Dr. Richard Edlich '58 Delta Upsilon Fraternity

This summer, Dr. Richard Edlich ’58 of Brush Prairie, Wash., hopes to receive news from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) that will cap a nearly lifelong pursuit—a ban of cornstarch-treated medical gloves.

A respected pioneer in the surgical field, Edlich has dedicated his career to improving the safety and outcome of wound care in medicine. Read the full story……

Delta Upsilon (ΔΥ) is the sixth oldest international, all-male, college Greek-letter organization, and is the oldest non-secret fraternity in North America. Founded on November 4, 1834, at Williams College in Williamstown, Massachusetts. Lafayette College Chapter was founded on May 30th, 1885.

The Fraternity’s motto is “Dikaia Upotheke” in Greek – “Δικαια Υποθηκη” – which means “Justice, Our Foundation.” The motto was adopted in 1858. Until this time, the motto of the Williams Chapter, “Ouden Adelon” – meaning “Nothing Secret,” was used.

“The objects of this Fraternity shall include the promotion of friendship, the exertion of moral influence, the diffusion of liberal culture, and the advancement of equity in college affairs. It shall be non-secret.

The current text of the Four Founding Principles is:

  • The Promotion of Friendship
  • The Development of Character
  • The Diffusion of Liberal Culture
  • The Advancement of Justice