The Leadership Institute

The Leadership Institute is a premier leadership experience empowering brothers to work on real chapter issues. Institute attendees will leave with a plan to tackle tough chapter issues that are incongruent with Phi Gamma Delta's Ritual and values and an understanding of their own personal values and leadership style.

Brothers who attend The Leadership Institute will be able to:

  • Articulate their definition and personal style of leadership.
  • Define what a “personal value” means and identify their own personal values.
  • Create a realistic action plan in consultation with other brothers and facilitators for guiding themselves and their chapters.

Each year, one member from each chapter/provisional chapter is highly encouraged to attend. Up to two brothers from the same chapter/provisional chapter will be accepted to attend though this number may increase based upon total registrations.

2024 Leadership Institute

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Event Details

  • When: Brothers will attend one of the following sessions:
    • Session 1: June 27-30
    • Session 2: July 18-21
  • Where: Transylvania University - Lexington, Kentucky
  • Who: Members who want to be a future chapter/campus leader
  • Cost: The Institute is FREE for undergraduates (1-2 members from each chapter). Thanks to generous gifts from graduate brothers, all lodging, meals and transportation costs - including airfare - will be covered.
  • Registration Deadline: April 10, 2024

Travel to/from the Institute

  • If You Are Flying: Phi Gamma Delta will book and coordinate your flight to and from the Institute. Travel from the airport to Transylvania University when you arrive and from Transylvania University to the airport on Sunday will be provided.
  • If You Are Driving: Those driving are encouraged to carpool with brothers near you who are attending. Individuals who drive to Lexington will be provided with a form to complete to receive reimbursement for their travel to and from the Institute.


Participants are expected to attend all Leadership Institute sessions. Questions about travel or personal needs can be directed to the Director of Education. The schedule below is subject to change based on program needs:

 Day 1: Welcome & Phi Gamma Delta 101

  • By 2:00 pm: Travel to Lexington – participants’ flights are scheduled so they can participate in the full day. Participants driving must be at Transylvania and checked into The Leadership Institute by 2:00 pm.
  • 3:00 pm - 8:30 pm: Programming

 Day 2: Leadership & Values

  • 9:00 am - 7:00 pm: Programming
  • 7:30 pm: Planned brotherhood event

 Day 3: Identifying Issues & Building a Plan

  • 9:00 am - 7:00 pm: Programming
  • 7:30 pm: Planned brotherhood event

 Day 4: Closing

  • 9:00 am - 1:00 pm: Programming
  • After 1:00 pm: Travel home – participants’ flights are coordinated so they can attend all sessions