The Fraternity of Phi Gamma Delta, also known as Fiji or Phi Gam, has over 108 chapters and seven colonies at the foremost colleges and universities in the United States and Canada.
MISSION AND VALUES
Phi Gamma Delta is dedicated to developing men of character within the academic setting, with the aim that they will become fully contributing members of society. In pursuit of this mission, the Fraternity promotes five core values:
Friendship, which brings us together and is the basis of our brotherhood.
Knowledge, the primary reason our members attend college and the key to a fuller, richer life.
Service, in recognition of our obligation to give back to the campus and community that foster our growth.
Morality, our commitment to do what is right in all our relationships.
Excellence, the achievement of the full potential of the chapter and the individual members.
"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.”
FOUNDING AND CURRENT SIZE
Founded May 1, 1848 at Jefferson College, Canonsburg, Pennsylvania
162,000+ initiated brothers since 1848. Currently, the Fraternity has 6,500 undergraduate brothers in 108 chapters and seven Delta Colonies in the United States and Canada.
Calvin Coolidge - President of the United States, 1923-29
Johnny Carson - Former host of The Tonight Show
Jack Nicklaus - Professional Golf Champion
Kenneth Blanchard - author of “The One Minute Manager” & other leadership/motivational books
John Ritter - Actor, “Three’s Company”
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"
OUR GREEK LETTERS
Members of Phi Gamma Delta hold our Greek letters in reverence. Therefore, we limit their display to a select number of places, such as the front of the chapter house, the fraternity flag, class rings, and the member badge. When our fraternity is named in campus or interfraternity publications, we prefer the full spelling of Phi Gamma Delta rather than use of the Greek letters or the nickname Fiji.
Located in the heart of the Bluegrass in Lexington, Kentucky, the Phi Gamma Delta International Headquarters includes office space for the 25 staff members of the Fraternity and the Phi Gamma Delta Educational Foundation, in addition to housing a museum, a library/boardroom, and a three-bedroom apartment.
The Headquarters operation was moved from Washington, DC, to Lexington in 1973, and was housed in leased office space for the next 12 years.
The current International Headquarters building at 1201 Red Mile Road was completed and occupied in May 1985. Brothers, pledges, and family members are encouraged to visit the International Headquarters whenever you are in the area.
Information collected from the National Website at www.phigam.org