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Phi Gamma Delta, Alpha Deuteron Chapter 

The Fraternity of Phi Gamma Delta - FIJI

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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.


Fast Facts

Number of Active Chapters: 158 

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:

International Headquarters Website:

Grade Point Average Requirements:

To Join (First-Years): 2.500
To Join (Continuing): 2.500
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 of 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)** $5,926
Board (per year)** $3,520

*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 under-capacity fee for FIJI for 2017-18 is estimated at $200.22 per semester. Please note, this amount is subject to change based on changes in membership as it is billed on a semester basis.

Any unclaimed common area damages in the chapter facility are divided equally among all chapter residents and active members. Total common area damages for Fall 2017 was $265.32 Total unclaimed common area damages for Fall 2017 was $15.60 per resident.

FIJI House

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 and junior years, for a total of 4 semesters in the 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 among 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 2.50 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.

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.