Lehigh university pikes earn top chapter recognition in north america
MEMPHIS, TN - At the 2017 Pi Kappa Alpha Academy, Gamma Lambda Chapter was recognized as being in the top 10 percentile of high performing chapters across the United States and Canada. The chapter was recognized with the Robert Adger Smythe Award—the highest undergraduate honor.
The Smythe Award, named after Junior Founder Robert Adger Smythe, is given out 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 chapter was recognized for earning a 3.21 grade point average, 100 percent involvement in campus activities, an exceptional 96 percent retention of new members, contributing over 1,230 hours and $107,000 to community service and their philanthropy, and ranking in the top three of fraternity intramural athletics on campus.
Gamma Lambda Chapter was also recognized with the Raymond L. Orians Chapter Excellence Award. The Raymond L. Orians Chapter Excellence Award recognizes overall chapter excellence. Chapters that win this award are amongst the best on their campus and Pi Kappa Alpha’s most competitive chapters.
Additionally, the Gamma Lambda Alumni Association was recognized as Alumni Advisory Board of the Year, recognizing outstanding mentorship to undergraduates.
The Academy 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