Phi Delta Psi Fraternity, Inc.
Nickname: “PDPsi & The Deuces” – members are known as “PhiMen & Deuces”
Founded: March 21, 1977 at Western Michigan University
Founders: Honorable Founding Father: Kwameh Barnett; Honorable Founding Father: Derek Bell; Honorable Founding Father: Richard Bell; Honorable Founding Father: Charles Camron; Honorable Founding Father: Gregory Brown; Honorable Founding Father: Gerald Dixon; Honorable Founding Father: Dennis Jones; Honorable Founding Father: Peter McClain; Honorable Founding Father: Michael Mosby; Honorable Founding Father: Daulton Tansil
Fraternity Call: PDPsiiii Aaahhh Deuce Deuce!!!
Meaning of D.E.U.C.E.S: Dedication Endures Unyielding Criticism Empowering Success
Chapters & Colonies: Greater than 30 groups across the United States
Members: Over 2,500 lifetime initiates & 1,400 undergraduate members
Official Colors: Cardinal Red & Aztec Gold
Official Flower: Red Rose
Magazine: The Lions’ Den
Membership: Exclusively for Undergraduate and Associate Degree students, Graduate students, Alumni, Military personnel.
Sister Organization: The Sapphires also known as Phi Rho Epsilon Sisterhood
Staff: 3 employees, including 1 chapter consultant
Fraternity symbols: (ΦΔΨ)
National Philanthropy: S.A.F.E. , Habitat for Humanity, BootStrap, Phire Brand
Open Motto: “All that we put into the lives of others comes back into our own”
Conferences and Conventions
Phi Delta Psi Fraternity holds its Conclave every 4 years; each collegiate chapter and colony is required to have at least one representative in attendance.
Phi Delta Psi conducts Regional Conclaves and Conferences in the Spring of each year. There are four such conferences planned for the upcoming year.
Every summer, Phi Delta Psi hosts a Leadership Academy and Dean Certification week-long leadership training conference. In addition, the Fraternity conducts four Regional Servicing Team Planning Conferences in the late summer.
The Coat-of-Arms is a physical manifestation of the ideas and ideals of the Fraternity. All members are permitted to use this symbol of the Fraternity on apparel, stationery, jewelry and paddles for example.
The Great Seal of the Fraternity is for the exclusive use of the National Board and Grand Chapter. It is affixed on all official Fraternity documents and legal paperwork. Its use is prohibited for any decorative purpose.
The Vice President of Membership, alongside active members, are committed to providing support to the functioning of chapters nationwide. This includes chapter recruitment and retention, risk management, alumni support as well as campus involvement and education.
The Lion’s Den is the official magazine of Phi Delta Psi that is published every quarter.
The Grand Ole’ Phi Foundation
Founded as a 501(c) (3) tax exempt organization for charitable, literary & educational purposes.
Provides funding to the Phi Delta Psi Fraternity & its chapters to support leadership programs and academic scholarships.
Grants scholarships to graduating High School seniors and to undergraduate members each year.
Owns & maintains the Fraternity monument, which resides on the campus of Western Michigan University.
Operates in large part based on the generosity of thousands of alumni who annually contribute to the Grand Ole’ Phi Foundation Fund