Phi Delta Theta was founded at Miami University in 1848. Since, 275,000+ men have joined the Fraternity.
Since 1848, Phi Delta Theta has granted 290+ charters across the United States and Canada.
Phi Delta Theta currently has 194 chapters and emerging chapters in 42 U.S. states and 6 Canadian provinces.
A Phi Delt (Neil Armstrong) was the first man on the moon.
Phi Delta Theta grew from 8,500 undergraduate members in 2000 to 14,000 in 2020.
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 has one of the largest average chapter sizes in the industry.
The average chapter GPA within Phi Delta Theta is 3.23, up from 2.73 in 2000.
Approximately 20,000 Phi Delts served in either World War I or World War II.
Since 2010, the Fraternity has increased its number of chapter advisory board members by 145%.
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 is the second largest foundation in the fraternity industry.
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 raise nearly $1 million annually for philanthropic causes.