On February 11, 2018, Robert Morris University held its third annual Greek Excellence Dinner. At the dinner, Robert Morris University President Dr. Chris Howard recognized the Greek community by presenting awards to chapters in various categories. Pennsylvania Pi received the President’s Cup (Chapter of the Year) award for the second year in a row. The award is based off the campus’ Greek Impact report that includes chapter GPA, community service hours, philanthropy dollars raised, and campus involvement.
Pennsylvania Pi’s Past Chapter President Justin Marsteller won the President of the Year award and was highlighted for implementing new communication techniques within the chapter and for working with Pittsburgh Action Against Rape (PAAR) to conduct workshops during chapter meetings to further educate the chapter on sexual assault on college campuses. The chapter was also awarded the Fraternity Academic Excellence Award for having the highest fraternity chapter GPA (3.46).
In other Pennsylvania Pi news, Philanthropy Chairman James Pietras entered the chapter into a competition hosted by the Student Government Association that allows student organizations to pitch event ideas to receive additional funds for their budgets. Jimmy’s idea was selected as a final idea and was granted $1,000 for the LiveLikeLou 5K the chapter plans to host at Schenley Park in Pittsburgh on Sunday, April 8. Not only did Jimmy raise more funds to make the event a success, he was also able to spread awareness about The LiveLikeLou Foundation by sharing the Alexander family’s story.