Rho alpha | Virginia tech


About Us

Founded in 1972, the Rho Alpha Chapter of Phi Gamma Delta has been on the Virginia Tech campus for over thirty years. Our fraternity prides itself with great FriendshipKnowledge,ServiceMorality, and Excellence. Virginia Tech Fiji’s are very active among the various activities at Virginia Tech and are always continuing to pursue the goal of excellence.


The Fraternity of Phi Gamma Delta, commonly known as Fiji, is a college-based social fraternity founded on May 1, 1848 at Jefferson College in Cannonsburg, Pennsylvania. Headquartered in Lexington, Kentucky, Phi Gamma Delta proudly boasts 115 chapters on college and university campuses throughout the United States and Canada. With approximately 5,500 undergraduate and over 90,000 graduate brothers, Fiji men have a profound influence throughout the world.

The Rho Alpha chapter of Phi Gamma Delta currently has 92 undergraduate brothers along with a number of active graduate brothers attending graduate school here at Virginia Tech.

“Being in the Fraternity was especially great for me as a golfer. My Fiji experience opened the door for me to meet people with diverse interests whom I otherwise might not have had the opportunity to know – guys who played football or fellows who were becoming engineers, architects lawyers – not just golfers. The best part of all was I formed friendships I still have today. I got my education at Ohio State, but it was through Phi Gamma Delta that I really learned how to be a friend and appreciate people from all walks of life.”
— Jack Nicklaus (Ohio State 1961) Professional Golfer

Our mission:

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.