University of Iowa Phi Gamma Delta

Phi Gamma Delta Facts

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Fiji Fact Sheet

Name
Phi Gamma Delta

Nickname
Fiji or Phi Gam

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

Official Color
Royal Purple

Mascot
Gamma the Snowy Owl

Founders
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.

Size
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.

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.”

Famous Brothers
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”

International Headquarters
Lexington, Kentucky

The Phi Gamma Delta Priorities
SCHOLARSHIP • FRATERNITY • SELF

Our 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:

  • 1Friendship
  • 2Knowledge
  • 3Service
  • 4Morality
  • 5Excellence

Every year the Iowa chapter of Phi Gamma Delta
gives out over $5,000 to outstanding young men
who embody our 5 values.

© Phi Gamma Delta 2015