Welcome Class of 2025!

1936 Pledge Class

Congratulations on your decision to attend the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and for choosing to join the Lambda Nu Chapter of Phi Gamma Delta.  The chapter was founded in 1898 and has a long-standing tradition of excellence at both the local and international levels.

You will receive a letter from the House Corporation at the end of July that will provide information about moving into the chapter house and fraternity life. This letter will include your housing contract, which will need to be signed and returned when you move into the chapter house.

The House Corporation will host an orientation for freshmen parents and students on Saturday, August 7, 2021 at the chapter house. The meeting will take place at noon. The house will open at 11 a.m.  The July letter will contain specific information.

Phi Gamma Delta provides suite-style housing. Your room will consist of a shared study room with two or three bedrooms (each bedroom will have two or three roommates).  Each bedroom will include:

  • An extra-long twin bunk bed (mattress measurement is 38″ X 80″)
  • Dresser space
  • Wardrobe space to hang clothes

Your address will be:

Your Name
Phi Gamma Delta
1425 R Street
Lincoln, NE 68505
Food service is provided Monday to Friday and consists of hot breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

Items you’ll want to bring:

  • Dress clothes (suit or sport coat/dress pants, dress shirt, tie, dress shoes, and socks) for Monday night dinner and formal events
  • Bedding (sheets, pillows, comforter, mattress pad, etc.)
  • Bath towels, hand towels, and washcloths
  • Shower tote and flip-flops
  • Shampoo, soap, toothbrush, toothpaste, and razor/blades
  • Clock radio
  • Laundry bag, detergent, fabric softener, dryer sheets, and quarters (the chapter has two sets of coin-operated washers/dryers – the cost is $1 per load)
  • Hangers
  • Robe and slipper

You will want to visit with your roommates about other items such as furniture (couches, chairs, etc), TVs, electronic equipment, refrigerator, etc.

The fraternity does not allow you to put holes in the walls to hang pictures, TVs, etc. A supply of 3M Command Products will be available, but you may want to bring additional hooks and hangers. Flat-screen TVs will need to be on a stand.

You should not bring the following:

  • Candles
  • Drums and amplified guitars
  • Toaster ovens, electric skillets, electric grills (i.e. George Foreman grill)
  • Any appliance with open heating coils
  • Space heaters

You want your parents to check with their homeowner’s insurance to see if your personal property is covered on their insurance while you are in college. The Fraternity’s insurance DOES NOT cover your personal property. You may want to consider purchasing a renters insurance policy to cover your personal possessions.

If you have any additional questions, send an email. This address is monitored and you will receive a response.

Black Diamond Scholarship

Deadline: Applications must be turned in no later than August 1, 2021.

Phi Gamma Delta is committed to promoting leadership and scholarship among its members. The Lambda Nu chapter of Phi Gamma Delta is offering the Black Diamond Scholarship to support the higher education of quality men and aid in the development of strong leaders within the University of Nebraska — Lincoln. Please note the following details about this scholarship:

  • Applicants must be first-year male freshmen students at UNL and enrolled in at least 12 credit hours in the fall semester.
  • A board consisting of area Phi Gamma Delta undergraduate and graduate brothers will select the winners.
  • One scholarship of $1000 two scholarships of $500 will be awarded.
  • Selection is based on demonstrated academic performance, leadership, community involvement, and response to the application’s question.
  • The application must be complete in order to be considered. In addition to the application information sheet provided, attach a resume and complete the essay.

Completed applications should be submitted to a Phi Gamma Delta recruitment chairman.

Click here to access the application

Rush 2021

Fiji is not for college days alone. This Brotherhood has a lot to offer, including a great social life, networking, companionship, and memories that will last a lifetime.

FIJI President, Diego Galvan
FIJI Member, Luke Lallman
FIJI Recruitment Chair, Trent Brown
FIJI Member, CJ Wright

Alumni Reflect on FIJI Membership

Phi Gamma Delta offers much to our members through leadership development, educational programs, and lifelong friendships.  We say that Phi Gamma Delta is “not for college days alone.” Our Brothers may graduate from college, but they never graduate from Phi Gamma Delta. They carry with them lifelong friendships, skills and the experiences from their undergraduate years. In the below videos, alumni share their thoughts on what it means to be a FIJI and the positive impact it continues to have in their lives.

Mike Cassling, FIJI Alumnus
Steve Dugger, FIJI Alumnus
John Osterholm, FIJI Alumnus
Steve Chambers, FIJI Alumnus
John Schuele, FIJI Alumnus

US Senior Open has FIJI senior brothers

Four Lambda Nu Brothers volunteered at the 2013 Senior Golf Open last July held at the Omaha Country Club.

Handling their duties were brothers Tom Fitchet, Lincoln, Dale “Green” Andersen, Omaha, Joe “Dr Joe” Skradski, Omaha and Jim “Killer” Killips, Omaha

Joe Skradski, Dale Andersen, Jim Killips
Joe Skradski, Dale Andersen, Jim Killips

Joe Skradski and Jim Killips
Joe Skradski and Jim Killips

Pictured in front of Volunteer Headquarters are Tom Fitchet and Dale Andersen 65’

Submit a rush recommendation

Graduate Brothers – know of fine young men who plan to attend the University of Nebraska-Lincoln this fall?  If so, please let us know so we can contact them to see if they are interested in becoming part of the PhiGam tradition.  The chapter values and thanks you for any assistance you can provide.

$250 new member scholarship

Any pledge who earns a 3.0 Grade Point Average (GPA) or higher during their pledging semester receives an Academic Achievement Award (AAA) from the Phi Gamma Delta Educational Foundation.  Studies show that students who start their academic careers with high GPA are more likely to graduate from the college.  To receive this scholarship, the applicant must have pledged and initiated the fraternity, earned a 3.0 GPA or higher on a 4.0 scale and submit an AAA Scholarship Application (provided by the chapter).