Mighty proud to be a Fiji!

The Chi Iota chapter has purchased a new house on the University of Illinois campus. It is located on 201 E John Street, Champaign, IL 61820. We have had this house since the Fall of 2014. Once again Fiji is on John Street!

About FIJI

Phi Gamma Delta was founded on May 1, 1848, at Jefferson College in Canonsburg, Pennsylvania. The founders of the fraternity, known as the Immortal Six, were John Templeton McCarty, Samuel Beatty Wilson, James Elliott, Ellis Bailey Gregg, Daniel Webster Crofts, and Naaman Fletcher. Within a few weeks of the Fraternity’s founding, it had already expanded to Washington College. Phi Gamma Delta grew quickly to nine chapters by 1856. Currently there are more than 124 active chapters and 20 colonies.

Brotherhood

Friendship is the basis of our brotherhood and with it we accompish far more than we can as individuals. Friendship is the sweetest influence.

Knowledge

We gain it through education and the harmonious development of the powers of the individual. Our chapter has one of the highest cumulative GPA's on campus.

Service

We have the ability, the opportunity, and the duty to serve our fellow human beings. FIJI hosts and participates in a vast array of philanthropies every semester.

Graduate Brothers

Phi Gamma Delta was founded on the belief that our brotherhood is not for college days alone. Upon graduation, a brother earns the title of “Graduate Brother” rather than “alumni”. This signifies that he is forever a brother in our fraternity

FIJI AT THE UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS

Friendship, Knowledge, Service, Morality, Excellence
These are our core values.

About our Chapter

The Chi Iota chapter of Phi Gamma Delta was founded in 1897
and it is one of 136 active Fiji chapters

Mission Statement

"The Chi Iota Chapter of the Fraternity of Phi Gamma Delta exists to establish lifelong friendships, promote personal growth, and pursue excellence in all aspects of life while always remaining gentlemen of quality."

Academics

We promote the pursuit of knowledge.
All Member Average GPA: 3.25
New Member Average GPA: 3.41 (2nd out of 46 fraternities)

Brothers

Our chapter has over 100 members year-round with 5 cabinet members: President, Treasurer, Historian, Recording Secretary, Corresponding Secretary and 15 committee chairs

Chapter History

The Chi Iota Chapter was originally chartered at the University of Illinois on August 6, 1897, as Phi Gamma Delta’s 73rd Chapter. After a successful 100-year tenure, a number of poor choices and declining membership forced the Chapter to close in 1998. The Fraternity welcomed back the Chi Iota chapter to campus on April 28, 2007. Our white star has been shining brightly at Illinois ever since.

Philanthropy

Service is one of the values we pledge to uphold. In the fall, we host the FIJI Bowl For The Troops which benefits the USO. In the spring, we hold Islander Games, Pig Roast Dinner, and the Phi Gamma Slamma volleyball tournament. Proceeds from these 3 philanthropies go to the Keep on Keeping On Foundation

Recruitment

Recruitment for Spring 2017 has ended. We are excited to see what Fall 2017 Recruitment has in store for us!
If you have any questions, you can contact the recruitment committee at: chiiotarecruitment@gmail.com
NO HAZING POLICY of Phi Gamma Delta:
No chapter, colony, student or graduate Brother shall conduct nor condone hazing activities.
Hazing activities are defined as:
Any action taken or situation created, intentionally, whether on or off fraternity premises, to produce mental or physical discomfort, embarrassment, harassment, or ridicule. Such activities may include but are not limited to the following: use of alcohol; paddling in any form; creation of excessive fatigue; physical and psychological shocks; quests, treasure hunts, scavenger hunts, road trips or any other such activities carried on an outside or inside of the confines of the chapter house; wearing of public apparel which is conspicuous and not normally in good taste; engaging in public stunts and buffoonery; morally degrading or humiliating games and activities; and any other activities which are not consistent with academic achievement, fraternal law, ritual, or policy, or the regulations and policies of the educational institution, or applicable state law.
New Member Average GPA: 3.4097, ranking 2nd out of 46 fraternities

Events

Our chapter hosts a total of 4 philanthropies throughout the school year, 1 in the fall and 3 in the spring.
Learn more about our philanthropy events here!

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Philanthropy

In the fall we host the Fiji Bowl, in which we partner with the USO to benefit the troops and veterans in our community. Fiji Bowl is a week long philanthropy event consisting of several different events. Aspects of the week include a pumpkin carving contest, spaghetti dinner and lastly, a powderpuff football game. This year we raised $5,335 for the USO. Thank you to all the teams that participated this year!

In the spring we host the Islander Games, Pig Roast Dinner and Phi Slamma Delta which all benefit the Keep On Keeping On Foundation. The biggest one out of these is Phi Slamma Delta, where we host a sand volleyball tournament in which different sororities compete against one another. This is followed by a BBQ cookout where each member of our fraternity sells tickets to this dinner and all proceeds go to the Keep On Keeping On Foundation. Last year we raised over $7,500 and we plan on surpassing that number this year. Once again, thanks to all the teams that participated last year and plan on participating this year!

  • We raise money
  • We connect with great people
  • We help out our community
  • We have fun!

Fun Facts

Here are some fun facts about our fraternity
Enjoy!

MAY 1ST, 1848. THE DATE PHI GAMMA DELTA WAS FOUNDED
WE HAVE MORE THAN 158 ACTIVE CHAPTERS AND 13 COLONIES ACROSS THE UNITED STATES AND CANADA
PHI GAMMA DELTA HAS INITIATED OVER 170,000 BROTHERS
THE FIRST FRANK NORRIS PIG DINNER WAS HELD AT THE UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, BERKELEY IN 1893

Graduates

Here in Phi Gamma Delta, we have the saying "Not for College Days Alone"
This describes our graduate brothers, because once a Fiji, always a Fiji.
This tab is mainly for our graduate brothers to look at.

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    Message for Graduates
  • Tell us what has been going on since you left Champaign! If you have any announcements, achievements, alumni events, or updates you would like to share, please send us a message at illinifiji@gmail.com. When you submit your news, please include your name, pledge year, e-mail, and attach any photos. We look forward to hearing from you!
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    Useful Links
  • Link to Phi Gamma Delta National Website:
    www.phigam.org
    Link to University of Illinois Homepage:
    www.illinois.edu
    Link to Pay Graduate Dues:
    www.phigam.org/NetCommunity/
    Page.aspx?pid=1367
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    Website
  • We hope you enjoy this new refreshing look. We understand that Graduate Brothers visit the Chi Iota website the most, so we wanted to make it as appealing as possible. Thank you!

1848 Club

The 1848 club is a special club for Chi Iota graduate brothers that provides special benefits to all members
These benefits include but are not limited to:
- free Frank Norris Pig Dinner registration each year
- Receive a recruitment t-shirt each year and possibly other Fiji related apparel
- Exclusive 1848 Graduate newsletter with updates on graduate brothers
Membership in the club requires a donation of $18.48 a month to the chapter and helps us pay for everything that goes on within the chapter. Please contact us if you are interested in donating each month by check, credit card or via a PayPal subscription.
Thank you brothers! Perge!