Delta Tau Delta established its national philanthropic partnership with the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation or JDRF in 2012. This partnership engages the Fraternity‚Äôs more 130 chapters and colonies on college campuses nationwide to work closely with local JDRF chapters to help raise funds and awareness of type 1 diabetes (T1D). Since the partnership began, Delta Tau Delta chapters have raised more than $1 million for T1D research. Additionally, Delta Tau Delta undergraduates and alumni have contributed countless hours of service through local JDRF chapter events. The partnership between Delta Tau Delta and JDRF strives to create multiple avenues for philanthropy and creativity, from volunteering at JDRF galas and forming walk teams to creating campus fundraising and awareness events to benefit T1D research.

At Sam Houston State University, Epsilon Zeta Chapter routinely volunteers at JDRF Walks and Galas hosted by the Houston Gulf Coast Chapter of JDRF.