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We Are Phi Delt: Pennsylvania Rho


We Are Phi Delt: Carnegie Mellon

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 Pennsylvania Rho at Carnegie Mellon University

University location: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Number of undergraduates on campus: 7,022

Chapter size: 82 members

Year founded: 2013

Number of initiated members: 263

School mascot: Scottish terrier

School colors: tartan plaid

Number of Greek organizations on campus: seventeen Greek organizations (six Panhellenic sororities and eleven IFC chapters)

Favorite school traditions: Booth Buggy, Greek Sing, Painting the Fence, Spring Carnival, Kiltie Band and Bagpipes

Favorite chapter traditions: Brotherhood Retreat, Fresh Check Day, Camp Kesem

Favorite restaurant near campus: Uncle Sam’s Sub Shop and William Penn Tavern

Fun Fact about your chapter: We just recruited thirty-three new members, which is our largest member class to date

Fun facts about your school:

  • The first college of fine arts in the country
  • The first university in the world to have a wifi network on campus
  • Carnegie Mellon University Computer Science Research Professor Scott E. Fahlman invented the smiley-face emoticon in 1982
  • The first US university to offer a bachelor’s in human-computer interaction
  • Some of the top programs in the US, including computer science, drama, business, design, art, and engineering

Fun facts about the city where your school is located:

  • Pittsburgh has 446 bridges, the most of any city in the world
  • Home of WQED. First public new station and studio of Mr. Roger’s Neighborhood, located right next to Carnegie Mellon’s campus
  • Home of the Heinz company that makes Ketchup and other condiments
  • Home of the Klondike bar
  • Rated the thirtieth most livable city in the world, and second in the United States

Top three things a visitor should do:

1. Visit the Helix in the Gates-Hillman building, as well as the robotic receptionist in Newell-Simon Hall
2. Get brunch at Pamela’s on Murray Avenue in Squirrel Hill
3. Watch the sunset from Flagstaff Hill in Schenley Park

Unique features of your chapter house:

1. Vaulted ceilings on the third floor
2. Media room with projector and theater seating, foosball table, and music instruments
3. Award-winning chef
4. Single rooms for every resident