From Left: Membership Vice President Matt Liffmann (’11), IFC President Patrick Schnettler (’10), Internal Vice President Vivan Som (’10), President John Cowgill (’11), Internal Rush Czar Dave Richards (’11), Treasurer Will Stark (’11), Vice President of Risk Management Luke Moderhack (’11)
Gamma Rho was awarded its 3rd consecutive Robert Adger Smythe Award this past weekend at the 68th Pi Kappa Alpha International Convention held in Denver, Colorado. The Smythe Award is given annually to the top eight percent of Pike Chapters in the nation and recognizes excellence in all aspects of chapter programming.
Gamma Rho won its first Smythe Award two years ago. Since that win, Gamma Rho has continued to advance itself as one of the preeminent fraternities at Northwestern. This year, Gamma Rho maintained a 3.31 GPA, initiated 32 men, raised over $50,000 for philanthropy, and ranked 1st on campus in athletics. Gamma Rho was also one of the few fraternities on campus with no discipline violations.
“Thanks to the hard work of many brothers and alumni over the past decade, Gamma Rho is now one of the top Pike Chapters in the nation,” said president John Cowgill (’11).
Gamma Rho won a number of other awards at the convention, including the Raymond L. Orions Excellence Award, the scholarship award (top GPA), and the Athletics Division I award. The chapter also placed as finalists in Alumni Relations and New Member Education.