The Harvard Trophy’s origin dates back to 1924. The idea for the Harvard Trophy was conceived when some 50 Phis, attending graduate school at Harvard University, were discussing the progress of the Fraternity. The Harvard Trophy is given to the most outstanding Phi Delta Theta chapter at a large institution.
Winner: Colorado Gamma – Colorado State University
Colorado Gamma at Colorado State University has grown significantly in the past few years, both in size and reputation. The chapter was less than 30 members only four years ago and now is the proud home to more than 95 men.
The chapter has won the St. Louis Fraternity Education Award two out of last three years and was recently awarded Colorado State University’s Membership Development Award, which recognizes the chapter that best develops the qualities of inclusivity and social justice in its members.
This chapter is also heavily involved on campus with more than 20 Welcome Week leaders, multiple brothers in student government, and a brother serving as the VP for Judicial Affairs on IFC. Those members who don’t hold official positions are still well-involved in the community, averaging more than 17 hours of community service per brother over the academic year. Colorado Gamma continues to excel academically as the chapter consistently ranks in the top two fraternity GPAs on campus.
Congratulations to Colorado Gamma at Colorado State University for winning this year’s Harvard Trophy!
Finalist: Utah Alpha – University of Utah
Utah Alpha at the University of Utah has seen tremendous improvement in recent years as evidenced by their Honorable Mention for the Phoenix Award this past year. In the past four years, the chapter has grown from 40 members in 2014 to a sustainable group of over 100 members. The chapter also does an excellent job of involving their alumni and using their wisdom to continually improve the chapter.
The chapter prides itself in being involved on campus and took home first place in all three campus-sponsored Greek events: Songfest, Homecoming house decorations, and Greek Week. Utah Alpha was also able to secure a 3.18 GPA this past semester, well above the all-men’s average and in the top 1/3 of fraternities on campus.
Utah Alpha was proud to earn the title of ‘Iron Phi Chapter’ this past year and won the October Iron Phi competition between Phikeia classes.
Congratulations to Utah Alpha at the University of Utah for being named a finalist for this year’s Harvard Trophy!