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image by Zachary Harden, 22 November 2011
Phi Delta Theta, established in 1848, was the second of the three influential fraternities founded at Ohio's Miami University. Its flag is a vertical blue-white-blue triband. The white stars arranged vertically appear on each blue stripe and the fraternity's name, in blue Greek letters, vertically on the white stripe.
Joe McMillan, 12 March 2001
According to www.phideltatheta.org/index.php?id=20&option=com_content&task=view:
"The flag was first used in 1889 and consisted of three white stars on a blue field. Its present form was adopted in 1896. It consists of three vertical bards of equal width; each of the outer bars is charged with three white five-pointed stars; the middle bar is charged with the Greek letters in blue, reading downward; the width of the flag is two-thirds the length."
The Code of Phi Delta Theta at www.phideltatheta.org/documents/officer-toolbox/other-publications/The_Code.pdf also has the following:
"178. Fraternity Flag. The Flag of the Fraternity consists of three perpendicular bars of equal width; the outer bars of blue and the inner bar of white material; each of the outer bars charged with three white five pointed stars; and the middle bar charged with the letters Phi Delta Theta in blue; the stars and letters being arranged vertically; the hoist of the Flag on the staff being two-thirds of the fly; the staff having a spear-shaped head, the head, cord and tassels being silvered. "
For the blue color of the flag, I went ahead and used the blue (azure) color that is used on the coat of arms. According to the graphic standards manual for the fraternity, the Pantone shade of the azure is 3005 C.
Zachary Harden, 22 November 2011