The Virginia Kappa Colony at Radford University was officially inducted into Phi Delta Theta on Tuesday, December 3. Expansion Consultants Jimmy Pietras and Devin Thornton arrived on campus in mid-October and have spent the last eight weeks helping to transform an independent interest group into a colony of Phi Delta Theta through recruitment, mentorship, and education. The effort brought the Founders of Virginia Kappa to the start of their journey with Phi Delta Theta. Virginia Kappa will also be aided by Dr. Stephen Smith from the Arizona Beta Chapter of Phi Delta Theta as an adviser and supported by various facility and staff members at Radford University.
“The men who have come together to build the Virginia Kappa Colony at Radford University are great leaders. They are incredibly motivated and well-equipped to build a forward-thinking fraternity and share a meaningful commitment to diversity and challenging the status quo, which is necessary in the fraternal world,” said Expansion Consultant Devin Thornton.
The men of Virginia Kappa created their vision statement – “Phi Delta Theta will become a premier fraternity by fostering a diverse brotherhood with strong values and a commitment to setting new standards of excellence!” This statement succinctly captures the goals of Virginia Kappa and will serve as the guiding foundation of the group’s future successes.
“Virginia Kappa has the opportunity to make a lasting impact on the Radford community, and I have nothing but hope for them to become a thriving chapter on campus.” said Expansion Consultant Jimmy Pietras.
Congratulations to the men of Virginia Kappa. We know that greatness is in your future!
Radford University is a comprehensive public university of 11,870 students that sits on a beautiful 204-acre American classical campus in Radford, Virginia. The University has received national recognition for many of its undergraduate and graduate academic programs, as well as its sustainability initiatives. The Fraternity and Sorority Life community at Radford is comprised of 23 fraternities and sororities. With the addition of Virginia Kappa, Phi Delta Theta now has five active chapters and colonies in the Commonwealth of Virginia.