Phi Gamma Delta (FIJI) Fraternity

Gamma Rho Chapter


Phi Gamma Delta at Grand Valley State University has just started to tell its story, and in doing so, growth and development is not just a part of the tale but a continuous theme that builds our dynamic individually and collectively. Perseverance is a state of being and the brothers of this organization live to press on in life, relationships and character.

For Grand Valley State University, Phi Gam’s history is a bit more recent. Colonized in April 2014, the Gamma Rho chapter of Phi Gamma Delta has devoted itself to brotherhood, service, scholarship, and courageous leadership.

As members of FIJI, we strive to solidify the foundation laid by Duke Murphy and Matt Whitlock. From our annual Purple Mitten raising upwards of $4000 a year for the United Services Organization, Inc. to hosting annual Teach-In around the topic of Mental Health; Phi Gamma Delta looks to their philanthropies as a way of giving to the community they have come from and creating awareness around issues that directly impact their brotherhood.

As of fall of 2015; two brothers (Andrew Coney and Boru Zhou) have actively enlisted into the National Guard. Outside of service, the men have developed the hashtag “#BeyondTheColor” to speak out against domestic violence and assist the community throughout the month of October with awareness and volunteer opportunities.

Academically, Phi Gamma Delta recently received high regards as the number one fraternity in scholarship and fourth overall in the Greek community. Nationally, the Fraternity honors scholarship through monetary support like the AAA scholarship for any men who joins the brotherhood and obtains a 3.2 in their pledging semester.

National Website: www.phigam.org

Fiji Brothers 2019 Greek Week


Fraternity Facts

Nickname: Fiji, Phi Gam

Motto: Friendship, the sweetest influence.

Colors: Royal Purple and White

Symbol/Mascot: Black Diamond with White Star

Flower: Purple Clematis 

Stone/Jewel:

Fiji Brothers Fall 2018 Bid Night

More Facts

Founded Nationally: May 1st, 1848, at Jefferson College

Founded at GVSU: October 22nd, 2016

National Philanthropy: United Service Organizations

Local Philanthropy: The Purple Mitten

National Publication: The Phi Gamma Delta Magazine

Principles/Values: Friendship, Knowledge, Service, Morality, and Excellence

Fraternity & Sorority Life is a part of the Office of Student Life, which is a department of the Division of Student Affairs of Grand Valley State University.