Address: 16 Langdon Street
President: Lars Olson
Chapter GPA: 3.317
Local Website: http://www.madisonfiji.com/
“ exists to promote lifelong friendships, to reaffirm high ethical standards and values, and to foster personal development in the pursuit of excellence. Phi Gamma Delta is committed to provide opportunities for each brother to develop responsibility, leadership, scholarship, and social skills in order to become a fully contributing member of society.”
Values : Friendship, Knowledge, Service, Morality, Excellence
Open Motto : “Friendship the sweetest influence.”
Symbol : White Star and Black Diamond
International Website : www.phigam.org
The Mu Chapter of Phi Gamma Delta recently moved back into our newly renovated house at 16 Langdon. Situated on Lake Mendota , the house was originally designed by Frank Lloyd Wright and is on the National Register of Historic Places . We recruit year-round and participate in both fall and spring rush. All new members pay a $307.50 one-time pledging/initiation fee and our chapter has some of the lowest dues on campus. The Fraternity’s Educational Foundation offers over $250,000 in scholarships each year to chapters across the nation.
With the motto “Scholarship, Fraternity, Self,” we take academics very seriously and our members are held to high academic standards. We have a $1,000 excellence scholarship fund available to incoming freshman who best demonstrate the ability to excel at the University in academics, leadership and service. This scholarship is open to any male first-year student who will be registered for at least 13 credits for the fall semester. You do not need to join Phi Gamma Delta in order to win the scholarship.
We have a strong working relationship with two local not-for-profit organizations – Habitat for Humanity and Hammer with a Heart. Brothers also participate in philanthropic events such as The Polar Plunge and The Crazy Leg marathon. The first ever Fiji Rivalry Run will be held this Fall 2009 between the Mu Chapter and Minnesota ’s Mu Sigma Chapter. We will run the full distance prior to the football game for Paul Bunyan’s Axe. This rivalry (between the Badgers and the Gophers) is the oldest in college football and money raised will benefit the American Red Cross.
With an active social calendar, including socials with sororities, date parties, and brotherhood events, our members like to have a good time. We are also actively involved in intramurals and have multiple sporting teams each semester. Our members participate in campus-wide greek events such as Homecoming, Greek Week, and Humorology. Humorology is the largest student-run philanthropy in the mid-west. Each year, we pair with a sorority and spend two semesters creating a mini-musical for the final performance in the spring. Our chapter placed 3rd this past year.