2018 Smythe Award Winners

2018 Smythe Award Presentation of Trophies

Top Pi Kappa Alpha Chapters Recognized at International Convention

MEMPHIS, TN – The Pi Kappa Alpha International Fraternity recognized top performing chapters at the Fraternity’s biennial convention in Richmond, Virginia. The Robert Adger Smythe Award recognizes the top 10 percent of high-performing chapters across the United States and Canada.

The Smythe Award, named after Junior Founder Robert Adger Smythe, is presented once a year. Chapters who receive this honor have achieved academic excellence, contributed to their community through service and philanthropic events, distinguished themselves as leaders on campus, and lived by the values of the Fraternity.

This year, the average profile for a Smythe Award winning chapter was: 188 men with six alumni advisors, a GPA of 3.11 or higher, 98 percent involvement on campus, 26 members to attending PIKE University events, and contributing over 6,530 hours for community service and $41,734 raised for philanthropy. The Symthe Chapters combined to contribute over 143,668 service hours and $918,158 for philanthropy.

The Pi Kappa Alpha Fraternity is proud to honor the below chapters with the 2018 Smythe Award.

Dynasty Level - Chapters winning 5 or more consecutive awards

Epsilon Chapter (Virginia Tech), 19th consecutive award

Alpha Kappa Chapter (Missouri S&T), 15th consecutive award

Theta Omicron Chapter (Indiana State), 10th consecutive award

Alpha Kappa Chapter (Missouri S&T), 13th consecutive award

Zeta Omega Chapter (Louisiana-Lafayette), 9th consecutive award

Alpha Xi Chapter (Cincinnati), 8th consecutive award

Delta Chi Chapter (Nebraska-Omaha), 6th consecutive award

Eta Rho Chapter (Northern Kentucky), 6th consecutive award

Kappa Zeta Chapter (Louisville), 6th consecutive award

Kappa Pi Chapter (South Dakota), 6th consecutive award

Epsilon Epsilon Chapter (Toledo), 5th consecutive award

Legacy Level - Chapters winning their 3rd or 4th consecutive Smythe Award

Alpha Tau Chapter (Utah), 4th consecutive award

Iota Delta Chapter (Rose-Hulman), 4th consecutive award

Delta Lambda Chapter (Florida State), 3rd consecutive award

Gamma Beta Chapter (Nebraska), 3rd consecutive award

Champion Level - Chapters winning their 1st or 2nd consecutive Smythe Award

Theta Psi Chapter (Chapman), 2nd consecutive award

Lambda Delta Chapter (Vermont), 2nd consecutive award

Gamma Upsilon Chapter (Tulsa), 1st Smythe award since 2015

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

Theta Pi Chapter (Alabama-Huntsville), 1st Smythe award

Kappa Delta Chapter, 1st Smythe award since 1996

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

Lambda Nu Chapter (Boston), 1st Smythe award since 2012

For a detailed listing of chapter accomplishments leading to their recognition with the Smythe Award and a full list of all award winners, please visit: https://www.pikes.org/about-pike/awards.

The International Convention is just one of the nine PIKE University events held annually across the continent with over 3,500 annual participants. PIKE University is the combined banner for all Pi Kappa Alpha leadership programs and educational curriculum. The mission of PIKE University is to develop and provide educational programs aimed at fostering leadership, management and personal development skills in order to prepare college men for success in life.

For more information about PIKE University, please visit: https://www.pikes.org/pike-u.


For more information contact the Pi Kappa Alpha Foundation at (901) 748-1948 or pikeinfo@pikes.org