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 2017-2018 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)

Epsilon Chapter (Virginia Polytech) 19th Consecutive Smythe

  • Chapter size –163 members
  • Athletics – 1st
  • Philanthropy – $46,730
  • GPA – 3.08

Alpha Kappa Chapter (Missouri S&T) 15th Consecutive Smythe

Chapter size – 150 members
Athletics – 1st
Community service - 15,000 hours
Philanthropy – $18,719
GPA – 3.09
PIKE University attendance – 42 men
Campus involvement – 100%

Theta Omicron Chapter (Indiana State) 10th Consecutive Smythe

Chapter size – 126 members
Athletics – 1st
Community service - 7,147 hours
Philanthropy – $33,719
GPA – 3.14
Campus involvement - 100%

Alpha Kappa Chapter (Missouri S&T) 13th Consecutive Smythe

Chapter size – 163 members
Size rank – 1st
Community service (per man) – 81 hours
Philanthropy (per man) – $69
GPA – 3.00
PIKE University attendance – 59 men
Campus involvement – 100 %

Zeta Omega Chapter (Louisiana-Lafayette) 9th Consecutive Smythe

Chapter size – 112 members
Size rank – 1st
Athletics – 1st
Philanthropy – $41,550
Campus involvement – 100%

Alpha Xi Chapter (Cincinnati) 8th Consecutive Smythe

Chapter size –154 members
Athletics – 1st
Community service – 9,848 hours
Philanthropy – $29,150
GPA – 3.35

Delta Chi Chapter (Nebraska-Omaha) 6th Consecutive Smythe

Chapter size – 149 members
Athletics – 1st
Community service – 6,519 hours
Philanthropy – $74,502
GPA - 3.25
PIKE University attendance – 53 men
Campus involvement – 100%

Eta Rho Chapter (Northern Kentucky) 6th Consecutive Smythe

Chapter size – 88 members
Athletics – 1st
Community service – 6,711 hours
Philanthropy – $45,290
GPA – 3.07
PIKE University attendance – 19 men

Kappa Zeta Chapter (Louisville) 6th Consecutive Smythe

Chapter size – 115 members
Size rank - 1st
Athletics – 2nd
Philanthropy – $25,836
GPA – 2.96
PIKE University attendance – 32 men

Kappa Pi Chapter (South Dakota) 6th Consecutive Smythe

Chapter size – 80 members
Athletics – 1st
Community service - 13,249 hours
Philanthropy – $41,600
GPA – 3.02

Epsilon Epsilon Chapter (Toledo) 5th Consecutive Smythe

Chapter size – 107 members
Community service - 8,371 hours
Philanthropy – $27,203
GPA – 3.09
PIKE University attendance – 24 men

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


Alpha Tau Chapter (Utah) 4th Consecutive Smythe

Chapter size – 148 members
Size rank – 1st
Philanthropy – $10,918
PIKE University attendance – 31 men

Iota Delta Chapter (Rose-Hulman) 4th Consecutive Smythe

Chapter size – 111 members
Community service –5,750
Philanthropy – $111,167
GPA – 3.20
Campus Involvement – 100%

Delta Lambda Chapter (Florida State) 3rd Consecutive Smythe

Chapter size – 272members
Athletics – 1st
Philanthropy – $30,182
PIKE University attendance – 22 men
Campus involvement – 100%

Gamma Beta Chapter (Nebraska) 3rd Consecutive Smythe

Chapter size – 132 members
Athletics – 1st
Community service – 12,170
Philanthropy – $38,850
PIKE University attendance – 41 men
Campus involvement – 100%

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


Theta Psi Chapter (Chapman) 2nd Consecutive Smythe

Chapter size – 115 members
Community service – 16,925
GPA – 3.04
PIKE University attendance – 17 men

Lambda Delta Chapter (Vermont) 2nd Consecutive Smythe

Chapter size – 94 members
Size rank – 1st
Athletics – 1st
GPA – 3.03
PIKE University attendance – 16 men
Philanthropy– $20,027
Community service – 5,419 hours

Gamma Upsilon Chapter (Tulsa) 1st Smythe since 2015

Chapter size – 75 members
Athletics – 1st
Philanthropy – $4,182
Campus involvement – 100%
GPA – 3.25

Epsilon Lambda Chapter (Murray State) 1st Smythe since 1980

Chapter size – 75 members
Size rank - 1st
Philanthropy – $81,596
Campus involvement – 100%
GPA - 3.03

Theta Pi Chapter (Alabama-Huntsville) 1st Smythe ever

Chapter size – 64 members
Size rank – 1st
Philanthropy - $39,152
GPA – 3.18
PIKE University attendance – 33 men
Campus Involvement- 100%

Kappa Delta Chapter 1st Smythe since 1996

Chapter size – 98 members
Philanthropy – $85,519
PIKE University attendance – 19 men
Campus Involvement- 100%

Lambda Iota Chapter (Central Oklahoma) 1st Smythe since 2011

Chapter size – 78 members
Athletics – 1st
Philanthropy – $47,303
Community service – 8,663 hours
GPA – 3.01
PIKE University attendance – 34 men
Campus Involvement – 100%

Lambda Nu Chapter (Boston) 1st Smythe since 2012

Chapter size – 94 members
Athletics – 1st
Philanthropy – $58,057

GPA – 3.21

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
Epsilon - Virginia Polytechnical Institute and State University
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
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 University
Beta Chi - University of Minnesota
Mu Rho - Christopher Newport University
Beta Theta - Cornell University
Delta Nu - Wayne State University
Lambda Epsilon - University of Alberta
Kappa Epsilon - Rockhurst University
Alpha Omega - Kansas State University
Gamma Iota - University of Mississippi
Zeta Sigma - Florida Institute of Technology
Lambda Upsilon - McNeese State University
Epsilon Iota - Southeast Missouri State University
Lambda Gamma - Montclair State University
Delta Beta - Bowling Green State University
Gamma Phi - Wake Forest University
Beta Eta - University of Illinois
Iota Gamma - University of Nebraska at Kearney
Gamma Tau - Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
Epsilon Phi - University of Central Arkansas
Beta Mu - University of Texas
Theta Theta - Texas A&M University
Gamma Rho – Northwestern University

Harvey T. Newell Award - Most Improved Chapter

Gamma Kappa - Montana State University


Scholarship Cup

Iota Lambda - Columbia University

PIKE U 25 Man Commitment

Delta Chi - University of Nebraska-Omaha (53)
Lambda Zeta - Drexel University (48)
Beta Phi - Purdue University (45)
Alpha Kappa - Missouri University of Science and Technology (42)
Gamma Beta - University of Nebraska (41)
Alpha Omega - Kansas State University (39)
Gamma Xi - Washington State University (39)
Eta Omicron (39)
Kappa Epsilon - Rockhurst University (39)
Mu Epsilon - California State University-Fullerton (39)
Gamma Kappa - Montana State University (38)
Gamma Rho - Northwestern University (38)
Kappa Pi - University of South Dakota (38)
Beta Chi - University of Minnesota (35)
Lambda Iota - University of Central Oklahoma (34)
Alpha Eta - University of Florida (33)
Theta Pi - University of Alabama-Huntsville (33)
Kappa Zeta - University of Louisville (32)
Alpha Tau - University of Utah (31)
Beta Beta - University of Washington (30)
Theta Lambda - Creighton University (30)
Gamma Theta - Mississippi State University (29)
Gamma Pi - University of Oregon (29)
Epsilon Gamma - Texas Tech University (29)
Iota Gamma - University of Nebraska-Kearney (29)
Gamma Upsilon - University of Tulsa (28)
Zeta Chi - Missouri State University (28)
Colony at Oklahoma - University of Oklahoma (27)
Epsilon Lambda - Murray State University (27)
Beta Xi - University of Wisconsin (26)Epsilon Gamma - Texas Tech University (29)
Gamma Alpha - University of Alabama (26)
Gamma Chi - Oklahoma State University (26)
Gamma Delta - University of Arizona (25)
Delta Kappa - San Diego State University (25)
Epsilon Lambda - Murray State University (27)

Chapter Programming Awards


Recruitment:

Division I – Beta Eta Chapter – University of Illinois
Division II – Theta Omicron Chapter – Indiana State University
Division III – Delta Chi Chapter – University of Nebraska-Omaha

Management:
Kappa Pi Chapter – University of South Dakota

Public Relations: Zeta Chi Chapter – Missouri State University

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

Athletics:

Division I – Gamma Beta Chapter – University of Nebraska
Division II – Kappa Theta Chapter – George Mason University
Division III – Mu Rho Chapter – Christopher Newport University

Campus Involvement: Alpha Xi Chapter – University of Cincinnati

Community Service: Lambda Iota Chapter – University of Central Oklahoma

Philanthropy: Kappa Delta Chapter

Ritual: Kappa Mu Chapter – Wilfrid Laurier University

Accountability: Epsilon Epsilon Chapter – University of Toledo

International Fraternity Participation:

Division I – Beta Phi Chapter – Perdue University
Division II – Lambda Zeta Chapter – Drexel University
Division III – Mu Epsilon Chapter – California State University-Fullerton

Continuing Education: Gamma Upsilon Chapter – University of Tulsa

New Member Education: Alpha Kappa Chapter – Missouri University of Science and Technology

Best Overall Health & Safety: Theta Pi Chapter – University of Alabama-Huntsville

Most Improved Health & Safety: Delta Nu Chapter – Wayne State University

Chapter Gavels

Theta Lambda Chapter – Creighton University October 7, 2017
Mu Sigma Chapter – Arkansas Tech University October 14, 2017
Gamma Pi Chapter – University of Oregon November 18, 2017
Delta Psi Chapter – University of Maryland November 18, 2017
Beta Upsilon Chapter - University of Colorado January 20, 2018
Zeta Tau Chapter – Eastern Kentucky University February 17, 2018
Zeta Chapter – University of Tennessee March 24, 2018
Mu Tau Chapter – University of Northern Colorado April 28, 2018

100+ Man Chapters

Alpha Zeta Chapter – University of Arkansas (272)
Delta Lambda Chapter - Florida State University (272)
Gamma Iota Chapter – University of Mississippi (219)
Gamma Delta Chapter – University of Arizona (182)
Iota Iota Chapter – Michigan State University (176)
Epsilon Chapter – Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (170)
Epsilon Gamma Chapter - Texas Tech University (169)
Alpha Tau Chapter – University of Utah (168)
Alpha Xi Chapter – University of Cincinnati (167)
Theta Theta Chapter – Texas A&M University (165)
Xi Chapter – University of South Carolina (159)
Delta Kappa Chapter – San Diego State University (152)
Upsilon Chapter – Auburn University (151)
Beta Eta Chapter – University of Illinois (151)
Beta Phi Chapter – Purdue University (148)
Delta Chi Chapter – University of Nebraska-Omaha (147)
Lambda Theta Chapter – University of Dayton (146)
Zeta Chapter – University of Tennessee (145)
Delta Xi Chapter – Indiana University (144)
Alpha Kappa Chapter – Missouri University of Science and Technology (140)
Mu Epsilon Chapter – California State University-Fullerton (140)
Kappa Iota Chapter – University of Rhode Island (136)
Theta Psi Chapter – Chapman University (135)
Beta Mu Chapter – University of Texas (133)
Gamma Beta Chapter – University of Nebraska (133)
Gamma Eta Chapter – University of Southern California (131)
Alpha Mu Chapter – University of Georgia (130)
Beta Alpha Chapter – Pennsylvania State University (130)
Beta Gamma Chapter – University of Kansas (124)
Gamma Nu Chapter – University of Iowa (122)
Theta Omicron Chapter – Indiana State University (122)
Iota Delta Chapter – Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology (119)
Gamma Rho Chapter – Northwestern University (116)
Gamma Alpha Chapter – University of Alabama (115)
Iota Sigma Chapter – James Madison University (115)
Alpha Omega Chapter – Kansas State University (114)
Delta Psi Chapter – University of Maryland (114)
Beta Xi Chapter – University of Wisconsin (113)
Theta Lambda Chapter – Creighton University (113)
Lambda Zeta Chapter – Drexel University (113)
Beta Tau Chapter (112)
Gamma Phi Chapter – Wake Forest University (111)
Eta Omicron Chapter (111)
Iota Omicron Chapter (111)
Kappa Zeta Chapter – University of Louisville (110)
Kappa Theta Chapter – George Mason University (110)
Beta Upsilon Chapter – University of Colorado (109)
Alpha Gamma Chapter – Louisiana State University (108)
Alpha Nu Chapter – University of Missouri (107)
Alpha Psi Chapter – Rutgers State University of New Jersey (107)
Gamma Chi Chapter – Oklahoma State University (107)
Gamma Pi Chapter – University of Oregon (106)
Delta Pi Chapter – San Jose State University (106)
Zeta Omega Chapter – University of Louisiana-Lafayette (106)
Lambda Delta Chapter – University of Vermont (104)
Alpha Rho Chapter - The Ohio State University (103)
Epsilon Epsilon Chapter – University of Toledo (103)
Theta Mu Chapter – University of Massachusetts-Amherst (103)
Lambda Lambda Chapter – University of California-Irvine (102)
Zeta Chi Chapter – Missouri State University (101)
Kappa Delta Chapter (101)
Lambda Psi Chapter – California State University-Chico (101)
Beta Chi Chapter – University of Minnesota (100)
Gamma Theta Chapter – Mississippi State University (100)

Alumni and Volunteer Awards

Chapter Advisor of the Year

Mark Reavis (University of Alabama-Huntsville, Theta Upsilon '81)

Alumni Association of the Year


Huntsville Area Alumni Association
Las Vegas Area Alumni Association – University of Nevada-Las Vegas
Northeast Florida Alumni Association
Kansas City Area Alumni Association
National Capital Area Alumni Association
South Florida 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
Gamma Xi Alumni Association – Washington State University
Delta Psi Alumni Association – University of Maryland
Zeta Xi Alumni Association – Western Carolina University
Alpha Rho Alumni Association – The Ohio State University
Lambda Rho Alumni Association – University of North Carolina-Greensboro

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

Young Alumnus of the Year

Matthew R. Whitehead (Winthrop University, Theta Sigma 06)
Tim Harris (Arizona State University, Delta Tau 06)
Parker L. Ramsdell (University of Texas, Beta Mu 04)
Andrew Horn (Virginia Tech University, Epsilon 06)
Bo Machayo (Wake Forest University, Gamma Phi 10)
Andrew J. Sturmfels (Roanoke College, Phi 02)
Joshua T. Ronk (Virginia Commonwealth University, Lambda Chi10)
David D. Soetekouw (University of Alabama in Huntsville, Theta Pi 06)
Ryan C. Collett (Kansas State University, Alpha Omega 04)
Jonathan A. Saperstein (University of Texas, Beta Mu 07) Bobby Brooke Herrera (New Mexico State University, Kappa Eta 09)



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