Number of Active Chapters: 144
National Founding Date: May 1, 1848
National Founding Location: Jefferson College, Canonsburg, Pennsylvania
IWU Founding Date: December 4, 1866
Organization Colors: Royal Purple
Organization Flower: Purple Clematis
Mascot: Snowy White Owl
Symbol: Black Diamond with White star inlaid
Local Chapter Website: N/A
International Headquarters Website: http://www.phigam.org/
|Semester||Chapter GPA||New Member GPA||Rank|
Grade Point Average Requirements:
To Join (First-Years): 2.500
To Join (Continuing): 2.250
Good Standing (Active Members): 2.500
Does your chapter require/offer study hall hours? Study sessions are held once per week to allow members to focus on academic studies.
Please describe any assistance or programming that your chapter provides to support the academic achievement for your members.
Our chapter features a Scholarship Chairman and committee, both of which work with new and current members to promote high academic achievement including incentive-based programs and peer mentoring.
If a member falls below the required GPA, how does your chapter help them? N/A
|Cost for First Year of Membership||$755|
|Cost (per year) for Additional Years||$970|
|Room (per year)**||$5,752|
|Board (per year)**||$3,384|
*Based on 2013-14 fees supplied by the chapter
**Room and Board Fees are the same as living on campus due to facility ownership by IWU
Additional Costs and Fees
In the event that our chapter house occupancy is below 100%, members are charged an under-capacity fee by the University. The under-capacity fee is determined by dividing the charges for unfilled capacity spots ($500/space/semester) among the members who were eligible to have lived in the chapter house, regardless of residency. The four year average under-capacity fee for FIJI is $367.42 per year.
Any unclaimed common area damages in the chapter facility are divided equally among all chapter residents and exterior key holders. The four year average damage fees for FIJI is $121.00 per resident per year.
Chapter Capacity: 29
Residency Type: Single, Double and Triple Rooms
Policies: As part of the IWU residential requirement, our members live in during their sophomore year. Beyond that, our chapter requires members to live in an additional 2 semesters for a total of 4 semesters in house.
Meal Plans: Residents are required to board with Sodexo, IWU's Dinning Services. Meal plan options may be found on their website.
National Philanthropy: American Red Cross, USO
National Service Project: None
Local Philanthropy Events and Service Projects: FIJI Island/Luau event to benefit American Red Cross
Required Service Hours and Donations: N/A
Length: 7 weeks
Hours Per Week: 3 hours per week
The Phi Gamma Delta pledge program is designed to expose young men of Illinois Wesleyan to the ideals and values which constitute FIJI Brotherhood. This includes an educational program as well as non-alcoholic activities and events that will help build friendships amongst members of the pledge class, as well as with the active brothers of the fraternity.
The education program consists of an 8-week process of learning Fraternity history, chapter operation and personal development. Meetings are held weekly and are taught by graduate brothers in the local area.
Pledges learn from the "Purple Pilgrim," our source for the Fraternity's history, characteristics and values.
Pledges are required to achieve a 2.25 cumulative GPA in order to be initiated, although 3.0 or greater is preferred to pledge. The Alpha Deuteron chapter offers a $750 scholarship for pledges who obtain a 3.20 or greater during their pledge semester. We intend to have the highest academic rank among all campus organizations.
There is no hazing allowed in Phi Gamma Delta at any time, for pledges or brothers.
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:
The Alpha Deuteron Chapter is the eleventh chapter of Phi Gamma Delta. It was the first fraternity founded at Illinois Wesleyan University, dating back to December 4th, 1866. Check out this article on the Phi Gamma Delta website for some more interesting details on the early years of IWU's Fiji chapter.