Since the debut of the Leadership College in 1987, 16,682 members of Phi Delta Theta have made a summer pilgrimage to Miami University in Oxford, Ohio for a transformational leadership experience and an introduction to a brotherhood that transcended their campus experience. Today, this annual conference is known as the Kleberg Emerging Leaders Institute.
The ongoing presence of COVID-19 brings uncertainty to what the next few months may bring. As a vast organization comprised of chapters in forty-two states and five Canadian provinces, the feasibility of hosting any event must consider the health, safety, and logistical challenges of all of our members. For this reason, on May 1, the General Council determined that the most prudent decision was to not host the Kleberg Emerging Leaders Institute on July 31-August 2, 2020 in Oxford.