Michigan Alpha Top Ranked Iron Phi Chapter

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Established by the Phi Delta Theta General Headquarters a few years ago, 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. Michigan Alpha is proud to be the top ranked Iron Phi chapter in the nation.


We achieved this status through individual and collective efforts to engage in athletic events that raised money to combat this terrible disease. To date Michigan Alpha has raised nearly $17,000 as a participant in the Iron Phi initiative.

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.

Michigan Alpha members who have obtained Iron Phi status include: Andrew Malmquist '12, John Hacker, Karl Cran '10, Ben Murray '12, Ben Kaufman '09, Tim Grady, Brian Burchman, Jordan Haddad, Steve Irvine and Josh Lowenthal.

For more information, view the Iron Phi web site at www.ironphi.org.