Phi Gamma Delta's biennial convention, the Ekklesia, is held in the summer of even-numbered years. In this governing body, each undergraduate chapter has up to three voting delegates. Each graduate chapter may have one voting delegate. The primary business of the Ekklesia is to elect new Archons (board of directors), approve the budget for the ensuing biennium, and amend the Bylaws and Constitution. Outside of the business conducted by the Ekklesia, there are educational programs and numerous social activities to allow brothers to reconnect with old friends and make new ones.

Phi Gamma Delta's 176th Ekklesia will be held August 8-11, 2024, in Chicago, Illinois. Detailed information about the event will be available soon. 

Event Details


  • Arrivals: Delegates and attendees should arrive before 4:00 pm on Thursday, August 8, to register before the Opening Banquet that evening. (Note: Purple Legionnaires, Section Leaders and Appointed Volunteer Leaders should plan to arrive on Wednesday, August 7, to participate in the Graduate Leadership Forum, beginning 9:00 am on Thursday, August 8.)
  • Departures: Attendees will depart any time on Sunday, August 11. 


176th Ekklesia Hotel - Chicago Marriot Marquis

The Marriott Marquis Chicago is the official hotel for the 176th Ekklesia. All meetings will take place here.

The Fraternity has negotiated a group rate of $211/night plus tax for king and double bedroom. You may make your reservation. Information on how to make a reservation will be available soon. To guarantee our negotiated room rate, reservations must be made no later than July 15, 2024.

Brotherhood & Baseball

176th Ekklesia - Cubs vs. White Sox

The 176th Ekklesia Host Committee is excited to host brothers from across North America at the crosstown rivalry Cubs at White Sox game! All undergraduate and graduate full Ekklesia registrants will receive a ticket to the game with a $20 concession credit and transportation to and from Guaranteed Rate Field on Friday, August 9.

More information about the event coming soon! If you have questions about the 176th Ekklesia, please contact Todd Rotgers, Assistant Executive Director.