Last June at the InDeed Institute, Chapters were awarded for their efforts and hard work. The list of winning Chapters are:
Phi Beta Chi – Radford University (Robert B. Stewart Award)
Zeta Phi – Clarkson University (W. Henson Watchorn Award)
Alpha Phi Gamma – Pace University (Weston L. Dangler Award and Thomas F. Flanagan Memorial Award)
Phi Zeta Chi – SUNY Geneseo (Community Service Award)
Iota Chi Phi – Rowan University (Stanley G. Bedford Award)
Lambda Chi Phi – Drexel University (Dennis Grim Award)
Delta Phi – Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (Wilber M. “Curley” Walden Award)
Alpha Chi Rho would like to congratulate the following Chapters in their efforts to promote the quality of Alpha Chi Rho men and raise the standard of Brotherhood for all members: Phi Beta Chi – Radford University (Robert B. Stewart Award), Zeta Phi – Clarkson University (W. Henson Watchorn Award), Alpha Phi Gamma – Pace University (Weston L. Dangler Award and Thomas F. Flanagan Memorial Award), Phi Zeta Chi – SUNY Geneseo (Community Service Award), Iota Chi Phi – Rowan University (Stanley G. Bedford Award), Lambda Chi Phi – Drexel University (Dennis Grim Award), and Delta Phi – Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (Wilber M. “Curly” Walden Award).
Phi Beta Chi – Radford is a worthy recipient of the Robert B. Stewart Award, which is awarded to the Most Improved Chapter Without a House, because of their effective leadership, their significant financial strides, their increased Chapter cumulative GPA, and their multiple community service events. In addition, the men participate actively on campus and in their annual Greek Week.
Zeta Phi – Clarkson is a proud recipient of the W. Henson Watchorn Award, which is presented to the Most Improved Chapter With a House. They have shown a constant effort to improve Chapter collection rates and budgeting practices, have an excellent relationship with their alumni, good communication with the National Headquarters, commitment to community service in the local area, and their strong group of leaders who not only hold multiple positions on the campus IFC board, but also in multiple non-Greek organizations on campus.
Alpha Phi Gamma – Pace University is excited to not only receive their first National award but two! The Chapter proudly accepted the Thomas F. Flanagan Memorial Award which is presented to the Chapter demonstrating the True Image of the Fraternity and the Weston L. Dangler Award which is presented to the Chapter that has the Best Communication with the National Office/Headquarters. They were selected for the Flanagan award due to their strong, tangible aspect of Brotherhood and leadership, excellent communication within the Chapter, their alumni, and school administration, their diversity, outgoing nature to the general campus community, and their numerous community service events such as their MPS Society fundraiser, Pace for Kids in which they volunteer at local schools, and Pace Makes A Difference Day in which they go to various places around the Pleasantville area to volunteer. The Chapter was selected for the Dangler Award due to their frequent phone calls and emails to Barbara, our Office Manager, and to Nick and Jake, the Leadership Consultants, and finally them taking advantage of the resources provided by the National Office.
Phi Zeta Chi –SUNY Geneseo is very deserving of the Community Service Award due to them demonstrating their outstanding service to the community. These services included organizing a school and community wide music festival benefitting local animal shelters, partnering with the Health Awareness club on campus to participate in an Anatomy Fashion show (in which they won 1st place), organizing a 5K for Hippies for Hope, and raising over $8,500 this year alone for Relay for Life through their Deep Freeze event. They are planning on more events this upcoming year with other organizations in the area, specifically a Mini-Deep Freeze this upcoming fall.
Iota Chi Phi – Rowan University is well deserving of the Stanley G. Bedford Award which is presented to the Chapter with the Most Effective Executive Leadership due to their Chapter being effective leaders on campus for community service and philanthropy events, being active participants in other student organizations, recruiting a Chapter record class of Postulants then having an excellent Postulancy education program, and outstanding ritual participation from all members in which they practice the Ritual every other week.
Lambda Chi Phi – Drexel University is happy to receive the Dennis Grim Award which is presented to a Chapter in Recognition
of Genuine Commitment and Excellence in Performance of the Ritual due to their knowledge of the Ritual, regular meetings being held under it – at least every other week, their willingness to know and utilize the correct process with Postulants, and the way they strive to continuously improve these practices.
Delta Phi – Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI) is humbled to receive the Wilber M. “Curley” Walden Award which is awarded to the Best All around Chapter of the Fraternity. This Chapter has superior and consistent budgeting and auditing practices, a great understanding and implementation of risk management, great house management, effective and transparent executive leadership, involvement with multiple student organizations on campus, and regular communication with the National Office/Headquarters.
Congratulations to all of the recipients. We look forward to your achievements this upcoming year!
In the Bond,
National Secretary / CEO