The Minnesota Beta Chapter at Minnesota State University, Mankato was awarded with a Minnesota Committee Award for Outstanding Performance from the Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve department of The Department of Defense. The award was given to the chapter because of their service to veterans and active military forces. The chapter has always had a strong military presence within it, and multiple brothers are currently enlisted. Every member of the chapter also participates in the Vets Club on campus. This is this first award of its kind given to an organization such as Phi Delta Theta, and the award was presented at the chapter’s 49th Founders Day.