Phi Delta Theta’s Online Approach To Education
Phi Delta Theta realizes that education does not only occur in the classroom or at in-person conferences. With this in mind, the Ihlenfeld University for Online Education (PDT U), the Fraternity’s online education platform was developed. Whether it’s Chapter Advisory Board certification, new member education, chapter officer certification, chapter operations modules, virtual leadership conferences, or simply on-demand presentations that cover a wide-variety of topics, the Fraternity’s goal is to use technology to further educate its membership.
PDT U is accessible through myPDT. Simply log in to myPDT and click the PDT U link on your dashboard. You will be automatically logged in to PDT U from there.
Currently, all Phikeias, active undergraduates, chapter advisory board members and province presidents have access to PDT U.
There is no sign up for PDT U. All you need to do is report member and officer information in myPDT, and everything else is automatic!
All new CAB members are required to complete the chapter advisory board certification to serve in a volunteer role.
CAB members also have access to all other undergraduate programs.
In order to have access to PDT U, CAB members must be a registered adviser in our database. To see if you are registered as an adviser, view your chapter’s profile on the Fraternity website.
The Phikeia education module series consists of three, 45-60 minute courses covering the topics Friendship, Sound Learning, and Rectitude.
Reporting Phikeias through myPDT automatically creates their PDT U profiles and sets up their access.
There is no need to ‘sign up’ and there is nothing extra you need to do.
Test results and user data reporting access is given to chapter presidents, CAB chairmen, and Phikeia educators.
The recruitment classroom serves as a resource for any chapter looking to take its recruitment efforts to the next level. By interacting with videos, activities, and take-home resources, each participant will learn various strategies and the skills necessary to effectively grow his chapter.
This resource is available for all members interested on the homepage of PDT U.
Officer certification consists of 30-40 minute online modules for the president, recruitment chairman, Phikeia educator, treasurer, and risk/social Cchairman.
Courses are available for all members interested in completing the training through the Course Catalog.
As part of the educational support we are providing to our undergraduate leaders in the era of COVID-19, the GHQ staff has developed ten chapter operation modules in PDT U to help our members navigate the fall semester while continuing to grow as leaders and as individual. As examples, modules cover topics such as undergraduate engagement, financial management, and alumni engagement.
Courses are available for all members on the homepage of PDT U.
On-demand programs such as Your Brother’s Keeper – Bystander Intervention and Media Training are offered for all members to take. The courses can be accessed by all members through the Course Catalog within PDT U.
The following conference experiences are available to all members on the homepage of PDT U.
Phikeia Experience College: A virtual conference experience to learn how to improve your chapter’s recruitment, education, and retention of its new members (Phikeias)
Shaffer Honors College of Leadership: A 400-level leadership experience.
Three modules on self-awareness, financial stability, and relationship development are now available for those members approaching graduation and preparing for post-graduation life.
These courses are available to all members on the homepage of PDT U.
All PDT U courses are available to all members through the course catalog. If a CAB chairman wants to learn about chapter presidents, he can take the president certification. Aspiring Phikeia educators can complete all the Phikeia education modules, etc.
Yes! CAB chairmen, chapter presidents, and Phikeia educators all have admin privileges to run reports and see course completions within their chapter.
If you are currently enrolled in a PDT U educational program and would like to submit an assistance request with the PDT U Help Desk, please click here.