About the Greater Fraternity


Phi Gamma Delta was founded May 1, 1848, at Jefferson College in Canonsburg, Pennsylvania by the "Immortal Six" - John Templeton McCarty, Samuel Beatty Wilson, James Elliott Jr., Ellis Bailey Gregg, Daniel Webster Crofts and Naaman Fletcher.

Membership in the U.S. & Canada



Chapters/Provisional Chapters

  • 204,000+ brothers initiated since 1848
  • 10,000+ undergraduate members
  • 144,000+ living brothers
  • 132 Chapters
  • 7 Provisional Chapters
  • ~40 Graduate Chapters

Mission, Vision & Values


Phi Gamma Delta unites men in enduring friendships, stimulates the pursuit of knowledge, and builds courageous leaders who serve the world with the best that is in them.


To be an active, vital force of men who courageously live our values and make a positive impact on college and community.


 Friendship  |   Knowledge  |   Service  |   Morality  |   Excellence

Other Information

Greek Letters

Members of Phi Gamma Delta hold our Greek letters in reverence. Therefore, we limit their display to a select number of places, such as the front of the chapter house, the fraternity flag, class rings, and the member badge. When our Fraternity is named in campus or interfraternity publications, we prefer the full spelling of Phi Gamma Delta rather than use of the Greek letters or the nickname Fiji.


Phi Gam or Fiji


 Phi Gamma Delta Crest



 Flower & Color

Flower: Purple Clematis

Color: Royal Purple




 Mascot - Snowy White Owl



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Phi Gam Archives

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Archives Website

Learn more about Phi Gamma Delta's history by visiting the Phi Gam Archives' website.

Archives Website   

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Digital Repository

Search the Archives' digital repository, or submit files to include in the repository.

Digital Repository

Today in History icon
Today in History

Search this website site to see what happened on a specific date in Phi Gam history.

Today in History

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International Leadership


The Archonate is the governing board of directors. Comprised of seven graduate brothers and two undergraduates, nine brothers serve two year commitments guiding the Fraternity between Ekklesiai.

2022-24 Archons

Archon - Hunnicutt

Archon President

 Bill Hunnicutt
(Texas Arlington 1981)

Brother Hunnicutt was elected Archon President by the 174th Ekklesia in August 2022.

Learn more about Bill.

Archon - Kilduff

Archon Vice

 Tim Kilduff
(Kent State 1968)

Brother Kilduff was elected Archon Vice President by the 174th Ekklesia in August 2022.

Learn more about Tim.

Archon - Herman

Archon Treasurer

 Don Herman
(Calgary 1984)

Brother Herman was elected Archon Treasurer by the 172nd Ekklesia in August 2020.

Learn more about Don.

Archon - Amend

Archon Secretary

 Matthew Amend
(Iowa 1987)

Brother Amend was elected Archon Secretary by the 174th Ekklesia in August 2022.

Learn more about Matt.

Archon - Neilson

Archon Councilor

 J.C. Neilson
(Akron 1991)

Brother Neilson was appointed as an Archon Councilor by the Archons in July 2021.

Learn more about J.C.

Archon - Siedell

Archon Councilor

 Robert Siedell
(Mississippi State 1974)

Brother Siedell was elected Archon Councilor by the 174th Ekklesia in August 2022.

Learn more about Robert.

Archon - Yates

Archon Councilor

 Jon Yates
(Texas A&M 1991)

Brother Yates was elected Archon Councilor by the 174th Ekklesia in August 2022.

Learn more about Jon.

Archon - Stoll

Archon Councilor

 J.T. Stoll
(Western Kentucky 2023)

Brother Stoll was appointed as an Archon Councilor by the Archons in August 2021.

Learn more about J.T.

Archon - Berard

Archon Councilor

 Zach Berard
(Kansas State 2024)

Brother Berard was elected Archon Councilor by the 174th Ekklesia in August 2022.

Learn more about Zach.


Appointed Volunteer Leaders

The Fraternity has 10 Appointed Volunteer Leader (AVL) positions, which the Archons appoint. Nine of these brothers serve in volunteer “specialist” roles for the Fraternity, but they are available to chapters for consultation on matters involving their area of emphasis. The 10th AVL position is the Section Leader.

If you have questions for one of the AVL, please contact the International Headquarters.

Curator of Archives: Weist
Curator of

 Joe Weist
(Rose-Hulman 1987)

Joe preserves and catalogs all Phi Gamma Delta memorabilia and historical records. He oversees the museum at the International Headquarters and Archives Weekend.

The Curator of Archives can be a resource to your chapter if you are interested in preserving archives and other important historical records.

Director of DEIB: Kutsher
Director of Diversity,
Equity, Inclusion &
 DeVere Kutscher
(Davidson 1997)

DeVere advises the Archons and staff on matters related to diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging, as well as on the implementation of the Fraternity’s DEI initiatives. He also works with the staff in the development of undergraduate chapter and graduate volunteer-focused DEI resources, partnerships and educational opportunities.

Director of Government Relations: Vacant
Director of

The Director of Government Relations monitors developments in federal and state legislation that may impact fraternity; advises the Archons and Executive Director regarding such legislation; and may represent the Fraternity in interfraternal efforts related to legislation, public policy and government relations.

Director of Housing: Vacant
Director of Housing

The Director of Housing, working with a housing committee, advises chapters and the Archons on issues of house financing, safety, maintenance and acquisition.

Education Director: Whyte
Educational Director
 Amelious Whyte
(Minnesota Faculty)

Amelious advises the Archons and the Ekklesia in matters relating to the scholarship and educational programming at each chapter. He obtains the scholastic standing of each undergraduate chapter on its campus and certifies to the Archons all instances when chapters are delinquent in scholarship.

The Educational Director is a resource to undergraduate chapters wishing to improve their academic and/or educational programming.

General Counsel: Boyers
General Counsel
 Jim Boyers
(Hanover 1994)

Jim is an attorney who advises the Archons and the Ekklesia in matters relating to the formulation and interpretation of the Constitution, Bylaws of the Fraternity and other legal matters affecting the Fraternity.

Historian: Blackstock

 Towner Blackstock
(Davidson 1994)

Towner collects, records and perpetuates all statistics and facts of interest pertaining to the Fraternity, its chapters and its members. During this process, he is encouraged to revise or add to the volumes of our Fraternity history books.

The Historian can serve as a resource to chapters wanting to document and preserve their own chapter history.

PR Director: Sacks
Public Relations
 Mike Sacks
(James Madison 2004)

Mike protects and promotes the good name of Phi Gamma Delta by playing a leadership role in publicizing good works of the Fraternity and its chapters and handling crisis situations.

The Public Relations Director can be a resource to chapters on public relations matters.

Ritualist - Laufenberg

 Josh Laufenberg
(Illinois 2008)

Josh is fully versed in every phase of the Fraternity's ritualistic ceremonies. It is his duty to answer all communications regarding the Ritual, to prescribe their use and to interpret their meaning. He is also responsible for enforcing uniformity among all chapters in their observance of the ceremonies.

The Ritualist can be a resource for chapters wanting to improve their performance of the Ritual.


Section Leaders

The Section Leader (SL) is an Appointed Volunteer Leader who is the primary recruiter for graduate volunteers within Phi Gamma Delta's geographical sections. The SL works to see that each chapter has an active Purple Legionnaire, Board of Chapter Advisors and house corporation.

Section Leader Directory   

Purple Legionnaires

The Purple Legionnaire is the principal graduate brother responsible for advising a chapter at the local level.

Purple Legionnaire Directory   

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