Three Cardinal Principles
Friendship, Sound Learning, Moral Rectitude
What document is these principles declared?
Name the Second Founders (give their school and years)
- George Banta Sr. (Franklin Indiana 1876)
- Walter B Palmer (Emery, Vanderbilt 1877)
Write the last line of the Phikeia Oath
I will strive in all ways to transmit the Fraternity to those who may follow after, not only not less, but greater than it was transmitted to me.
Give the full names of the six Founders of Phi Delta Theta
Robert Morrison, Robert Thompson Drake, John Wolfe Lindley, John McMillan, Andrew Watts Rogers, Ardivan Walker Rogers
On what campus, in what building, and on what date was Phi Delta Theta founded?
Miami University, Old North Hall, December 26th 1848
what was the first Greek letter organization and when and where was it founded?
Phi Beta Kappa, William and Mary College 1776
What three fraternities comprise the Miami Triad?
Phi Delta Theta, Sigma Chi, Beta Theta Pi
What three fraternities comprise the Union Triad?
Sigma Phi, Delta Phi, Kappa Alpha
Describe the four historic meetings of the Founders
- December 26th = founders resolved to constitute themselves as a "secret society" and appointed a committee to create a motto, bond and constitution for the society
- December 28th = the report of the committee was considered and amended
- December 30th - the report was further debated and finally adopted
- January 1st = Morton George Williams was the first man pledged to Phi Delta Theta was initiated
Who was the first man pledged to Phi Delta Theta and when was he initiated?
Morton George Williams, January 1st 1849
What is risk management and why is it important?
Risk management is a way assessing possible risks within the fraternity or during fraternity events. This is important because risk management allows for the best protection of guest and chapter brothers when watching out for their safety while participating or being at Phi Delta Theta houses or events
What are the four main powers and responsibilities of the Convention?
1. electing the general council
2. revoking charters of chapters
3. providing for the raising and disbursement of revenues
4. enacting laws for the regulation of the fraternity, since only the general convention can amend the ritual, constitution, and general statures of the fraternity
Name the current members of the General Council
President - M. Scott Mietchen (Utah 84)
Treasurer - Christopher A. Lapple (California State - Northridge 80)
Reporter - Richard E. Fabritius (Kent State 94)
Member-At-Large - Jeffrey N. Davis (Southeast Missouri State 94)
Member-At-Large - Chris W. Brussalis (Allegheny 87)
Name your province president and your chapter adviser. What are their responsibilities?
- Jim Warner (Akron) Province president safeguards the welfare of the fraternity
- Steve Hayhurst (Ashland) Chapter Adviser helps maintain high standards of PDT
List all the chapter officers and the members who currently hold them
Austin Bucceri - Risk Management Chairman
Tyler Allen - Warden
Max Novak - Phikeia Educator
Andrew Sloan - Social Chairman
Marshall Morris - President
Gregory White - Treasurer
Zachary Bott - Community Service
Reed Callahan - Steward
Tim Alford - Vice President
Alex Briggs - Secretary
Spencer McGlade -House Manager
Dylan Porter - Recruitment Chairman
Christopher Litzler - Awards Chairman
When was the chapter founded and who are its founders?
Give the Chapter designation by state or Canadian province and Greek letter. and give the province in which your chapter is located.
Describe the bade of Phi Delta Theta
A flat gold shield with a scroll in the lower part bearing the Greek letter Phi Delta Theta, and an eye in the upper portion. A sword attached by a chain was later added after the original design
Describe the coat of arms. When was it adopted?
1898. The shield is blue with a diagonal silver bar bearing the gold sword and three silver starts above and below the bar; a gold helmet with a closed visor, mantling of blue and silver; the crest; a right arm, armored, hurling a javelin; the open motto on a ribbon and below the shield
Name the tutelary goddess of the Fraternity
How is Εις ανηρ ουδεις ανηρ, the Fraternity's open motto, interpreted literally? It's
more free interpretation?
Literal = one man is no man
Freely = we enjoy life by the help and society of others
What are the four awards offered by the International Fraternity for overall chapter excellence? for which award is your chapter eligible?
1- Harvard Trophy
2- Founders Trophy
3- Kansas City Trophy
4- Housser Trophy (not eligible)
what is legion of honor? the legion of merit?
Most prestigious awards an alumnus can receive.
LOH = recognizes a member who:
1. has made a major contribution of his time, effort, and energy to serving the Fraternity on improving its stature
2. distinguished himself in representing the Fraternity's principles of friendship, sound learning and rectitude
3. widely recognized as a leader of fraternity men and identified with the promotion of fraternities
4. widely advanced and enlarged the opportunities for growth and leadership among college men through fraternities
LOM - more emphasis on service to Phi Delta Theta and attaches less importance to interfraternity and community affairs. The individual receiving this has rendered distinguished service to the Fraternity above and beyond the call of duty
What is the NIC
North-American Inter-fraternity Conference
Name three "firsts" in Phi Delta Theta
First fraternity to adopt a pledge pin
First Fraternity to adopt an alumnus pin
First Fraternity to adopt a pledge manual
First Fraternity to have a member walk on the moon!
Name 10 famous Phis and the occupations
Benjamin Harrison - President of the U.S.
Adlai Stevenson - Vice President of the U.S.
Lou Gehrig - MLB
Neil Armstrong - Astronaut
Burt Reynolds - Actor
Bill Bixby - Actor
Jon McBride - Astronaut
Wes Welker - NFL
Michael McDonald - Actor
F. Story Musgrave - Astronaut
J. Willard Marriot - Founderof Marriot Hotels
Essay Question: What was Morrison's philosophy and how does it compare to your idea of personal responsibility? In an essay describe how you should apply this philosophy in a fraternity. "to do what ought to be done, but would not have been done unless I did it, I thought to be my duty."