The Kentucky Eta chapter of Phi Delta Theta was chartered on May 7, 1966. The Phi Delta Chi local fraternity led by Bill Hatter, began in the early 1960’s. This group along with several other local fraternities decided to join together to form the first Phi Delta Theta chapter at Western Kentucky University. Led by Bond number one, Bill Hatter, the group hit the ground running and found immediate success.
Today, the WKU Phi Delta Theta chapter has 100 active members, a 3.11 chapter GPA, and recently raised $17,000 for the ALS Association. Our members are spread across campus in numerous other organizations that they are passionate about such as Spirit Masters, Student United Way, HOLAS, and many others. Our group is also comprised of men from 30 different counties in Kentucky and have men that are studying 21 different topics at WKU. While this is a social organization, our members also excel in the classroom and rank second in grades among the IFC fraternities in the latest semester grade report. Our chapter was also recently awarded the Clark Jackson award for raising the most money for Lou Gehrig’s disease and the ALS Association. Through the tireless effort of many active members and alumni, we raised a little over $17,000 during the 2015-2016 school year to help victims of ALS and fund research to combat this terrible disease.
While numerous things about our local chapter have changed over the years, one thing has always remained the same, a dedication to cultivating boys into men. Our chapter focuses on creating an environment that allows each member to try and become the greatest version of themselves. We will always hold true to our cardinal principles of friendship, sound learning, and moral rectitude and through this mindset make an impact on those around us, the communities we live in, and the world.