The Texas Beta Chapter at the University of Texas at Austin recently initiated 12 Phikeias, one of the largest spring classes on campus and in recent chapter history. Recruitment Chairman Alex Shrode implemented a new recruitment strategy centered on building relationships with prospective new members before extending a bid. By getting to know the young men in social situations of varying size, Shrode and his recruitment committee were able to be certain that the young men that received bids would uphold the pillars of Phi Delta Theta. Furthermore through the effective Phikeia education program led by Jeremy Selcoe, the Phikeias have grown into Phi Delt men. Coming off the initiation of 28 Phikeias during the fall semester, Texas Beta is certainly gaining momentum at the University of Texas.