A Fraternity for Life
Phi Delta Theta’s alumni clubs continue the “Fraternity for Life” experience by offering its members an association with the Fraternity after their undergraduate days have been completed. For 140+ years our clubs have served as an outlet for alumni activity, an asset to the community, and a benefit to Phi Delta Theta.
The first alumni chapter was organized in 1871 in Indianapolis. The 1872 General Convention decided that alumni clubs were impractical. However, the 1874 General Convention adopted a preamble and resolution declaring that such chapters would be beneficial to the Fraternity, and made a call to alumni to establish such an organization in their locality. The first official alumni chapter was organized in Franklin, Indiana by George Banta on November 7, 1876. The title alumni club was designated by legislative action of the 1898 General Convention.
Alumni clubs can be a valued organization within any community. Members, their families and friends can all take part in activities sponsored by the alumni club. The Phi Delt alumni experience, realized by members with divergent interests, is a wonderful and unique benefit of our membership.