The New York Epsilon Chapter of Phi Delta Theta welcomed a 14-member Phikeia class at the conclusion of its fall recruitment on Thursday, October 3. The class represents the third new member class since the chapter re-installed in 2011.
“We are really excited about what our new Phikeia class brings to the table,” said Recruitment Chairman Gil Maher. “They will contribute to the incredible growth that we have achieved in just two years since our reinstallation.”
The class is one of the largest taken among Interfraternity Council organizations this fall.
The Phikeia class has embarked on a six-week education process, where they will learn the rich history and rituals of not only Phi Delta Theta, but also the steps that the New York Epsilon Chapter has taken to foster friendship, sound learning and moral rectitude.
The fall recruitment fell in the midst of the chapter’s first semester in a new chapter facility at 210 Walnut Drive. In addition to its recruitment success, the chapter recently welcomed back nearly two dozen alumni members to the new house for Orange Central, Syracuse University’s alumni weekend. Undergraduate and alumni brothers enjoyed a pre-game tailgate before heading the Carrier Dome for the SU vs. Clemson game on October 5.