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 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 Texas Upsilon at The University of Texas at Dallas
University location: Richardson, Texas
Number of undergraduates on campus: 21,000
Chapter size: 43
Year founded: 2017
Number of initiated members: 121
School mascot: Temoc (comet)
School colors: Orange and green
Number of Greek organizations on campus: Twenty-six (four Panhellenic chapters, eight IFC chapters, eight Multicultural Greek chapters, and four NPHC chapters)
Favorite school traditions: Painting the school spirit rocks to promote our social and philanthropy events
Favorite chapter traditions: Painting the spirit rocks, recruitment, brotherhood retreats, Lemon Wars (our biggest philanthropy event of the year), Big and Little pairings
Favorite restaurant near campus: Fuzzy’s Taco Shop
Fun fact about your school: Since 1996, the UT Dallas chess team has been a force on the collegiate chess circuit. For 17 out of 20 years, the UTD chess team has participated in the Final Four Collegiate Chess Tournament. We even have cheerleaders for our chess team.
Fun fact about your chapter: Our chapter does not have a house so we make due by rooming together in apartments nearby and on campus
Fun fact about the city where your school is located: Mike Judge, the creator of the TV show, King of the Hill, is an alumnus of UTD and likely found inspiration for the show in the suburbs around UTD. Some believe that King of the Hill takes place in the suburbs of Richardson, not Garland.
Top three things a visitor should do:
- Visit the newly-built physics and sciences building
- Visit the library
- Hang out with the men in Phi Delta Theta Texas Upsilon
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