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
Phi Delta Theta – Iowa State’s New Member Education Program lasts eight weeks. This period of education will cover Phi Delta Theta’s history and values, as well as the history of Iowa State University.
The Iowa Gamma Chapter of Phi Delta Theta approves and abides by the principles regarding hazing contained in the Code of Phi Delta Theta (Section 135) and the Fraternity Executives Association position on hazing as well as Iowa State University’s policies regarding hazing.