Phi Gamma Delta Facts
Phi Gamma Delta
Fiji or Phi Gam
May 1, 1848 at Jefferson College, Canonsburg, Pennsylvania
Gamma the Snowy Owl
John Templeton McCarty, Samuel Beatty Wilson, James Elliot Jr. Ellis Bailey Gregg, Daniel Webster Crofts, and Naaman Fletcher; they are also known as the Immortal Six within our fraternity.
170,000+ initiated brothers since 1848. Currently, the Fraternity has over 8,500 undergraduate brothers in 123 chapters and 21 Delta Colonies in the United States and Canada.
“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.”
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”
The Phi Gamma Delta Priorities
SCHOLARSHIP • FRATERNITY • SELF
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: