Phi Gamma Delta at the University of Texas at Arlington
The legacy began...
In 1961, Chi Chi Chi, also known as Tri Chi, 13 men with common ideals founded an “underground” fraternity. This association of men was not affiliated with the campus, at the time known as Arlington State College, because the school system did not allow fraternal organizations until 1963.
On March 31, 1967, Chi Chi Chi became a Delta Colony for the Fraternity of Phi Gamma Delta. The Delta Colony was the first Greek organization on campus. On April 14, 1967 the Delta Tau Chapter at Southern Methodist University initiated forty-five men previously of the Chi Chi Chi fraternity as pledges to the Delta Colony.
The Delta Colony was the first to obtain a chapter house on campus in the Spring of 1968. It was 110 W. Mitchell Street. The brothers that lived there were Gerald Baker, Curt Whitesel, and the colony’s unofficial mascot “Little Fiji” the dog.
On April 1, 1968 the International Headquarters of Phi Gamma Delta received a petition for the charter of the Delta Colony. At the 120th Ekklesia in the Bahamas on August 24th, 1968, the petition for the chartering was accepted. The formal initiation of the first members of the Phi Tau Chapter took place at 9:30am, October 26th, 1968.