By the Numbers
Information verified to be accurate as of November, 2014
List of names of "Phis by the Numbers" can be found on various locations on the site.
244,915 Phis have been initiated since 1848
1,100+ Phis have lost their lives in defense of their country *
400+ Phis have played Professional Football (200+ in the NFL)
113 Phis have been U.S. Congressmen *
34 Phis have been Governors (31 State and 3 Territory) * 1
31 Phis have combined to win 53 Olympic Medals (26 Gold, 14 Silver, 13 Bronze)
31 Phis have been United States Senators 2
16 Phis have Stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame *
11 Phis have combined to win the Emmy Award (Entertainment) 25 Times 3
9 Phis have won the Pulitzer Prize *
8 Phis have been awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor 4
6 Phis are in the Baseball Hall of Fame * 5
6 Phis are enshrined in the National Football Hall of Fame
6 Phis have won a combined 11 Academy Awards
5 Phis have won the Golden Globe
5 Phis have been honored with United States Postage Stamps
5 Phis have been awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom
4 Phis have won the George Foster Peabody Award
4 Phis have been enshrined in the Basketball Hall of Fame
3 Phis have served on the US Supreme Court
3 Phis have been NASA astronauts
3 Phis have won the Heisman Trophy
3 Phis have won the Tony Award
2 Phis have won the Grammy Award
2 Phis have been Canadian Premiers (equivalent of a US State Governor)
2 Phis been recognized with imprints at Grauman's Chinese Theatre in Hollywood *
1 Phi has been a United States President
1 Phi has been awarded the Nobel Prize
1 Phi has been awarded the Victoria Cross
*Indicates most of any fraternity

1. One Phi, William J. Coyle, who served as a Lt. Governor was also the acting Governor for a period of six weeks in the State of Washington. He was never considered a Governor by the State of Washingon and he is not counted in this statistic. Another Phi, Frederick Funston served as the military governor for the Dept. of Luzon in the Philippines. He is also not counted in this statistic.

2. One Phi, Edwin K. Thomson was elected as a Senator for the State of Wyoming but died suddenly of a heart attack before assuming office. He is not counted in this statistic.

3. Only Emmy Awards that have been won in the field of Entertainment are counted. Local Emmy Awards and those won by Phis in the Media field are indetermined and not counted.

4. Earlier accounts give the number of Phi Medal of Honor Recipients at 19. However, military with Phi Delt records indicate that only 8 have been awarded the Medal. 8 is the official number.

5. 2 Phis are enshrined in the Baseball of Fame as players. 2 are in the Writers Wing of the Hall of Fame and 2 are in the Broadcasters Wing of the Hall of Fame

Famous Firsts
First fraternity to adopt a pledge pin (1894)
First fraternity to adopt an alumnus pin (1894)
First fraternity to adopt a pledge manual (1886)
First fraternity to adopt a National Day of Celebration (1889)
First fraternity to adopt life subscriptions to the fraternity magazine (1875)
First fraternity to expand west of the Mississippi (Austin College 1853)
First fraternity to establish chapters on 26 campuses

Wittenburg College Austin College Kentucky Military Institute
Georgetown (Kentucky) University of Wisconsin Lawrence College
Northwestern University Butler University Franklin College
Indiana State University University of Nebraska - Lincoln Vanderbilt University
Centre College University of Texas - Austin Stanford University
University of South Dakota Whitman College University of Alberta
Willamette University Texas Tech University University of South Florida
Western Maryland Univerity University of California - San Diego McMaster University
University of Victoria Ringling School of Art and Design

Did You Know?
Interesting Facts About Phi Delta Theta

Sections of Facts about Members are located throughout the site
Phi Delta Theta is known as a singing fraternity but did you know that the writer of the fraternity's first song was also a Medal of Honor Recipient?
Did you know that the obituary epitaph, "In coelo quies est" meaning "In Heaven there is Rest", was first used in the memoirs of Founder John McMillan Wilson?
Did you know that the fraternity signature we Phis use to end a letter has been in continous use since March of 1850, when it was employed by Morton George Williams in writing to Robert Morrison?
Did you know that according to the Associated Press, the Election of 1888 was the the first in which a President was an active fraternity man and in which such connections played a part in the campaign?
Did you know that Phi Delta Theta is one out of only eleven traditional social fraternities to claim a U.S. President as one of their own? Of those, only a handful, including Phi Delta Theta, have had a president who was not an honorary member.
Did you know that from 1919 up until the mid 1980s, Phi Delta led all other fraternities in All-American football selections?
Did you know that The Scroll of Phi Delta Theta is the third oldest fraternity magazine?
Did you know that the Lou Gehrig Memorial Award is the only sanctioned Major League Baseball award given to ballplayers by a Fraternity? In fact, it is the only award sanctioned by any pro league from a fraternity.