The Florida Theta Chapter at the University of Tampa was reinstalled on April 8, 2022, with a warm welcome from Phi Delta Theta staff, volunteers, and an extensive and engaged alumni group.
Originally founded on March 24, 1979, the chapter had initiated over 400 men into The Bond of Phi Delta Theta and added forty-two men during the weekend’s celebration.
The installation festivities started with the initiation ceremony on April 7. Two province presidents, multiple past province presidents, and many other volunteers and alumni supported the ceremony. The following day, led by General Council President Moe Stephens and supported by Director of Education Clay Coleman and Chapter Support Coordinators Colin Blouin and John Fenner, the chapter and its guests enjoyed a robust installation celebration complete with a Founders ceremony, keynotes from alumni, and volunteers, and the presentation of the charter to Chapter President Anthony Koutroumanis.
Anthony spoke about the legacy of Phi Delta Theta and the Florida Theta Chapter at the University of Tampa. Dean Koutroumanis, Anthony’s father, serves as the chapter’s faculty adviser on the chapter advisory board and has been crucial in helping the chapter establish a foothold on campus. Former Chi West Province President Brian Malison, who has been instrumental in the group’s reestablishment, gave remarks highlighting the diligence and drive of the young group. Having been inducted as an emerging chapter in December of 2021, the group worked quickly to become a force at the University of Tampa while positively challenging what it means to be a fraternity man on campus.
General Council Moe Stephens provided sage advice for the group. He encouraged the men to band together through the good times and the bad, to use the momentum of installation to build on the foundation of their brotherhood, and to strive to create a brighter future for Phi Delta Theta at the University of Tampa and beyond.
Congratulations to Florida Theta at the University of Tampa!