Phi Gamma Delta Pledge’s Bill of Rights


As a pledge in Phi Gamma Delta, the Pledge Education program in which you participate should allow you to:

  • Achieve the highest scholarship of which you are capable.
  • Gain fundamental knowledge of the history and organization of the chapter, Fraternity and college or university.
  • Develop an understanding of Phi Gamma Delta’s values and the correlation of your personal values with those of the Fraternity.
  • Demonstrate friendship and provide a conduit to build strong, lasting friendships.
  • Understand the benefits and responsibilities of membership in Phi Gamma Delta.
  • Develop organizational and leadership skills through responsibility and accountability.

As a pledge member you have the right not to participate in activities which you feel uncomfortable with or you believe may involve hazing. Hazing in any form is prohibited by the Bylaws of the Fraternity.

You should NOT be required or suggested to participate in any activity which:

  • Is illegal, immoral, violates the Student Code of Conduct on your campus or reflects negatively upon you, your chapter or the Fraternity.
  • Interferes with your academic pursuits or causes you to be ill prepared for academic courses.
  • Treats you as a second class citizen, in a degrading manner or requires you to relinquish your rights as an individual.
  • Forces or suggests you consume alcohol or provide alcohol to others.
  • In any way places you in physical danger or has the potential to be unsafe.
  • Does not allow you to get normal amounts of sleep or will require unreasonable amounts of time.
  • Involves pranks such as stealing, scavenger hunts, ‘kidnapping’, vandalizing property or harassing others.
  • Requires you to participate in calisthenics of any form, ‘line ups’ or other confrontational questioning activities.
  • Involves performing personal services for brothers including, but not limited to, cleaning, running errands or acting as a chauffeur.

If you have questions about your chapter’s Pledge Education Program or activities, you should communicate these to your chapter’s Purple Legionnaire and/or to the Fraternity Headquarters at (859) 255-1848.

Additionally, Phi Gamma Delta Participates in the National Anti-Hazing Hotline. The toll-free number is 1-888-NOT-HAZE (1-888-668-4293). The line is available to those who think they, or students they know, have been or may be made victims of hazing. Callers may remain anonymous, or they can provide personal information so their concerns can be responded to directly.