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Phi Delta Theta and Sonoma State University Partner To Offer College Credit Through the Kleberg Experience


For the first time, Phi Delta Theta undergraduates can earn college credit through their Phi Delt leadership experience!

Phi Delta Theta is known for its commitment to Sound Learning through innovative education. In this spirit, the Fraternity is piloting a new academic course this fall to continue the Kleberg Emerging Leaders Institute experience. This first-of-its-kind, transformative partnership between Phi Delta Theta and Sonoma State University offers an online, asynchronous leadership course to Kleberg attendees worth four transferable academic credits. Student leaders already leading at the chapter level can learn to be more effective leaders while earning academic credit.

“Benefits of Fraternity membership are sometimes viewed as intangible,” said Phi Delta Theta Executive Vice President and CEO Sean Wagner. “For this reason, we’re so incredibly proud and excited to expand and substantiate our showcase leadership experience to help our brothers earn their degrees.”

Phi Delta Theta is a leadership laboratory. In this course, students will hear from Phi Delta Theta alumni about how their undergraduate experience helped shape important Fraternity decisions like alcohol-free housing and Phi Delt 2030. Further, students will learn how to take their chapter leadership experience to the next level and apply it to their future careers. Participants are able to enhance their overall Kleberg experience, and the course serves as a guide in the next steps of their leadership journeys.

The exclusive opportunity is currently open for Phi Delts who attended the 2022 Kleberg Emerging Leaders Institute. Interested students can register for the four-unit course here. The total cost is $1,220, but support from the Phi Delta Theta Foundation is available for this pilot experience. Instructors Mike Ogg, Sonoma State ’01, and Emily Acosta Lewis can answer any questions.