Events

 

The Zeta chapter has multiple events throughout the year that brings together current brothers and alumni. The Indiana University Homecoming in the fall and the annual Pig Dinner in the spring are two highly anticipated events that brothers look forward too all year long.

Every fall, the IU Alumni Association and the Student Alumni Association celebrate the rich traditions of Indiana University. This weekend is full of special programs and events that honor IU alums. The Fijis take advantage of this weekend to welcome back members from all pledge classes to share in fellowship, football, tailgating and storytelling of great times from the past.


 

Pig Dinner

The Norris Pig Dinner, which began in 1893, is the graduate function for Phi Gamma Delta chapters. Named in honor of Frank Norris (California at Berkeley 1894), the Pig Dinner has endured for over 100 years as the chapter event that is designed to bring graduates back to the chapter to reminisce about college days and enjoy fellowship in Phi Gamma Delta. The Pig Dinner has served this purpose well.

Our next Pig Dinner will be October 25, 2014. We will be hosting the dinner at the NCAA Hall of Champions in Indianapolis. Our keynote speaker this year is Brother Mitch Daniels of the Lambda Iota Chapter at Purdue. The Building Committee will be on hand with design drawings of the new FIJI house. Please be on the lookout for invitations in the mail. If you have any questions, please email Corresponding Secretary Tom Strobel at tstrobel@indiana.edu. We look forward to seeing you there!

 


Reunions 

Classes are invited to hold reunions at Beechwood during the summer months to gather and share the Zeta brotherhood that makes our “not for college days alone” motto fit so well. Please contact the Corresponding Secretary (Pete Krusing – pkrusing@gmail.com) or House Corporation to begin planning a reunion. Pictures from the Class of 1962 50th anniversary can be seen to the right.


Homecoming

Homecoming is a special time for any IU Alum. We welcome any Zeta alums to stop by the house if they are in town during Homecoming.


Little Five

We have a long standing history of not only participating in this entertaining and competitive race, but a rich tradition of winning. Bringing home six Little 500 victories in 1956, '65, '67, '75, '87, and '95 we have a strong sense of pride in our team and we are highly respected in this sport. Help support our bike team this year in bringing home our seventh Little 500 victory.


Fiji Academy

 

The Fiji Leadership Academy, conducted each year in early January, is designed to get new chapter officers off to a strong start by giving them the knowledge and skills they need to lead their chapter. Participants are exposed to the basic elements of chapter operations as well as higher level leadership development.  

The Archons (board of directors) attend, taking advantage of this opportunity to hear first-hand of the chapters’ successes and challenges. Frequently, brothers of national prominence will attend and address the attendees.

The Academy also includes tracks for graduate volunteers who serve as Purple Legionnaire (chapter advisor) and Section Chief (regional volunteer officer).

 

 

Fiji Academy - http://www.phigam.org/page.aspx?pid=1218

Ekklesia - http://www.phigam.org/page.aspx?pid=328