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:


Semester Chapter GPA New Member GPA Rank
Fall 2010  2.953 2.776  6/6 
Spring 2011 2.975  2.561  4/6 
Fall 2011 3.165  3.259   1/6
Spring 2012 3.023  2.373   2/5
Fall 2012 3.024 3.092 4/5
Spring 2013 2.934 3.733 4/5

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.

FIJI HouseHousing

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

New Member Experience

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.

Hazing Policy

There is no hazing allowed in Phi Gamma Delta at any time, for pledges or brothers.

The Fraternity of Phi Gamma Delta (FIJI)

FIJI Crest

Alpha Deuteron Chapter 


Mission Statement

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:

  1. Friendship, which brings us together and is the basis of our brotherhood.
  2. Knowledge, the primary reason our members attend college and the key to a fuller, richer life.
  3. Service, in recognition of our obligation to give back to the campus and community that foster our growth.
  4. Morality, our commitment to do what is right in all our relationships.
  5. Excellence, the achievement of the full potential of the chapter and the individual members.

Chapter History

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.