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 2019-20 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 200+ 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
Robertson Most Outstanding Undergraduate Recipient & Finalist
PIKE University 25 Man Commitment
PIKE University Overall Highest Attendance
International Work Day Awards
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) 12th Consecutive Smythe

Chapter size – 110 members
Campus rank – 1st
Philanthropy – $17,058
Athletics - 1st
GPA – 3.09

Zeta Omega Chapter (Louisiana-Lafayette) 11th Consecutive Smythe

Chapter size – 77 members
Campus rank - 1st
Philanthropy - $43,878
Athletics - 1st

Campus involvement - 100%

Alpha Xi Chapter (Cincinnati) 10th Consecutive Smythe

Chapter size – 161 members
Campus rank - 1st
Philanthropy - $24,785
Athletics - 1st

GPA - 3.69

Delta Chi Chapter (Nebraska-Omaha) 8th Consecutive Smythe

Chapter size – 106 members
Campus rank - 1st
Philanthropy - $51,701
Athletics - 1st
GPA - 3.10

Eta Rho Chapter (Northern Kentucky) 8th Consecutive Smythe

Chapter size – 78 members
Campus rank - 1st
Philanthropy - $8,486
Athletics - 1st
GPA - 3.20
Campus involvement – 100%

Kappa Pi Chapter (South Dakota) 8th Consecutive Smythe

Chapter size – 69 members
Campus rank - 1st
Philanthropy – $36,081
Community service - 251.4 hours per member
GPA - 3.11

Iota Delta Chapter (Rose-Hulman) 6th Consecutive Smythe

Chapter size – 97 members
Campus rank - 1st
Philanthropy – $43,589
Campus involvement - 99%

GPA - 3.35

Gamma Beta Chapter (Nebraska) 5th Consecutive Smythe

Chapter size – 137 members
Campus rank - 1st
Philanthropy – $20,470
Athletics - 1

GPA - 3.46

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

Epsilon Lambda Chapter (Murray State) 3rd Consecutive Smythe

Chapter size – 74 members
Campus rank - 1st
Philanthropy - $78,450
Athletics - 1st

GPA - 3.29

Theta Pi Chapter (Alabama-Huntsville) 3rd Consecutive Smythe

Chapter size – 72 members
Campus rank - 1st
Philanthropy – $44,315
Athletics - 1st

GPA - 3.21

Lambda Iota Chapter (Central Oklahoma) 3rd Consecutive Smythe

Chapter size – 86 members
Campus rank - 1st
Philanthropy – $360 per member
Athletics - 1st
GPA - 3.16

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

Zeta Chi Chapter (Missouri State) 2nd Consecutive Smythe

Chapter size – 96 members
Campus rank - 1
Community service – 19 hours per member
Athletics – 2nd
GPA - 3.41

Lambda Epsilon Chapter (Alberta) 2nd Consecutive Smythe

Chapter size – 58 members
Campus rank – 1
Philanthropy - $24,946
GPA - 3.00

Theta Theta Chapter (Texas A&M) 2nd Consecutive Smythe

Chapter size – 155 members
Campus rank - 2nd
Philanthropy – $23,020
GPA – 3.17

Epsilon Epsilon Chapter (Toledo) 1st Smythe since 2018

Chapter size – 93 members
Campus rank - 1st
Philanthropy – $6,563
GPA – 3.03
Athletics - 1st

Campus involvement – 99%

Delta Lambda Chapter (Florida State) 1st Smythe since 2018

Chapter size – 260 members
Campus rank - 1st
Philanthropy – $66,450
GPA – 3.25
Athletics - 1st

Campus involvement –99%

Alpha Kappa Chapter (Missouri S&T) 1st Smythe since 2018

Chapter size – 125 members
Campus rank - 1st
GPA - 3.09
Athletics - 1st

Campus involvement - 99%

Eta Omicron Chapter (Monroe, LA) 1st Smythe since 2017

Chapter size – 94 members
Campus rank - 1st
Philanthropy - $12,795
GPA - 3.21

Athletics - 1st

Epsilon Phi Chapter (Central Arkansas) 1st Smythe since 1978

Chapter size – 89 members
Campus rank - 1st
Community service – 1,413
GPA – 3.20
Athletics - 1st

Raymond L. Orians Excellence Award

Gamma Upsilon (Tulsa)
Theta Omicron (Indiana State)
Theta Epsilon (Northeastern State)
Mu Epsilon (California State-Fullerton)
Kappa Epsilon (Rockhurst)
Kappa Pi (South Dakota)
Delta Theta (Arkansas State)
Beta Chi (Minnesota)
Theta Pi (Alabama-Huntsville)
Beta Theta (Cornell)
Zeta Lambda (Adrian)
Lambda Delta (Vermont)
Epsilon Epsilon (Toledo)
Delta Kappa (San Diego State)
Delta Lambda (Florida State)
Eta Tau (Austin Peay State)
Zeta Chi (Missouri State)
Epsilon (Virginia Tech)
Alpha Kappa (Missouri S&T)
Mu Tau (Northern Colorado)
Eta Rho (Northern Kentucky)
Sigma (Vanderbilt)
Lambda Epsilon (Alberta)
Iota Gamma (Nebraska-Kearney)
Theta Theta (Texas A&M)
Epsilon Upsilon (Gannon)
Alpha Omega (Kansas State)
Iota Delta (Rose-Hulman)
Beta Beta (Washington)
Lambda Zeta (Drexel)
Lambda Iota (Central Oklahoma)
Zeta (Tennessee)
Mu Sigma (Arkansas Tech)
Delta Rho (Linfield)
Delta Chi (Nebraska-Omaha)
Zeta Sigma (Florida Tech)
Delta Xi (Indiana)
Epsilon Phi (Central Arkansas)
Lambda Phi (North Carolina-Wilmington)
Kappa Psi (Cal Poly Pomona)
Eta Omicron (Monroe, LA)
Delta Nu (Wayne State)
Gamma Beta (Nebraska)
Omega (Kentucky)
Zeta Tau (Eastern Kentucky)
Zeta Omega (Louisiana-Lafayette)
Beta Mu (Texas)
Epsilon Lambda (Murray State)
Epsilon Kappa (Lamar)
Alpha Xi (Cincinnati)
Zeta Beta (Delta State)

Harvey T. Newell Award - Most Improved Chapter

Mu Kappa (Northwestern State)

Scholarship Cup

Alpha Xi (Cincinnati)

Scholarship Plate: Recognizing 3.0 Chapter GPA

Alpha Xi (Cincinnati) - 3.69
Alpha Kappa (Missouri S&T) - 3.64
Alpha Alpha (Duke) - 3.62
Omega (Kentucky) - 3.61
Gamma Rho (Northwestern) - 3.57
Gamma Sigma (Pittsburgh) - 3.57
Epsilon Upsilon (Gannon) - 3.55
Kappa Epsilon (Rockhurst) - 3.54
Gamma Upsilon (Tulsa) - 3.53
Colony at DePaul University - 3.50
Colony at University of California-Los Angeles - 3.50
Gamma Omega (Miami) - 3.48
Alpha Omega (Kansas State) - 3.46
Sigma (Vanderbilt) - 3.46
Gamma Beta (Nebraska) - 3.46
Gamma Phi (Wake Forest) - 3.45
Beta Beta (Washington) - 3.44
Beta Mu (Texas) - 3.44
Beta Theta (Cornell) - 3.44
Zeta (Tennessee) - 3.42
Lambda Upsilon (McNeese) - 3.41
Beta Chi (Arizona) - 3.39
Delta Nu (Wayne State) - 3.39
Iota Delta (Rose-Hulman) - 3.35
Kappa Psi (Cal Poly Pomona) - 3.35
Lambda Mu (Embry Riddle) - 3.35
Theta Omicron (Indiana State) - 3.34
Tau (North Carolina) - 3.33
Zeta Tau (Eastern Kentucky) - 3.31
Alpha Sigma (California-Berkeley) - 3.30
Mu Theta (Kent State) - 3.30
Pi (Washington and Lee) - 3.30
Alpha Mu (Georgia) - 3.28
Alpha Delta (Georgia Tech)- 3.27
Colony at Jacksonville State University - 3.27
Gamma Eta (Southern California) - 3.27
Epsilon Beta (Valparaiso) - 3.26
Delta Lambda (Florida State) - 3.25
Theta Pi (Alabama-Huntsville) - 3.24
Alpha (Virginia) - 3.24
Iota Gamma (Nebraska-Kearney) - 3.24
Mu Lambda (West Chester) - 3.22
Alpha Zeta (Arkansas) - 3.22
Eta Omicron (Monroe, LA)- 3.21
Beta Xi (Wisconsin) - 3.20
Epsilon Phi (Central Arkansas) - 3.20
Eta Rho (Northern Kentucky) - 3.20
Lambda Gamma (Montclair State) - 3.20
Lambda Zeta(Drexel) - 3.20
Theta (Rhodes) - 3.20
Delta Rho (Linfield) - 3.18
Theta Theta (Texas A&M) - 3.18
Delta Xi (Indiana) - 3.17
Alpha Lambda (Georgetown) - 3.17
Alpha Rho (Ohio State) - 3.17
Iota Upsilon (Georgia Southern) - 3.17
Epsilon Epsilon (Toledo) - 3.16
Xi (South Carolina) - 3.16
Alpha Tau (Utah) - 3.15
Delta Psi (Maryland) - 3.15
Iota Omicron (Santa Clara) - 3.15
Lambda Nu (Boston) - 3.14
Lambda Iota (Central Oklahoma) - 3.13
Delta Kappa (San Diego State) - 3.13
Mu Tau (Northern Colorado) - 3.13
Alpha Gamma (Louisiana State) - 3.12
Beta Omicron (Oklahoma) - 3.11
Eta Tau (Austin Peay State) - 3.11
Upsilon (Auburn University) - 3.11
Kappa(Transylvania) - 3.11
Kappa Pi (South Dakota) - 3.10
Delta Chi (Nebraska-Omaha) - 3.10
Iota Epsilon (California State-Long Beach) - 3.10
Lambda Delta (Vermont) - 3.10
Mu Eta (Methodist) - 3.10
Mu Gamma (Binghamton) - 3.10
Theta Zeta (Northern Iowa) - 3.10
Zeta Alpha A (Kettering) - 3.10
Mu Rho (Christopher Newport) - 3.10
Colony at Northwest Missouri State - 3.10
Gamma Alpha (Alabama) - 3.09
Delta Beta (Bowling Green State) - 3.09
Epsilon (Virginia Tech) - 3.08
Kappa Zeta (Louisville) - 3.08
Lambda Phi (North Carolina-Wilmington) - 3.08
Alpha Eta (Florida) - 3.07
Zeta Chi (Missouri State) - 3.07
Epsilon Lambda (Murray State) - 3.06
Kappa Nu (Pacific) - 3.06
Theta Psi (Chapman) - 3.04
Delta Gamma (Miami) - 3.02
Zeta Omega (Louisiana-Lafayette) - 3.00
Beta Alpha (Pennsylvania State) - 3.00
Gamma Delta (Arizona) - 3.00
Lambda Epsilon (Alberta) - 3.00
Mu (Presbyterian) - 3.00

Robertson Most Outstanding Undergraduate Award

Finalist: Jacob N. Bruce (Kentucky, Omega '18)

Recipient: Matthew S. King (Tulsa, Gamma Upsilon '16)

PIKE U 25 Man Commitment

Kappa Pi (South Dakota) - 63
Beta Upsilon (Colorado) - 52
Lambda Zeta (Drexel) - 47
Lambda Iota (Central Oklahoma) - 40
Delta Lambda (Florida State) - 37
Delta Chi (Nebraska-Omaha) - 37
Zeta Sigma (Florida Tech) - 37
Alpha Omega (Kansas State) - 36
Omega (Kentucky) - 35
Delta Kappa (San Diego State) - 35
Beta Chi (Minnesota) - 34
Iota Delta (Rose-Hulman) - 34
Alpha Kappa(Missouri S&T) - 33
Delta Rho (Linfield) - 33
Alpha Xi (Cincinnati) - 32
Gamma Upsilon (Tulsa) - 32
Zeta Chi (Missouri State) - 31
Eta Omicron (Monroe, LA) - 31
Alpha Zeta (Arkansas) - 30
Alpha Tau (Utah) - 30
Eta Upsilon (Texas-Arlington) - 30
Gamma Xi (Washington State) - 29
Theta Epsilon (Northeastern State) - 29
Mu Sigma (Arkansas Tech) - 29
Gamma Rho (Northwestern) - 28
Theta Omicron (Indiana State) - 28
Beta Beta (Washington) - 27
Delta Xi (Indiana) - 27
Epsilon Lambda (Murray State) - 27
Theta Pi (Alabama-Huntsville) - 27
Epsilon Phi (Central Arkansas) - 26
Iota Gamma (Nebraska-Kearney) - 26

PIKE U Overall Highest Attendance

Kappa Pi (South Dakota)

International Work Day Awards

Alumni Participation: Eta Omicron (Monroe, LA)

Exterior Project: Zeta Sigma (Florida Tech)

Interior Project: Zeta Alpha A (Kettering)

Manpower: Alpha Gamma (Louisiana State)

Overall: Alpha Gamma (Louisiana State)

Chapter Programming Awards

Recruitment:

Division I – Alpha Omega Chapter (Kansas State)
Division II – Kappa Zeta Chapter (Louisville)
Division III – Gamma Upsilon Chapter (Tulsa)

Management:
Mu Epsilon Chapter (California State-Fullerton)

Public Relations: Theta Kappa Chapter (Indiana-Southeast)

Alumni Relations: Alpha Xi Chapter (Cincinnati)

Athletics:

Division I – Epsilon Chapter (Virginia Tech)
Division II – Alpha Kappa Chapter (Missouri S&T)
Division III – Iota Gamma Chapter (Nebraska-Kearney)

Campus Involvement: Gamma Beta Chapter (Nebraska)

Community Service: Lambda Iota Chapter (Central Oklahoma)

Philanthropy: Epsilon Lambda Chapter (Murray State)

Ritual: Theta Omicron Chapter (Indiana State)

Accountability: Kappa Psi Chapter (Cal Poly Pomona)

International Fraternity Participation:

Division I – Beta Upsilon Chapter (Colorado)
Division II – Lambda Zeta Chapter (Drexel)
Division III – Kappa Pi Chapter (South Dakota)

Membership Development: Mu Tau (Northern Colorado)

New Member Education: Mu Kappa (Northwestern State)

Best Overall Health & Safety: Theta Theta (Texas A&M)

Most Improved Health & Safety: Delta Xi (Indiana)

Financial Accountability: Omega (Kentucky

Most Improved Financial Management: Lambda Chi (Virginia Commonwealth)

Outstanding Financial Operations: Epsilon Phi (Central Arkansas)

Chapter Gavels

Theta Rho Chapter (Northern Arizona) - October 12, 2019

100+ Man Chapters

Alpha Zeta (Arkansas) - 282
Delta Lambda (Florida State) - 240
Epsilon Gamma (Texas Tech) - 175
Epsilon (Virginia Tech) - 169
Xi (South Carolina) - 164
Gamma Iota (Mississippi) - 161
Alpha Xi (Cincinnati) - 161
Delta Kappa (San Diego State) - 158
Zeta (Tennessee) - 155
Delta Xi (Indiana) - 151
Gamma Beta (Nebraska) - 147
Iota Iota (Michigan State) - 146
Beta Upsilon (Colorado) - 144
Theta Theta (Texas A&M) - 143
Gamma Delta (Arizona) - 140
Gamma Chi (Oklahoma State) - 139
Beta Eta (Illinois) - 136
Alpha Tau (Utah) - 136
Beta Omicron (Oklahoma) - 135
Iota Sigma (James Madison) - 135
Gamma Nu (Iowa) - 132
Beta Phi (Purdue) - 131
Gamma Alpha (Alabama) - 130
Alpha Mu (Georgia) - 126
Gamma Eta (Southern California) - 126
Gamma Kappa (Montana State) - 125
Alpha Kappa (Missouri S&T) - 123
Omega (Kentucky) - 122
Theta Omicron (Indiana State) - 119
Gamma Pi (Oregon) - 118
Upsilon (Auburn) - 117
Alpha Gamma (Louisiana State) - 117
Beta Mu (Texas) - 114
Beta Tau (Michigan) - 113
Beta Chi (Minnesota) - 112
Delta Tau (Arizona State) - 110
Beta Xi (Wisconsin) - 109
Theta Psi (Chapman) - 108
Alpha Nu (Missouri) - 108
Kappa Iota (Rhode Island) - 108
Delta Chi (Nebraska-Omaha) - 106
Zeta Chi (Missouri State) - 103
Gamma Theta (Mississippi State) - 102
Gamma Omega (Miami) - 101
Alpha Psi (Rutgers) - 100
Kappa Delta (Boston, MA) - 100
Epsilon Epsilon (Toledo) - 100

Alumni and Volunteer Awards

Chapter Advisor of the Year

Col. John Tate (Central Arkansas, Epsilon Phi '87)

Alumni Association of the Year

Acadiana Area Alumni Association
Las Vegas Area Alumni Association
Northeast Florida Alumni Association
Pee Dee Pikes Alumni Association
Huntsville Area Alumni Association
The DFW Area Alumni Association
Gamma Xi Alumni Association (Washington State)
Epsilon Lambda Alumni Association (Murray State)
Alpha Eta Alumni Association (Florida)
Zeta Xi Alumni Association (Western Carolina)
Alpha Rho Alumni Association (Ohio State)
Gamma Epsilon Alumni Association (Utah State)
Big Sky Alumni Association (Montana State)
Northeast Arkansas Alumni Association (Arkansas State)
Eta Phi Alumni Association (Central Florida)
Lambda Epsilon Alumni Association (Alberta)
Gamma Chi Alumni Association (Oklahoma State)
Kappa Alumni Association (Transylvania)
Lambda Chi Alumni Association (Virginia Commonwealth)
Eta Tau Alumni Association (Austin Peay State)
Eta Omicron Alumni Association (Monroe, LA)
Delta Psi Alumni Association (Maryland)
Theta Omicron Alumni Association (Indiana State)
Zeta Chi Alumni Association (Missouri State)
Beta Delta Alumni Association (New Mexico)

Alumni Advisory Board of the Year

Gamma Xi (Washington State)
Beta Mu (Texas)
Alpha Gamma (Louisiana State)
Kappa Pi (South Dakota)
Eta Rho (Northern Kentucky)
Lambda Rho (North Carolina-Greensboro)
Lambda Epsilon (Alberta)
Lambda Chi (Virginia Commonwealth)
Kappa (Transylvania)
Zeta Chi (Missouri State)
Theta Pi (Alabama-Huntsville)
Theta Omicron (Indiana State)
Zeta Epsilon (Western Kentucky)
Delta Lambda (Florida State)

For more information, contact Pi Kappa Alpha at (901) 748-1868 or pikeinfo@pikes.org.