As past President of Phi Delta Theta’s Pennsylvania Gamma Chapter and current President of the Interfraternity Council (IFC) at Washington & Jefferson College, Gordon Mathews has won multiple awards over the past couple weeks for outstanding leadership and character. At Washington & Jefferson’s Greek awards ceremony on March 13th, he received awards for Greek President of the Year as well as Greek Man of the Year. In addition, three weeks prior to this ceremony, at the Northeast Greek Leadership Association annual conference in Connecticut, he was recognized with the Distinguished Greek Leader Award.
Gordon is a past President of Phi Delta Theta’s Pennsylvania Gamma Chapter, and he has made great contributions to not only the chapter, but the community as well. During his presidency, Gordon was able to maintain his academic success with a 3.28 GPA. Gordon was able to help the chapter out of a $2,000 deficit when he took over as president. By the end of his term, he had helped generate a $2,000 surplus in the chapter’s budget. Brother Mathews organized a raffle fundraiser for the chapter and a with the surplus of money, Gordon was able to refurnish the chapter room and the rec room. He also organized another fundraiser to get donations from the chapter’s alumni in order to put a brick walkway in front of the house where the grass will not grow. This addition will be made in the spring. â€¨â€¨
Brother Mathews is now IFC President. He began his new role by organizing delegates from each fraternity and sorority in order to get input on what improvements will be needed for the social space under Washington & Jefferson’s wellness center.
Even with his busy schedule, Brother Mathews still found the time to be the Head Student Coach on this year’s President Athletic Conference Championship football team. He attended practices as well as all of the games and assisted Coach Sirianni throughout the season, from camp in the summer to the end of the season in the fall.
The Pennsylvania Gamma Chapter of Phi Delta Theta has been fortunate to have such a positive and impactful President, who has, without a doubt, strived in all ways to transmit the Fraternity to those who follow after, not only not less, but greater than it was transmitted to him.