Awards for two fraternities

A Phi Delta Theta reunion--and national distinction as most-improved chapter

Nineteen sixties alumni of Phi Delta Theta, Washington Delta chapter, were back on campus for the weekend of July 27–29. About 30 brothers from all over the country made the trip for a reunion with a new twist: the guys’ overnight accommodation was the fraternity house—a great idea, all agreed.

Friday evening the UPS dining services staff prepared a barbecue that couldn’t be beat, then, Saturday morning, breakfast at the house, followed by what they dubbed “The Zipper Open Classic Invitational Scramble Golf Tournament.”

That night dinner was at an old haunt, the Cloverleaf Tavern. Ken McGill ’61 hosted a buffet brunch the next morning at his North End home. Says McGill, the weekend was a terrific opportunity to spend time with old friends, many of whom had not been back to campus since graduating.

While here, chapter advisor Domenick Federico ’67 got some good news: The international office named Washington Delta a winner of its Phoenix Trophy, given to the most improved chapter in the nation. You can see a video of the presentation at

For Sigma Chi: outstanding overall chapter
Meanwhile, the UPS Sigma Chi chapter received word that it won a Peterson Outstanding Chapter award from the Sigma Chi Foundation, the highest honor bestowed on an undergraduate chapter. The award recognizes performance in all areas of chapter operations and carries with it a donation to a UPS scholarship fund.