2013-14 Colonizations

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The Delta Colony at IUPUI became the tenth campus in Indiana to host Phi Gamma Delta on October 24 when 23 men were pledged into the Colony. With a combined 3.23 GPA, the group ranks second among 10 fraternities and third overall. Many of them serve as campus leaders in organizations like the pre-med club, biology club, chemistry club, Spanish and German clubs, and the Indian Student Council. Others serve roles such as resident advisor, member of the student government, and on the IUPUI Student Foundation.

Old Dominion University   


After six weeks of recruiting at Old Dominion University in Norfolk, VA, 37 founding fathers were pledged into the Omega Deuteron Colony on October 29. With a combined GPA of 3.05, this academically-focused group of gentlemen hail from a variety of backgrounds, majors and interests including Eagle Scouts, Phi Kappa Phi honor society, Finance Club, Golden Key, WODU Studios, The Mace and Crown student newspaper, ROTC, club soccer, rowing club, lacrosse, and the American Society of Mechanical Engineers. This is the seventh FIJI presence in the state of Virginia.

 Ohio University  


After five weeks of recruiting at Ohio University, 18 Founding Fathers were pledged into the Alpha Omega Colony on October 30th. Director of Expansion Josh Moore (Illinois 2011) and Field Secretary Adam Wagner (Ohio State 2013) led the recruitment efforts, returning Alpha Omega to OU after a four-year absence. These gentlemen already boast a combined average GPA of 3.05.  Even though the men come from a variety of backgrounds, majors and interests, they are all leaders on campus. They have served as Hall Council Presidents, tutors in the Honors College, executive board members of the American Medical Student Association, and as members of the Army National Guard. In addition, several of founding fathers are involved in the local radio station (WOUB), the Crew Team, Alpha Lambda Delta Service Fraternity, Phi Alpha Delta Pre-Law Fraternity, Resident’s Action Council, Foundations Leadership Program, and the Sociology and Criminology Club.


Grand Valley State University   


On March 18, 2014, students gathered to celebrate an Evening with the Fijis and the colonization of Phi Gamma Delta on Grand Valley State University’s campus in Allendale, MI. After six weeks of recruiting, Field Secretaries Duke Murphy (Coastal Carolina 2011) and Matt Whitlock (Ball State 2012) pledged 25 founding fathers into the Delta Colony. With a combined GPA of 3.2, this academically-focused group of gentlemen hails from all over the Great Lakes region. The men are involved in lacrosse, Asian Student Union, Latino Student Union, GVSU Radio, Laker Village Community Council, Boxing Club, Student Senate, hockey, Students for Haiti, Pre-Pharmacy Club, Teachers for Tomorrow and InterVarsity, to name a few. GVSU is the fifth campus in Michigan with a Phi Gamma Delta presence.

 University of Montevallo  


A six-week recruitment process culminated with the establishment of the Delta Colony at the University of Montevallo on March 13, when 18 men were pledged into the Colony. The recruitment effort was led by Field Secretaries Josh Wiseman (Western Kentucky 2012) and Adam Wagner (Ohio State 2013). The group’s focus on academics is clear, with a combined 3.34 cumulative GPA. Many of the men serve as campus leaders in organizations like the Ecclesia Student Ministry, Student Government Association, Student Art Association, and the student newspaper, “The Alabamian.” Additionally, the founding fathers are members of the varsity soccer team, serve as orientation leaders, and are enrolled in The Honors College. The Delta Colony is the fourth Phi Gamma Delta group in the state of Alabama.  



The Kappa Tau Chapter was revitalized on February 21 when 44 men were pledged. The six-week recruitment effort was led by Field Secretaries Andrew Griffin (Maryland 2011) and Jackson Wood (Georgia 2013). With a combined 3.508 GPA, the group ranks first among fraternities and well above the all-men’s average. Many of the men, some serving as leaders on campus, are involved in the water polo club, Theta Tau Engineering Fraternity, Financial Management Association, Future Business Leaders of America, and Young Conservatives. Others serve in roles such as orientation leader, members of the student government, and Ignite Team Leader. Kappa Tau is Phi Gamma Delta’s fifth active chapter in the Volunteer State. 



On February 20, nine gentlemen were pledged into the Phi Tau Chapter at the University of Texas Arlington. The Phi Tau Chapter is returning to UTA after a four-year absence. This group already boasts a combined  GPA of 3.29. The men are all leaders on campus and have served as Student Congress Senators, Student Alumni Ambassadors, in the U. S. Army, and the Marine Corps. In addition, several of these men are involved in the Wounded Warrior Project, Beta Alpha Psi Finance Society, Collection of Brothers, and the Political Science Club.