This past weekend several of the Phi Delta Theta brothers went to Ohio for the Phi Delta Theta Kleberg Emerging Leaders Institute where they received the prestigious Founders Trophy from Phi Delta Theta! Phi Delta Theta awards the Founders Trophy to one chapter at a mid-sized institution each year. The New York Kappa Chapter was chosen because of their dedication to their institution, the surrounding community, and their national organization.
Phi Delta Theta was founded in 1848 at Miami University in Ohio, when six men built an organization that stood for Friendship, Sound Learning, and Rectitude.
These are the same principles and values that we see from the men of the New York Kappa Chapter of Phi Delta Theta at Hofstra University. The men of Phi Delta Theta continuously exceed the expectations that Hofstra has for the members of Fraternity and Sorority Life, winning Chapter of the Year at the Hofstra Student Leadership Awards for the last three consecutive years. This acknowledgement is from their continuous efforts in helping better the Hofstra Community both on and off campus.
“Just being able to make an impact any way we can is great. Being active around campus and in the community makes our brotherhood stronger,” says Gio Annatelli, current President of the New York Kappa Chapter.
Some of the events that Phi Delta Theta has participated in this year are Hofstra’s Shake-a-Rake and Snow Angels programs, where they had every member of their fraternity raking leaves and shoveling snow for community members that are unable to do it for themselves. Along with their community service efforts, the brothers of Phi Delta Theta pride themselves on their philanthropic efforts, raising $1,193.50 for Hofstra University’s Relay for Life and $500 toward Phi Delta Theta’s national philanthropic partnership with the ALS Association. The brothers of Phi Delta Theta are also well known for their events they have on campus
, to name a few: Just Sing: The Annual Pete Teleha Memorial Concert co- hosted with the Honors College in honor of one of their brothers that passed away, Pie-a-Phi where students can pie any brother in the face in efforts to raise money for ALS and Phi-Hop where students are able to pre-order pancakes to be delivered by the men of Phi Delta Theta.
“It is easy to be so successful when you are surrounded by the right people. Our success is a direct testament of our brotherhood and the quality of our members.”- Moises Philippsborn - Vice President 2016-2017
“Phi Delta Theta has consistently pushed themselves to be a better organization, better men, and a better example of what fraternity is. I am so excited to see their hard work, creativity, and dedication recognized both at Hofstra and at the national level.” Sara Diem, Assistant Director of Student Leadership and Engagement.
Tori Succi- Graduate Assistant Student Affairs Communications