Phi Gamma Delta
FIJI or Phi Gam
May 1, 1848 at Jefferson College, Canonsburg, Pennsylvania
initiated brothers since 1848. Currently, the Fraternity has 6,500
undergraduate brothers in over 130 chapters and colonies in the United
States and Canada.
Gamma Delta exists to promote lifelong friendships, to reaffirm high
ethical standards and values, and to foster personal development in the
pursuit of excellence. Phi Gamma Delta is committed to provide
opportunities for each brother to develop responsibility, leadership,
scholarship, and social skills in order to become a fully contributing
member of society.Â
Calvin Coolidge - President of the United States, 1923-29
Johnny Carson - Former host of The Tonight Show
Jack Nicklaus - Professional Golf ChampionÂ
Kenneth Blanchard - author of â€œThe One Minute Managerâ€ & other leadership/motivational books
John Ritter - Actor, â€œThreeâ€™s Companyâ€
Norman Vincent Peale - World-Renowned Theologian
Phillip Knight - Founder, Owner, & President of Nike Corporation
Roger Penske - Auto Racing Champion & Team Owner, Marlboro Racing Team
Dean Smith - Former Head Basketball Coach, North Carolina Tarheels
William J. Crowe, Jr. - Former Chairman, United States Joint Chiefs of Staff
Matthew Fox - Actor, "LOST"
Morgan Spurlock - Actor/Director/Author, "Super Size Me"
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Fraternity has teamed with Dr. Kenneth Blanchard, fellow Phi Gam and
author of The One Minute Manager, to develop a cutting-edge leadership
development program called Taking the Lead. This four-part program uses a
bottom-up approach to develop leaders throughout their college years.
Fraternity encourages and enhances academic performance through
tutoring and study skills education. Our chapters consistently
out-perform the All-Men and All-Fraternity averages.
Scholarships: The Fraternity's Educational Foundation offers over $340,000 in
scholarships, which members can apply for right away. All men who
achieve a 3.0 or better during their pledge semester will receive $250!
Intramurals: Phi Gamma Delta strives to be competitive in intramural sports. We play to win!
Graduate brothers offer real-world education in a variety of career
fields; some will offer internships and employment networking.
The Fraternity places a strong emphasis on serving others.
Philanthropic projects are a major focus of activity for Phi Gamma
Delta. Phi Gamma Deltas International Philanthropy is The Red Cross.
Phi Gamma Delta feels a chapter house provides an added benefit to the
fraternity experience, and we are pleased that nearly 90% of our
chapters live in some form of Greek housing. All new Fiji houses are
alcohol-free facilities; this promotes academic excellence in a clean
Â The semi-annual magazine entitled â€œThe Phi Gamma DeltaÂ is sent to
brothers to update them on the activities of the Fraternity on an
Every January, brothers from all over North America gather for a
three-day leadership academy to learn leadership skills, discuss chapter
development, and share their best practices. Every January, our Fiji
Leadership Academy is held in St. Louis, Missouri.
Every other even-numbered year, Phi Gamma Delta hosts its Ekklesia
where undergraduate members conduct the business of the Fraternity. The
Ekklesia is held in various locations where strong graduate support can
lend assistance in planning.
No matter where you go, Phi Gamma Delta has chapters across the U.S.
and Canada. You will enjoy the advantages of brotherhood throughout your
lifetime. Phi Gamma Delta is truly Not For College Days Alone.
Additional Information about Phi Gamma Delta
Values & Ethics:
We were founded 162 years ago as an organization composed of men who
are committed to the values of Friendship, Knowledge, Service, Morality,
and Excellence. Today, those values are just as important, if not more
so. Everything about our organization is rooted in these principles.
There are numerous graduates who volunteer to assist a Delta Colony. A
specific group of them, known as the Board of Colony Advisers, will meet
with the undergraduates on a regular basis to offer assistance and
guide the Colony in the right direction.
We encourage the involvement of parents. The concept of family is
extremely important to our Fraternity, especially since Phi Gamma Delta
is a mans â€œhome away from home"Â during his collegiate years.
Phi Gamma Delta is adamant about following the law when it comes to the
consumption and/or distribution of alcoholic beverages. 21 is the
law!Ã Alcohol was not a founding principle of the Fraternity and will
not be a major aspect of Phi Gamma Delta.
Phi Gamma Delta does not permit illegal drug use in any way, shape, or
form. Drugs and Fiji don't mix; any man who is discovered to have
involvement with drugs will be immediately expelled.
International Headquarters Support: All
Colonies receive special attention from the International Headquarters
staff in Lexington, Kentucky. Brothers from Headquarters will visit
the Colonies regularly and communicate weekly with Colony leadership.