Football is back! This week, the NFL officially kicks off the 2016-17 season.
Join the Phi Delt DC Fantasy Football league to compete against local Brothers in the Bond. Make your picks and fight for a playoff berth and the ultimate championship in our first annual fantasy challenge. We have space for a total of 12 teams.
LIVE Draft is set for tomorrow Thursday, September 8 at 2 PM ET via Yahoo Fantasy Football.
Register here: http://ow.ly/jKYE303gatg
No wagering… winner earns bragging rights, respect and admiration of all. Good luck!
More than 600 Phis and their families joined together for Phi Delta Theta Fraternity’s 81st Biennial General Convention in Savannah, Georgia — one of the most charming cities in the United States. In addition to electing the General Council, delegates debated various issues facing the Greek system and voted on amendments to the Constitution and General Statutes of the Fraternity.
Savannah native Chris Dubberly, Mercer, served as the official representative of the Phi Delt DC Alumni Club. He shared this about his convention experience, “The rich history of Phi Delta Theta is something we have all learned to appreciate and historic downtown Savannah was the ideal backdrop for yet another memorable and successful Convention. It was a distinct honor for me to represent the DC alumni club and help shape the direction of the fraternity’s future — especially in my hometown.”
A special thank you to outgoing General Council President Rich Fabritius, Kent State and all the best to newly elected president Jeff Davis, Southeast Missouri State, and the rest of the current council. #PDTConvention
On August 10, 2016, approximately 35 local area Phi Delts gathered for a casual summer reception hosted by local area alumni. Over two dozen different chapters were represented.
Many thanks to all who attended and special appreciation to the eight Phis from Gettysburg College (Pennsylvania Beta) who hosted the event in their Washington, DC home.
Washington, DC Alpha Colony Forms Fall 2016
We are very pleased to announce that following a presentation by GHQ staff and local Phi Delt alumni to the GWU IFC this past April, Phi Delta Theta has been officially selected to expand to the campus of George Washington University.
Although we have local chapters at UMD, McDaniel, Washington College, Johns Hopkins and UVA, this will be the first expansion for Phi Delta Theta in our nation’s capital city.
Recruitment efforts will begin later this Fall after Formal Rush has been completed. If you would like to be involved with the expansion efforts, please register via Phi Delta Theta’s website and indicate your interest in serving on the Washington, DC Alpha Colony Advisory Board.
Hundreds of Phis will gather at the Hyatt Regency in Savannah, Georgia on Sunday, June 19 through Wednesday, June 22, 2016 for Phi Delta Theta Fraternity’s 81st Biennial General Convention.
The Convention offers a unique opportunity for Phis of all ages from many parts of the world to meet in the true spirit of the Bond. Since 1880, the General Convention has held all supreme and legislative powers of the Fraternity. The Convention has three main responsibilities and powers including:
- Electing the General Council
- Consideration of judicial matters
- Enacting laws for the regulation of the Fraternity, since only the General Convention may amend the Ritual, Constitution, and General Statutes of the Fraternity.
The 2016 Phi Delt Convention, located on the riverfront in the heart of Savannah’s historic district, will offer plenty of entertainment and shopping venues plus events that will allow brothers to reconnect with old acquaintances while connecting for the first time with other “Brothers in the Bond.”
In addition the undergraduates and alumni volunteers, the Washington, DC Alumni Club is eligible to send one voting delegate. If you are interested in representing the club at convention this summer, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. It is worth noting that travel expenses and hotel accommodations are the responsibility of the delegate.
Here’s the full 2016 Phi Delta Theta Convention schedule. (PDF)
Leading up to 2000 during a General Officers Conference in Louisville, KY, the fraternity’s volunteer corps and professional staff met to discuss a new direction for Phi Delta Theta.
Simply put, we were going to put an end to apathy, fight complacency and hold members accountable for actions not consistent with The Bond. Alcohol-free housing represented a return to our founding principles and a renewed commitment to provide a values-based experience for our members.
It was a bold and courageous move and consensus was not easily obtained. The debate was robust — and at times heated, but in the end, the vote was unanimous. Many said it couldn’t be done and that our decision would lead to our end. Fifteen years later, the results speak for themselves.
Proud to be a Phi!
Long before Straight Outta Compton in 1988, there was Oxford 1848.
The Washington, DC Alumni Club celebrated Founders Day on March 26, 2015 with a gathering of over 50 area Phi Delts and guests at P.J. Clarke’s in downtown Washington.
Although Phi Delta Theta was founded on December 26, 1848, we officially celebrate Founders Day each year on March 15th in honor of Phi Delt Founding Father Robert Morrison’s birthday. This year’s event was co-organized and sponsored by Phi Delta Theta General Headquarters and the fraternity’s Washington, DC Area Alumni Club.
In addition to the networking reception, there was a brief presentation on the State of the Fraternity and a discussion of recent events in the fraternity world, as well as a Silver Legion ceremony for five of our brothers celebrating 25 years of membership. Over 30 Phi Delt chapters were represented among the undergraduates and alumni in attendance, reflecting the diverse and transient nature of the area’s population.
A few representatives from General Headquarters were also on hand for the event including Andrew Cole, Hanover Phi Delta Theta Foundation’s Director of Development, expansion consultant Andrew Carlson, Syracuse and Melanie Clayton, Director of Insurance and Safety. We appreciate all their efforts to coordinate and support this year’s event.
Thanks to all for attending and a special congratulations to the 2015 members of Phi Delta Theta’s Silver Legion.
2015 Silver Legionnaire recipients (L-R):
Robert Klause, Widener, Joe Martini, San Jose State,
James Rather, Virginia Tech, Mark Snyder, San Jose State,
Charles Fowler, Michigan
(Not pictured: William Turanchick, Akron)
— Seth A. (@sethguidry) March 27, 2015
*Special thanks to Bob Sutton, MIT ’73 for contributing to this post.
Phi Delta Theta is coming to Washington, DC during its fourth “Phi Delt Weekend” of 2015. In addition to educational programing for undergraduates and advisers, Phi Delta Theta will be hosting an alumni reception for Phis and guests in the area on Thursday, March 26 at P.J. Clarke’s (Sidecar).
All area Phis are invited to attend a business casual reception to reconnect with local Phi Delts and friends, facilitate brotherhood in the region and to inform our alumni about the Fraternity today. Also, in partnership with the Washington, DC Area Alumni Club, we will be celebrating Founders Day including Gold and Silver Legionnaire Ceremonies commemorating Phis with 50 years and 25 years of membership respectively.
WHERE: P.J. Clarke’s (Sidecar), 1600 K Street NW, Washington, DC
WHO: All area Phis and guests
WHEN: Thursday, March 26, 2015 – 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM
Please RSVP via Eventbrite by Sunday, March 22. Registration is free.
The Fraternity will be hosting hors d’oeuvres in the Sidecar room (cash bar available).
If you have questions about the event, please e-mail Andrew Cole at the Phi Delta Theta Foundation.
We hope to see you!
Learn more about “2015 Phi Delt Weekends.”
Phi Delta Theta International Fraternity has closely monitored the recent developments at the University of Virginia stemming from Rolling Stone’s “A Rape on Campus: A Brutal Assault and Struggle for Justice” story. The subject matter and continuing conversation around sexual assault and rape is of utmost importance to Phi Delta Theta, and the Fraternity fully believes that its Virginia Beta Chapter at the University of Virginia is comprised of young men who can be a valuable part of the solution on campus.
Phi Delta Theta is opposed to the University of Virginia’s approach of suspending Greek social activities as it has infringed on the Fraternity’s First Amendment freedom of association rights and existing operating agreements on campus. Further, as the University of Virginia develops a new Fraternity Operating Agreement, Phi Delta Theta does not support negotiations until the suspension is removed.
Phi Delta Theta understands its duty of cultivating responsible young men on college campuses and takes great pride in its progressive leadership within the Greek community on an international stage. Nearly 15 years ago, Phi Delta Theta implemented its Alcohol-Free Housing policy, a policy that has both championed responsible behavior and resulted in safer environments for our members and their guests. Phi Delta Theta knows that alcohol is oftentimes a main contributor to the sexual assault and rape issues that exist on college campuses, and the Fraternity remains steadfast in developing its chapters in a way that makes them valuable assets to the campuses and communities where they exist.
Source: Phi Delta Theta Fraternity