Mar 11, 2024

Phi Delta Theta to Commemorate Founders Day with Flag Raising in Indianapolis

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Phi Delta Theta to Commemorate Founders Day with Flag Raising in Indianapolis

Indianapolis, Indiana  – On March 15, those driving on interstates 65 and 70 may look out to see a Phi Delta Theta flag flying in front of the Benjamin Harrison Presidential Site. Every year since 2022, Phi Delta Theta has raised the fraternity flag to celebrate Founders Day.

Phi Delta Theta and its donors generously funded an eighty-nine-foot flagpole. The towering flagpole now proudly displays a 20′ x 38′ Garrison flag of the United States alongside the Phi Delta Theta flag to honor Benjamin Harrison and the Fraternity. Each March 15, the Phi Delta Theta flag will fly alongside the stars and stripes, visible to over 170,000 individuals.

Born in 1833 on a farm by the Ohio River below Cincinnati, Harrison attended Miami University. Benjamin Harrison was the nineteenth member of the Fraternity’s founding chapter, Ohio Alpha. Upon graduation, Benjamin Harrison became a skilled lawyer before starting a political career. During his presidency, he advocated for economic protectionism and worked to expand the nation’s naval capabilities. His administration oversaw significant legislative achievements, including the Sherman Antitrust Act and the passage of the McKinley Tariff (1890).

The Benjamin Harrison Presidential Site, previously known as the Benjamin Harrison Home, is the former home of the 23rd president of the United States, Benjamin Harrison. It is in the Old Northside Historic District of Indianapolis, Indiana.

Phi Delta Theta will welcome Indianapolis local Phis to join for the flag raising on Friday, March 15, 2024, from 7:45 a.m.–8:30 a.m.


Founded at Miami University in Oxford, Ohio, on December 26, 1848, Phi Delta Theta International Fraternity has 194 chapters and emerging chapters and 85 alumni clubs across the United States and Canada. To date, the Fraternity has initiated nearly 280,000 men into society whose founding principles are Friendship, Sound Learning, and Rectitude. In 2000, PhiDelta Theta became the largest fraternity to implement an alcohol-free housing policy in all facilities. Guided today by its Delt 2030 strategic plan, Phi Delta Theta’s vision is to be recognized as the premier fraternal leadership development society in North America.

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