The Missouri Iota Chapter went into the annual Leadership Awards at Lindenwood University with an open-mind and left with the most awards won by any fraternity on campus. After celebrating the chapter’s first anniversary this past fall, Missouri Iota has been hard at work this year in many areas of chapter operations including recruitment, support of other organizations, and philanthropy. The chapter has initiated its Phikeia classes with 100% retention the past two semesters, with its newly initiated members soon after getting involved in a variety of leadership roles on campus and in the community.
Ever since Missouri Iota was installed, Phi Delta Theta at Lindenwood University has emphasized supporting other organizations on campus unconditionally in an effort to give back to all of those who supported the Fraternity during its founding process. From participating in other organization’s philanthropy events to bringing a large crowd to games, Missouri Iota comes in numbers.
The chapter has also been very active in its own philanthropic efforts. Missouri Iota hosted its inaugural ALS Carnival and Phi Delta Puppies events, as well as its second Soberfest, where the chapter raised over $1,000 in total for The ALS Association, Camp Rainbow, and a local animal shelter. Additionally, Missouri Iota aided the animal shelter in finding homes for the puppies in attendance at the event, as both were adopted on campus.
The philanthropic successes of the chapter would not have been possible without the hard work and determination of Philanthropy Chairman Alex Burket. Alex was recognized for his service as he was named Fraternity Man of the Year: the second year in a row that a Phi Delt was given this award.
Missouri Iota was also honored to receive the Excellence in Recruitment and Most Supportive Student Organization awards. Having won three awards altogether as a chapter, Phi Delta Theta claimed the most awards by any fraternity on campus for the second year in a row.