The Carnation, the Fraternity’s quarterly magazine, was first published by Meyer Boskey and appeared in April of 1907. Boskey felt that with the founding of chapters outside New York City, an official publication was necessary to keep the chapters in touch with one another.
Due to the expense of publication, The Carnation was published irregularly until the Convention of 1915 authorized its regular publication as our official magazine. Currently The Carnation is published two times a year. As a brother, you will receive The Carnation for the rest of your life. Normally, since college students frequently move, you will begin receiving The Carnation at the address listed for your parents or legal guardians on your application for initiation, which you will fill out prior to initiation. When you graduate, it is imperative that you notify the Headquarters of your new address. You will want to receive The Carnation for the rest of your life because you join Delta Sigma Phi for life, not just while you are in college.
Delta Sigma Philes
Delta Sigma Philes is an e-newsletter sent the first Thursday of each month to all Delta Sigs with an email address. If you would like to receive Philes, or have a story idea, please contact Delta Sigma Phi at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Sphinx, authorized by the 1923 Convention, is the official publication of the Fraternity for the purpose of conveying secret or private information to the chapters. It is currently issued after each Convention to inform the chapters of the official business carried out by the voting delegates. All brothers must remember that The Sphinx is a secret publication and that copies must not be permitted to lie about the chapter house or other places where outsiders may have an opportunity to read them.
The Gordian Knot
The Gordian Knot, the Fraternity’s pledge manual, was first issued in October 1925. It was one of the first pledge manuals ever issued by a fraternity and was originally based on a booklet first produced by the Epsilon chapter at Penn State.
The Fraternity Manual
The Fraternity Manual, first issued in 1928, was also one of the earliest manuals of its kind in the fraternity world. It is a comprehensive work dealing with Fraternity operations on the chapter, alumni, and national level. The manual outlines the responsibilities of each officer in the chapter and offers basic tips for each office. This manual is the product of years of experience in dealing with fraternal matters. It is not necessary to repeat the mistakes of the past. Members should read The Fraternity Manual. It is essential to a successful role of leadership within the chapter.
The Lute, the Fraternity’s songbook, dates back to 1932 and contains favorite songs of the Fraternity.