On March 15, 2014, history was made when Phi Delta Theta colonized the 92-member California Psi Colony at Loyola Marymount University. The size of the Founding Father class upon colonization is both a record for Phi Delta Theta and Loyola Marymount.
The colony members had a warm welcoming and plenty of support. Friends, family, and other California chapters (La Verne, UCLA, and Chapman) of Phi Delta Theta attended the colonization ceremony.
Greek Council President Peter Shrupp spoke at the ceremony and discussed his excitement for the new organization joining the LMU Greek community. He spoke about kinship and how eager he was to see us succeed on campus. Peter, a member of Sigma Chi, ended his welcoming speech with a shout out to the Miami Triad.
The colony also had the pleasure of hearing words of wisdom from Dan Faill, LMU’s Assistant Director of Student Leadership & Development. He discussed the honor of being a founding father, as he was a founding father of a Theta Chi chapter. He also spoke about the difficulty and the journey the colony will go through in the upcoming 12 months. California Psi’s President Nestor Crespin also spoke about the journey that faces this colony.
“To quote my grandfather, the journey to greatness begins with a single a step. Today marks our first step in becoming the greatest version of ourselves,” said Crespin.
The California Psi Colony is filled with great potential and is excited to join the Loyola Marymount University Greek Community. The colony would like to thank Chris Lapple, President of the General Council, for presiding over the ceremony.