Phi Delta Phi
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Phi Delta Phi

Phi Delta Phi
The Coat of Arms of Phi Delta Phi
FoundedDecember 13, 1869; 151 years ago (1869-12-13)
University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI
 United States
MottoFriends of Justice and Wisdom
Colors  Garnet and   Pearl Blue
SymbolOwl, Skull
FlowerJacqueminot Rose
Members200,000+ lifetime
Headquarters1426 21st Street NW
Washington, DC 20036
WebsitePhi Delta Phi Website

Phi Delta Phi () is an international legal honor society and among the oldest legal organization in continuous existence in the United States. Phi Delta Phi was originally a fraternity but became an honor society in 2012.

The fraternity was founded at the University of Michigan in 1869 "to promote a higher standard of professional ethics."


Phi Delta Phi Fraternity was founded in the law department of the University of Michigan by John M. Howard of the class of 1871. Howard was a graduate of Monmouth College and member of Phi Gamma Delta (FIJI). His initial intent was to found a chapter of FIJI at the University, but he did not follow through with the plan because of the large number of chapters already in place on the campus. Howard instead turned his efforts toward founding a fraternity devoted purely to students of the legal profession.


Chapters of Phi Delta Phi are called "Inns".

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