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Phi Gamma Delta (FIJI)

The international fraternity of Phi Gamma Delta, also known as Fiji, was founded at Jefferson College in Canonsburg, Pennsylvania on May 1st, 1848. Since that time, Phi Gamma Delta has expanded to 144 colleges in the United States and Canada and boasts more than 170,000 initiated brothers since 1848. Just two years after the fraternity was founded at Jefferson College, Phi Gamma Delta expanded to the University of Nashville to form the third chapter, Gamma. However, the University of Nashville would soon dissolve and become part of Peabody College, later Vanderbilt University. In 2010, 160 years after its initial colonization, Phi Gamma Delta returned to Vanderbilt reviving the Gamma Chapter. Since the reinstitution of the Gamma Chapter, we have quickly become one of the largest fraternities on Vanderbilt’s campus.

Brothers have consistently held GPAs exceeding Vanderbilt’s all men’s average and helped the community through service and philanthropic efforts. The American Red Cross, the national partner organization for Phi Gamma Delta, has partnered with the Gamma Chapter to raise financial and social awareness for their mission. Moreover, Fiji brothers have hosted events in support of Second Harvest Food Bank in Nashville and partner with Youth Encouragement Services on a weekly basis.

The brothers of Vanderbilt’s Fiji Chapter consistently strive to uphold the values of the fraternity: friendship, knowledge, service, morality and excellence. Our members come from all over the country and are leaders throughout campus, including members of each of Vanderbilt’s four undergraduate colleges and executive members of a variety of student organizations.

  • Nickname: FIJI or Phi Gam
  • Founded: Jefferson College, 1848
  • Local Colony Founded: October 2010
  • Number of Chapters: 133
  • Color: Royal Purple
  • Flower: Purple Clematis
  • Local Website:
  • National Website:

Contact Information

Ryan Burinescu, President
Shiv Seth, Social Chair
Will Becker, Community Service Chair
Stephen Phraner, Philanthropy Chair

Mailing address:
PBM 351522
2301 Vanderbilt Pl.
Nashville, TN 37235-1522