The West Virginia Gamma Colony of Phi Delta Theta is extremely excited about becoming the first National/International Fraternity on their campus at West Liberty University. The colonization occurred on Saturday, January 16, at West Liberty University and was conducted by General Council Member-at-Large Chris Brussalis. The 29 men were an existing local fraternity by the name of Delta Zeta Pi, and they developed a reputation as a very strong fraternity at WLU. Delta Zeta Pi has been operating since 2005. Family, friends, alumni, and fellow members of the West Liberty University Greek Community were in attendance to show their support.
The Greek community at West Liberty is taking great strides in growing the presence of national/international organizations on campus. Currently, Chi Omega and Alpha Xi Delta are the other national/international organizations on the campus.
In his colonization speech, President Justin De La Cruz spoke to the men about becoming the greatest versions of themselves and spreading this mentality into the Ohio Valley community. The colony members include members from the football, tennis and track and field programs. They are extremely involved on campus through student government and university housing. The new colony has members who are also enlisted in the United States Army.
West Virginia Gamma is excited to begin their journey toward installation.