The Leadership Institute 2022

The Leadership Institute is a premier leadership experience that will empower brothers to work on real issues and challenges facing their chapters. Attendees of the Institute will go home with a plan to tackle tough chapter issues that are incongruent with the values and Ritual of Phi Gamma Delta and an understanding of their own personal style of leadership and personal values. Attendees of the Institute will complete a plan to tackle tough chapter issues and an understanding of their own personal style of leadership and personal values. Brothers that attend The Leadership Institute will be able to:

  • Articulate their own 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.

One member from each chapter/colony is highly encouraged to attend. Up to two brothers from the same chapter/colony will be accepted to attend though this number may increase based upon total registration. The registration deadline is April 11, 2022.

Event Details

  • When: Session 1: May 25-29 or Session 2: June 8-12
  • Where: Asbury University - Wilmore, Kentucky (~10 mile SW of Lexington)
  • Who: An identifiable rising leader in the chapter. Ideally, this is a brother between their sophomore and junior years who can serve as a catalyst for positive change in your chapter. One member from all chapters and colonies are highly encouraged to attend. If space is available, up to two brothers from the same chapter or colony will be accepted to attend.
  • Cost: The Institute comes at no cost to undergraduates (1-2 members from each chapter). Thanks to generous gifts from graduate brothers all lodging, meal and transportation costs will be covered - including airfare.
  • Questions: If you have questions or would like to recommend a brother to attend, contact the Director of Undergraduate Member Experience.

COVID-19 Precautions

 Vaccines & COVID Tests

Phi Gamma Delta is taking all reasonable steps necessary to host a safe, in-person Institute. With this in mind, we are encouraging all attendees to be vaccinated, and we strongly encourage all attendees to be tested prior to attendance (regardless of vaccination status).


Based on current COVID-19 conditions, masks will be optional at The Leadership Institute. If an attendee or facilitator prefers to wear a mask, we ask all attendees to be respectful of that decision. The requirement to wear a mask may change based on COVID-19 conditions at the time of the event.

 If You Aren't Feeling Well Prior to (or During) the Institute

Any attendee who feels sick or tests positive for COVID-19 before their departure should plan to stay home and notify the Director of Undergraduate Member Experience Abby McCollom.

Attendees who experience COVID-19 symptoms or test positive onsite must immediately isolate themselves from other attendees. Please report these symptoms to a Fraternity staff member so that precautionary protocols may be enacted.

 Adjustments to Expectations & Procedures Are Subject to Change

Phi Gamma Delta will monitor all local and CDC guidance regarding COVID-19, and we will adjust our recommendations and requirements accordingly. This means there may be changes to the policies made above as we get closer to your Leadership Institute session.


The below video captures brothers' responses to questions asked about their experience at the 2017 Leadership Institute. 140 undergraduate brothers attended two sessions.

Event Registration

The Leadership Institute Registration

General Information
Leadership Experience
Travel Information
Note: Please consider where you will traveling from in the months of May or June.