Phi Gamma Delta

Indiana University

History

The History of Our Chapter

The Zeta Chapter is one of the most dominant fraternities on campus. Since their arrival to IU in 1871, the brothers of FIJI focuses on five main values: friendship, knowledge, service, morality, and excellence. They also have three priorities: scholarship, fraternity, and self. FIJI promotes lifelong friendships and believes in the values of fostering personal development through the pursuit of excellence.

The History of Our Organization

Phi Gamma Delta, better known as FIJI, was founded on May 1, 1848 at Jefferson College in Canonsburg, Pennsylvania. The founders, or “immortal six,” were John Templeton McCarty, Samuel Beatty Wilson, James Elliott, Jr., Ellis Bailey Gregg, Daniel Webster Crofts, and Naaman Fletcher. The “immortal six” founded the fraternity at “Fort Armstrong” where they formed a secret society. The society later formed into FIJI.

Our Symbols

The fraternity color is royal purple and the fraternal flower is a purple clematis, which represents the fraternity color. The fraternity motto is “Friendship, the sweetest influence.”

Scholarships

Phi Gamma Delta offers several scholarships to its members. The main scholarship offered to all members of FIJI regardless of their chapter or colony is the AAA Scholarship, or Academic Achievement Award Scholarship. This scholarship is awarded to newly initiated members who earn above a 3.0 during their pledging semester. Individual chapters and colonies offer scholarships to their brothers, however, the AAA scholarship is the only national scholarship offered to Phi Gamma Delta members.