About Us

Welcome to the Phi Gamma Delta, Alpha Omega Delta Colony website. On this site you will find relevant information if you are a graduate brother, undergraduate brother, potential pledge, or an interested visitor.

The Alpha Omega Chapter was originally colonized on the Ohio University Campus in the fall of 1965, and chartered in September, 1966. Our colony brothers hold leadership positions and high involvement in many campus groups and activities; striving to have a positive effect on campus and on the surrounding Athens, Ohio community. The bonds of brotherhood formed at Phi Gamma Delta will create lifetime friends and memories.

Over this past year, the colony brothers of the Alpha Omega Delta Colony established a solid presence on campus. The colony brothers set the record for the highest semester GPA among all fraternities on campus during the fall and spring semesters. We held our first philanthropy project in the spring semester to benefit the USO, and are now actively planning our agenda for our first full academic year on campus during 2014-15.

Thanks to all the Brothers for their hard work this year. We continue to look for ways to improve and we are excited to make this upcoming year even better.

Values & Ethics: We were founded 159 years ago as an organization composed of men who are committed to the values of Friendship, Knowledge, Service, Morality, and Excellence. Today, those values are just as important, if not more so. Everything about our organization is rooted in these principles.

Graduate Involvement: There are numerous graduates who volunteer to assist a Delta Colony. A specific group of them, known as the Board of Colony Advisors, will meet with t he undergraduates on a regular basis to offer assistance and guide the Colony in the right direction.

Parental Involvement: We encourage the involvement of parents. The concept of family is extremely important to our Fraternity, especially since Phi Gamma Delta is a man’s “home away from home” during his collegiate years.

Risk Management: Phi Gamma Delta is adamant about following the law when it comes to the consumption and/or distribution of alcoholic beverages. 21 is the law. Alcohol was not a founding principle of the Fraternity and will not be an aspect of Phi Gamma Delta.

Zero Tolerance: Phi Gamma Delta does not permit illegal drug use in any way, shape, or form. Drugs and Fiji don’t mix; any man who is discovered to have involvement with drugs will be immediately expelled.

International Headquarters Support: All Colonies receive special attention from the International Headquarters staff in Lexington, Kentucky. Brothers from Headquarters will visit the Colonies regularly and communicate weekly with Colony leadership.

Mission of Phi Gamma Delta Fraternity

Phi Gamma Delta exists to promote lifelong friendships, to reaffirm high ethical standards and values, and to foster personal development in the pursuit of excellence. Phi Gamma Delta is committed to provide opportunities for each brother to develop responsibility, leadership, scholarship, and social skills in order to become a fully contributing member of society.