The Chi Phi Fraternity is an American college social fraternity that was established as the outgrowth of three older organizations, each of which bore the name Chi Phi. The Fraternity traces its earliest origins to the Chi Phi Society, which was established at Princeton University on December 24, 1824. Although the Society was short lived and eventually disbanded, its records were discovered and in 1854 the Princeton Order of Chi Phi was established. The Southern Order of Chi Phi was established in 1858 at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and the Secret Order of Chi Phi was established at Hobart College in 1860. For years these organizations carried on with their affairs, each oblivious to the existence of the other. It wasn’t until after the Civil War that the Orders officially formed a united organization known as the Chi Phi Fraternity, in 1874.
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The Theta Delta Chapter of the Chi Phi Fraternity was chartered in 1935 after Alpha Delta, a local fraternity, petitioned to join Chi Phi. Over the course of our years at the University of Florida, the Theta Delta Chapter has become one of the largest social fraternities on campus. Our chapter house was built and dedicated in 1970, securing the Chi Phi Fraternity’s rightful place at 1 Fraternity Row.
Our Chapter prides itself on upholding the standards and traditions of the Greek community:
The Four Pillars
Chi Phis are natural leaders. Our brothers have historically held leadership positions across campus in Student Government, Cicerones, Dance Marathon, Interfraternity Council, Florida Greek Ambassadors, Speakers Bureau Speech & Debate, and Homecoming & Gator Growl. Several of our brothers go on to be tapped into Florida Blue Key, the oldest and most prestigious leadership honorary in the state of Florida.
The Greek community maintains an overall GPA that is higher than the overall GPA of unaffiliated students, and Chi Phi is proud to contribute to that statistic. With so many brothers, it is easy to form study groups with people who are in the same classes. Older brothers are always willing to mentor younger brothers in similar majors. To show Chi Phi’s dedication to scholastic achievement, our alumni support our brotherhood with scholarship opportunities through the Educational Trust. For a list of scholarships available to active brothers each semester, click here
Chi Phi provides its members with a sense of brotherhood that is unparalleled by any other organization on campus. Our brothers come from all different backgrounds and walks of life; we have different interests, different ideas, and different aspirations. We support each other in times of need, we care about each other’s well being, and we push each other to be better men. Being a part of Chi Phi allows our members the opportunity to be a part of something greater than themselves. Drawing from the lessons of our Fraternity our brothers are expected to be active members on campus and in the community at large.
As members of society we have an obligation to do our part and give back to our communities. Chi Phi works closely with the Boys & Girls Club of Alachua County. Chi Phactor, a singing-based competition where sororities perform on stage at the University Auditorium, serves as our annual philanthropic event. Each year we manage to raise thousands of dollars, and all proceeds go toward our local Boys & Girls Club. Chi Phi is also heavily involved in Dance Marathon, which is a school-wide philanthropic event benefitting Children’s Miracle Network. To learn more about ways you can support our philanthropy, click here