On September 28, 2014, 74 men at Florida Gulf Coast University stood together as they each waited to be pinned and become the Founding Fathers of the Florida Xi Colony. In attendance were several Phi Delta Theta alumni, sorority representatives from FGCU and Florida State University, and many friends and family. Colony President Randy Ward accepted the plaque and said a few words about what is to come of the colony, expressing the group’s excitement to be welcomed into the expanding Greek community at the University.
Leadership Consultants Zach Hilliard and Tucker Barney worked at FGCU for six weeks to recruit the 74 Founding Fathers and begin the foundation of what is sure to be a very impressive colony. The colony is very excited to begin competing in intramurals, Greek Week, the many philanthropic events on campus and volunteering in the community.
The past two months have been both busy and exciting as the Founding Fathers spent time together getting to know each other and creating a special bond within the group. The Florida Xi Colony of Phi Delta Theta is coming on to the FGCU campus as one of the largest organizatinos with one of the highest GPAs.