On Saturday, February 1, 2014, the Ohio Xi Chapter of Phi Delta Theta was installed at Otterbein University in Westerville, Ohio. The chapter installed with thirty five men. Presiding over the installation was General Council Member-at-Large Chris Brussalis. Also in attendance were Associate Executive Vice President Sean Wagner, Director of Chapter Services Jonathan Rogowski and Leadership Consultant Colin Hueser.
“We’ve all been working so hard for this day. We’re very excited for Ohio Xi’s chartering,” said Chapter President Andrew Pea. Indeed, this is a hard working chapter. Ohio Xi holds the highest cumulative GPA at Otterbein for any student organization.
Phi Delta Theta alumni and guests numbered over 100 at Saturday’s event which included the University President and Dean of Students. “Phi Delta Theta has a tremendous value proposition. It’s great that we are able to have such a valued partnership with the University,” said General Council Member Chris Brussalis.
In accordance with Phi Delta Theta’s Strategic 10-Year Plan, Phi Delt 2020 and its growth initiative, Phi Delta Theta is currently executing expansion strategies that culminate in seven chapter installations annually and 200 chapters by 2018. The installation of Ohio Xi was the first chapter installation of 2014, and the Fraternity currently has 175 active chapters and 15 colonies.