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The Leadership Institute is a premier leadership experience, empowering brothers to work on real chapter issues. During the event, attendees will learn about their personal leadership style and values, and they will develop a plan to tackle touch chapter issues incongruence with the Fraternity’s Ritual and values.

Additionally, brothers who attend The Leadership Institute will be able to:

  • Articulate their own definition and personal style of leadership.
  • Define what a “personal value” means and identify their own personal values.
  • Create a realistic action plan in consultation with other brothers and facilitators for guiding themselves and their chapters.

Each year, one member from each chapter/provisional chapter is highly encouraged to attend. Up to two brothers from the same chapter/provisional chapter will be accepted to attend, though this number may increase based upon total registrations.

The Leadership Institute 2024

Event Details

When: Participants will attend one of the following sessions:

  • Session 1: June 27-30
  • Session 2: July 18-21

Where: Transylvania University – Lexington, Kentucky

Who: Members who want to be a future chapter/campus leader

Cost: The Institute is FREE for undergraduates (1-2 members from each chapter). Thanks to generous gifts from graduate brothers, all lodging, meals and transportation costs – including airfare – will be covered.

Registration Deadline: April 10, 2024

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Travel to & from the Institute


If you are driving, we encourage you to carpool with brothers near you who are also attending. Individuals who drive to Lexington will be provided with a form to complete to receive reimbursement for their travel to and from the Institute.


If you are flying, Phi Gamma Delta will book and coordinate your flight to and from the Institute. Travel from the airport to Transylvania University when you arrive and from Transylvania University to the airport on Sunday will be provided.


Participants are expected to attend all Leadership Institute sessions. Questions about travel or personal needs can be directed to the Director of Education. The schedule below is subject to change based on program needs:

Day 1: Welcome & Phi Gamma Delta 101

  • By 2:00 pm: Travel to Lexington – participants’ flights are scheduled so they can participate in the full day. Participants driving must be at Transylvania and checked into The Leadership Institute by 2:00 pm.
  • 3:00 pm – 8:30 pm: Programming

Day 2: Leadership & Values

  • 9:00 am – 7:00 pm: Programming
  • 7:30 pm: Planned brotherhood event

Day 3: Identifying Issues & Building a Plan

  • 9:00 am – 7:30 pm: Programming
  • 7:30 pm: Planned brotherhood event

Day 4: Closing & Goodbye

  • 9:00 am – 1:00 pm: Programming
  • After 1:00 pm: Travel home – participants’ flights are coordinated so they can attend all sessions


The Leadership Institute registration form has closed. However, if you still want to register, please contact Director of Education Abby McCollom.