After weeks of hard work, a group of 40 standout men were inducted as Founding Fathers of the Indiana Mu Colony of Phi Delta Theta. Established on Sunday, December 2, 2012 at Indiana University Purdue University – Indianapolis, the colony is eager to start making waves both on campus at IUPUI and in the Phi Delt world.
At the colonization ceremony, the newly formed group received their Phikeia Manuals and Founding Father pins. As a way of sealing their commitment as Founding Fathers to one another and as a lasting tribute to their efforts, they each came forward and signed the colony’s Phi Delt flag. Colony President Chris Huff then came forward and accepted the colonization plaque on behalf of the group.
President Huff went on to address the Founding Fathers, alumni, parents, sorority women, advisors, and friends of Phi Delta Theta on how Indiana Mu plans to play a part in Phi Delt history. This was followed by a stirring speech by Nate Brunk, the Colony Advisory Board Chairman, wherein he gave the colony inspiring words of encouragement while encouraging them to have some fun along the way. Expansion Coordinator Michael Boulter broke down the group’s vision statement and commended the Founding Fathers for their desire to give back and help mold the leaders of tomorrow.
The floor was then opened to all other Founding Fathers and guests. The Assistant Director for Fraternity and Sorority Life Alex Snowden encouraged the men to keep pushing forward and challenging themselves each and every day. Many Founding Fathers came forward to talk about their experience with Phi Delta Theta thus far, how much it has meant to them, and the colony’s bright future.
The Indiana Mu Colony of Phi Delta Theta would like to extend their sincere gratitude to all of those who have supported them. The Founding Fathers are looking forward to continuing to “Become the Greatest Version of Themselves” while also working toward fulfilling their vision statement that states: “Through brotherhood, morality, and scholastic prosperity, we will cultivate the leaders and gentlemen of tomorrow, while inspiring excellence and forever impacting the world.