The Omicron Chapter of the Fraternity of Phi Gamma Delta was founded at UVA in 1858.
After 140 strong years at the University, our chapter came under hard times due to a lack of funds and a
brotherhood stricken with complacency.
In early 2002, Omicron was restarted with a clean slate. The efforts of newly initiated brothers and dedicated alumni resulted in the re-chartering of Omicron on February 14th, 2004. Today, UVA Fiji is nearly 80 brothers strong.
Since being re-founded, our chapter has been bestowed with young men of the highest caliber who are dedicated to our fraternity's five core values:
Living up to the expectations of our original founding fathers is something that we take very seriously in our chapter. This extreme focus and the aforementioned five values of our fraternity are well represented by the awards and recognition we have received in the short time we’ve been back on campus:
2010 Outstanding Contribution to the University
2010 Best Faculty Member
2009 Fraternity President of the Year
2009 Best Philanthropy Event
2009 Outstanding Contribution to the University
2009 Outstanding Service to the Community Award
2009 Best Faculty Member
2008 Fraternity President of the Year
2007 Best Philanthropy Event
2007 Virginia Service Coalition Best One Day Philanthropy Event
2006 Fraternity President of the Year
2006 Best Faculty Member
2006 Scholastic Achievement Award
2005 Best Philanthropy Event
2005 Fraternity Chapter of the Year
2005 Scholastic Achievement Award
2004 Fraternity Chapter of the Year
2004 Best Philanthropy Event
The Omicron chapter of Phi Gamma Delta created Fiji's Run Across Virginia in the Fall of 2003 in hopes of tying together two of our greatest passions: sports and charity. Our vision was that Fiji and the large-scale selflessness exhibited by the Run Across Virginia would someday become synonymous in the minds of brothers and the public alike. We hoped that this association, among its many other benefits, might serve to erase some of the negative stereotypes fraternities carry. Furthermore, there was no organization more worthy of our service than the Jimmy V Foundation.