Gamma Phi Delta (fraternity)

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Gamma Phi Delta
ΓΦΔ
FoundedMarch 21, 1988; 31 years ago (1988-03-21)
University of Texas at Austin
TypeSocial
EmphasisChristian
ScopeNational
MottoFirst Class, First Choice.
Colors     Maroon

     Pure White

     Navy Blue
SymbolCross, Lion, Phi
Chapters18
NicknamesGammas, G-PHI-D, Lions, LEOs, Phi, [G]
HeadquartersP.O. Box 24122
Fort Worth, Texas
USA
Websitehttp://www.gphid1988.org

Gamma Phi Delta (ΓΦΔ)[1] is a national Christian fraternity founded in 1988 at the University of Texas at Austin. It is composed of several chapters in Texas and other states. The Gamma Phi Delta National Office is located in Fort Worth, Texas and is governed by the National Executive Committee.

History[edit]

Gamma Phi Delta Christian Fraternity was founded on March 21, 1988, on the campus of University of Texas at Austin, and incorporated on March 16, 1994.

Kelvin C. James, Curtis Campbell, Rodney Walker, and Dwight Burns conceived the idea to form such an organization, due to what they perceived as a lack of Christian organizations for college-educated men at UT-Austin.

These men, along with Luis Lopez, Eric Wilson, David Porter, Derek Riley, Jeffrey Holmes, James Lee, George Floyd, Michael Satterfield, Alex Bird, Bernard Jackson, Ikless Pettit and Melbourne McDonald, are now known by the members as the "Sixteen Visionaries."

The fraternity originally began as a fellowship and Bible study. As time progressed, many of the Visionaries were urged to pledge a fraternity.

After attending various interest meetings and parties of the fraternities established on the campus at the time, the Visionaries unanimously voted to establish their own organization in the spring of 1988.

Vision[edit]

The vision of Gamma Phi Delta is "to provide an organization of men who have dedicated themselves to Jesus Christ in every aspect of life; who desire to grow and show excellence (1) spiritually, (2) mentally, (3) physically, and (4) socially. Gamma Phi Delta is a fraternity for brothers who choose to be committed to God by taking their communities for Jesus Christ. We will do it through fellowship, evangelism, and discipleship, in return becoming real men, men after God's own heart."

Undergraduate Chapters[edit]

Alumni Chapters[edit]

Current National Executive Committee[edit]

  • National President - Nicholas Kendall
  • National Vice President - Jacobie D. Robinson
  • National Financial Director - Spencer Clayton
  • National Secretary/Historian - Clarence Agbi
  • National Marketing Director - Miles Robinson
  • National Programming Director - Tony Brunson
  • National Curriculum Director - James Nwobu
  • Regional Southwest Director - Jerry Wallace
  • Regional Southeast Directors - James Polk
  • Regional Midwest Director - Stratton Lee
  • Regional Northeast Director - David LaNore
  • Regional West Director - TBD
  • National Membership Director - Robert Joseph

Regions[edit]

  • Northeast - House of Daniel
  • Southeast - House of Isaiah
  • Southwest - House of Jeremiah
  • Midwest - House of Hosea
  • West - House of Ezekiel

Expansion[edit]

Gamma Phi Delta is in the process of chartering chapters at Ole Miss, Clark Atlanta University and Talladega College

Sisters[edit]

The sister organization of Gamma Phi Delta Christian Fraternity, Inc. are the ladies of Alpha Lambda Omega Christian Sorority, Inc. established in 1990.[2]

National Fraternal Council Affiliation[edit]

Gamma Phi Delta is a member of the United Council of Christian Fraternity & Sororities.[3] It has been a member since 2011.

External links[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Official National Website of Gamma Phi Delta Christian Fraternity, Inc". Gamma Phi Delta Christian Fraternity, Inc. National Website.
  2. ^ "Official Website of Alpha Lambda Omega Christian Sorority, Inc". Official Website of Alpha Lambda Omega Christian Sorority, Inc.
  3. ^ "United Council of Christian Fraternities & Sororities Website". Official Website of the United Council of Christian Fraternities & Sororities.