The Fraternity of Phi Gamma Delta
Alpha Deuteron Chapter
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:
- Friendship, which brings us together and is the basis of our brotherhood.
- Knowledge, the primary reason our members attend college and the key to a fuller,
- Service, in recognition of our obligation to give back to the campus and community
that foster our growth.
- Morality, our commitment to do what is right in all our relationships.
- Excellence, the achievement of the full potential of the chapter and the individual
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*
Cost (per year) for Additional Years*
Room (per year)**
Board (per year)**
*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
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.
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
on the Phi Gamma Delta website for some more interesting details on the early years
of IWU's Fiji chapter.