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The Pig Dinner Tradition

Phi Gamma Delta's Norris Pig Dinners are the most widely observed and longest continually running, chapter-based, annual graduate event in the Greek world. The first Pig Dinner was held at the University of California Berkeley in 1893. In 1902, the Pig Dinner was dedicated in memory of Frank Norris (California Berkeley 1894), whose sense of humor created the event that has become an annual ceremony throughout Phi Gamma Delta.

For more information or assistance with Pig Dinners contact phigam@phigam.org.


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 Chairman Responsibilities

During the planning process, the Pig Dinner Chairman has a set list of responsibilities that need to be completed.

Responsibilities of the Pig Dinner Chairman


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 Graduate Outreach

The focus of Pig Dinner is on the reunion of graduate brothers and the celebration of senior brothers. Find ways to engage your own chapter graduates as well as graduates living in the surrounding area.

Here is what you should know about reaching your graduates!


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 Graduate Recognition

Graduate brothers who embody the motto of “Not for College Days Alone” should be recognized and awarded for their contributions to the chapter and Fraternity, including anniversaries for 25 and 50 years of membership.

Awards &  Silver, Gold, Diamond Owl Recognition


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 Planning & Program

The execution and success of Pig Dinner is strongly affected by the planning process. Like most events, early planning is the key to a successful turnout and a program that is focused, organized and well structured.


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 Traditions & History

Since the 1890s, Phi Gamma Delta has led the Greek world in long-lasting traditions through a rich history. Today, our brothers continue these historic traditions to make the Frank B. Norris Pig Dinner the longest-running Greek tradition in existence.

Learn more about the History of the Frank B. Norris Pig Dinner and Pig Dinner Traditions.

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Event Details
Drake Pig Dinner

Saturday, October 1, 2022 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM


Location: Delta Iota Chapter House at Drake University
1227 34th St, Des Moines, IA 50311
Contact: Jack Grotenhuis
(952) 300-1613
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Category: Pig Dinners
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