Prospective Members

FIJI Facts

Name: Phi Gamma Delta

Nickname: FIJI or Phi Gam

Founding Date: May 1, 1848 at Jefferson College, Canonsburg, Pennsylvania

Size: More than 170,000 initiated brothers since 1848. Currently, the fraternity has more than 8,500 undergraduate brothers in 137 chapters and 13 Delta Colonies in the United States and Canada.

Mission: "Phi 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."

Welcome, Parents!

From our national website:

Whether your son already has been pledged or initiated at one of our chapters or is considering doing so, we welcome the opportunity to let you know about our fraternity and answer questions that you might have. Phi Gamma Delta currently has chapters and colonies on more than 140 campuses throughout the United States and Canada. Founded in 1848, our fraternity has a long history with great traditions and many famous members.

While we are proud of our heritage, we're well aware that you are most concerned with the experience your son will have in Phi Gamma Delta during his college years.

Please review our Membership Development information to see how the fraternity's programs and activities reinforce our values of Friendship, Knowledge, Service, Morality, and Excellence.

Some of the benefits of membership for your son are:

  • Opportunities to take advantage of personal development programs such as our Taking the Lead initiative, created with Dr. Ken Blanchard, and alcohol education;
  • Inclusion in the Member Accident Protection Program. The program is intended to complement individual health insurance by covering injuries sustained in accidents, regardless of location.
  • Scholarships from the Phi Gamma Delta Educational Foundation. The Foundation’s Academic Achievement Awards (AAA) provide a scholarship of $250 to each newly initiated member who achieves at least a 3.2 GPA during his pledging term. This program is unique among fraternities.

The Pledge Experience

We know that many parents and prospective members have questions about the pledging experience. That experience in Phi Gamma Delta should be positive and productive. Each chapter’s pledge program should emphasize a sound academic grounding and the development of friendships among all pledges and initiated members.

Read our Pledge's Bill of Rights.

There is no place for hazing in Phi Gamma Delta. If you ever have any concern about your son's pledging experience, you are urged to contact Executive Director Bill Martin or phone him at (859) 255-1848 ext. 135.

Thank you for taking the time to inform yourself about Phi Gamma Delta.