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Spring Recruitment Challenge Numbers Announced For Chapters and Emerging Chapters


This fall, Phi Delta Theta reintroduced “recruitment challenge numbers” for its chapters and emerging chapters to work towards as they recruited their Phikeia classes. Coming off a record-setting year for recruitment, Phi Delta Theta wanted to encourage chapters to continue challenging themselves as students adapt to a post-pandemic environment.

Based on current reporting, forty-five chapters have met or exceeded their fall challenge number and improved on their previous fall recruitment class size by 33 percent. These chapters will be eligible for the January drawing of the fall challenge number incentives that will take place at the McKenzie Family Presidents Leadership Conference. Chapters have until December 31 to report their fall Phikeias in myPhiDelt to be counted towards their fall challenge number goal.

Following the height of the pandemic in 2020, Phi Delta Theta chapters have executed two spring recruitment periods (spring 2021 and spring 2022). During the two recruitment periods, collective spring recruitment has trailed pre-pandemic numbers by 10 percent. For this reason, Phi Delta Theta is challenging its chapters and emerging chapters to recruit the largest spring Phikeia class in the Fraternity’s history by breaking the previous record of 2,150 Phikeias.

The spring challenge numbers below use chapter recruitment data from the past three spring terms, the numbers of members graduating this spring, and an aggregate that considers pre-pandemic Phikeia class sizes. Chapters and emerging chapters that meet or exceed their spring recruitment challenge number from January 1 to June 30, 2023, will be entered to receive one of many available incentives. Phikeias must be reported in myPhiDelt by June 30, 2023 to count towards this challenge.

The Collection of Incentives Includes:

  • A $500 donation to a philanthropy event
  • A $1,000 credit toward future Phikeia dues
  • A $2,500 credit toward the chapter’s 2024 membership dues
  • Fall 2023 recruitment t-shirts for entire chapter via the Phi Delt Store
  • LiveLikeLou ONWARD long sleeve t-shirts for entire chapter
  • Phi Delta Theta polo shirts for the chapter’s executive committee via the Phi Delt Store
  • A 65″ TV for the chapter house
  • A custom recruitment banner
  • A custom recruitment table cover
  • Five $100 donations from the LiveLikeLou Foundation for chapter Iron Phi participants

Spring 2023 Phikeia Class Challenge Numbers

Chapter School Challenge Number
Alabama Alpha University of Alabama 10
Alabama Beta Auburn University 10
Alberta Alpha University of Alberta 8
Arizona Alpha University of Arizona 25
Arizona Beta Arizona State University 15
Arkansas Alpha University of Arkansas 6
Arkansas Beta Arkansas State University 15
British Columbia Alpha University of British Columbia 15
British Columbia Gamma University of British Columbia Okanagan 10
California Alpha University of California, Berkeley 10
California Chi University of San Francisco 15
California Delta University of Southern California 35
California Epsilon University of California, Davis 20
California Kappa University of California, San Diego 10
California Nu California Polytechnic University 15
California Omega Santa Clara University 12
California Phi Chapman University 16
California Pi San Diego State University 25
California Psi Loyola Marymount University 18
California Rho University of La Verne 15
California Sigma Sonoma State University 15
California Theta University of California, Irvine 12
California Upsilon California State University, Fresno 10
California Xi California State University, Chico 15
California Zeta California State University, Northridge 10
Colorado Alpha University of Colorado 20
Colorado Gamma Colorado State University 17
Connecticut Alpha Central Connecticut State University 6
Connecticut Gamma University of Connecticut 16
Florida Alpha University of Florida 25
Florida Delta University of Miami 25
Florida Epsilon University of South Florida 17
Florida Iota University of Central Florida 17
Florida Kappa Florida International University 20
Florida Mu Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University 13
Florida Nu Florida Atlantic University 20
Florida Omicron Nova Southeastern University 15
Florida Theta University of Tampa 15
Florida Xi Florida Gulf Coast University 12
Georgia Alpha University of Georgia 6
Georgia Delta Georgia Institute of Technology 8
Georgia Epsilon Georgia Southern University 10
Georgia Eta University of West Georgia 6
Georgia Gamma Mercer University 8
Georgia Iota University of North Georgia 15
Georgia Theta Augusta University 10
Idaho Alpha University of Idaho 10
Illinois Beta University of Chicago 20
Illinois Eta University of Illinois 30
Illinois Gamma Monmouth College 6
Indiana Alpha Indiana University 25
Indiana Beta Wabash College 6
Indiana Delta Franklin College 6
Indiana Epsilon Hanover College 25
Indiana Gamma Butler University 30
Indiana Iota Valparaiso University 8
Indiana Kappa Ball State University 6
Indiana Mu Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis 8
Indiana Theta Purdue University 25
Indiana Zeta DePauw University 25
Iowa Delta Drake University 8
Iowa Gamma Iowa State University 12
Kansas Alpha University of Kansas 6
Kansas Beta Washburn University 10
Kansas Delta Wichita State University 8
Kansas Epsilon Emporia State University 10
Kansas Gamma Kansas State University 6
Kansas Theta Ottawa University 10
Kentucky Alpha-Delta Centre College 20
Kentucky Epsilon University of Kentucky 15
Kentucky Eta Western Kentucky University 16
Kentucky Iota University of Louisville 18
Kentucky Kappa Northern Kentucky University 6
Kentucky Theta Eastern Kentucky University 6
Louisiana Alpha Tulane University 20
Louisiana Epsilon Louisiana Tech University 18
Manitoba Alpha University of Manitoba 6
Maryland Alpha University of Maryland 30
Maryland Beta McDaniel College 8
Maryland Delta Johns Hopkins University 12
Maryland Gamma Washington College 10
Massachusetts Epsilon Northeastern University 25
Massachusetts Eta Babson College 20
Massachusetts Gamma Massachusetts Institute of Technology 6
Massachusetts Zeta University of Massachusetts 10
Michigan Alpha University of Michigan 30
Michigan Beta Michigan State University 15
Michigan Delta Kettering University 20
Michigan Eta Western Michigan University 10
Michigan Zeta Central Michigan University 10
Minnesota Beta Minnesota State University Mankato 10
Mississippi Alpha University of Mississippi 6
Mississippi Beta Mississippi State University 10
Missouri Alpha University of Missouri 22
Missouri Beta Westminster College 10
Missouri Beta Prime Central Methodist University 10
Missouri Iota Lindenwood University 8
Missouri Zeta Southeast Missouri State University 8
Montana Alpha University of Montana 8
Nebraska Alpha University of Nebraska-Lincoln 10
Nebraska Beta University of Nebraska- Kearney 6
Nebraska Gamma Creighton University 36
Nevada Alpha University of Nevada, Reno 10
Nevada Beta University of Nevada, Las Vegas 10
New Hampshire Beta Southern New Hampshire University 10
New Jersey Delta Stockton University 15
New Jersey Epsilon Montclair State University 12
New Jersey Gamma Seton Hall University 22
New Mexico Alpha University of New Mexico 10
New York Alpha Cornell University 24
New York Eta Rochester Institute of Technology 15
New York Kappa Hofstra University 14
New York Lambda St. John’s University 20
New York Zeta Colgate University 6
North Carolina Beta University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill 10
North Carolina Delta North Carolina State University 10
North Carolina Epsilon University of North Carolina, Charlotte 14
North Carolina Eta Appalachian State University 15
North Carolina Gamma Davidson College 15
North Carolina Zeta Campbell University 10
North Dakota Alpha University of North Dakota 10
North Dakota Beta North Dakota State University 10
Nova Scotia Alpha Dalhousie University 10
Ohio Alpha Miami University 25
Ohio Beta Ohio Wesleyan University 12
Ohio Epsilon University of Akron 15
Ohio Eta Case Western Reserve University 15
Ohio Gamma Ohio University 15
Ohio Lambda Kent State University 18
Ohio Mu Ashland University 10
Ohio Theta University of Cincinnati 15
Ohio Xi Otterbein University 8
Oklahoma Alpha University of Oklahoma 15
Oklahoma Beta Oklahoma State University 15
Oklahoma Gamma Southwest Oklahoma State University 8
Oklahoma Epsilon Rogers State University 8
Ontario Alpha University of Toronto 8
Ontario Delta York University 10
Ontario Epsilon Carleton University 14
Ontario Eta Queen’s University 10
Ontario Gamma McMaster University 10
Oregon Alpha University of Oregon 15
Oregon Beta Oregon State University 10
Oregon Delta Oregon Institute of Technology 10
Oregon Epsilon Portland State University 10
Pennsylvania Beta Gettysburg College 12
Pennsylvania Delta Allegheny College 15
Pennsylvania Eta Lehigh University 18
Pennsylvania Iota University of Pittsburgh 15
Pennsylvania Lambda Indiana University of Pennsylvania 14
Pennsylvania Mu Widener University 14
Pennsylvania Omicron Shippensburg University 10
Pennsylvania Pi Robert Morris University 6
Pennsylvania Rho Carnegie Mellon University 20
Pennsylvania Sigma Millersville University 10
Pennsylvania Zeta University of Pennsylvania 24
Quebec Alpha McGill University 8
South Carolina Beta University of South Carolina 20
South Carolina Gamma Clemson University 12
South Dakota Alpha University of South Dakota 12
Tennessee Alpha Vanderbilt University 20
Tennessee Eta Middle Tennessee State University 10
Tennessee Gamma University of Tennessee 20
Tennessee Theta East Tennessee State University 8
Texas Delta Southern Methodist University 55
Texas Epsilon Texas Tech University 12
Texas Eta Stephen F. Austin State University 10
Texas Gamma Southwestern University 15
Texas Kappa University of Texas at Arlington 6
Texas Nu Texas A&M University 18
Texas Pi Sam Houston State University 8
Texas Tau University of Texas at El Paso 8
Texas Theta West Texas A&M University 6
Texas Upsilon University of Texas at Dallas 6
Texas Xi University of Texas at San Antonio 12
Texas Zeta Texas Christian University 8
Utah Alpha University of Utah 18
Virginia Beta University of Virginia 28
Virginia Eta Virginia Tech 20
Virginia Iota Old Dominion University 10
Virginia Kappa Radford University 10
Virginia Lambda George Mason University 10
Washington Alpha University of Washington 10
Washington Beta Whitman College 10
Washington Delta University of Puget Sound 35
Washington Epsilon Eastern Washington University 12
Washington Gamma Washington State University 12
West Virginia Gamma West Liberty University 6
Wisconsin Alpha University of Wisconsin-Madison 25
Wisconsin Epsilon St. Norbert College 8
Wisconsin Gamma Ripon College 12
Wisconsin Zeta University of Wisconsin-Whitewater 8



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