Eta Delta

Southern Polytechnic State University, Marietta Georgia, October 22, 1983-1995

Southern Technical Institute was opened in 1948 to "bridge the gap between the skilled craftsman and the engineer" as a two-year division of Georgia Tech; it became an independent unit of the University System of Georgia in 1980. Eta Delta originated in 1981 as Tau Beta Sigma, a local founded by Caye Smith, Zeta Omicron, who had transferred from Georgia Tech to Southern Tech with the goal of establishing a chapter. Eta Delta became Alpha Delta Pi's ninth chapter in Georgia, and fourth chapter in the Atlanta area when it was installed on October 22, 1983. The chapter voluntarily relinquished their charter in 1995 because they felt goals for membership were unattainable on the campus.