Iron Phi


Iron Phi Logo

The concept of Iron Phi was developed as a way to strengthen both Phi Delta Theta and its impact on the fight against Lou Gehrig’s disease. The Fraternity has a philanthropic partnership with The ALS Association, a non-profit entity with the mission of bringing awareness to the disease and finding its cure. Through the fundraising efforts of members of Phi Delta Theta on the way to achieving personal athletic goals, the Fraternity will be able to mobilize its membership base to help the Phi Delta Theta Foundation and The ALS Association achieve their missions.

To become an “Iron Phi”, members of Phi Delta Theta (undergraduates and alumni) must select an athletic endeavor (marathon, half-marathon, running relay, triathlon, duathlon, ironman, bike race, etc.), raise $1,000 through the Iron Phi website, and accomplish the athletic event itself.

Lou Gehrig was known as the “Iron Horse” during his baseball career because of his durability and perseverance.  His prowess as a hitter, consecutive games-played record (2,130), and never-give-up attitude after being stricken with ALS inspired those around him.  In the spirit of Brother Gehrig, the name Iron Phi was given to the initiative to encourage those involved to remembers Lou’s approach to life when setting out to achieve something.

Michigan Delta Team Page

The following Brothers have completed the challenge of becoming Iron Phis:

Michigan Delta also supports the brothers who are working towards achieving Iron Phi status. Additional levels of achievement have been added to encourage those who tried to raise money towards getting Iron Phi but did not complete the $1,000 required.

Champion of AthenaOlympain of Michigan Delta

Champion of Athena

Champion of Athena is awarded to a member who raises more than $350 towards the Iron Phi program over the course of one academic year. The member must also complete a physically challenging event.

The members who have achieved this honor are listed below:

  • Jason Arriazola (#1198)

Olympain of Michigan Delta

Olympain of Michigan Delta is awarded to a member who raises more than $700 towards the Iron Phi program over the course of one academic year. The member must also complete a physically challenging event.

The members who have achieved this honor are listed below:

  • None at the moment.

Additionally, the following Brothers have taken up the challenge of becoming Iron Phis, support for them would be greatly appreciated:

  • None at the moment