The Michigan Beta Colony of Phi Delta Theta is proud and enthusiastic about joining Michigan State University’s Greek community. The colony was officially instated on Saturday, December 7 with a ceremony at Michigan State’s Engineering building. Family, friends, alumni, and fellow members of the Greek community were in attendance to show their support for the new colony. The ceremony officially recognized 41 young men as the Founding Fathers of Michigan Beta. Colony President Alex Green accepted a recognition plaque from Province President Nat Love after each member was presented a Founding Father pin and manual of the Fraternity.
Greek life at Michigan State is a rapidly expanding, with numerous fraternities and sororities slated for installation in the coming semesters. The men of Phi Delta Theta Michigan Beta are eager to set the standard for colonies to come through high community involvement and maintaining a positive public presence. Colony President Alex Green illustrated this in a speech during the ceremony stating, “We have done a lot of work already to put a good name out there for Phi Delta Theta [at Michigan State], but we still have a long road ahead of us.”
The new brothers of Phi Delta Theta have already made great strides in honing this image. They have participated in several philanthropy events, highlighted by winning Delta Gamma’s annual Anchorman charity fundraiser, and have reached out to multiple sororities with their serenades. They have also been fortunate enough to procure the original Phi Delta Theta chapter on house on Cowley Avenue with the extremely gracious assistance of the Michigan Beta alumni.