The Kansas City Trophy was first presented in 1929 and was originally sponsored by the Cleveland Alumni Club. In 1958, sponsorship was taken over by the Kansas City Alumni Club. The trophy is awarded to the most outstanding Phi Delta Theta chapter at a small institution.
Winner: Pennsylvania Pi – Robert Morris University
The Pennsylvania Pi Chapter at Robert Morris University is not only the largest fraternity on their campus, but they are also the top performing chapter in academics within all of the Greek community with a 3.44 GPA. This 60-man chapter triples the fraternity average size on campus and claimed Chapter of the Year and Chapter President of the Year. Academically, 60% of its members have achieved GPAs above 3.5. Members also hold campus leadership roles such as Senior Class President and Vice President and Inter-fraternity Council President and Recruitment Chairman.
The chapter hosted and took part in many philanthropic events this past year and raised nearly $10,000 for the Live Like Lou Foundation, Suicide Prevention, and the Mario Lemieux Foundation. Pennsylvania Pi was covered by the local news for their help in the Moon, PA community.
In the words of their Fraternity and Sorority Life Advisor, “This group has grown into the premier fraternity chapter at the university and quite possibly one of the top fraternity chapters in the country of any organization.”
Congratulations to Pennsylvania Pi at Robert Morris University for winning this year’s Kansas City Trophy!
Finalist: Texas Delta – Southern Methodist University
The Texas Delta Chapter at Southern Methodist University became an Iron Phi Chapter during the 2017-18 academic year. The chapter ranked third of all fraternities with a 3.28 GPA. Recruiting a 37 man Phikeia class, Texas Delta’s new members earned an average GPA of a 3.53. With 150 members, the chapter holds positions on IFC, Student Government Association, Real Estate Club, Investment Club, and campus religious organizations.
Members of Texas Delta are also on the University’s football and basketball teams. Brothers regularly volunteer for ALS-related causes, Habitat for Humanity, and Heart House. Texas Delta raised over $15,000 from their Casino philanthropy event to support the Live Like Lou Foundation, Special Olympics, and American Foundation for Suicide Prevention.
Congratulations to Texas Delta at Southern Methodist University for being named a finalist for this year’s Kansas City Trophy!