Excelsior Men's Society was founded in 1851 by the Reverend Jeremiah Good. The organization is known as a Heidelberg Legacy, being founded in the same calendar year as the University. The men of Excelsior pride themselves on honor, duty, and brotherhood. For years, the Excelsior Men's Society has provided the Heidelberg campus with leadership in Greek Life, academics, athletics, and other student organizations. Excelsior prides itself on leadership, as well as service to the campus and local community. Excelsior men are always willing to volunteer for community service and lending a hand where needed. Service projects include participating in the Adopt-A-Highway program, hosting the annual Animal Jam during Lil Sibs Weekend, raking leaves for the elderly, and cleaning the courtyard between Hoernemann and Seiberling gym. A major event Excelsior does each holiday season is the Headstart Christmas program for the Tiffin Community. Excelsior provides presents and activities for unfortunate families in the community who cannot afford presents for their children.
Excelsior is also very proud of its alumni base, which creates a large social and job network to benefit the men of the society. The “Old EXs” are the 2nd largest male alumni group at Heidelberg, only 2nd to the “H” Association. The alumni of our organization create a connection that spans over every state and continent. Excelsior alumni are CEOs, judges, business owners/leaders, coaches, teachers, doctors, and many more interesting career fields. Excelsior alumni also return for many campus events, such as Homecoming and Alumni Weekend, and leave lasting legacies to the campus community. One such notable alumni was Paul “the Fox” Hoernemann, Head football coach at Heidelberg and naming alumni to Hoernemann Dining Refectory. The strong relationship Excelsior has with its alumni is certainly second to none.
Excelsior's motto of "Ever Upward" is a driving force in its actions and thoughts. These two words say it all for the men of Excelsior in their personal lives, community service, academics, and recreation. The men of Excelsior hope that you have an enjoyable year at Heidelberg and will take advantage of the opportunities you have to be involved in Greek life or other campus organization and groups.
Alpha Phi Tau Men's Fraternity was established in 1921 and has served as a force for reform and advancement on Heidelberg's campus. Through community service events such as the annual HIV/AIDS awareness banquet and the 24 hour walk for Habitat for Humanity, Alpha Phi Tau Men's Fraternity continues to improve the social standards of Heidelberg University. Through the Native American Heritage that serves as a foundation for our fraternity we ensure that diversity in the cultural heritage of Heidelberg University remains strong. Alpha Phi Tau Alumni remain in contact with the active membership and offer networking opportunities ranging from potential internships to helping those who graduate establish themselves upon entering the labor force. Lastly, through the development of those who join, Alpha Phi Tau Men's Fraternity prepares those who graduate to be leaders in their fields of study and offers opportunities to improve in all areas ranging from communication skills to effective team building techniques. If you wish to learn more about Alpha Phi Tau feel free to contact the President of Alpha Phi Tau Men's Fraternity, Jordan House, via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org, or click the link above and visit our Berg Link page.
The Nu Sigma Alpha Men's Society, a.k.a. "The Heids", was established in 1859 as the Heidelberg Literary Society, only nine years after Heidelberg College itself was established. The Heids motto is "Victory Crowns the Brave", and our slogan is "Unity Through Diversity." We have tried to uphold both our motto and our slogan by continuously being involved all over campus, from the field of athletics, to Student Senate, to the radio and television stations, and in the classroom. We take pride in the great diversity of the members of our group, and strive to keep Heids involved all over Heidelberg. Over the last one hundred and forty-one years all Heids have benefited from associating themselves with the variety of people from different backgrounds, and with different interests. Over the years the Heids have involved themselves within the Heidelberg and Tiffin communities, as well as the Greek activities. Tradition is something that all the members of Nu Sigma Alpha Men's Society take very seriously. This is one reason that many of the Greek and Heid activities have been so popular for such a long time. One such event is Greek Sing, where all of the Greek organizations get together, sing some songs, and demonstrate Greek unity; a gathering of actives and our parents usually follows this event. Every October the Heids join the Kappas in throwing the "Heid-Kappa Halloween Bash." This event always turns out to be one of the biggest social events of the year. Another fall event that is a Heid favorite is our Fall Retreat. At this time all of the men of Nu Sigma Alpha trek up to the Allegheny Mountains of Pennsylvania for a weekend of camping and fun. To round out our yearly Heid events is our Spring Formal, this is our chance to get all dressed up and head out for a night on the town. The men of Nu Sigma Alpha encourage everyone to go Greek, and want you to understand that being involved in a Greek organization is a great experience. Hopefully, we will see you in the spring!
Sigma Tau Nu Fraternity was founded in 1949 as Heidelberg’s first social fraternity. The Sigs have sought to build a group of men with backbone and strong initiative who will uphold and strengthen the traditions and standards of the university. This goal is apparent through the many different leadership roles the Sigs have assumed in Student Senate, Greek Council, The Kilikilik, Berg Events Council, athletic teams, and countless more organizations. Within our group, bonds are created that can never be broken. Each member believes in the strong vows he has taken and the real brotherhood that has developed throughout his time at Heidelberg. A new member knows he has become a Sig as a result of the personal growth he has developed within the fraternity—acquiring the skills to be brave, self-reliant and ever striving to better himself. The Sigs take pride in giving back to the community; we work with individuals from the Elmwood Assisted Living Center, the Seneca House, and the Humane Society, just to name a few. Also, every fall we perform a Rock-A-Thon at local business in the Tiffin community in order to raise money for the American Cancer Society, and in the spring we host a dodgeball tournament for the Alzheimer’s Association. The Sigs can only exist when they are the best in everything they do, with a willingness and determination to always guide the way for all. Our motto is Nulli Secundus, which means “second to none,” a belief that every Sig lives by. Go Greek!
Rho Eta Delta is a men’s social fraternity that strives for academic excellence in the classroom, encouraging diversity and establishing relationships in the Heidelberg/Tiffin community through community service. The fraternity was officially recognized on March 28th, 2007, and on May 3rd, 2007, the fraternity became a new, active organization in Heidelberg Greek Life. Members of Rho Eta Delta seek to build quality men through dedicated work to and in the fraternity, the individual, the campus, the community, and the classroom; to instill values of leadership, integrity, character, dedication, and respect; and to instill virtues of Pride, Honor, and Dignity. Living up to this creed, all Rhos remain extremely active in numerous organizations after becoming initiated into the fraternity. These groups range from political and religious groups to academic honoraries and athletics to special interest groups and communications/music organizations. Currently, the men of Rho Eta Delta are involved in 46 different organizations and clubs. This dedication to the campus and community is superseded by only one belief: no matter what, "Character connects us all."