Cornell and services for victims of hazing.

Below is a map that shows our location; though the address is 777 Stewart Avenue, the house is not directly located on Stewart Ave.

Directions to Alpha Delta Phi from the City of Ithaca: Take Lake Street until it turns into University Avenue. Stay on University Avenue and cross over Stewart Avenue. At the first left, turn onto Alpha Delta Phi Drive/777 Stewart Avenue and go up the hill, and you will see a stone mansion (Alpha Delta Phi). Alpha Delta Phi is not on Stewart Avenue.

You can see our location on a Google Map, but keep in mind that directions through their site and MapQuest usually end up being inaccurate due to our location off Stewart Ave.