FIJI Facts

At the Omicron Deuteron Chapter of Phi Gamma Delta, we believe in the power of potential. We are not necessarily looking for men who have it “all figured out.” We value men who are striving to better themselves and those around them on a day-to-day basis. Our pledging process, which prides itself on anti-hazing policies and procedures, molds potential members into selfless, confident, and eager men through implementation of the fraternity’s core values.

BROTHERHOOD

  • Chapter House accommodates up to 23 brothers
  • Annual weekend white-water rafting trip in West Virginia
  • Golf Outing (four-person scramble) in honor of Brother Rick Smudz
  • Weekly events including bowling, skiing, Skyzone, hockey games, watch parties
  • Multiple intramural teams each semester including flag football, basketball, volleyball, and soccer
  • Fantasy football/basketball leagues; March Madness competition
  • Annually field a dance team for Variety Show (Greek Week’s signature event)
  • Chapter retreats on campus each semester

ACADEMICS

  • Consistently top-5 GPA out of 34 Interfraternity Council Chapters at Ohio State
  • Jack Nicklaus Library located inside the FIJI House
  • Annually award and recognize outstanding freshmen through our Courageous Leaders Initiative

PHILANTHROPY AND SERVICE

  • Initiated “Mental Health Matters” Week in collaboration with Greek chapters & USG (2014-2016)
  • Host three large-scale philanthropy events each year
  • Host additional food-based events on the Wexner Center for the Arts Plaza
  • All proceeds benefit families of the Columbus Cancer Clinic
    • Raised over $10,000 this past year for the Clinic
  • BuckeyeThon – highest fraternity participation (56 brothers) and fundraising (over $13,000) in 2015
  • Pelotonia engagement – past and current interns, riders, and volunteers
  • Service events with the Boys and Girls Club, Summit on 16th Church, Pay it Forward, etc.
    • Brothers accumulated over 1500 service hours last year (2015-16)

AWARDS

  • Ohio Union Awards (2016)
    • Spirit of Ohio State Award – Ryan Fisher
    • Ross Gainer Man of the Year – Noel Fisher & Tyler Mastrangelo
    • Living the Ritual – Drew Sylvester
    • Outstanding New Member – Jon Gill
    • Outstanding Senior Chapter Member – Tyler Mastrangelo
    • University Involvement – Brett Bejeck
    • Volunteer of the Year – Owen Manning
    • Outstanding Chapter President – Tyler Mastrangelo
    • Outstanding Chapter Advocate – Jen Pelletier
  • BuckeyeThon Miracle Cup (2015) – top fraternity
  • William H. Hall Chapter of the Year (2008)

SOCIAL

  • Football Block/Tailgate prior to home games
  • TG’s (Themed Gatherings) with various sororities throughout the year
  • Date Parties at downtown venues
  • Spring Formal
  • Paired with a sorority for Homecoming and Greek Weeks

If you have any questions about Phi Gamma Delta or recruitment in general, please contact Michael Diemert at diemert.7@osu.edu or Matt Murphy at matt97murphy@gmail.com.