The Phi Gamma Delta fraternity, also known as Fiji, has set up a booth in the Student Center this week to recruit new members.
They will be here for the next six weeks looking for the “founding fathers” of the UCA chapter they plan to start.
“We’re doing a colonization, meaning we’re coming to campus for the first time,” said Wes Martin, the director of expansion for the fraternity.
“We’ll be going and speaking to student organizations on campus working with those organizations,” Martin said. “We’ll find founding fathers based off of recommendations or referrals.We’re looking for men who fit the Fiji values … men who are academically focused, were leaders in high school or are leaders on campus already, men who want to work together as a team and gentlemen who are well-behaved or well-rounded.”
Fiji will give a $1,000 scholarship to one of the men who joins. Everyone who joins will get a $250 scholarship if they make at least a 3.0 GPA this semester, Martin said.
UCA is where Fiji wants to grow next, he said.
“We want to be a contributing member to the community,” Martin said. “UCA is a great place and a growing university. It’s a place to have a strong group with good men to recruit. I’m excited about the opportunity to meet a lot of men and start off with a strong group.”