Iota Nu Delta (ΙΝΔ, also IND) is the world’s first South Asian interest fraternity, founded on Monday, February 7, 1994 on the campus of the State University of New York at Binghamton. It is a member of the North-American Interfraternity Conference.
On February 7, 1994, Eight young men at Binghamton University came together to start a movement.
They noticed however, that traditional on-campus student organizations were split among the lines of national origins, and at most provided a group of friends during college. The yearly election of new officers in these student organizations made it difficult to create a lasting impact beyond the college campus – as each new executive board set its own agenda. Further, after members graduated, their ties to these student organizations diminished.
The first eight members, known as the national Founding Fathers, of Iota Nu Delta Fraternity, Inc. are:
- Sachin Chopra
- Varun Gujral
- Ankur Desai
- Renjy Vattasseril
- Stanley Jacob
- Shaiju Eapen
- Samir Chopra
- Johri Mathew
On February 7, 1994, disappointed with the abundance of traditional fraternities, these eight men came together to form the first South Asian Interest Fraternity. Their goal in forming the organization was to bridge the gaps between people of different backgrounds, ethnicity, and cultures – all while promoting South Asian cultural awareness. Iota Nu Delta Fraternity, Inc. is South Asian based, but is not exclusive to men of South-Asian origin.
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Iota Nu Delta (ΙΝΔ)
- Founded On: February 7th, 1994 – Binghamton University
- Type: Social Fraternity
- Colors: Orange and Green
- Flower: Rose
- Nicknames: IND-Iota-Nu-Delta
- Chapters: 13 Chapters and 11 Colonies
- Website: www.iotanudelta.com
- Motto: Μιμούνταν Ποτέ Διπλασιασμός — “Blood, Sweat, and Tears Is The Fire In You? Imitated Never Duplicated”