In 1969, The Fraternity of Phi Gamma Delta sent a field secretary named
Charles H Graham to explore the possibilities of expanding onto the campus of
Mississippi State University. After receiving an invitation from the university, it
was decided that a colony would be founded at Mississippi State University.

After being contacted by Charles, Jimmy Jones and several other local graduates began recruiting guys that would be interested in forming a new chapter of the Fraternity. On April 20, 1969 Delta Colony of Phi Gamma Delta at Mississippi State University was founded. Sixteen outstanding men were initiated into the colony and became the colony founders.

As the fall semester of 1969 began, the Phi Gam’s at Mississippi State were
already well known. During rush parties, brotherhood, scholarship, community
and campus service, and a non-hazing self development pledge program laid
down by the colony were all stressed and more rushees requested to return to
our parties and talk with us than they did any other single fraternity on campus.

After a very successful rush and meeting several other requirements, in August of 1970 at the 122nd Ekklesia in Cleveland, Ohio, Delta Colony at Mississippi State was awarded a charter by a unanimous vote.