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!
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We Are Indiana Epsilon at Hanover College
University location: Hanover, Indiana
Number of undergraduates on campus: 1,200
Chapter size: 55
Year founded: 1868
Number of initiated members: 2,055
School mascot: Panther
School colors: Red, white, and blue
Number of Greek organizations on campus: Eight (four fraternities and four sororities)
- Joseph Evans, 1898, US Chamber of Commerce director
- Dwight Nelson, ’63, Chapter Adviser of Year Award recipient
- Wade Clapp, ’77, Road to Greatness
- Ed Whipple, ’74, Legion of Honor Recipient, Past President of General Council and Foundation Trustee Emeritus
- Mike Sipe, ’75, Trautman Award Recipient
- Teddy Server, ’79, Trautman Award Recipient
- Allen Cole, ’80, Zeta West Province President
- Jeffery Carter, ’82, Harmon-Rice-Davis Trophy Recipient
- Andrew Cole, ’11, Current GHQ Director of Advancement and Planned Gifts
Favorite school tradition: We walk around campus to significant landmarks to our chapter and we explain each landmark to our new members.
Favorite chapter traditions: We walk around campus to significant landmarks to our chapter and we explain each landmark to our pledges.
Favorite restaurant near campus: Shipley’s Tavern. They have the best burgers!
Fun facts about your school:
- Phi Delta Theta is the largest fraternal organization at our school.
- Hanover College is the only place where you can see three bends of the Ohio River.
Fun fact about your chapter: Our chapter was planned to be chartered in 1864 but was delayed until 1869 due to the Civil War.
Fun fact about the city where your school is located: Madison holds one of the largest boating regattas in the United States, which is ten minutes from the campus.
Top three things a visitor should do:
- Go on a hike on one of our three hiking trails.
- Check out the view of the river and see the three bends of the Ohio River.
- See one of the oldest telescopes in the US on display at the observatory building. Hanover College acquired the telescope in 1887 and is currently used for astronomical viewing of celestial objects by students in college.
Unique features of your chapter house: Our chapter house has a basketball court, a fire pit, and a pool table.
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