Phi Gamma Delta - Beta Upsilon


158 S Willard St

Burlington, VT 05401

United States

Phone Numbers

(802) 863-4449


The Beta Upsilon Chapter of Phi Gamma Delta was founded November 1st, 1969 and has had an existing presence in the UVM community ever since.  We seek to balance academic work while remaining a social fraternity and pursuing the five values of the Fraternity; friendship, knowledge, service, morality and excellence.



“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 to each brother to develop responsibility, leadership, scholarship and social skills in order to become a fully contributing member of society."



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  • President: Kyle Ahearn,

Chapter Facts

The Beta Upsilon Chapter was colonized in September 1967, and chartered Nov. 1st 1969. Fiji has been a part of the UVM community for 40-years. The Chapter resides at 158 S. Willard St. a historical landmark once inhabited by General William Wells, the only Vermont Medal of Honor recipient in the Civil War, and later Dr. H. Nelson Jackson, the first man to drive cross-country. Our house lives 18 Brothers and features 13 bedrooms, 4 full bathrooms, living room, dinning room, ball room, billiard room, wrap around porch, large yard, and one of the best views of lake Champlain and the Adirondacks.

The Beta Upsilon Chapter brought the game of broomball to UVM in the early 1970’s.  Our house was built in 1877 for a Civil War General.  We had the highest fraternity GPA last fall (Fall, 2010).


Organization Facts

Phi Gamma Delta was founded as the secret society “The Delta Association”. Sis men referred to by brothers as the “Immortal Six”; John T. McCarty, James Elliot Jr., Samuel Beatty Wilson, Ellis Bailey Gregg, Naaman Fletcher, and Daniel Webster Crofts, founded Phi Gamma Delta in 1848 at Jefferson College, in Canonsburg, PA. Phi Gamma Delta is one half of the “Jefferson Duo”

The Fraternity of Phi Gamma Delta, also known as Fiji or Phi Gam, has 110 chapters and six colonies at the foremost colleges and universities of the United States and Canada.

Phi Gamma Delta is governed by The Ekklesia, the supreme governing body of Phi Gamma Delta, comprised of both graduates and undergraduates.

Members of Phi Gamma Delta hold our Greek letters in reverence. Therefore, we limit their display to a select number of places, such as the front of the chapter house, the fraternity flag, class rings, and the member badge. When our fraternity is named in campus or interfraternity publications, we prefer the full spelling of Phi Gamma Delta rather than use of the Greek letters or the nickname Fiji.



2004 Nation Recognition on the Today Show for the “Santa Run” and Toys ‘R Us philanthropy event

4 Members of UVM Boulder Society

2 Founders of Gamma Sigma Alpha Greek Honor Society

One Order of Omega President

One Order of Omega Vice President

3 Student Government Association Presidents (2000-2008)

1 Student Government Association VP (2000-2008)

8 SGA Senators (2000-2008)

3 IFC Presidents (2000-20008)

3 Club Sport Presidents (2004-2008)

2005 Athletic Fraternity

2005 Best New Member Education

2005 Best Scholarship

2004 Best New Member Education

2003 Best Philanthropy Program

2004 Best Involvement

2003 National Chapter Proficiency Award

2004-2005 Greek Man of The Yea
2004 Most Outstanding Chapter of the Year



Spring 2012 GPA: 2.87


Famous Alumni

Calvin Coolidge (30th President of the United States), Phil Knight (CEO and Founder of Nike), Victor Atiyeh (Former Governor of Oregon)



Various philanthropic activities/events throughout the year.