Many of our members are involved in campus spiritual organizations ranging from the Wesley Foundation, the Episcopal Church at Ole Miss and the Catholic Student Association to RUF and Campus Crusade for Christ. The chapter holds a weekly Bible study and there are several informal fellowship gatherings that occur weekly. In addition, it’s not unusual to encounter large groups of brothers headed out on Sunday morning for worship at local churches.
Community service is an essential part of fraternity life in Phi Delta Theta. Each year, Mississippi Alpha and countless other chapters raise thousands of dollars for the ALS Association in honor of Baseball Hall of Famer, and Phi Delta Theta brother, Lou Gehrig.
Our chapter is proud to support The Louisiana/Mississippi ALS Association with multiple fundraising events each year. The ALS Association has committed more than $67 million to find effective treatments and a cure for Lou Gehrig’s disease. Their global research effort has helped increase the number of scientists working on ALS, advanced new discoveries and treatments, and shedding light on the complex genetic and environmental factors involved in ALS.
Every year, Phi Delta Theta raises money for the ALS Association through an annual letter drive. Active Phi Delts, sorority girls and many more Ole Miss students come to the Phi Delta Theta House throughout the day to write letters addressed to family and friends asking for their support in fighting ALS.
In the spring of 2013, our chapter introduced the First Annual All-Stars for ALS 3 vs. 3-basketball tournament. Through sponsors and participants, we were able to raise over $11,000 for the ALS Association. We even awarded fraternity, sorority and open bracket tournament champions with cash prizes.