A group of 26 men at Campbell University formed several months ago with interest in becoming part of the Phi Delta Theta Fraternity. Since their first official meeting on Sunday, January 12, 2014, the group has worked toward colonization with Phi Delta Theta Leadership Consultant Michael Boulter. The Phi Delta Theta men of Campbell University have organized leadership positions, established fraternity bylaws, all while finding ways to become active on campus and in the community.
On Friday March 14, 2014, these men achieved their first goal by becoming the North Carolina Zeta Colony of Phi Delta Theta. During the ceremony, Province President Charlie Upshaw spoke about his experience of being a Phi Delt for 40 years and how the leadership skills he developed as an undergraduate Phi have affected his life since. At the ceremony, each new member received his colony pin by Colony Advisory Board Chairman and Professor Peter Kenny.
Colony President Justin Holmes stated, “I am honored and privileged to work with such a driven bunch of men. We’ve worked really hard to get to where we are and it doesn’t stop here. We plan to become a more solid brotherhood while also becoming more prominent on campus, showing other people why every day is great to be a Phi!”
Professor Peter Kenny charged each young man to remember the Phi Delta Theta motto, “One Man is No Man” as the colony works towards becoming a chapter. The ceremony concluded with the song “Eternal Praise” led by Chorister Michael Fields.