Since the chapter was founded, our members have consistently placed a strong emphasis on campus involvement--basically, doing our part to help Mississippi State University continue its time honored tradition of impeccable service and hospitality. As a result, a number of our members have been honored with the university's most prestigious awards for their commitment to the university, the community, the Greek system, and fellow students.
Listed below are a few of those awards received and important positions currently or recently held by men of Phi Delta Theta.
Student Association Vice President
A member of Phi Delta Theta currently serves in the second highest campus-wide student-elected position. The chapter is extremely proud that one of our members was selected by his peers to serve this important student office.
Student Association President
A member of Phi Delta Theta recently served in the highest campus-wide student-elected position. The President of the Student Association is the voice of MSU students. The SA President works with the school administration, government bodies at other schools, even state and local government. The president serves as the main ambassador for the interest of students here at Mississippi State. The chapter is extremely proud that one of our members was selected by his peers to serve this most important student office.
Interfraternity Council Executive Board (President, Rush Chair)
Our members have been regularly selected to lead the Interfraternity Council, the governing council of fraternities at Mississippi State. Phi Delta Theta men have been often elected by their fellow MSU Greeks to serve a number of executive offices including two IFC Presidents in back-to-back terms, two Rush Chairmen, two Corinthian Editors, Treasurer, Public Relations Chairman, and Internet Chairman. Our members are also regularly chosen to facilitate formal rush by serving as Rush Counselors.
Student Association Attorney General
Two of our members have been elected at large by the student body to serve as Attorney General of the Student Association, one of only a handful of elected executive positions within the student government organization. The Attorney General is responsible for interpretation of the Student Association Constitution and making recommendations to the executive council and the senate.
Student Association President's Cabinet
Scores of our members, over the years, have been hand-selected to serve on the Student Association President's Cabinet. Each of these cabinet members work directly with the President. Cabinet members advise the President on possible programs and policy decisions, as well as coordinate their own individual programs. Cabinet members also choose a committee to work under them and hold regular committee meetings to further the purpose of the Student Association.
Senior Class President
Elected at large by graduating seniors, the class president is an executive member of the Student Association (the student government body at Mississippi State), serves a full year term and acts both as an advocate and a liaison between the university administration and the senior class. The class president also is responsible for coordinating a senior class gift--a special memorial from the graduating class to the university.
Greek Man of the Year
Though our chapter has only been in existence for 14 years, Phi Delta Theta men have twice been elected as Greek Man of the Year. This highest honor is given by the Interfraternity Council to the fraternity man who has made the most positive impact on the Greek system through his extensive involvement and unparalleled service to the Greek community.
Elected by the student body at large and honored during the halftime ceremony at the homecoming game, Mr. MSU is the most prestigious honor a Mississippi State student can receive. This student is selected based on his service to the university community, popularity among his fellow students, and undying school spirit. Mr. MSU is the definition of what all male students at Mississippi State should aspire to be. Phi Delta Theta is extremely proud to have one of our members chosen for such an important honor.
The Mississippi State University Roadrunners is the group that aids the Office of Enrollment Services in recruiting students to the university. These 82 student recruiters give campus tours, write and call prospective students personally, and help host student recruiting events on campus. Roadrunners are selected by the Office of Enrollment Services and Phi Delta Theta is proud to have our members consistently selected to represent the university to prospective students and their families in this capacity.
Orientation Leaders are current Mississippi State students trained to guide new students through the transition process from high school to college. The university's one- and two-day programs are led by these students who are available to provide information, answer questions, and welcome incoming students to the university. Orientation Leaders are selected by the Office of Enrollment Services and, throughout the years, many Phi Delta Theta men have been chosen to be a part of this important organization.
Fellows of the Montgomery Leadership Program
At Mississippi State University, the Montgomery Leadership Program works with a select group of students who commit themselves to developing the leadership skills that transform lives - both theirs and others. Participants will undergo an intense 3-semester study of leadership and apply their knowledge through service-learning projects throughout the community.