The Phi Kappa Sigma International Fraternity has awarded the Delta Rho Chapter at Ursinus College the “Carroll K. Simons Outstanding Chapter Award.” This award, given for the 2010-2011 academic year, is given to the most well-rounded Chapter, which also exhibits an excellent record in all Chapter operations. Ursinus competed against 47 schools across the country with Chapters of Phi Kappa Sigma. The chapter’s successful fundraising and community service activities were the basis for acquiring the award.
The Delta Rho Chapter also received several other awards during the 2010-2011 academic year, including the “Dr. Ghery D. Pettit Scholarship Award” which is given to chapters which attain the highest scholastic rank among all fraternities at the host institution. The brothers of the Delta Rho Chapter achieved a cumulative 3.41 GPA during the 2010-2011 academic year.
Jason Mullins, President of the Delta Rho Chapter, praised his fellow brothers and their achievement. “We are extremely grateful for this award that recognizes our chapter’s collective commitment to excellence, both in the classroom and the larger Ursinus community. The Delta Rho chapter of Phi Kappa Sigma prides itself in taking full advantage of the college years, which offer many opportunities for personal growth and preparation for life after Ursinus. Through an emphasis on community service, academics, and campus involvement, our brothers gain an extra-curricular experience that fosters crucial leadership tools and an appreciation for public service. For this reason, members of Phi Kappa Sigma proudly identify as Men of Honor.”
In 2009, the Delta Rho Chapter at Ursinus College also won the Carroll K. Simons Outstanding Chapter award from the Phi Kappa Sigma International Fraternity, and in 2010 the chapter won The Founder’s Cup for Outstanding Fraternity within the international organization.
Awards are chosen through the International Fraternity’s standards program, Mitchell Chapter Standards, which evaluates chapters based on scholarship, membership development, financial management, community service and philanthropy, chapter management, and alumni/campus involvement.
Phi Kappa Sigma Fraternity was founded Aug. 16, 1850 at the University of Pennsylvania. The chapter’s web site is located at www.pks.org. – By Kaitlyn Ott 2013