The Texas Xi Colony at the University of Texas at San Antonio was colonized on Friday, January 18, 2013. First colonized in 1989, the Texas Xi Chapter initiated 142 members prior to closure in 2003.
At the colonization ceremony, the Texas Xi Founding Fathers received their colony pins by Expansion Consultant Ryan Schell. As a way to show their commitment to Phi Delta Theta, the Founding Fathers signed their names in front of those in attendance. Colony President Erik Ayala stepped forward to accept the colonization plaque on behalf of the group.
President Ayala went on to thank the Founding Fathers, alumni, parents, and friends of Phi Delta Theta for being supportive during the colonization process. This was followed by inspiring speeches by Providence President Russell Carmen and Expansion Consultant Ryan Schell. Once Ryan finished his speech, many of the Founding Fathers were able to share their thoughts.
The Texas Xi Colony of Phi Delta Theta would like to thank everyone who made the colonization possible. The Founding Fathers are looking forward to becoming the greatest version of themselves as they work towards becoming a chapter.