Phi Delta Theta Fraternity: History, Alumni & Must-See Details








Looking for information on Phi Delta Theta? You’ve come to the right place, my friend. We’ve got all of the details on the fraternity’s history, chapters, alumni, and of course, their affinity for throwing absolute bangers. So without further ado, let’s breakdown everything you need to know about Phi Delta Theta.

Phi Delta Theta Details

Letters: ΦΔΘ
Founded: December 26, 1848
Chapters: 190
Members: over 250,000
Notable Alumni: Adam Silver (NBA Commissioner), Adlai Stevenson (23rd U.S. Vice President), Benjamin Harrison (23rd U.S. President), Burt Reynolds (Actor), Doak Walker (NFL Hall of Famer), Lou Gehrig (MLB Hall of Famer), Neil Armstrong (Astronaut, First Man on the Moon), Roger Ebert (Film Critic), and Trey Wingo (ESPN Sports Anchor)

Phi Delta Theta History

Phi Delta Theta was founded by Robert Morrison, John McMillan Wilson, Robert Thompson Drake, John Wolfe Lindley, Ardivan Walker Rodgers, and Andrew Watts Rogers on December 26, 1848 at Miami University in Oxford, Ohio. They are called the Immortal Six, and according to Phi Delta Theta’s website, the fraternity’s three pillars are: “The cultivation of friendship among its members, the acquirement individually of a high degree of mental culture, and the attainment personally of a high standard of morality. Shortened, we refer to the principles as friendship, sound learning and rectitude.”
Phi Delta Theta grew rapidly, as they had their first convention in Cincinnati, Ohio in 1851 and their first national convention in Indianapolis, Indiana in 1868. They became an international fraternity in 1902,  when a chapter was established at McGill University in Montreal, Quebec.
Given that baseball legend Lou Gehrig was a Phi Delta Theta, it makes sense that the fraternity is partnered with the ALS Association. Through fundraiser events, Phi Delta Theta donates money to the ALS Association to support Lou Gehrig’s disease research.

Phi Delta Theta Party Videos

When they’re not raising money for an awesome cause, Phi Delta Theta likes to kick back and have a good time. Check out these sick party videos from their SMU and SDSU chapters.

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