A virtual conference experience to learn how to improve your chapter’s recruitment, education, and retention of its new members (Phikeias)

Those who recruit and educate the Fraternity’s newest members play vital roles in the chapter’s success. Poor recruitment or inadequate education of new members can have a lasting effect on the operations of the chapter, and as college campuses prepare for an uncertain fall term, being prepared has never been more important.

Phi Delta Theta wants to assist your chapter as you prepare for this crucial year. Through the Phikeia Experience College this August, the Fraternity will offer a game plan that ensures consistent recruitment throughout the year and adaptations to the Phikeia education program to provide a more valuable, effective, and efficient experience.

With a plan in place, your chapter will be able to continue to succeed on campus as it weathers the storm of uncertainty.

 

The Framework - The Phikeia Education Pilot Program

The Phikeia Education pilot program is a flexible experience that combines the chapter’s personality with a standardized framework that focuses on recruitment, brotherhood, philanthropy, and scholarship. This experience serves as the foundation for a four-year member development experience that helps members grow personally and stay actively engaged in the chapter.

After the first year of the pilot program, 56 chapters and colonies were challenged to think creatively, re-evaluate chapter traditions, and begin a process of culture change. One hundred percent of the chapters that participated in the pilot program completed it, and ninety six percent of all Phikeias were retained and initiated. Recently, an additional 46 chapters and colonies have signed on to begin the pilot program experience in fall 2020. We are excited that 102 chapters and colonies are now participating in the pilot program.

To attend the Phikeia Experience College you must be a recruitment chairman or Phikeia educator from a chapter enrolled in the Phikeia education pilot program. If your chapter is interested or have further questions about the Phikeia education pilot program, please contact Clay Coleman, Director of Education at ccoleman@phideltatheta.org or at 850-293-6258.

What is the Phikeia Experience College?

From August 3-7, Phikeia Experience College participants will spend two hours each day participating in virtual general sessions and breakout groups where they will learn about the Phikeia education pilot program, the Phikeia educator and recruitment chairman roles, why Phi Delta Theta is piloting a new Phikeia education model, and the framework and skills to successfully facilitate a more safe, efficient, and effective new member education experience.

Who Should Attend?

To attend the Phikeia Experience College you must be a recruitment chairman or Phikeia educator from a chapter enrolled in the Phikeia education pilot program.

If your chapter is interested or have further questions about the Phikeia education pilot program, please contact Clay Coleman, Director of Education at ccoleman@phideltatheta.org or at 850-293-6258.

Chapters and Colonies That Need to Register

The following chapters and colonies should register their recruitment chairman and Phikeia educator for the Phikeia Experience College.

Alabama Alpha – Alabama
Alabama Beta – Auburn
Arizona Beta – Arizona State
Arkansas Alpha – Arkansas
British Columbia Gamma – British Columbia Okanagan
California Alpha – California, Berkley
California Epsilon – California, Davis
California Omega – Santa Clara
California Phi – Chapman
California Pi – San Diego State
California Rho – La Verne
California Sigma – Sonoma State
California Upsilon – California State, Fresno
Colorado Alpha – Colorado
Colorado Gamma – Colorado State
District of Columbia Alpha – George Washington
Florida Mu – Embry-Riddle
Florida Nu – Florida Atlantic
Florida Omicron – Nova Southeastern
Florida Xi – Florida Gulf Coast
Georgia Gamma – Mercer
Georgia Iota – North Georgia
Georgia Theta – Augusta
Illinois Beta – Chicago
Indiana Alpha – Indiana
Indiana Delta – Franklin
Indiana Epsilon – Hanover
Indiana Gamma – Butler
Indiana Kappa – Ball State
Indiana Theta – Purdue
Indiana Zeta – DePauw
Iowa Beta – Iowa
Iowa Delta – Drake
Kansas Epsilon – Emporia State
Kansas Iota – Fort Hays State
Kansas Theta – Ottawa
Kentucky Epsilon – Kentucky
Kentucky Iota – Louisville
Kentucky Kappa – Northern Kentucky
Maryland Beta – McDaniel
Maryland Delta – Johns Hopkins
Maryland Gamma – Washington
Michigan Alpha – Michigan
Michigan Delta A – Kettering
Michigan Delta B – Kettering
Michigan Zeta – Central Michigan
Minnesota Alpha – Minnesota
Mississippi Alpha – Ole Miss
Missouri Beta – Westminster
Missouri Eta – Missouri Western State
Nebraska Alpha – Nebraska-Lincoln
Nebraska Beta – Nebraska-Kearney
New Jersey Delta – Stockton
New Jersey Epsilon – Montclair State
New Mexico Alpha – New Mexico
New York Alpha – Cornell
New York Eta – Rochester Institute of Technology
North Carolina Beta – North Carolina, Chapel Hill
North Carolina Epsilon – North Carolina, Charlotte
North Carolina Gamma – Davidson
North Carolina Zeta – Campbell
North Dakota Alpha – North Dakota
Ohio Alpha – Miami
Ohio Epsilon – Akron
Ohio Lambda – Kent State
Ohio Mu – Ashland
Ohio Theta – Cincinnati
Oklahoma Alpha – Oklahoma
Oklahoma Epsilon – Central Oklahoma
Ontario Alpha – Toronto
Ontario Beta – Western
Ontario Epsilon – Carleton
Oregon Epsilon – Portland State
Oregon Gamma – Willamette
Pennsylvania Xi – Clarion
Pennsylvania Delta – Allegheny
Pennsylvania Eta – Lehigh
Pennsylvania Gamma – Washington & Jefferson
Pennsylvania Lambda – IUP
Pennsylvania Pi – Robert Morris
Pennsylvania Sigma – Millersville
Quebec Alpha – McGill
South Carolina Beta – South Carolina
South Dakota Alpha – South Dakota
Texas Beta – Texas at Austin
Texas Delta – Southern Methodist
Texas Gamma – Southwestern
Texas Kappa – Texas at Arlington
Texas Pi – Sam Houston State
Texas Tau – Texas at El Paso
Virginia Kappa – Radford
Washington Delta – Puget Sound
West Virginia Gamma – West Liberty
Wisconsin Zeta – Wisconsin-Whitewater

Learning Outcomes

Participants will:

  • Identify resources for the Phikeia education pilot program.
  • Know and explain the value of brotherhood and apply it to the recruitment and Phikeia education experience.
  • Identify and develop facilitation strategies and apply them to their Phikeia education program.
  • Recognize and understand how to intervene in high-risk situations (sexual assault, hazing, violence, mental health, alcohol/other drugs, and bias-related incidents)
  • Integrate the pilot program framework into their recruitment and Phikeia education experience.
Schedule of Events

The 2020 Phikeia Experience College will take place virtually from August 3-7 through the Fraternity’s PDT U online platform.

See the schedule

Registration Info

Registration is now open for the Phikeia Experience College and should be completed through myPDT.

Registration Deadline: July 27