Why Fiji, Why Phi Gamma Delta?
Two names for one great fraternity.
Over the last century, the Alpha Iota chapter of Phi Gamma Delta has grown in many ways. We pride ourselves on accepting and molding good students into excellent Fiji gentlemen. We look for many qualities in potential Phi Gams, including a hard work ethic, academic achievement, community involvement, social capabilities, and the drive to succeed in higher education.
Our goal is to best prepare young men for the challenges that the real world presents. We do this by displaying and encouraging the importance of receiving top tier grades, getting involved on campus, and being a leader in all aspects of collegiate life. This creates well-rounded individuals with an accelerated view on life outside of college.
As the longest continual running chapter on the Iowa State campus, we're confident in the system that we have, and the success it creates for our members. This is shown through the numerous leadership positions that Phi Gams consistently fill on campus. A few examples of Fijis in leadership roles from 2010-2012 include Interfraternity Council officers, President of Engineers' Without Borders, Dance Marathon executives, and Delta Sigma Pi business fraternity president. One of Phi Gamma Deltas mottos is "Not for college days alone", meaning that the success garnered through Fiji transfers from college to the industry.
"The forces that have been greatest in my life are God, and the college fraternity that molded me"
Thomas Riley Marshal,
Vice President of the United States,
Member of Phi Gamma Delta (Wabash 1873)