Award recipients recognized in Los Angeles

Each year Pi Kapp College for Chapter Officers is held in early January at five regional locations — Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania; Charlotte, North Carolina; Kansas City, Missouri; Birmingham, Alabama; and Los Angeles, California.

On the weekend of January 20-22, 2017, brothers gathered in Los Angeles, California. On Saturday evening, the awards banquet was held. Below are the award winners who were recognized.


The following awards recognize chapters that have excelled or seen the greatest improvement in Pi Kappa Phi’s Seven Objectives of Chapter Excellence:

Most Improved in Governance

Alpha Zeta (Oregon State)

Outstanding Governance

Epsilon Nu (Sacramento State)

Outstanding Archon

Skyler Cummins, Iota Psi (Boise State)

Most Improved in Growth

Zeta Sigma (UC – Davis)

Outstanding Growth Award

Alpha Zeta (Oregon State)

Outstanding Recruitment Program

Theta Sigma (Cal State – Long beach)

Executive Award
Recognizes the chapter with the most students initiated in the past year

Theta Iota (Washington State) – 77 initiates in 2016

Most Improved Member Experience

Eta Gamma (CU – Boulder)

Outstanding Member Experience

Theta Sigma (Cal State – Long beach)

Most Improved in Branding & Communications

Iota Iota (Cal Poly – Pomona)

Outstanding Branding & Communications

Iota Psi (Boise State)

Most Improved in Scholarship

Gamma (UC – Berkeley)

Oustanding Scholarship

Eta Gamma (CU – Boulder)

Most Improved GPA

Iota Gamma (Wyoming)

Most Improved Campus Involvement

Kappa Gamma (Montana)

Outstanding Campus Involvment

Iota Psi (Boise State)

Outstanding Ability Experience Event

Theta Sigma (Cal State – Long beach)

Most Improved in Service & Philanthropy

Eta Theta (San Francisco)

Outstanding Service & Philanthropy

Iota Psi (Boise State)

Platinum Society
The Ability Experience 2016 total fundraising over $250 per man

Eta Chi (Texas Christian)

Durward W. Owen Cup
Highest per man fundraising of any chapter

Eta Chi (Texas Christian)

Ability Experience Cup

Eta Chi (Texas Christian)

Most Outstanding Volunteer Relationship

Eta Gamma (CU – Boulder)

Excellence in Advising Award:

Theta Sigma (Cal State – Long Beach)

Associate Chapter Advisor of the Year

Jeff Mitchell, Eta Omega (New Mexico State). Advisor of Kappa Kappa (New Mexico)

Outstanding Fraternity/Sorority Life Advisor

Lauren Utley, University of Denver


Champion Master Chapters
Chapters who achieve a composite score of Three Stars on the Seven Objectives of Chapter Excellence report indicating top performance in each area of chapter operations

Iota Psi (Boise State)
Kappa Iota (Idaho)
Theta Upsilon (Northern Arizona)

Founders’ Awards
Highest honor which can be bestowed upon a student chapter

Kappa Iota (Idaho)
Theta Upsilon (Northern Arizona)

Congratulations to all of the winners. Photos will be posted to the Pi Kappa Phi Flickr account later this month.