Welcome Recruitment Chairmen & Brothers!

Recruitment is the lifeblood of the Fraternity. Without it, none of us would have been led to make such a significant decision that would impact our lives. Part of the mission of Phi Gamma Delta is to bring men into our chapters and colonies who fit our ideals and values and to perpetuate the good name of Phi Gamma Delta across North America.

Recruitment is one of the most important functions that a chapter or colony can perform. It is important to understand that there is a systematic approach to recruitment. It takes an understanding of the dynamic recruitment process and elements of it in order to help your chapter succeed and reach its highest recruitment potential. 

 Dynamic Recruitment Process

Phi Gamma Delta has a system for recruitment, and if the system can be perfected: your chapters recruitment will thrive! Below is the dynamic recruitment process, the system Phi Gamma Delta prescribes for recruitment. Use the resources on this page to learn more about the various elements of the system. 


 Phi Gamma Delta Legacy Policy

Anytime a chapter or colony finds a legacy going through recruitment, it is the chapter's/colony's responsibility to ensure they reach out to the legacy as soon as possible. A legacy is defined as an undergraduate man whose brother, father, grandfather, uncle or cousin is an initiated member of the Fraternity. Additionally, there are a few steps the chapter/colony must follow when a legacy goes through recruitment:

  • Before and during the recruitment week, personally invite the legacy out to all group recruitment events that you host, and take him out to dinner two or three times (or another similar small, one on one event).
  • You also need to assign each legacy a specific brother to act as their liaison for the chapter. Ideally, it should be a cabinet officer, recruitment chairman or a past officer that will personally invite the legacy out to events as well as keep in touch with him throughout recruitment.
  • After getting to know the legacy, talk to his relative to see if they have anything to say about him or any input.
  • Once the chapter or colony votes, or has a pretty good idea of whether or not the legacy will receive a bid, reach out to his relative and inform him right away.

All legacies should be given a fair chance at becoming a member and given extra attention out of respect for their relative, who is our brother.


Recruitment Resources:

 Recruitment Manual

The Phi Gamma Delta Recruitment Manual, written in partnership with PhiredUp Productions, walks through the dynamic recruitment system and each element of it in depth. From gathering names of potential members, to marketing, to events: this manual has it all!

Recruitment Manual


 Programs & Workshops

  • Social Excellence: To build the best relationships with potential members, we need to be having the best conversations. This program will break down the Four Pillars of Social Excellence, and allow us to practice building better relationships. 
  • Dynamic Recruitment Workshop: Brothers will have a chance to collaborate in an interactive program on the best ways to successfully take men from potential members to Brothers through the dynamic recruitment system.
  • weValU: As a values-based organization, we need to have values-based selection criteria when recruiting new members. This program allows the chapter to work together to come up with their values and standards to hold our new and current members. 

If you are interested in one of these programs, contact your Field Secretary or the Director of Growth!



ChapterBuilder is a tool for chapters and colonies to keep track of and communicate with, potential members going through our recruitment process. Chapters that use this online tool, are able to recruit new member classes up to five percent larger! Click here to learn more about the ChapterBuilder and IHQ sponsored accounts. 


 Marketing Materials

Contact the Director of Growth if you would like help customizing resources to fit your particular chapter/colony, or have other ideas for useful materials!


 The Summit

The Summit is a summer event hosted by the International Headquarters in Lexington, Kentucky. It was designed to help brothers learn a range of new recruitment and new member education strategies and tactics.

Through large and small groups, and collaboration with other chapters/colonies across the country, participants will build a new recruitment plan and a unique new member education program for their chapter/colony. Click here to learn more!


 Misc. Resources


 Recruitment Updates

Recruitment updates are sent out monthly to chapter officers, recruitment chairmen, and graduate advisors. If you have any questions or suggestions for a topic, please reach out to the Director of Growth.


If you have any questions regarding recruitment resources or tools to help with your recruitment efforts, including recruitment workshops, ChapterBuilder, or staff support please contact the Director of Growth.

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