Events

ALS Ride For Life

Sunday, May 14 at 3 PM on the GWU campus.

Christopher Pendergast was diagnosed with ALS twenty-four years ago. A former teacher for over thirty years, he chose to fight.

In an effort to build ALS awareness and raise financial support in search of a cure, Chris founded a non-profit, volunteer-run organization called ALS Ride For Life. For the past 20 years, Chris has traveled in his motorized wheelchair, along with other patients, families, and friends from Lou Gehrig’s memorial in Yankee Stadium either to Washington, DC or across Long Island.

To date, he has raised over $7M for research, patient care, education and awareness of the horrific disease that took the life of New York Yankee legend, and our own Phi Delta Theta brother, Lou Gehrig. Chris has made this ride for a cure his second career. He is on a ventilator now but soldiers on. He is one amazing man!

This year starting on May 4, Chris journeys to Washington, DC and will make stops at the University of Maryland in College Park and George Washington University in Washington, DC en route to the United States Capitol.

While at GWU, come out to meet Chris and welcome him to the Nation’s Capital on Sunday, May 14 at 3 PM and show your support in the fight against ALS.

WHO: All area Phi Delts, DC Alpha colony members

WHEN: Sunday, May 14, 2017 at 3 PM

WHERE: George Washington University
2132 H Street, NW
(Meet at the GWU gate, 21st & H Streets just across from the Marvin Center)
Washington, DC 20052

Follow the latest updates on this year’s ALS Ride For Life via Facebook:
https://www.facebook.com/ALSRideForLife/

For more information, please contact Ride For Life’s Dick Iannuzzi, (631) 352-8998 or Dennis Constanza, DC Alpha Colony of Phi Delta Theta.

Phi Delt Bowling Night

Phi Delt Bowling NightThe members of the DC Alpha Colony of Phi Delta Theta at George Washington University celebrated the end of their first semester by hosting a “Phi Delt Bowling Night” at the Fort Myer Bowling Center in Arlington, VA on Friday, April 28, 2017.

The event was a perfect opportunity for the colony and potential new members to meet and establish strong relationships with the local area Phi Delt alumni community.

If you would like to learn more about future DC Alpha colony events, please contact Dennis Constanza, Alumni Chairman, DC Alpha Colony of Phi Delta Theta.



Phi Delta Theta Colonizes District of Columbia Alpha at George Washington University

dc-alpha-colonization-121116-6As winter quickly approaches in the nation’s capital and as the fall semester draws to an end, one group of men at the George Washington University have a great reason to celebrate. On Sunday, December 11, 26 men were welcomed into the Phi Delta Theta Fraternity as the District of Columbia Alpha Colony.

Colony members and other attendees gathered at the Marvin Center at on December 11 for the official colonization ceremony, led by Province President Scott Lynch (Pittsburgh ‘97). In attendance were Colony Advisory Board (CAB) Chairman Austin DeRay (Mercer ‘10), CAB Financial Advisor Alex Stefanic (Clemson ’11), CAB Education Advisory Tim Alford (Ohio Wesleyan ’14), CAB Academic Advisor Matt Zembrzuski (NC State ’98), CAB Member-at-Large Will Turanchik (Akron ’90), Phi Delta Theta Survey Commissioner and President of the DC Alumni Club David Almacy (Widener ‘92), Faculty Advisor Mike Steele, and several local Phi Delta Theta alumni. You could feel the enthusiasm in the room as everyone welcomed the first Phi Delta Theta colony in Washington, D.C.

The colonization ceremony brings great excitement to Leadership Consultants Alex Atkinson (Missouri Western ’16) and BJ Henderson (Wisconsin ’16) as they worked to recruit and provide organizational assistance to the men of this colony. They have no doubt that the leaders of the colony will guide them to become a leading Greek organization in the near future.

dc-alpha-colonization-121116-8During the ceremony, numerous individuals provided words of encouragement to the colony. David Almacy stated that “you must remain steadfast through it all” when dealing with the good and the bad that comes with being a member of the Fraternity. Colony President Alexander Evers noted that the colony men will now come together through a deeper meaning within the Fraternity. Others who spoke discussed how thrilled and happy they were to have an official Phi Delta Theta colony in the District.

Throughout the recruitment process, the Expansion team searched for individuals who will embrace the Phi Delta Theta values, and they were able to find high caliber men who are leaders at the George Washington University. The group’s members come from different backgrounds and each have varying majors and interests, but they have all come together and are willing to put forth the time and effort to bring Phi Delta Theta to GWU. Additionally, the colony’s members currently have a 3.5 GPA, placing them in competition with fellow Greek organizations.

There were several individuals who provided great assistance during the development of the colony. A special thank you is in order for the Colony Advisory Board, the George Washington University and the alumni in the area who helped developed this group.

December 11, 2016 is a date that every District of Columbia Alpha Colony man will remember as they each begin their journey with Phi Delta Theta. It will also be a date to remember as the Fraternity works to add another chapter to its rich history by officially expanding to the District of Columbia.

dc-alpha-colonization-121116-1Colonization ceremony for the men of the DC Alpha Colony of Phi Delta Theta Fraternity located at
George Washington University in Washington, DC

dc-alpha-colonization-121116Scott Lynch (Pittsburgh ‘97), Delta North Province President, officiates the ceremony along with
Phi Delta Theta Leadership Consultant Alex Atkinson (Missouri Western ’16) and Colony Advisory Board (CAB) Chairman Austin DeRay (Mercer ‘10)

dc-alpha-colonization-121116-4Delta North Province President Scott Lynch invests DC Alpha Colony President Alexander Evers with the Phi Delta Theta colony pin

dc-alpha-colonization-121116-5DC Alpha Colony President Alexander Evers delivers remarks during the ceremony

dc-alpha-colonization-121116-326 Founding Fathers took the fraternity oath in establishing Phi Delta Theta at GWU

dc-alpha-colonization-121116-2Members of the DC Alpha Colony of Phi Delta Theta Fraternity

Source: https://www.phideltatheta.org/2016/12/phi-delta-theta-colonizes-district-of-columbia-alpha-at-george-washington-university/

Washington, DC Alpha Colonization Ceremony at GWU

GWU statue

All members, guests, family and friends of Phi Delta Theta Fraternity are cordially invited to attend the Colonization Ceremony of Washington, DC Alpha on the campus of George Washington University. Recruitment efforts officially began this fall and we are pleased to be able to take this next important step in the process of establishing a chapter at GWU.

Phi Delt DC GWU DC AlphaThe ceremony will take place on Sunday, December 11, 2016 at 2 PM ET in GWU’s Marvin Center, Room 309. Admission is free and the event is open to the public. Business attire (coat and tie) is requested.

WHERE: Marvin Center, George Washington University
800 21st Street NW, Room 309, Washington, DC
WHO: All area Phi Delts, family, friends, GWU Greek community and guests
WHEN: Sunday, December 11, 2016 at 2 PM

Please RSVP via Eventbrite. We expect a large turnout by friends/family of the colony, GWU Greek Life community, local area Phi Delt undergraduates and alumni so we kindly ask that you RSVP by Wednesday, December 7, 2016 so that we can plan accordingly.

If you have questions about the event, please contact GHQ Leadership Consultant BJ Henderson at (262) 930-9679 or send an email to updates@phideltdc.com with subject line “DC Alpha Colony.”

Join Phi Delt DC in the Walk to Defeat ALS

ALS Walk Phi Delta Theta DC AlumniAmyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) is more commonly known as Lou Gehrig’s Disease. Lou Gehrig was not only a legendary New York Yankee, he was also a Brother in the Bond of Phi Delta Theta.

To honor Brother Gehrig’s memory and to help fight this horrible disease and provide resources to those currently affected by it, the Phi Delta Theta Washington, DC alumni club is forming a team to participate in the annual “Walk to Defeat ALS” consisting of undergraduates, alumni and other supporters.

Here are the details for this year’s event in Washington, DC:

WHERE: Washington Monument Grounds
WHEN: Saturday, October 29, 2016
TIME: 9 AM Registration, 10 AM Walk Begins
DISTANCE: 3 miles

Join the DC Alumni Club team “Phi Delta Theta DC” by visiting:
http://web.alsa.org/goto/phideltdc

Whether or not you are able to walk with us, please consider joining our fight. Let’s do it for Brother Lou!

Lou GehrigALS Walk

Phi Delt DC Fantasy Football

phidelt-footballFootball 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!

Phi Delta Theta 2016 Convention

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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

Phi Delt DC Summer Reception

Phi Delta Theta Summer Reception Washington DC August 2016

On August 10, 2016, approximately 35 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.

Phi Delta Theta Heads to Savannah

Phi Delta Theta General Convention Savannah 2016Hundreds 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 convention@phideltdc.com. 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)

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Phi Delta Theta Celebrates 15-Years of Alcohol-Free Housing

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!