Seven Reasons To
Consider Phi Delta Theta
We realize that the size of our chapter directly affects the
quality of fraternity life. In Greek organizations, the biggest is not
always the best. When chapters have over 140 members, it is highly unlikely that
they will achieve the same level of brotherhood that a chapter of 100 is
able to enjoy. With unmanageable numbers, social cliques form and
divergent interests among members can quickly cause major problems with chapter
operations. As the third largest fraternity on campus, we offer the
best of both worlds. Our
brotherhood is as strong as that of smaller chapters, and at the same time, we
are large enough to provide social opportunities that rival the largest
fraternities. Our members know every other member of our chapter.
That, alone, separates us from other chapters at MSU.
Men of Phi Delta Theta understand our responsibilities to our fellow brothers,
our university, our families, and our society. As men of character and
integrity, this is a fraternity that you and your family will be proud of.
A testament to our high standards of membership, both our parents and alumni
stand firmly behind Phi Delta Theta. Many volunteer their time with the
most active parent/alumni groups of any fraternity at Mississippi State.
We take campus involvement very seriously, and that is reflected by our appointments
to some of the most prestigious campus organizations, including Alumni
Delegates, Student Association, Roadrunners, Orientation Leaders, and Who's Who
Among American College Students. We're also involved in dozens of smaller
organizations and community service groups as well. For more information,
check out our listing of campus activities
People often think that fraternity involvement means bad grades. Not so. Phi
Delta Theta regularly ranks in the top 5 fraternities for highest grade point
average and we demand high academic standards of our members. Many of our
members belong to campus honor societies, and some have even served as honor
society presidents or in other officer positions. Our members come from
many different fields of study, and many of our guys continue their education in
law, business, medicine and other grad school programs upon graduation.
In so many chapters at MSU, retention is a major problem. Members join but, after a
few years, decide that Greek life is no longer enjoyable to them, and quit their fraternity. Either those members don't value brotherhood, or
it is nonexistent in their chapters. It is a sad reality.
Phi Delta Theta doesn't experience this problem. As true testament to the strength
of our brotherhood, our retention rate is over 95%--one of the highest at
Mississippi State. It's simple. Our members stay around for four
years because they enjoy the friendships, opportunities, and quality of life our chapter provides.
Our social calendar is second to none. In the
fall, we host band parties after every home football game and a cookout
specifically for parents, alumni, and friends during Homecoming weekend as well
as a huge charity volleyball tournament. In the spring, we
have an annual Super Bowl Party, Spring Band Party, Super Bulldog Weekend
events, baseball cookouts with bleachers in Left Field Lounge, crawfish boils,
date parties, and a formal. In addition, we hold a number of swaps with sororities throughout the year and participate in our own philanthropy and
other fraternity/sorority philanthropy projects. We take a yearly canoe or
whitewater rafting trip, and put together a chapter retreat. Our members often plan
vacations together for spring break and summer destinations (including our full
Summer Rush schedule). In addition, many members travel to
other schools to see the Bulldogs compete in Football, Baseball, and Basketball.
Brotherhood can only be experienced, not explained. Our members care about one another and respect one another for
who they are. We enjoy each other's company and know that our fraternity
brothers will be there if we need help. True brotherhood is one of those
things that many fraternities work toward, but few actually achieve. It's
a part of our everyday lives and, unlike other chapters, our bonds friendship
stay strong many years after graduation.