The azure and argent is flying high and proud once again at the University of Texas – El Paso (UTEP). Phi Delta Theta officially returned to campus on December 7, 2018, with the colonization of the 37-man Texas Tau Colony.
Phi Delta Theta is aligned with UTEP’s initiatives to provide the student body with more ways to become connected on a large campus, and the Fraternity is excited to be able to offer such offer to its Founding Fathers. Senior Expansion Consultant Landon Killion arrived on campus in late October and devoted six weeks to building the new colony and colony advisory board.
Texas Tau is striving to enact change on a campus that has little exposure to fraternity life. With two other IFC fraternities on campus and an average membership size of 22, the new 37-man Phi Delta Theta colony is the largest fraternity on campus with great potential to grow in the spring. The history of fraternity life at UTEP has shown Phi Delta Theta that there is potential to achieve greatness, and students at UTEP want to be involved and shed their ‘commuter-school’ reputation. Phi Delta Theta saw this as an opportunity to re-establish Texas Tau and bring new momentum to fraternity life at UTEP.
The Texas Tau Colony has a vision “To create a strong unity of brothers sharpened by brothers, as iron sharpens iron, defining brotherhood, service, and integrity; by exemplifying what it means to be gentlemen at the University of Texas – El Paso.”
Phi Delta Theta is grateful to once again have a presence at the University of Texas at El Paso.