The Harvard Trophy is awarded to the most outstanding Phi Delt chapter on a large campus.
Winner: Nebraska Alpha – University of Nebraska-Lincoln
Nebraska Alpha at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln has a booming 104 members, well above the campus average. More than 50 of these members are actively involved in other campus organizations such as business fraternities and honor societies. During this past academic year, the chapter accumulated 10 intramural championships and four runner-ups. Nebraska Alpha has more than 20 committee members involved in student government, including three student government senate members and the Speaker of the Senate. With a chapter GPA of 3.3, 55 members made Dean’s List in their respective colleges.
Nebraska Alpha was the winner of a 5 Star rating for the Outstanding Chapter on Campus award, the highest honor achievable. During the fall semester, the chapter raised over $6,100 for ALS at their “Wafflebash” and in the spring, they raised another $4,200 for ALS at their “Phi Factor,” netting a yearly contribution of $10,300!
This is the seventh year in a row that Nebraska Alpha has been recognized as finalists for the Harvard Trophy and the fourth time that they’ve won the award during this span.
Runner-Up: Ohio Epsilon – University of Akron
Ohio Epsilon at the University of Akron has 73 members, 30 of whom are actively involved in professional fraternities and honor societies. Ten members are also committee and senate members, with four men who are also executive officers on student government, including Treasurer, Vice Senate chair, Head of Student Senate and Executive Director of Development.
Ohio Epsilon claims the IFC President as their own as well as two other IFC officers. With a chapter GPA of 3.05, 37 members made Dean’s List this past year. The chapter completed 1,434 service hours, the most out of all fraternities on campus. They also participated in four different ALS walks. Ohio Epsilon raised $10,128 in their philanthropic efforts, more than any other fraternity on campus. Of their total philanthropic dollars raised, $1,250 was in support of alumnus Dave Budai and his family, whose 12 year-old granddaughter is the American Diabetes Association Akron Area Ambassador.