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Kentucky - Bring It On Philanthropy 11-2023
November 14, 2023

 The Kappa Upsilon Chapter Participates in UK's Bring It On! Fundraiser

The Kappa Upsilon Chapter partnered with the Delta Gamma Sorority for the University of Kentucky's annual Bring It On! (BIO) cheerleading competition philanthropy. BIO is the University's largest fall Greek philanthropy event which benefits The Nest - Center for Women, Children & Families and the Make a Wish Foundation. The Chapter's team won best performance while helping raise over $70,000.

Alberta - Pig Dinner 10-2023
October 21, 2023

 Epsilon Alpha at Alberta Hosts Annual Pig Dinner & Initiation Ceremony

On October 21, Epsilon Alpha at Alberta hosted their annual Pig Dinner. The Chapter also held an initiation ceremony a few hours before the event and celebrated the new brothers who were initiated. Many graduate brothers attended the ceremony, some of whom had not attended an initiation ceremony for decades.

Award Winners - Trophies
October 6, 2023

 Phi Gamma Delta's Annual Award Winners for the 2022 Calendar Year

Each year, Phi Gamma Delta recognizes undergraduate chapters, graduate chapters and individuals through its Annual Awards program. View the list of Annual Award winners for the 20221 calendar year here

Rose-Hulman - American Red Cross Philanthropy 9-2023
September 20, 2023

 The Rose-Hulman Chapter Hosts American Red Cross Fundraiser

On September 20, Rho Phi at Rose-Hulman hosted their annual Pie-A-Phi fundraising event. It was started in spring 2021 with the goal of helping a longtime friend. This fundraiser is devoted to directly helping Happiness Bag, a local organization that invests in educational and recreational activities for those challenged with disabilities within the local community. This year the Chapter held the event at the center of campus for maximum exposure. Students, faculty, staff, alumni and brothers donated to throw pies at brothers for charity. Through social media, flyers, tabling and reaching out to local businesses, brothers raised nearly $10,000.

Buddy Cote - NIC Gold Medal
June 23, 2023

 Buddy Cote (Maine 1981) Receives the NIC's Gold Medal Award

Eugene D. "Buddy" Cote (Maine 1981) received the NIC's Gold Medal, which is the highest honor the Conference can bestow and recognizes lifelong service to the interfraternal community and/or the NIC.

Buddy spent four years working on the Fraternity's staff – as a Field Secretary and then Director of Chapter Services. Since then, he built a career in the fraternal jewelry market, turning customers into friends and friends into customers. Buddy has been a visionary and consequential leader for Phi Gamma Delta, including as a board member and Archon President. He continually promotes the importance of interfraternity cooperation, through the NIC and Interfraternity Councils, the importance of strengthening the Greek movement and each fraternity. Within the NIC, Buddy served on the board of directors and as chairman from 2014-15 when the NIC moved from a volunteer-driven board to the current Governing Council. After the move to the new governance system, Buddy served until 2022 as Phi Gamma Delta’s representative on the Governing Council.

John Shoemaker (Clemson) - NIC Award of Distiction
June 23, 2023

 John Shoemaker (Clemson 2024) Receives NIC Award of Distinction

John Shoemaker (Clemson 2024) was named as one of the NIC's (North American Interfraternity Conference) 2023 Undergraduate Award of Distinction honorees. This award recognizes fraternity men who, throughout in their collegiate experience, have found an outlet for development as both a leader and a better man. They are exemplary members of their organizations and serve their brothers, campuses and Greek communities with humble confidence. John was selected for this award because he was heavily involved in his chapter's leadership as soon as he joined in spring 2021. By fall 2021, he was elected Chapter President, leading the Chi Alpha Chapter through a successful series of recruitments, philanthropy events and more. John also modeled the values of what a true fraternity member is about, which led to unanimous support for his candidacy as IFC President. Not only does John support each fraternal organization, but he also supports all members in the Greek community. John is a constant reflection of fraternity done right and demonstrates strength of character within the IFC at Clemson. 

Wisconsin Eau Claire - 50th Pig Dinner - 10 Founding Fathers
April 24, 2023

 Wisconsin Eau Claire Celebrates at Their 50th Pig Dinner

On April 22, Epsilon Chi at Wisconsin Eau Claire held their 50th Pig Dinner. Approximately 130 graduate and undergraduate brothers attended the event, including 10 of the original Founding Fathers (pictured).

George Washington & National Capital Fijis - Pig Dinner
April 17, 2023

 George Washington & National Capital Fijis Celebrate PGD's 175th

On April 15, the George Washington Provisional Chapter and the National Capital Fijis (Washington, DC) Graduate Chapter celebrated the Fraternity's 175th anniversary at their Pig Dinner. Some of the brothers in attendance included Maryland Chapter Founding Fathers Bob Ramsey (1979), Dale Rickenbach (1981) and George Albamonte (1980), who were great inspirations to the GWU undergraduates.

Louisiana State - Max Gruver Award
April 13, 2023

 The Beta Rho Chapter Wins Louisiana State's Max Gruver Award

The Beta Rho Chapter won Louisiana State University's Max Gruver Award, created in memory of Max Gruver, a member of Phi Delta Theta Fraternity who lost his life to hazing and alcohol poisoning.

This award recognizes one chapter in the Greek community that has prioritized their members' overall health and well-being through their organizations values and brotherhood. Beta Rho received the award because of their dedication to their own members, the Chapter’s commitment to brotherhood development and continuous support of one another and the community as a whole. The Chapter has prioritized bystander intervention through all their member education and focuses on taking the time to be there for each of their members.


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