A Band of Brothers Create ‘Gary Glisson Day’
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by Kate Fulmer
3d ago
Learning of a fellow brother’s ALS diagnosis brought the enduring spirit of Mizzou community together. By: Bill Meeker, Missouri ’80 During COVID, a few of our pledge brothers became aware of our brother Gary Glisson’s fight with ALS. He was diagnosed with the debilitating disease a couple of years earlier, and it had progressed to the point he needed additional care.  A group text was started, and in a matter of a few weeks, we somehow managed to gather all our pledge brothers on the text string. This opened up a whole new world for Gary, who resides at an assisted living facility in Ric ..read more
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Fostering Mental Health: Being Your Brother’s Keeper
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by Phi Delta Theta
1w ago
Undergraduate Brother Joshua M. Parker, Kettering ’26, shares how his chapter is committed to prioritizing mental health through awareness and support among its members. By: Joshua M. Parker, Kettering ’26 In a world that moves so quickly and is busy with the hustle and bustle of work, classes, and extracurriculars, it becomes easy to push mental health aside and keep moving forward. We tend to overexert ourselves and go past the point of burnout to keep up with our responsibilities, only to realize, long after the breaking point, that we are mentally drained. This pattern often occurs when pe ..read more
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Ohio University Phi Creates Campus’ First-Ever MENtal Health Week
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by Kate Fulmer
1w ago
Phi Delta Theta challenges its members to live a life of continuous learning, and we invest in educational experiences that offer new dimensions of knowledge that may not be taught in the classroom, such as soft skills, work ethic, leadership, and compassion for others. Seth Totten, Ohio ’25, sought to transmit what he had learned from the 2023 Kleberg Emerging Leaders Institute, funded by the Phi Delta Theta Foundation, to create a campus-wide event to promote mental health in young men. A participant of last year’s Chaplain Track at the Kleberg Emerging Leaders Institute, Seth was inspired b ..read more
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Letter to My Younger Self: Jason Fitzer, Chico State ’08
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by Kate Fulmer
1w ago
Dr. Jason Richard Fitzer PhD shares his letter in honor of Mental Health Awareness Month. What does it mean to be a man? What is masculinity? Looking back twenty years ago to starting college, I would share the following thoughts with my younger self. Am I enough? I know this is a question you’re thinking about often right now, especially now that you are not living at home and are embarking on your college journey. The most important thing I would tell you is that you are enough. One of the ways you might think you are not enough is because you are comparing yourself to other guys, but doing ..read more
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Chris Semrau – Phi Delta Theta’s 2024 Distinguished Alumnus Award Recipient
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by Timmy Paul
1w ago
The Phi Delta Theta Distinguished Alumnus Award is an accolade that celebrates excellence in one’s accomplishments and character. For thirty years, this recognition has been awarded to astronauts, Olympians, politicians, and other tremendous leaders. In February at the 2024 General Officers Convention in Oklahoma City, we honored Chris M. Semrau, North Dakota ’97. Chris has shown leadership and dedication to the Fraternity from the beginning. As an undergraduate, Chris attended Phi Delta Theta’s Leadership College in 1997 and the 82nd General Convention in San Antonio, Texas. From serving as t ..read more
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Phi Delta Theta Fraternity Responds to Ole Miss Protest
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by Kate Fulmer
2w ago
May 5, 2024 – [Oxford, MS]– Phi Delta Theta General Headquarters is aware of the video regarding the student protest at the University of Mississippi. The racist actions in the video were those of an individual and are antithetical to the values of Phi Delta Theta and the Mississippi Alpha chapter. The responsible individual was removed from membership on Friday, May 3. ### Founded at Miami University in Oxford, Ohio, on December 26, 1848, Phi Delta Theta International Fraternity has 194 chapters and emerging chapters and 85 alumni clubs across the United States and Canada. To date, the Frater ..read more
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Letter To My Younger Self: Henry Heren, UNLV ’99
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by Timmy Paul
3w ago
Embracing the Challenge Dear College-Aged Me, Howdy, oh, youthful, slimmer version of myself! I hope this letter finds you amidst the chaotic whirlwind of college life, dodging deadlines and juggling new experiences. Trust me; I remember those days well—the late-night study sessions, the guilt-free massive quantities of questionable dining hall food, and the occasional existential crisis in the middle of a lecture on existentialism (oh, the irony). But fear not, for I come bearing tidings of wisdom, humor, and maybe even a few embarrassing memories from our shared past (hey, it’s all in goo ..read more
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Max Darrow – Bridging Brotherhood and Broadcast Excellence
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by Kate Fulmer
3w ago
Phi Delta Theta 30 Under 30 Max Darrow, Syracuse ’16 Max Darrow, Syracuse ’16, has seamlessly woven together the values of brotherhood and professional success throughout his life. Darrow’s path began at Syracuse University, where he became a member of the New Jersey Epsilon Chapter of Phi Delta Theta. Embracing the Fraternity’s core principles of Friendship, Sound Learning, and Rectitude, Darrow found a supportive community that would shape his personal and professional development. After graduating with a Bachelor of Science in broadcast and digital journalism from Syracuse’s S.I. Newhouse ..read more
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Hemanth Tadepalli – A Journey of Leadership, Innovation, and Impact
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by Kate Fulmer
1M ago
Phi Delta Theta 30 Under 30 Hemanth Tadepalli, Kettering ’23 Hemanth Tadepalli, Kettering ’23, is a proud native of Troy, Michigan, and a graduate of Kettering University, where he majored in computer science with a concentration in cybersecurity, with minors in pre-law, innovation, and entrepreneurship accompanying his academic journey. Hemanth’s journey is deeply rooted in his family’s pursuit of the American dream; witnessing the sacrifices made by his parents after they arrived in the United States in 1999, from India, has undoubtedly shaped his aspirations and perspective. As an advocate ..read more
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Phi Delta Theta Foundation Receives $1 Million Gift to Expand Educational Programming
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by Kate Fulmer
1M ago
The Phi Delta Theta Foundation has received its third-ever $1 million donation from a living donor. Phi Delta Theta member Mark Craig, Colorado State ’71, and his wife Shirley are two retired public servants. Passionate about education and shaping new leaders, this contribution represents their commitment to supporting the mission of the Phi Delta Theta Foundation. A gift like this showcases the impact of philanthropy on individuals’ lives and the communities they serve. Mark and Shirley worked as teachers for thirty years, and towards the end of their careers, they observed changes in th ..read more
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