Thursday, November 20, 2008


Beta Chapter Pledge Paddles - Archives of The Museum of the San Fernando Valley 2008 - from a scrapbook donated to The Museum by Jerry Berns (click on image to enlarge)

The Brothers of Phi Delta Psi Fraternity were very proud that they did not swat pledges as did other organizations. The only paddle in a Phi Delt house was the ritual emblem of a pledge class. Each class selected and made its own paddle with the names of each initiate in its group. They were proudly displayed in the Fraternity's meeting room.

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