Whether your son already has been pledged, initiated, or is considering joining Phi Gamma Delta, we welcome the opportunity to let you know about our fraternity and answer questions that you might have.
Phi Gamma Delta currently has chapters and colonies on over 116 campuses throughout the United States and Canada. Founded in 1848, our fraternity has a long history with great traditions and many famous members.
While we are proud of our heritage, we’re well aware that you are most concerned with the experience your son will have in Phi Gamma Delta during his current college years. Please review our Membership Benefits information to see how the Fraternity’s programs and activities reinforce our values of Friendship, Knowledge, Service, Morality and Excellence.
Some of the benefits of membership for your son are:
Opportunities to take advantage of personal development programs such as our Taking the Lead initiative, created with Dr. Ken Blanchard;
Inclusion in the Membership Accident Protection Program. The program complements individual health insurance by covering injuries sustained in accidents.
You also will want to know about the Phi Gamma Delta Educational Foundation, which supports our undergraduate members through grants for alcohol education and leadership programming, as well as through scholarships. Phi Gamma Delta’s Educational Foundation provides a scholarship of $250 to each newly initiated member who achieves at least a 3.2 GPA during his pledging term. This program is unique among fraternities.
We know that many parents and prospective members have questions about the pledging experience. That experience in Phi Gamma Delta should be positive and productive. Each chapter’s pledge program should emphasize a sound academic grounding and the development of friendships among all pledges and initiated members. There is no place for hazing in Phi Gamma Delta.
For more information other than everything listed on our chapter website and our national website please feel free to look at our Wikipedia article. It highlights many of our ideals and lists some of our most famous graduate brothers such as:
Calvin Coolidge – President of the United States, 1923-29
Johnny Carson – Former host of The Tonight Show
Jack Nicklaus – Professional Golf Champion
Kenneth Blanchard – author of “The One Minute Manager” & other leadership/motivational books
John Ritter – Actor, “Three’s Company”
Norman Vincent Peale – World-Renowned Theologian
Phillip Knight – Founder, Owner, & President of Nike Corporation
Roger Penske – Auto Racing Champion & Team Owner, Marlboro Racing Team
Dean Smith – Former Head Basketball Coach, North Carolina Tarheels
William J. Crowe, Jr. – Former Chairman, United States Joint Chiefs of Staff
Matthew Fox – Actor, “LOST”
Morgan Spurlock – Actor/Director/Author, “Super Size Me”
Thank you for taking the time to inform yourself about Phi Gamma Delta!