National Website: www.phideltatheta.org
Nickname: Phi Delt, Phis
Flower: White Carnation
Chapter House Address: 626 Cowley Ave.
Mascot/Symbol: Sword & Shield
Colors: Blue and White
About Phi Delta Theta At MSU
The Michigan Beta Chapter of Phi Delta Theta was chartered at Michigan State University in 1873 and remained at the university until 2003, producing many notable alumni such as Chris Hansen, Robert Kedzie, Liberty Bailey, Beal, and Snyder. After a 10 year hiatus, Michigan Beta was re-founded in 2013.
The international fraternity was founded in 1848 at Miami University in Ohio and now consists of over 180 chapters across the United States and Canada. Phi Delta Theta has also initiated over 250,000 men and has over 160,000 living alumni.
Helping every individual to meet his true potential is the bedrock of the Phi Delta Theta. By celebrating each person’s true self, and by learning from each other’s strengths while helping to improve each other’s weaknesses, every member of Phi Delta Theta develops into a greater version of himself than he could ever on his own. Rather than try to find young men to “mold” into some ideal, Phi Delta Theta celebrates the uniqueness of each individual and, through encouragement, values, example and brotherhood, empower every brother to exceed his personal expectations.
Friendship, Sound Learning, and Moral Rectitude
Phi Delta Theta inter-nationally supports the ALS Association in the fight against Lou Gehrig’s disease. The Fraternity chose the ALS Association because baseball legend Lou Gehrig, who suffered from ALS, was also a Phi at Columbia University.