PL Monthly Update - Apr. 2022: Monthly Reminders, Summer Events, 2022 Giving Day & Individual Fraternity Awards  
PL Monthly Update - April 2022

In This Issue

April Reminders

Summer Events

2022 Giving Day

Individual Fraternity Awards


Purple Legionnaires,

The Purple Legionnaire Monthly Update is designed to give you pertinent reminders and updates and is sent each month following the administrative edition of The Friday Letter.

Through the course of the academic year you can find the current and previous months' update on the Fraternity website and posted in the Purple Legionnaire Facebook Group.

April Reminders

 • Check in with your Section Chief.
 • Attend a chapter meeting, virtually or in-person.
 • All IHQ forms due are completed and submitted (see last week's Friday Letter).
 • Get updates and continue guiding committees on achieving spring goals - update other graduate advisors.
 • Submitted award packets (local and Fraternity) are retained for the chapter's records.
 • Did the chapter nominate a senior for the Wilkinson Award? Did they nominate deserving graduate brothers for Individual Awards?
 • Proper Pig Dinner follow-up: thank you notes sent and follow up with attendees, notebook maintained for next year’s chairman.
 • Historian maintains appropriate Pig Dinner memorabilia/photographs.
 • If Pig Dinner was hosted, attendance is reported.
 • Plans are developed for this coming summer’s and next fall’s recruitment.
 • Plans are underway for a fall chapter retreat.  • Check progress towards the completion of GreekLifeEdu.
 • Submit chapter/colony news for the next Good News Friday Letter.
 • Check on date and status of spring new member class initiations.
 • Push for end-of-year newsletter if the spring newsletter not yet sent.
 • Check on status for the chapter house for the summer.
 • Keep BCA, house corporation informed.
 • Re-evaluate chapter calendar, adjust as necessary.

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Summer Events Update

The Leadership Institute

Help undergraduates set their chapter’s future up for success by sending at least one emerging leader to The Leadership Institute. The Institute is a premier leadership experience that will empower brothers to work on real issues facing their chapters. During the event, attendees will complete a plan to tackle tough chapter issues, and they will learn to understand their own personal leadership style and values.

 • When: Session 1: May 25-29  OR  Session 2: June 8-12. 
 • Where: Asbury University in Wilmore, KY (~10 miles SW of Lexington, KY).
 • 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 the chapter. One member from all chapters/colonies are highly encouraged to attend, and up to two brothers from the same chapter or colony will be accepted. However, if space is available more may be accepted.
 • Cost: The Institute comes at no cost to our undergraduate members - this includes all lodging, meal and transportation (including airfare).
 • Registration Deadline: April 11.

Contact Director of Undergraduate Member Experience Abby McCollom if you have questions or would like to recommend a brother to attend.

The Summit

The Summit will be held in-person on July 15-17, 2022. This leadership development program focuses on recruiting and on-boarding new members into your chapter. We strongly encourage every chapter/colony to send at least one delegate to participate. Additional information and registration will be available soon. Please contact Noah Reetz with questions.

174th Ekklesia

The 174th Ekklesia will be held in Washington, DC, on August 11-14, 2022. Every undergraduate chapter will be billed a total of $1,350 for three members to attend. We also strongly encourage you to attend as an advisor. Registration will open soon.

For more information, visit

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2022 Giving Day

Phi Gamma Delta and the Phi Gamma Delta Educational Foundation are hosting the 5th annual Giving Day on Friday, April 29, 2022, from 12:00 am - 11:59 pm ET. Join us in sharing stories of friendship and by supporting the programs and resources offered to our members.

What Is the Giving Day Goal?
Our goal is to connect with as many brothers and friends of Phi Gamma Delta during the 24-hour event. We plan to encourage brothers to connect with one another and host different matches and challenges to encourage contributing.

How Can I Participate?
There are plenty of ways you can support the Fraternity and make this Giving Day successful:
 • Donate during the 24-hour event on
 • Sign up to be an Ambassador to help us spread the word and encourage others to participate.
 • Spread the word on social media using the hashtag #PhiGamGivingDay.
 • Let us know your stories of friendship and/or how you plan to celebrate Founder’s Day.

For more information, visit or contact Dionysis Protopapadakis.

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Individual Fraternity Awards

Individual Awards for Volunteers

The Fraternity has extended the deadline for individual recognition awards until April 18. While many tend to rely on the undergraduate chapter to nominate these brothers, we encourage graduate brothers to nominate others when they deserve recognition. These awards include:
  • Coulter Cup: Graduate brother who has contributed the most to an undergraduate chapter through service in a capacity other than Purple Legionnaire or General Officer.
 • Crowder Cup: Outstanding Faculty Advisor.
 • Durrance Award: Outstanding Purple Legionnaire.
 • Haynes Award: Most effective Section Chief.

Applications are available here or by contacting Lauren Tanner-Leif. Nominations MUST be submitted no later than April 18.

Wilkinson Award

The Wilkinson Award is presented annually to the Fraternity's most outstanding undergraduate senior member based on scholarship, personality, Fraternity service and extra-curricular activities.

Each chapter should nominate a deserving brother. Applications should be submitted to the Section Chief – or to Lauren Tanner-Leif if there is no Section Chief. Then each Section Chief will select a candidate from his section and forward the candidate’s application to the Fraternity.

The Wilkinson Award Application should contain the following:
1. The nominee's Official college transcript.
2. The nominee's fraternal, collegiate and professional resume including all campus, professional and volunteer activities.
3. Letters of recommendation from each of the following categories:
  • College / University: University President or Dean of the College preferred (other high-ranking university officials may be accepted)
  • Purple Legionnaire, BCA President or House Corporation President
  • Two additional individuals who know the nominee personally
  • Section Chief: To be included once he selects a nominee from his section.

All letters of recommendation should be sent directly to the Section Chief by April 8. The Section Chief will include them in the packets for the nominee selected. If you do not have a Section Chief, submit all the nominee's recommendation letters to the International Headquarters no later than April 18. Applications must be submitted electronically (please ensure it's a high-quality scan).

Questions and applications should be sent to the Senior Director of Education Lauren Tanner-Leif.

William A. Martin III Distinguished FIJI Award

Each year, the Archons select up to six graduate brothers to receive the Distinguished Fiji Award. Recipients are selected in recognition for their faithful and unselfish service to Phi Gamma Delta or their special contribution to mankind and society-at-large. Nominations are due May 1.

Contact Dionysis Protopapadakis if you have questions.

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Thank you for the important work you do to advise our chapters and colonies. If you have questions, or need assistance, please do not hesitate to contact us.


Copy: Section Chiefs, Field Secretaries 


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