Rush Fiji

Our Recruitment

For the Lambda Iota Chapter, recruitment (or rush) is a very exciting time. It determines the future of our Chapter, and the brothers love to be involved. Lambda Iota holds one set of rush events at the beginning of each fall semester. However, the process is more than just a few weeks of events, discussions and invitations.

After a new pledge class is formed, recruitment for the subsequent fall begins for current members. Often without realizing, simply embodying our values and wearing our letters promotes Phi Gam recruitment on campus year-round. Recommendations through word of mouth and recruitment applications allow us to begin thinking about potential new members throughout the year. We have found this effective because brothers living in-house are in the best position to advocate those who would enhance the current state of the Chapter.

Additionally, Lambda Iota graduates play an integral role in the recruitment process. We encourage their input and they love sharing their high praise of men they believe would be great additions to the Chapter. They appreciate the simplicity with which they can vouch for family members, friends and further support the recommendations of their pledge brothers via email, letters and the applications.

With that being said, we value the effort put forth by rushees above all else. Many men who aren’t recommended or don’t know anyone in the Chapter before rushing end up receiving invitations. This is because of their interest in the brothers and their desire to be a Fiji. No matter how many recommendations someone may get, he will never receive an invitation without making efforts to meet the brothers at our rush events. We build pledge classes of men with diverse backgrounds who come to Purdue from all over the globe.

Please contact our Rush Chairmen, Jack Deahl and Tim Sarhage, with any questions regarding the Fraternity of Phi Gamma Delta, the Lambda Iota recruitment process or Greek Life in general. They can be reached at or Jack at 574-440-5995 or Tim at 815-531-4007.

See below or check out the ‘Events’ tab for information about our planned recruitment events for the Fall 2018 semester. All events will be 6-8pm at the Lambda Iota Chapter House:

640 N Russell St.
West Lafayette, IN 47906

We don’t ask that you bring anything but yourself. Dinner will be provided for each event. House tours will be given and sports will be played outside. We’re looking forward to another great year!

  • Sunday, August 18, 2019 – Meet the Greeks
  • Sunday, August 18, 2019 – House Tours & Sports: Buffalo Wild Wings
  • Monday, August 19, 2019 – House Tours & Sports: Fazoli’s
  • Wednesday, August 21, 2019 – House Tours & Sports: Chick-Fil-A
  • Sunday, August 25, 2019 – Room Talks: Jimmy John’s
  • Monday, August 26, 2019 – House Tours & Sports: Grill-Out @ House

We require three items for all our potential brothers: the Rush Profile Form, a personal photo, and your high school transcript, all of which can be submitted by clicking here: Rush Form

Alternatively, you can mail your high school transcripts to:

Rush Chairman
Phi Gamma Delta
640 N. Russell St.
West Lafayette, IN 47906