Phi Delta Chi
On November 2, 1883, 11 men at the University of Michigan formed Phi Delta Chi, under the original name of Phi Chi, which was later changed to Phi Delta Chi. The founders believed there should be an organization exclusively for the College of Pharmacy. Albert Benjamin Prescott (1832-1905), then Dean of College of Pharmacy at Michigan, encouraged the 11 founders in the formation of the society. He was made the first honorary member and then served as the group's sponsor.
The original Phi Chi fraternity was the first Greek letter society to include both pharmacists and chemists. In 1887, the actual name "fraternity" was given to Phi Chi and thus started a long standing tradition of Brotherhood. Brotherhood runs deep within its members including the motto of Phi Delta Chi: Alterum Alterius Auxilio Eget, meaning “Each Needs the Help of the Other”. Chi brothers take this motto to heart and are always willing to lend a hand and support other brothers throughout all of pharmacy school and beyond.
Auburn’s Chi Chapter was established in 1921 and was the 22nd Chapter of Phi Delta Chi nationally. Phi Delta Chi was the first pharmaceutical fraternity at the Harrison School of Pharmacy. There are 11 active collegiate chapters in the Southeast Region and 88 active collegiate chapters nationally. Phi Delta Chi has initiated more than 60,000 brothers nationally since its founding 132 years ago.
Phi Delta Chi’s Chi chapter hosts various social activities and philanthropic pursuits throughout the academic year. During the 2015-16 year, Phi Delta Chi raised funds for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital as well as held a “waiting room activity kit” supply drive for patients awaiting treatments. Phi Delta Chi also collected food to provide eight local families a complete Thanksgiving Dinner to share with their loves ones. The Harrison School of Pharmacy pharmaceutical fraternities also collaborate together on various community service projects.
There are many ways to be involved in Phi Delta Chi as both student and alumnus, including the Pharmacy Leadership & Education Institute (PLEI), Leader Development Seminars (LDS), as well as Grand Councils. Brotherhood does not end at graduation. As an alumnus, brothers are a part of a vast network of other Phi Delta Chi alumni for networking and mentoring roles.
Phi Delta Chi is committed to providing an environment that is free from discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, creed, national origin, ancestry, disability, gender, sexual orientation, marital status, or age in any phase of its recruitment, admission process, educational programs, or activities.
For more information, please visit our website at http://pdcchi.wix.com/chipdc and please contact any one of our officers with any additional questions you may have about our brotherhood.
Phi Delta Chi Officers
Worthy Chief Counselor
Worthy Vice Counselor
Worthy Keeper of Records and Seals
Worthy Keeper of Finance
Worthy Inner Guard
Worthy Alumni Liaison
Dr. Wesley Lindsey
Last Updated: April 28, 2017