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We Are Phi Delt: Indiana Gamma

09.23.2021


As part of our We Are Phi Delt campaign, we asked chapters to give us an insight into what it’s like to be a Phi Delta Theta on their college campus. We understand that no chapter experience is the same, and therefore we should share the unique aspects of our schools, cities, and brotherhood!

Chapters can complete this form for custom We Are Phi Delt logos and an opportunity to be featured online.


We Are Indiana Gamma at Butler University

University location: Indianapolis, Indiana

Number of undergraduates on campus: 5,095

Chapter size: 82 members

Year founded: 1859 (Phi Delta Theta’s twelfth chapter)

Number of initiated members:  2,219

School mascot: bulldog

School colors: blue and white

Number of Greek organizations on campus: fourteen Greek organizations (seven Panhellenic sororities, seven IFC chapters, and one NPHC chapter)

Favorite school traditions: Homecoming Chariot Races, an annual tradition hosted by Sigma Chi. On the day of homecoming, members of Butler fraternities compete in a chariot race down Hampton Drive


Photo of Phi Delts during the chariot race


Favorite chapter traditions: flag football league, executive board retreat, Phikea retreat, euchre, philanthropy week

Favorite restaurant near campus: Biscuits

Famous alumni from your chapter:

George Thomas, Vice President of General Motors

Martin Morrison, Former Representative for Indiana’s 9th District 1909 to 1915

Jack Krebs, Butler Athletic Hall of Fame

John Fogg, Mayor of Pensacola Florida

Jerome Steiner, NBA Guard – Indianapolis Kautskys 1946-47

Fun facts about your school: we have the cutest mascot in the country, Butler Blue IV. The owner and handler for Butler Blue IV is Evan Krauss, ’16 and they were recently featured on Netflix’s Dogs series. Butler is also recognized for its outstanding basketball players


Photo of Indiana Gamma's Chapter house


Fun facts about the city where your school is located: Indy is the basketball capital of the world

Top three things a visitor should do: go to a game at Hinkle Fieldhouse, check out the new business building, and take a walk through Holcomb Gardens

 

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