Member Education

The Fraternity provides members with leadership development opportunities at every level. The most basic and pervasive of these is the chapter. By taking an active role in the affairs of their chapter, undergraduate brothers learn how to work as part of a team and to contribute toward a common goal.

Built to Lead iconNew Member Education

The Fraternity's new member education program, Foundation of Courage (part of Build to Lead) is a concise, organized approach making it easier for chapters and Foundation of Courage Chairs/New Member Educators to conduct a program supporting their chapter's success. Any questions should be directed to the Senior Director of Education.

 Foundation of Courage

Foundation of Courage is Phi Gamma Delta's onboarding and socialization program for new members, preparing participants for a lifetime of Courageous Leadership.  A summary of the program is available here. 

This Strong Foundation Is Built on the Fraternity's Values:

  • Friendship: Developing fraternal relationships based on honesty, trust and accountability.
  • Knowledge: Applying Phi Gamma Delta historical and contextual information to today’s student experience.
  • Service: Creating a positive impact in the world through global and local service.
  • Morality: Expanding skills to take on life’s “Testing Points” and making a positive impact on college and community.
  • Excellence: Working for the advancement of society and the good name of Phi Gamma Delta.

Program Resources:

 Purple Pilgrim

The Purple Pilgrim is an introduction to the Fraternity of Phi Gamma Delta. Throughout the book, and during your new member education, you will get an overview of what the Fraternity believes is important to all members. In addition to answering questions about chapter and fraternity organization and operations, the book presents the ideals and values of Phi Gamma Delta. The Purple Pilgrim makes known the basic expectations and responsibilities of membership as a new member and initiated brother. As you learn how to be a good member, you will become aware of the many opportunities to develop your leadership abilities.

Accessing the Purple Pilgrim:

Order hard copies of the Purple Pilgrim through the Chapter Store:

Order the Purple Pilgrim

Read/download the digital version of the Purple Pilgrim through Issuu:



Undergraduate Interfraternity Institute (UIFI)

UIFI is a four-day, three-night, immersive leadership experience hosted by AFLV (Association of Fraternal Leadership & Values). At UIFI, fraternity/sorority students come together to challenge conventional wisdom, discover new solutions to critical problems and accelerate progress in their fraternity/sorority communities. Participants will learn from each other in large and small groups with space for individual reflection and introspection. A primary goal is for all participants to have a new perspective about their own fraternity/sorority experience as a result of their time at UIFI.

Participating in UIFI means that you are willing to talk about how fraternity and sorority leaders live their ritual. It means having a vision for positive change and being a Courageous Leader, doing what is right and devising a plan to change the current direction of some fraternities and sororities. UIFI is interactive, fun, challenging and intentional.

 Who Is the Ideal Attendee?

UIFI is for any brother with the desire to be a strong leader and who believes in the fraternal experience. You do not have to hold a formal leadership role or a specific office to attend.


Phi Gamma Delta is excited to continue offering scholarship opportunities for 25 brothers to attend UIFI. These scholarships will be awarded on a first-come first-serve basis, with an effort to include as many chapters as possible. The scholarship covers the cost of registration for the Institute, while the chapter is responsible for the cost of travel. Many Interfraternity Councils, Sorority/Fraternity Offices and/or Student Governments offer assistance for educational travel. To claim a scholarship or if you have questions. Contact the Senior Director of Education  Lauren Tanner-Leif.

 UIFI 2024 Event Details


Bloomington, Indiana

Summer 2024 Dates:

  • May 16-19, 2024
  • June 6-9, 2024
  • July 25-28, 2024


Chapters or individuals interested in a scholarship should email the Senior Director of Education. A waiting list will be kept and any scholarships not assigned by February 6, 2024 will be released for multiple brothers from the same chapter to attend. Once available, attendees must register for UIFI on AFLV's website. The registration deadline TBA.


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