After serving in the United States Marine Corps for five years, Brother Jacob Milich joined Phi Delta Theta in spring 2014 at the University of Central Florida. The next semester he was elected chapter president and immediately began expanding the chapter’s involvement and influence on campus. He worked to instill a chapter culture that valued campus leadership and encouraged members of his chapter to join IFC, Student Government, Knight-Thon and many other organizations on campus. The chapter soon had more Student Government Senators than any other fraternity on campus as well as other leadership positions throughout campus, eventually including the IFC Presidency and Greek Council Presidency.
As chapter president, Jacob led his chapter to receive a Gold Star for chapter excellence from Phi Delta Theta, an award the chapter had received only two times previously since its founding in 1981. He also formed a committee with the three other largest fraternities on campus in order to build positive Greek community relations and combine resources which resulted in a joint philanthropy event which was one of the largest Greek philanthropy events in UCF’s history.
On campus, Jacob served in many other leadership roles. He served as a Senator for the College of Business Administration in the Student Government Association. In addition, he served as the Chairman of the Elections and Appointments committee where he worked to ensure that student government was inclusive and that all students had a fair opportunity to be elected or appointed to student government positions. He was also the Chairman of the university’s Golden Rule Review Committee where he worked to update the student conduct rule book and student conduct system to ensure that all students and student organizations would be treated fairly when going through the student conduct process. Brother Jacob was also a voting member of the Activity and Service Fee Committee which allocates over 18 million dollars to student activities and student organizations on campus.