Phi Delta Theta - Iowa Gamma

2035 Sunset Drive
Ames, IA 50014

The Iowa Gamma chapter of Phi Delta Theta was founded on Iowa State's campus in 1913. We moved into the old Alpha Phi sorority house on Sunset Drive across from Kappa Delta in 1998. ISU Phi Delts have had a long history of academic achievement and high campus involvement. We've consistently been ranked in the top ten for fraternity GPA and are represented in many campus organizations. Phi Delts have held executive positions in Freshmen Council, Blood Drive, Dance Marathon, Homecoming, and many others. The Iowa Gamma chapter is mainly responsible for bringing Dance Marathon to the Iowa State University campus. Our members hold positions through the entire hierarchy of Dance Marathon and always have one of the largest amounts of participants. Over the past 22 years, 11 Phi Delts have held the position of General Co-director in Dance Marathon. The Harvard Trophy, given to the Best Overall Large Chapter of Phi Delta Theta in the United States, frequents 2035 Sunset Drive as well. Out of the 200 other Phi Delt chapters in the United States, Iowa Gamma has won the Harvard Trophy 17 times, including five consecutive wins between the years of 2000 and 2004. When the old Harvard Trophy was retired a few years ago, it took up permanent residence in our chapter facility. Become the greatest version of yourself at Phi Delta Theta - Iowa Gamma.

Nickname Phi Delt, Phis
Philanthropy Phi Delta Theta has a unique partnership with The ALS Association in honor of Phi Delta Theta member and baseball great, Lou Gehrig, who passed away from ALS, now commonly known as Lou Gehrig's disease. The mission of the ALS Association is to lead the fight to treat and cure ALS through global research and nationwide advocacy while also empowering people with Lou Gehrig's disease and their families to live fuller lives by providing them with compassionate care and support.
Colors Azure and Argent
Symbols ΦΔΘ
Chapter Founded 1913
Chapter Website
Chapter Phone
National Founded December 26, 1848
National Website
National Phone 513-523-6345
Phi Delta Theta - Iowa Gamma
2035 Sunset Drive


  • Dues: $5100 (In House) or $625(Out of House)
  • Style of living: 2-3 person rooms with cold-air style sleeping
  • Maximum capacity: 49
  • Internet: High speed LAN connection plus Wi-Fi
  • Cable: Available in TV Room
  • Other Information: - $1.4 million renovation (2013-2014)
    - 110 members in Spring 2020
    - House Director
    - House Chef
    - 24-hour kitchen access
    - 9 home-cooked meals per week plus full supply of breakfast food
    - Kitchen includes numerous appliances such as waffle maker, popcorn machine, microwave, panini press, egg muffin maker, etc.
    - Outdoor patio and grill
    - Living Room includes leather furniture, fireplace, and piano
    - Scholarship room with numerous study tables and whiteboards
    - All rooms heated and cooled
    - Free printer/scanner access
    - Free washer/dryer
    - TV Room with seating for over 30
    - Basketball hoop
    - Parking available for 40 members
    - Iowa State University bus stop nearby
  • Freshmen: In-house living encouraged; not required