We are an organization built on the values of friendship, knowledge, service, morality, and excellence. We actively seek members to join our fraternity only if they share the same values as we do. We will ask your son to make a pledge to commit himself to the values that we hold and in turn we will help him make the most of his college years. Whether your son is a current or prospective member of Phi Gamma Delta, we welcome the opportunity to answer any questions you may have.
Phi Gamma Delta, also known as “FIJI”, has over 118 chapters across the United States and Canada. Founded in 1848, our fraternity has a long history filled with strong traditions and many notable members. The Delta Iota chapter located at Drake University has been on campus since 1993 and has already made a lasting mark as a result of our commitment to scholarly excellence, campus leadership, and strong fraternal bonds.
While we are proud of the legacy we have already worked to develop, we are aware that what you care about most is the experience your son will have as a member. Our membership development program contains programs and activities that help to reinforce our five values in each of our new members. During your son’s first semester of membership, he can be expected to learn about important topics such as leadership development, alcohol awareness, and community service. Our dedication to scholarship is showed in one small part through our AAA scholarship program which awards a scholarship to every member who achieves a GPA of 3.0 or higher during their first semester.
We know that many prospective members and parents have questions about the pledging experience. We believe that everyone’s pledging experience should be positive and productive. The pledging experience at FIJI is viewed as a time where new members can become more familiar with the fraternity before making the commitment of formal membership. With that said we are also fully aware of the negative associations and stereotypes that go along with the pledge process. Let us be clear, there is no room for hazing at Phi Gamma Delta.
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