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We Are Phi Delt: Nova Scotia Alpha


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 Nova Scotia Alpha at Dalhousie University

University location: Halifax, Nova Scotia

Number of undergraduates on campus: 20,000

Chapter size: 28

Year founded: 1930

Number of initiated members: 1,112

School mascot: Dal Tiger

School colors: Black and gold

Number of Greek organizations on campus: Ten

Favorite school traditions: Homecoming

Favorite chapter traditions:

  • Winter Classic Ball Hockey Tournament
  • Brothers auction for ALS
  • Alumni Banquet

Favorite restaurant near campus: Freeman’s Little New York

Notable alumni:

  • Victor Oland, ’33, lieutenant governor of Nova Scotia
  • John Dickey, ’40, member of Canadian Parliament
  • Charles McColough, ’43, CEO Xerox Corporation
  • Joel Matheson, ’53, member of the Legislative Assembly of Nova Scotia
  • Michael Kirby, ’61,  Canadian Senate

Fun fact about your school: We have the oldest running campus newspaper in North America

Fun fact about the city where your school is located:

  • The largest accidental, non-nuclear explosion occurred in Halifax in 1917
  • Sambro Island Lighthouse at the Halifax Harbour is the oldest functioning lighthouse in North America
  • A canon is shot off downtown every day at noon as a tribute to Halifax’s history as a major British military stronghold

Fun facts about your chapter:

  • When Canada entered WWII, the chapter shut down because every brother enlisted in the war
  • We are the only chapter in the Atlantic time zone, so we see the sunrise first
  • We were the first chapter to test the alcohol-free policy

Top three things a visitor should do:

  1. Visit Peggy’s Cove, which contains one of the most photographed lighthouses in the world
  2. Take a walk on the waterfront
  3. Check out Halifax Citadel National Historic Site, an old army base in the middle of the city that dates back to 1749

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Instagram: http://www.instagram.com/dalphidelt

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/novascotiaalpha/

Website: dal.phideltatheta.org