September 24, 2015
Phi Delta Chi is America’s first professional fraternity serving the field of pharmacy

Fourteen University of Michigan College of Pharmacy Brothers of the Alpha Chapter of Phi Delta Chi recently traveled to Albuquerque, New Mexico for Phi Delta Chi’s 70th Grand Council. The students were among more than 500 collegiate and alumni Brothers in attendance at the biennial meeting. Throughout the four-day event, Brothers participated in committees to further develop the fraternity on a national level, networked with pharmacists and students across the nation, and attended professionalism roundtable events to further their careers as student pharmacists.

Phi Delta Chi is America’s first professional fraternity serving the field of pharmacy. The fraternity was founded on November 2, 1883 at the College of Pharmacy and led by Dean Albert B. Prescott. The Alpha chapter has developed over the years with a focus on the mission of shaping leaders who advance the profession of pharmacy. For more information on the Alpha Chapter of Phi Delta Chi, visit:

At Grand Council, collegiate chapters are recognized for their achievements throughout the year. Phi Delta Chi Brothers submit monthly reports about the chapter’s progress and five larger reports that reflect on their success in scholarship, leadership, professionalism and service, brotherhood, and their unique chapter publication. These reports are entered in an annual competition between more than 80 chapters know as the Emory W. Thurston Grand President’s Cup. This year, the Alpha Chapter placed 7th for their chapter publication The Alpha Tattler, 4th for the Albert B. Prescott Scholarship Report, and 3rd for the John D. Grabenstein Leadership Report. Overall, the Alpha Chapter achieved 5th place nationally in the Thurston Cup.

Grand Council allowed the Brothers of the Alpha Chapter to evaluate their strengths and weaknesses through an exchange of ideas with Brothers from across the nation. They look to continue improving their standings on a national level and proudly represent the leaders and best at the University of Michigan at national Phi Delta Chi events.