We are compelled by the above quote from author C.S. Lewis. In Phi Gamma Delta we talk frequently about our values of friendship, knowledge, service, morality and excellence. But it is one thing to talk about values and another altogether to act on those values when they are tested. It is true in life and in fraternity that so many problems could be averted if someone - whether a formal leader or a bystander - had the courage to assert his values, or the group's espoused values, at the testing point.
Each of us is certain to confront many testing points in our lives. Some will be minor decisions, while others will have a profound impact on us and on others. Likewise, chapter leaders will face many testing points that will impact the future of their chapter, their brothers, and sometimes the Fraternity at large.
Building Courageous Leaders means that our brothers will understand and embrace the values of Phi Gamma Delta; will recognize when those values are being challenged and understand the implications of a particular choice; and at that testing point, will know how to confront and lead others in an ethical, productive way.
Chapter Nickname: FIJI or Phi Gam
Colors: Royal Purple
Values: Friendship, Knowledge, Service, Morality and Excellence
Tagline: Building Courageous Leaders
Flower: Purple Clematis
National Founding Date: May 1, 1848