Pikes Excel: Chapter Award Recognition

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Smythe Trophies

International Awards

It's a great time to be a Pike. And the fierce competition to claim one of numerous international awards proved that 2018-2019 was no exception. From recruitment numbers and PIKE U attendance to community service hours and philanthropy dollars raised, chapters posted record numbers in all areas of operations this year.

The Robert Adger Smythe Award recognizes the top 10% of all 220+ PIKE Chapters across North America. Well done, gentlemen!


Awards are listed below in the following order:

Smythe - Dynasty Level
Smythe - Legacy Level
Smythe - Champion Level
Raymond L. Orians Excellence Award
Harvey T. Newell Award - Most Improved Chapter
Scholarship Cup
Scholarship Plate: Recognizing 3.0 Chapter GPA
PIKE University Highest Attendance Award
PIKE University 25 Man Commitment
Chapter Programming Awards
Chapter Gavels
100+ Man Chapters
Alumni and Volunteer Awards

Smythe - Dynasty Level (5 or more consecutive Smythe Awards)

Theta Omicron Chapter (Indiana State) 11th Consecutive Smythe

Chapter size – 114 members
Athletics – 1st
Community service – 13,066 hours
Philanthropy – $40,302
GPA – 3.23
PIKE University attendance – 45 men

Zeta Omega Chapter (Louisiana-Lafayette) 10th Consecutive Smythe

Chapter size – 96 members
Athletics – 1st
Community service – 5,640 hours
Philanthropy – $34,062
PIKE University attendance – 8 men

Alpha Xi Chapter (Cincinnati) 9th Consecutive Smythe

Chapter size – 148 members
Athletics – 1st
Community service – 9,926 hours
Philanthropy – $27,405
PIKE University attendance – 31 men

Delta Chi Chapter (Nebraska-Omaha) 7th Consecutive Smythe

Chapter size – 106 members
Athletics – 1st
Community service – 7,877 hours
Philanthropy – $66,802
GPA – 3.09
PIKE University attendance – 34 men
Campus involvement – 100%

Eta Rho Chapter (Northern Kentucky) 7th Consecutive Smythe

Chapter size – 74 members
Athletics – 1st
Community service – 5,708 hours
Philanthropy – $31,375
PIKE University attendance – 26 men
Campus involvement – 100%

Kappa Pi Chapter (South Dakota) 7th Consecutive Smythe

Chapter size – 82 members
Athletics – 1st
Community service – 13,544 hours
Philanthropy – $41,854
PIKE University attendance – 69 men
Campus involvement – 100%

Iota Delta Chapter (Rose-Hulman) 5th Consecutive Smythe

Chapter size – 121 members
Community service – 4,754 hours
Philanthropy – $96,982
GPA – 3.34
PIKE University attendance – 38 men

Campus involvement – 100%

Smythe - Legacy Level (3rd or 4th Consecutive Smythe Award)

Gamma Beta Chapter (Nebraska) 4th Consecutive Smythe

Chapter size – 138 members
Athletics – 1st
Community service – 12,400
Philanthropy – $33,936

PIKE University attendance – 30 men

Lambda Delta Chapter (Vermont) 3rd Consecutive Smythe

Chapter size – 95 members
Athletics – 1st
Philanthropy – $29,611
GPA – 3.09
PIKE University attendance – 8 men

Smythe - Champion Level (1st or 2nd Consecutive Smythe Award)

Gamma Upsilon Chapter (Tulsa) 2nd Consecutive Smythe

Chapter size – 72 members
Athletics – 1st
Community service – 2,625
Philanthropy – $203,000
GPA – 3.25
PIKE University attendance – 32 men
Campus involvement – 100%

Epsilon Lambda Chapter (Murray State) 2nd Consecutive Smythe

Chapter size – 83 members
Athletics – 1st
Community service – 4,396
Philanthropy – $77,933
PIKE University attendance – 24 men
Campus involvement –100%

Theta Pi Chapter (Alabama-Huntsville) 2nd Consecutive Smythe

Chapter size – 78 members
Athletics – 2nd
Community service – 3,989
Philanthropy – $58,950
PIKE University attendance – 39 men
Campus involvement – 100%

Kappa Delta Chapter (Boston, MA) 2nd Consecutive Smythe

Chapter size – 101 members
Athletics – 2nd
Community service – 2,335
Philanthropy – $167,818
GPA – 3.39
PIKE University attendance – 32 men
Campus involvement –100%

Lambda Iota Chapter (Central Oklahoma) 2nd Consecutive Smythe

Chapter size – 96 members
Athletics – 1st
Community service – 8,952
Philanthropy – $60,480
GPA – 3.09
PIKE University attendance – 42 men
Campus involvement –100%

Lambda Nu Chapter (Boston) 2nd Consecutive Smythe

Chapter size – 77 members
Athletics – 2nd
Philanthropy – $77,894
GPA – 3.09

PIKE University attendance – 13 men

Zeta Chi Chapter (Missouri State) 1st Smythe

Chapter size – 114 members
Community service – 3,684
GPA – 3.09
PIKE University attendance – 28 men

Campus involvement – 100%

Gamma Phi Chapter (Wake Forest) 1st Smythe

Chapter size – 106 members
Athletics – 1st
Community service – 1,052
Philanthropy – $24,103
GPA – 3.43
PIKE University attendance – 12 men

Zeta Tau Chapter (Eastern Kentucky) 1st Smythe

Chapter size – 83 members
Athletics – 2nd
Community service – 4,862
Philanthropy – $14,390
GPA – 3.01
PIKE University attendance – 11 men

Lambda Epsilon Chapter (Alberta) 1st Smythe since 2002
Chapter size – 68 members
Athletics – 1st
Philanthropy – $16,141
PIKE University attendance – 15 men

Campus involvement –100%

Theta Theta Chapter (Texas A&M) 1st Smythe

Chapter size – 170 members
Athletics – 1st
Community service – 2,623
Philanthropy – $27,145
GPA – 3.14

PIKE University attendance – 11 men

Raymond L. Orians Excellence Award

Kappa Pi - University of South Dakota
Theta Omicron - Indiana State University
Delta Chi - University of Nebraska-Omaha
Gamma Upsilon - University of Tulsa
Lambda Iota - University of Central Oklahoma
Alpha Kappa - Missouri University of Science and Technology
Alpha Xi - University of Cincinnati
Zeta Omega - University of Louisiana-Lafayette
Gamma Beta - University of Nebraska
Lambda Delta - University of Vermont
Theta Psi - Chapman University
Epsilon Lambda - Murray State University
Epsilon Epsilon - University of Toledo
Eta Rho - Northern Kentucky University
Lambda Nu - Boston University
Kappa Delta Chapter - Boston, MA
Delta Lambda - Florida State University
Iota Delta - Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology
Alpha Tau - University of Utah
Theta Pi - University of Alabama in Huntsville
Kappa Zeta - University of Louisville
Zeta Chi - Missouri State University
Eta Upsilon - University of Texas-Arlington
Kappa Mu - Wilfrid Laurier
Beta Chi - University of Minnesota
Mu Rho - Christopher Newport University
Beta Theta - Cornell University
Eta Omicron - Monroe, LA
Lambda Epsilon - University of Alberta
Kappa Epsilon - Rockhurst University
Delta Kappa - San Diego State University
Mu Epsilon - California State University-Fullerton
Zeta Sigma - Florida Institute of Technology
Beta Upsilon - University of Colorado Boulder

Mu Sigma - Arkansas Tech University
Delta Theta - Arkansas State University
Gamma Phi - Wake Forest University
Beta Beta - University of Washington
Iota Gamma - University of Nebraska-Kearney
Zeta Tau - Eastern Kentucky University
Epsilon Phi - University of Central Arkansas
Beta Mu - University of Texas
Theta Theta - Texas A&M University
Gamma Kappa - Montana State University
Omega - University of Kentucky
Eta Tau - Austin Peay State University
Zeta Lambda - Adrian College
Delta Rho - Linfield

Harvey T. Newell Award - Most Improved Chapter

Zeta Mu - University of Idaho

Scholarship Cup

Alpha Alpha - Duke University

PIKE U 25 Man Commitment

Kappa Pi - University of South Dakota (69)
Delta Tau - Arizona State University (60)
Alpha Kappa - Missouri University of Science and Technology (49)
Gamma Kappa - Montana State University (45)
Theta Omicron - Indiana State University (45)
Lambda Iota - University of Central Oklahoma (42)
Alpha Omega - Kansas State University (40)
Theta Pi - University of Alabama in Huntsville (39)
Beta Chi - University of Minnesota (38)
Iota Delta - Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology (38)
Beta Beta - University of Washington (37)
Delta Chi - University of Nebraska-Omaha (34)
Gamma Upsilon - University of Tulsa (32)
Delta Kappa - San Diego State University (32)
Eta Upsilon - University of Texas-Arlington (32)
Kappa Delta - Boston, MA (32)
Lambda Zeta - Drexel University (32)
Alpha Xi - University of Cincinnati (31)
Gamma Pi - University of Oregon (31)
Zeta Sigma - Florida Institute of Technology (31)
Gamma Beta - University of Nebraska (30)
Gamma Xi - Washington State University (30)
Eta Omicron - Monroe, LA (30)
Iota Gamma - University of Nebraska-Kearney (29)
Zeta - University of Tennessee (28)
Beta Omicron - University of Oklahoma (28)
Zeta Chi - Missouri State University (28)
Colony at Florida Atlantic University (28)
Alpha Tau - University of Utah (27)
Beta Phi - Purdue University (27)
Epsilon Iota - Southeast Missouri State University (26)
Eta Rho - Northern Kentucky University (26)
Epsilon Phi - University of Central Arkansas (25)
Kappa Zeta - University of Louisville (25)

Chapter Programming Awards


Recruitment:

Division I – Beta Upsilon Chapter – University of Colorado Boulder
Division II – Epsilon Lambda Chapter – Murray State University
Division III – Eta Rho Chapter – Northern Kentucky University

Management:
Theta Pi Chapter – University of Alabama in Huntsville

Public Relations: Eta Upsilon Chapter – University of Texas-Arlington

Alumni Relations: Zeta Chi Chapter – Missouri State University

Athletics:

Division I – Alpha Kappa Chapter – Missouri University of Science and Technology
Division II – Delta Lambda Chapter – Florida State University
Division III – Gamma Upsilon Chapter – University of Tulsa

Campus Involvement: Alpha Xi Chapter – University of Cincinnati

Community Service: Epsilon Epsilon Chapter – University of Toledo

Philanthropy: Kappa Delta Chapter - Boston, MA

Ritual: Theta Omicron Chapter – Indiana State University

Accountability: Theta Theta Chapter – Texas A&M University

International Fraternity Participation:

Division I – Beta Chi Chapter – University of Minnesota
Division II – Lambda Zeta Chapter – Drexel University
Division III – Kappa Pi Chapter – University of South Dakota

Continuing Education: Gamma Beta Chapter – University of Nebraska

New Member Education: Mu Epsilon Chapter – California State University-Fullerton

Best Overall Health & Safety: Mu Sigma Chapter – Arkansas Tech University

Most Improved Health & Safety: Gamma Pi Chapter – University of Oregon

Chapter Gavels

Omega Chapter – University of Kentucky - September 15, 2018
Alpha Epsilon Chapter – North Carolina State University - January 19, 2019
Gamma Omicron Chapter – Ohio University - February 16, 2019
Delta Mu Chapter – University of Southern Mississippi - March 30, 2019
Kappa Psi Chapter - California State Polytechnic University-Pomona - April 13, 2019
Gamma Omega Chapter – University of Miami - April 27, 2019
Beta Omicron Chapter – University of Oklahoma - April 27, 2019

100+ Man Chapters

Alpha Zeta Chapter – University of Arkansas (272)
Delta Lambda Chapter - Florida State University (250)
Gamma Iota Chapter – University of Mississippi (229)
Beta Phi Chapter – Purdue University (180)
Epsilon Chapter – Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (180)
Gamma Delta Chapter - University of Arizona (174)
Epsilon Gamma Chapter – Texas Tech University (174)
Delta Kappa Chapter - San Diego State University (171)
Beta Eta Chapter – University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (170)
Theta Theta Chapter – Texas A&M University (170)
Iota Iota Chapter – Michigan State University (167)
Alpha Tau Chapter – University of Utah (165)
Delta Xi Chapter – Indiana University Bloomington (164)
Xi Chapter - University of South Carolina (160)
Zeta Chapter - University of Tennessee-Knoxville (158)
Gamma Eta Chapter - University of Southern California (156)
Alpha Xi Chapter - University of Cincinnati (153)
Gamma Alpha Chapter - University of Alabama (153)
Beta Upsilon Chapter - University of Colorado Boulder (151)
Gamma Nu Chapter - University of Iowa (148)
Upsilon Chapter - Auburn University (148)
Alpha Kappa Chapter - Missouri University of Science and Technology (141)
Alpha Mu Chapter - University of Georgia (140)
Beta Mu Chapter - University of Texas at Austin (139)
Gamma Beta Chapter - University of Nebraska-Lincoln (138)
Theta Psi Chapter - Chapman University (137)
Delta Chi Chapter - University of Nebraska-Omaha (137)
Kappa Iota Chapter - University of Rhode Island (136)
Mu Epsilon Chapter - California State University-Fullerton (134)
Zeta Chi Chapter - Missouri State University (132)
Alpha Gamma Chapter - Louisiana State University (130)
Gamma Chi Chapter - Oklahoma State University (127)
Beta Tau Chapter - University of Michigan (127)
Gamma Kappa Chapter - Montana State University (124)
Iota Delta Chapter - Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology (121)
Beta Alpha Chapter - Pennsylvania State University (119)
Lambda Theta Chapter - University of Dayton (118)
Theta Omicron Chapter - Indiana State University (117)
Iota Sigma Chapter - James Madison University (116)
Eta Omicron Chapter - Monroe, LA (115)
Alpha Eta Chapter - University of Florida (114)
Kappa Zeta Chapter - University of Louisville (113)
Delta Gamma Chapter - Miami University (113)
Beta Chi Chapter - University of Minnesota (110)
Zeta Omega Chapter - University of Louisiana-Lafayette (110)
Lambda Zeta Chapter - Drexel University (109)
Gamma Rho Chapter - Northwestern University (109)
Alpha Omega Chapter - Kansas State University (108)
Lambda Iota Chapter - University of Central Oklahoma (108)
Beta Xi Chapter - University of Wisconsin-Madison (108)
Alpha Nu Chapter - University of Missouri (107)
Delta Beta Chapter - Bowling Green State University (106)
Gamma Phi Chapter - Wake Forest University (106)
Epsilon Kappa Chapter - Lamar University (105)
Kappa Phi Chapter - University of California-San Diego (104)
Epsilon Epsilon Chapter - University of Toledo (103)
Gamma Omicron Chapter - Ohio University (102)
Kappa Delta Chapter - Boston, MA (101)
Alpha Alpha Chapter - Duke University (100)
Beta Nu Chapter - Oregon State University (100)
Alpha Psi Chapter - Rutgers State University of New Jersey (100)
Epsilon Iota - Southeast Missouri State University (100)

Alumni and Volunteer Awards

Chapter Advisor of the Year

Mark Spotanski (University of Nebraska, Gamma Beta '99)

Outstanding New Alumni Association of the Year

Eta Phi Alumni Association - University of Central Florida

Alumni Association of the Year

Huntsville Area Alumni Association

Las Vegas Area Alumni Association
Northeast Florida Alumni Association
Pee Dee Pikes Alumni Association
National Capital Area Alumni Association
The DFW Area Alumni Association
Lambda Epsilon Alumni Association – University of Alberta
Gamma Chi Alumni Association – Oklahoma State University
Big Sky Alumni Association – Montana State University
Eta Omicron Alumni Association
Alpha Eta Alumni Association – University of Florida
Lambda Chi Alumni Association – Virginia Commonwealth University
Gamma Epsilon Alumni Association – Utah State University
Theta Omicron Alumni Association – Indiana State University
Zeta Chi Alumni Association – Missouri State University
Beta Delta Alumni Association – University of New Mexico
Delta Psi Alumni Association – University of Maryland
Zeta Xi Alumni Association – Western Carolina University
Alpha Rho Alumni Association – The Ohio State University
Kappa Alumni Association – Transylvania University
Zeta Sigma Alumni Association – Florida Institute of Technology
Northeast Arkansas Alumni Association – Arkansas State University
Delta Mu Alumni Association – University of Southern Mississippi
Toledo Alumni Association – University of Toledo
Epsilon Lambda Alumni Association – Murray State University

Alumni Advisory Board of the Year

Kappa Alumni Advisory Board – Transylvania University
Gamma Chi Alumni Advisory Board – Oklahoma State University
Lambda Chi Alumni Advisory Board – Virginia Commonwealth University
Beta Mu Alumni Advisory Board – University of Texas
Kappa Pi Alumni Advisory Board – University of South Dakota
Alpha Gamma Alumni Advisory Board – Louisiana State University
Zeta Chi Alumni Advisory Board – Missouri State University
Zeta Epsilon Alumni Advisory Board – Western Kentucky University
Theta Pi Alumni Advisory Board – University of Alabama in Huntsville
Alpha Tau Alumni Advisory Board – University of Utah
Epsilon Lambda Alumni Advisory Board – Murray State University
Lambda Epsilon Alumni Advisory Board – University of Alberta
Epsilon Iota Alumni Advisory Board – Southeast Missouri State University
Eta Rho Alumni Advisory Board – Northern Kentucky University
Lambda Upsilon Alumni Advisory Board – McNeese State University
Mu Theta Alumni Advisory Board – Kent State University


Outstanding Alumni Communication

Delta Lambda Alumni Association - Florida State University

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