From the Desk of the President:
Welcome to the Delta Iota chapter of Phi Gamma Delta. We are excited to see your interest in Greek recruitment at Drake. The Delta Iota Chapter at Drake University was founded in 1994. Phi Gamma Delta quickly became a cardinal chapter on Drake’s campus and internationally within the fraternity of Phi Gamma Delta.
Phi Gamma Delta’s Delta Iota chapter has prospered by recruiting men who align themselves with the precepts of our fraternity. Five values are to thank for the rapid development of this chapter and the continuation of excellence. Our values of friendship, knowledge, service, morality, and excellence serve as the standard we hold our brothers to and the criteria we evaluate potential new members.
As a fraternity it is of top priority that we see all our brothers succeed socially and in the classroom. Our chapter’s GPA has been consistently increasing over the past several years. Our chapter’s average GPA is currently the third on campus (3.23) and our active members came in at second (3.32). Both of these figures are well above the all-men’s and all-University averages. We reward brothers with numerous incentives, such as our AAA Scholarship, for doing well academically.
Furthermore, our chapter is always active and competitive in the Greek intramural sports championships. We consistently compete for the Voltmer trophy which is awarded to the fraternity with the best intramural teams at the end of each school year, and are the current winners of this award. We participate in every intramural sport and have teams to accommodate anyone from former high school varsity athletes to beginners.
We also pride ourselves on our involvement on Drake’s campus and in the Drake community. Our chapter in 2012 named the most outstanding chapter on Drake’s campus, an honor that has challenged our brotherhood to continue pursuing excellence.
PMACs (Peer Mentor Academic Consultants), Orientation Leaders, Student ambassadors, numerous on campus tutors, members of varsity Drake athletics teams, Peer Advisory Board members, student senators, Adam’s Leadership Academy members, professional fraternity members, club presidents, and multiple Student Body Presidents call themselves FIJIs.
Service and Philanthropy are priorities of this chapter. We have won Chapter of the year for Philanthropy and Community Service the past 3 years. Last year we averaged over 22 hours of community service per brother. Drake FIJI supports our national philanthropy, the Red Cross, every year by holding a Haunted House. Our chapter’s spring philanthropy is an event called “Kicking with Cundiff”. Billy Cundiff, a current free agent, was a Pro-Bowl kicker in the NFL. He was a Drake FIJI and his organization is Colleen’s Dream. Colleen’s Dream promotes Ovarian Cancer research. Last year our field goal kicking contest raised nearly $6,500 for Colleen’s Dream.
Again we thank you for taking the time to look at our website and for you interest in our fraternity. The recruitment process can be an exciting and chaotic time. Ultimately, we hope you find a chapter that is the best fit for you. We encourage you to come visit us during recruitment to see if we are that chapter. If you have any further questions about our chapter please feel free to contact me or talk with any other FIJI brother.
From the Desk of the Recruitment Chairs:
Congratulations on your decision to go through fraternity recruitment at Drake University! Recruitment is not only a time to eat a lot of great food, it’s also a time to meet and connect with those already in fraternities. This is a diverse group of men who are committed to scholarship and campus involvement.
Going through recruitment provides you with many advantages including the chance to meet a lot of different people in the Drake Greek community. There are several fraternities here on campus, which gives you the opportunity to find the right fit for you. Recruitment can be a little overwhelming and fast-paced at times, but try to enjoy the experience because it’s one unlike any other.
At FIJI we have a motto that we live by: “work hard, play hard”. This motto represents our chapter’s dedication to social and academic excellence. We have a variety of guys with different interest and hobbies, as you meet brothers in our house you will find it very easy to have a conversation with them. Our five values -friendship, knowledge, service, morality and excellence- are the qualities we look for in a potential new member.
If you have any questions about recruitment or Greek life in general, please feel free to contact us at Ryan.Ross@Drake.edu or Michael.Dunn@Drake.edu. We hope to see you during the recruitment process, and see the great things that FIJI has to offer!
Ryan Ross and Michael Dunn