The Delta Phi Fraternity consists of many parts comprising the whole. It is a federal system, providing guidance from the center and authority from the elements.
The affairs of the Fraternity are administered by a Board of Governors operating under the provisions of the National By-laws. The Board is comprised of one governor from each chapter and two additional governors representing the undergraduate membership. Alumni representatives are chosen by the members of their respective chapters while the undergraduate governors are elected annually at the Leadership Conference of the Fraternity. Each governor has the privilege of appointing an alternate governor who may attend all Board meetings with full power of participation and deliberation, but with the power to vote only in the absence of the official governor from his chapter.