The Summit

The Summit is an interactive, weekend-long event developed for Built to Lead Chairs, Foundation of Courage Chairs, New Member Educators and Recruitment Chairs. Each year, the event is held in June or July, in the Lexington, Kentucky area. 

All attendees will be expected to complete Certified Recruiter Training before attending the Summit. The training is presented in eight self-paced modules that can be accessed on a phone. The training takes about two hours total to complete. The training is offered by PhiredUp and is FREE to all Phi Gamma Delta members using the link above.

For Early Adopter Chapters: Chapters that have already adopted the New Model have benefits for attending The Summit. An Early Adopter chapter can use Built to Lead Grant money to cover registration fees for members. The Fraternity will also reimburse reasonable travel costs for up to one member per track.


"In every possible way, every breakout session and small group session was amazing. I think that will really help us reorganize our recruitment strategies."
- Matt Ben (DePaul 2022)

"It allows everyone to become vulnerable for a minute and allows the group to learn things that they might not have known." 
- Brady Branscum (William Woods 2022)

"I liked getting different perspectives from many different brothers about all aspects of my program. I enjoyed getting more ideas to incorporate."
- Grant Clayton (William Woods 2020)

"The culture of the chapter starts with recruiting, by getting the right guys we are able to expand naturally rather than having to constantly be on members who are not committed."
- Jake Ari (Rutgers 2021)

If you have any questions regarding The Summit, please contact the Senior Director of Chapter Services.