Phikeia. The first step.
Once the decision has been made to say “Yes!,” to Phi Delta Theta, the new member enters a trial period that allows an opportunity for him to truly get to know the Fraternity and for the Fraternity to truly get to know him. The Phikeia stage is a period of education, filled with positive and encouraging preparation for the responsibilities of membership that reaffirms the principles of Phi Delta Theta. After the Phikiea Education program, if both party’s values and expectations are in sync, Phikeias become initiated into full membership – and that’s where the real journey of a lifetime begins.
Hazing….. Not Tolerated
Phi Delta Theta does not condone any form of hazing. It is contrary to the purpose of fraternity, let alone Phi Delta Theta Fraternity. Members can still achieve a close group of men throughout the organization without hazing and Phi Delta Theta General Headquarters offers resources to help transplant negative activities with positive ones.
Phi Delta Theta encourages family members to discuss hazing and other new member practices. Family members have the unique opportunity to speak one-on-one about the dangers of hazing.
Our Phikeia Education
We pride ourselves in our New Member Program here at Kansas Alpha. Our New Member Program is an 8-week course designed to teach the new members the core principles of Phi Delta Theta and the history behind our chapter, as well as help the new members adjust to life in college as a new student and as a fraternity man. We offer tons of resources to new members in order to help them succeed, whether it be personal one-on-one tutoring or connecting them with a specific department at KU to help answer any questions they may have. We invest heavily in our new members because we want them to succeed scholastically while also learning what it’s like to become the best version of yourself.