The Legion of Merit Award honors those outstanding members of our Fraternity who have made a lifelong commitment to the service of Phi Delta Theta. The recipients of this award are not only living testimony that Phi Delta Theta is a “Fraternity for Life,” but they are also the men who give this phrase meaning for so many of us.
Brother Robert P. Roberts, Jr. was initiated into the Indiana Kappa Chapter at Ball State University on May 21, 1971. After graduation, he joined the Phi Delta Theta Headquarters staff as a traveling Leadership Consultant for two years from 1975 to 1977. Soon after, Bob was appointed President of Kappa North Province, overseeing chapters in Indiana until 1991. Brother Roberts has dedicated more than 25 years as a volunteer to the Fraternity, and he has been serving on the Housing Commission since 1998.
Bob has been in the financial services industry for more than 25 years, receiving numerous professional awards, while fulfilling his clients’ financial needs. A longtime resident of Indianapolis, he has been involved with Cathedral High School and Ball State University, and is active at St. Luke Catholic Church and Holy Family Community. Bob and his wife Deborah have been married for over 25 years and have five children: Rachael, Robert III, John, Rose and Kathleen.
For his lifelong dedication and commitment to Phi Delta Theta, the Fraternity is proud to honor Brother Robert P. Roberts, Jr. with the Legion of Merit.