Phi Gamma Delta currently has chapters and colonies on over 140 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 college years.

Please review our Membership Development 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, and alcohol education;
  • Inclusion in the Member Accident Protection Program. The program is intended to  complement individual health insurance by covering injuries sustained in accidents, regardless of location.
  • Scholarships from the Phi Gamma Delta Educational Foundation.

The Foundation’s Academic Achievement Awards (AAA) provide 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 education program should emphasize a sound academic grounding and the development of friendships among all pledges and initiated members.

Read our Pledge’s Bill of Rights. 

There is no place for hazing in Phi Gamma Delta. If you ever have any concern about your son’s pledging experience, you are urged to contact Executive Director Bill Martin or phone him at (859) 255-1848 ext. 135.


Our goal is to reduce the incidence of abuse and misuse of alcohol among members of Phi Gamma Delta, also reducing the negative consequences for our members, our fraternity, and the campus community.

The best opportunity for success is a comprehensive and flexible approach, which affects brothers and their environments through policy controls and broad-based educational programming.

For more details, download our Educational Programming Synopsis. To request any of these programs or to find out more information, contact the Director of Education.

Think About It 
Online course that prepares college students for the unique challenges and responsibilities of college life. This evidence-based approach incorporates substance abuse and sexual assault.

Tell Me Something I Don’t Know” (TMSIDK)
This moving, Emmy-winning video tells the story of Scott Krueger, an MIT student and Phi Gamma Delta pledge, who died as a result of alcohol poisoning.

Alcohol Self Awareness Program (ASAP)
Based on The University of Washington’s Alcohol Skills Training Program, the Alcohol Self Awareness Program meets brothers where they are in terms of readiness to change their behaviors, providing them with information and skills to reduce risky alcohol use or to abstain from use altogether.


Since 1988, Phi Gamma Delta’s Risk Management Policy and related educational efforts have provided expectations and guidance to brothers and chapters on reducing the risk associated with fraternity activities.These resources will help chapters manage their events and daily activities in a manner that reduces the risk of injury to people or damage to property. Risk management questions should be directed to the Director of Education.