Phi Delta Theta (Sigma Alpha Chi)
Phi Delta Theta is an international fraternity with nearly 170 active chapters in 42 states and five Canadian provinces. They were organized with three principle objectives: the cultivation of friendship among its members, the acquirement individually of a high degree of mental culture and the attainment personally of a high standard of morality. These objectives have guided over 240,000 men since the fraternity's founding in 1848.
Throughout the year the brothers of Phi Delta Theta participate in both social and service events. They take part in the annual CMU Service Day as well as Adopt-A-Highway. They volunteer at Coyote Hill, an organization that provides homes for abused and neglected children. They also participate in TV Turn-Off Week.
The Missouri Beta chapter was secretly established at Central College (now CMU) in 1876; however, the organization was eventually discovered and disbanded some two years later. In 1947 Sigma Alpha Chi was established as a local Greek organization at Central College. Sigma Alpha Chi became a colony of Phi Delta Theta in the spring of 2006 and became the Missouri Beta Prime Chapter in 2007.
The brothers of Phi Delta Theta have held the highest fraternity GPA on CMU's campus from 2007-2014 and held the second highest GPA among all of the Missouri chapters during the 2013-2014 academic year.