Phi Delta Theta was founded at Miami University in 1848. Since, 270,000+ men have joined the Fraternity.
Since 1848, Phi Delta Theta has granted 275+ charters across the United States and Canada.
Phi Delta Theta currently has 191 chapters & colonies in 42 U.S. states and 6 Canadian provinces.
A Phi Delt (Neil Armstrong) was the first man on the moon.
Phi Delta Theta has grown from 8,500 undergraduate members in 2000 to 13,500 in 2019.
Phi Delta Theta has nearly 100 alumni clubs across North America.
A Phi Delt (Benjamin Harrison) was the 23rd President of the United States. The Fraternity has also had 1 U.S. Vice President, 109 U.S. Congressmen, 31 U.S. Senators, 3 Supreme Court Justices, 2 Canadian Premiers and 32 U.S. state governors.
Phi Delta Theta’s average chapter size has grown from 49 in 2000 to 72 in 2019.
The average chapter GPA within Phi Delta Theta is a 3.07, up from 2.73 in 2000.
Approximately 20,000 Phi Delts served in either World War I or World War II.
Phi Delta Theta has more than 1,100 alumni advisers, up 700+ since 2008.
Three Phi Delts have won the Heisman Trophy (Tom Harmon, Doak Walker, Terry Baker)
Phi Delta Theta was the first fraternity to establish itself on more than 25 campuses.
The Phi Delta Theta Foundation raised $3 million for scholarships and educational programming in 2018, up from $494,000 raised in 2009.
Since adopting its alcohol-free policy, Phi Delta Theta has seen a 60.5% decrease in liability insurance claims and a 94.2% decrease in severity of those claims. Simply put, Phi Delta Theta offers one of the safest fraternity experiences.
400+ members have played professional football and 5 members are enshrined in the Football Hall of Fame.
Phi Delta Theta’s magazine (The Scroll) has been published continuously since 1875. It is the second oldest continuously published fraternity magazine.
A member of Phi Delta Theta is the only man to wear the badge of both Delta Gamma (George Banta Sr.) and Delta Zeta (Guy Potter Benton).
Phi Delta Theta’s philanthropic partner is The Live Like Lou Foundation, an organization that fights Lou Gehrig’s disease (ALS). Lou Gehrig was a member of the Fraternity’s Columbia University chapter.
The following sports awards are named after Phi Delts: Grantland Rice Trophy (college football national champion), Doak Walker Trophy (college football top running back), John Outland Trophy (college football top interior lineman), Lou Gehrig Memorial Award (MLB) and the Davis Cup (tennis).
Fifteen members have stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
Phi Delta Theta was the first fraternity to adopt a pledge pin, alumnus pin, pledge manual, a National Day of Celebration and to expand west of the Mississippi River.
Phi Delta Theta’s undergraduate chapters raised nearly $1 million in philanthropic causes during the 2018-19 academic year.