The international fraternity of Phi Gamma Delta (also known as FIJI) is a collegiate social fraternity with 124 chapters and 20 colonies across the United States and Canada. It was founded at Jefferson College, Pennsylvania, in 1848, and its headquarters are located in Lexington, Kentucky, USA. Phi Gamma Delta is a member of the North-American Interfraternity Conference and, along with the Fraternity of Phi Kappa Psi, forms the Jefferson Duo. The organization was founded on April 22, 1848, at Jefferson College in Canonsburg, Pennsylvania. Six college students gathered in a dormitory room (known by the students as 'Fort Armstrong') to establish a secret society. The society they formed was initially called 'The Delta Association'. The founders, referred to by Brothers as the 'Immortal Six', were John Templeton McCarty, Samuel Beatty Wilson, James Elliott, Jr., Ellis Bailey Gregg, Daniel Webster Crofts, and Naaman Fletcher.
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