Alcohol-free housing. Zero hazing policy. Let’s face it, putting those two descriptors out there right off the bat tends to alleviate the majority of concerns parents have about allowing their son to join a fraternity. But the absence of negative influences is only a small part of the reason why parents love Phi Delta Theta. Phi Delts create a positive and encouraging “living laboratory” that empowers each brother to tap into his inner greatness and reach a higher potential than he could on his own.
On the top of a parent’s expectation for their son is academic performance. Excellence in academics is our top priority too. In fact, our commitment to academics begins at the recruitment stage by talking to young men with GPAs high above the campus average. And once these intelligent men are in the house, we make sure they have an environment conducive to studying and learning. This is where the alcohol-free housing comes in big time. By providing clean, quiet areas, Phi Delts develop consistent and efficient study habits. And to keep everyone on track, each chapter has a scholarship chairman that overseas and maintains scholastic integrity.
Parents like that we instill in every brother the concept of accountability for every action. We are a values-based organization – chances are, the same type of values taught to their son at home – that emphasizes academic achievement, community service and an enriched and highly rewarding overall college experience filled with friendships that will last a lifetime.
Parents love us, and sometimes they want to join us.
Phi Delta Theta also welcomes and encourages parent involvement. In fact, an increasing number of parents have become involved in our Chapter Advisory Boards, sharing their expertise and background with the undergraduate brothers of Phi Delta Theta and helping guide various aspects of the Fraternity.