Phi Gamma Delta Headquartered in Lexington, KY, Phi Gamma Delta was founded in 1848 at Jefferson College (now Washington & Jefferson College) in Canonsburg, Pennsylvania, on the values of Friendship, Knowledge, Service, Morality, and Excellence. The Fraternity has over 8,000 undergraduate members in 121 chapters and 20 Delta Colonies throughout the United States and Canada. The Austin Peay State chapter joins several other Fiji chapters in the region at Memphis, Vanderbilt, Western Kentucky, Tennessee, Kentucky, Tennessee Tech and Sewanee. Phi Gamma Delta was also an early leader among national fraternities in the movement to implement alcohol-free housing for its chapters.
Phi Gamma Delta offers outstanding opportunities for today’s college students. It seeks to maximize the college experience of its members through academic assistance, leadership development, community service, and gentlemanly conduct. Primary emphasis is placed on scholarship and the development of the individual, and as a result, the Fraternity seeks to compliment the mission of Austin Peay State University. Phi Gamma Delta is a non-hazing fraternity; new members complete a progressive education period and have immediate leadership responsibilities and decision-making opportunities within the organization.
Nickname: Phi Gam, Fiji
Colors: Royal Purple
Flower: Purple Clematis
Open Motto: Friendship, the sweetest influence
Chapter: Alpha Psi
Founded Nationally: May 1st, 1848
Founded Locally: April 18, 2015
Philanthropy: Red Cross and USO
Presidents: Ben Tardiff