Delta Sigma Psi
During the fall semester of 1960, six college undergraduates at Central Methodist College felt they were out of place when deciding to join one of the existing fraternities on campus. Motivated by the desire to offer something of benefit to the student body of Central Methodist College and to make the college life more fruitful socially and academically, these six individuals felt that being part of a fraternity should stand for more than partying and drinking. They felt that a collegiate fraternity should stand for the development of young men in preparation for the world outside of college. They believed that a fraternity consists of a group of men who, in wishes to graduate, could come together as one to aid and grow with each other to develop a high degree of scholastic and social prowess.
During the fall of 2004, after two years of discussion the men of Delta Sigma Psi decided it was time to take the next step. The goal was to become the first National Social Fraternity on the campus of Central Methodist University. Soon after, these men began looking into the different national fraternities to join. This however was not an easy process. The goals and ideals of both organizations had to be considered. Finally, the men of Delta Sigma Psi were approached by the International Fraternity of Tau Kappa Epsilon (TKE). After much deliberation it was decided that there was a mutual benefit to both organizations.
In the spring of 2005 the 9 remaining men of Delta Sigma Psi, joined by a group of 17 men to apply for colony status in Tau Kappa Epsilon. On April 23, 2005 these 26 men converted us from Delta Sigma Psi to Tau Kappa Epsilon colony #803. On May 12, 2012 colony #803 became an official charter of Tau Kappa Epsilon.
Once again feeling out of place the men of Tau Kappa Epsilon decided that it was time to go back to the local roots and once again pick up the name Delta Sigma Psi. In the fall of 2019, the active members of Tau Kappa Epsilon started the tedious process of returning back to a Local Social Fraternity. In the spring of 2020, they gained the right of becoming a Local Social Fraternity again and taking on their very first pledge class since 2004 as members of Delta Sigma Psi.