“Going Greek” at Iowa State
Going Greek at Iowa State University is a great opportunity that can change your life forever. It is an opportunity to create lifelong friendships, strengthen your values, and open numerous doors while attending Iowa State and after graduation from our excellent university.
Becoming a part of the Greek system is a decision that we strongly endorse, and Phi Delta Theta offers every one of these opportunities to its members. To capitalize on the college experience, we feel that it is vital to take the amazing opportunities that are presented to you. The decision to be great, however, is yours. You chose to come to Iowa State because you knew it is among the best. Now, you have the chance to become a part of one of the best Greek communities in the country.
We offer the chance to grow intellectually, socially, morally, and develop leadership skills that will carry you throughout your life. We welcome you into our recruitment process and hope that you understand and trust that our chapter is a strong believer in an ethical, substance-free, and positive recruitment experience.
Fraternities here at Iowa State have informal, year-round recruitment. This allows men to join a Greek organization at any point during his experience at Iowa State University.
During the summer, Phi Delta Theta’s recruitment team will reach out to prospective members who have expressed interest in “Going Greek.” After several phone calls and face-to-face meetings, a potential new member may be handed a bid card. After signing this card, a potential new member joins our organization!
It’s a decision you shouldn’t be “rushed” into
Most fraternities and sororities gain new members by a process called “rush” – a meet and greet whirlwind of a week that’s sort of like speed dating where neither party really gets a chance to know the other. At Phi Delta Theta, we prefer not to use the word “rush,” exclusively because we don’t feel anyone should be rushed into a decision that’s this important. After all, joining a fraternity is a lifelong commitment.
Our recruitment process usually begins by receiving referrals from Phi Delta Theta brothers, campus leaders and alumni who personally can recommend young men with integrity. Unlike traditional “rush” which takes place two weeks out of the year, we are constantly on the lookout for standouts all year long. We seek out scholars, future business leaders, communitarians, athletes, many different kinds of campus leaders, and all around gentlemen. Once we find guys who are the real deal, we simply hand out information and tell our story. We ask him a lot of questions about what he wants in life and where he’s going. If it feels right for both of us, we start a friendship that may very well end up in being brothers for life.