Phi Gamma Delta
Chapter Name: Alpha Omicron
National Founding Location: Washington Jefferson College
National Founding Date: 1848
Local Founding Date: 1986
Nickname: FIJI, Phi Gam
Symbol: Black diamond with a white star in the middle
Motto: Friendship, the sweetest influence
National Philanthropy: Akron Children’s Hospital
GPA Requirement: Cumulative College: 2.5/ High School: 3.0
Chapter House: 261 Spicer St. Akron, OH 44304
National Website: Phigam.org
Local Website: www.akronphigam.org
Chapter Presidents Name: Jacob Swanson
Chapter Presidents Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
The Fraternity of Phi Gamma Delta was officially founded on May 1, 1848 at Jefferson College in Canonsburg, Pennsylvania (now known as Washington and Jefferson College). The Fraternity was founded by six distinguished gentlemen on the basis of secrecy. This element of secrecy serves as a common bond between the "Immortal Six" of 1848, and the Phi Gams of today. About one month after the founding of the fraternity, in June of 1848, the Beta Chapter was chartered at Washington College (these two colleges went on to form what is presently known as Washington and Jefferson College). As the years went on, more Chapters were chartered. Some of the first ones included: Nashville University (Gamma) 1850, Union University (Delta) 1851, and University of North Carolina (Epsilon) 1851. To this date only Alpha, Gamma, Theta (University of Alabama), Lambda (DePauw University), Xi (Gettysburg College), Omicron (University of Virginia), and Pi (Allegheny College) are the only Chapters founded before 1860 and still active. With approximately 130,000 members and 122 chapters, Fiji is one of the biggest national fraternities and continues to expand every year.
Mission Statement and Recruitment
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.
5 KEY VALUES:
We are united by FRIENDSHIP. It is the basis of our brotherhood. Because of it we accomplish far more than we do as individuals. Friendship is the sweetest influence. We promote the pursuit of KNOWLEDGE. It is the key to a fuller, richer life. We gain it through education, the harmonious development of the powers of the individual. We encourage SERVICE. We have the ability, the opportunity, and the duty to serve our fellow human beings. Our reward is the satisfaction that comes from serving. We believe in MORALITY. As gentlemen of quality we must do what is right as individuals and as a group. Moral behavior is the basis of society's existence. We strive for EXCELLENCE. It is attained only when we fulfill our total potential. Mankind benefits when each of us becomes all that we can be.