On November 1, 2014, 26 gentlemen began a legacy at Lindenwood University in Saint Charles, Missouri. These men were officially recognized as Founding Fathers of the Missouri Iota Colony, only to continue growth and success. In the crowd sat current Phis from chapters around the area, members from the other Greek organizations at Lindenwood and friends and family members of the men. Josh Hanley, Province President working with Missouri Iota, extended the floor to Colony President Samuel Horstmeier. Samuel accepted the kind statements and spoke about how the group is ready to make an impact on the Greek community at Lindenwood and how excited he is that they are ready to become a colony and pursue their destiny of becoming the greatest versions of themselves.
Former Leadership Consultant Michael Boulter and current Leadership Consultant Andrew Carlson were the first to begin the recruitment process in late spring semester of 2014. Thanks to their hard work and dedication, they developed the foundation for what will continue to be a successful group of young leaders, who will go out and impact the world. As a whole, the colony has been working hard to better the campus of Lindenwood by doing community service projects, winning intramural championships and competing in Greek Week.
Since late August, the colony has had many long nights and extended meetings, bettering themselves as men and as brothers of Phi Delta Theta by developing the groundwork which will keep their group in the top tier of Greek organizations on campus. The group has had many brotherhood events and social events while getting to know the community better and hosting activities to grow campus relations. The Missouri Iota Colony currently has one of the highest GPAs on campus and is one of the largest fraternities to reach this level.