Why join Phi Gamma Delta (FIJI)?
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, richer life. 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 members.
What is a fraternity?
"A Fraternity is an association of men, selected in their college days by democratic processes, because of their adherence to common ideals and aspirations. Out of their association arises a personal relation which makes them unselfishly seek to advance one another in the arts of life and to add, to the formal instruction of the college curriculum, the culture and character which men acquire by contact with great personalities, or when admitted to partnership in great traditions. A Fraternity, too, is of such character that after men have left college they delight to renew their own youth by continued association with it and to bring their richest experiences back to the younger generation in part payment of the debt which they feel themselves owe to the fraternity for what it gave them in their formative years." -Newton D. Baker
Brother Newton D. Baker graduated from Johns Hopkins in 1892 and Washington and Lee in 1894. He is a member of The Fraternity of Phi Gamma Delta and served as President from 1905-1910. He served as The Secretary of War for the United States of America from during World War I.
What if I miss the Fall rush period?
FIJI is always looking for new men to expand our membership, even during a non-traditional rush period. Contact us via our Recruitment page
and we'll be glad to help you out.
How will joining affect my school work?
We are looking for men who take academics seriously, as it is our top value, yet want a full experience socially at Indiana State University. We currently hold a cumulative GPA of 3.149 (as of Spring 2012). We have a strong Scholarship Committee which provides multiple academic resources. Fiji also offers an automatic $250 scholarship to EVERY member who receives a 3.2 or higher GPA during their pledging semester.
We recognize that college is not only about grades, and we offer a wide range of other activities, including social and athletic. Visit our Scholarship page
for more information.
What are some statistics about fraternities?
Men in fraternities represent a small percentage; only about two percent of men in the United States. That being said, this two percent is a very powerful group of individuals.
-Approximately 80% of the top executives of Fortune 500 companies are fraternity men.
-100 of the 158 cabinet members since 1900 have been fraternity men.
-All but two United States Presidents since 1825 have been fraternity men.
-40% of the 47 Supreme Court Justices since 1910 have been fraternity men.
-The majority (71%) of those listed in Who's Who in America are fraternity men.
-76% of current United States Senators and Congressmen are fraternity men.
The opportunities are endless and the benefits speak for themselves
Does FIJI haze potential members or pledge brothers?
Both FIJI and Indiana State University employ very strict anti-hazing policies.
No chapter, colony, student or graduate Brother shall conduct nor condone hazing activities. Period.
Hazing activities are defined as:
Any action taken or situation created, intentionally, whether on or off fraternity premises, to produce mental or physical discomfort, embarrassment, harassment, or ridicule. Such activities may include but are not limited to the following: use of alcohol; paddling in any form; creation of excessive fatigue; physical and psychological shocks; quests, treasure hunts, scavenger hunts, road trips or any other such activities carried on an outside or inside of the confines of the chapter house; wearing of public apparel which is conspicuous and not normally in good taste; engaging in public stunts and buffoonery; morally degrading or humiliating games and activities; and any other activities which are not consistent with academic achievement, fraternal law, ritual, or policy, or the regulations and policies of the educational institution, or applicable state law.
How do I find out more?
Visit our Recruitment Page
for more information. You can find his contact information on that page as well.
Becoming our friend on Facebook
and asking active brothers are two other easy ways to learn more. We look forward to hearing from you!