Pledgeship with Phi Delta Theta focuses on a period of education before initiation in to the Fraternity in order to familiarize new members with fraternity and college life. The education period for our chapter lasts approximately 10 weeks. Throughout this process, new members will be paired with a “big brother” to help make their transition to fraternity life, and Greek life in general, easier.
Once the decision has been made to say “Yes!,” to Phi Delta Theta, the new member enters a trial period that allows an opportunity for him to truly get to know the Fraternity and for the Fraternity to truly get to know him. The Phikeia stage is a period of education, filled with positive and encouraging preparation for the responsibilities of membership that reaffirms the principles of Phi Delta Theta. After the Phikiea Education program, if both party’s values and expectations are in sync, Phikeias become initiated into full membership – and that’s where the real journey of a lifetime begins.
Phi Delta Theta has an anti-hazing policy called “Don’t Tarnish the Badge.” The Fraternity does not condone any form of hazing. Members can still achieve a close brotherhood within the organization without any form of hazing.
The requirements for a gentleman to join Phi Delta Theta is as follows:
- Must be a male, undergraduate student or incoming freshman.
- Must have either a 3.0 High School GPA, or 2.75 College GPA.
- Should have previous community service, athletic, or leadership experience.
- Majority vote from the chapter to receive a bid. If potential new member doesn’t meet GPA requirements, he must receive a 90% vote to receive a bid.