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Journey of Hope 2016

Archon’s Letter – Ben Barnett

Welcome to the the National Award Winning Gamma Gamma Chapter of Pi Kappa Phi. We are glad to know that you are showing interest in our fraternity. As an active chapter, we strive to live by Pi Kappa Phi’s motto, “Leaders By Choice.” In order to do this, we hold leadership roles on campus such as, Vice President of New Member Recruitment of IFC, Freshman Forum, IMPACT Leaders, and Supervisor of Officials for Intramurals.

Our active chapter currently consists of 29 men who all do their part in making Pi Kappa Phi the best fraternity at Troy University. In 2016, our Chapter raised over $3,200 for our Philanthropy, The Ability Experience. In addition, we raised over $6,000 toward the Journey of Hope and had our own past Archon, Ben Barnett, riding in the cross country quest from California to Washington D.C.  Locally, we raised over $15,000 to assist one of Troy University’s Professors that was in need of a seeing eye device that was was destroyed in a house fire. We also supported several local special needs organizations and our chapter is continuing to set the standard at Troy University.

Pi Kappa Phi’s Ability Experience is a nonprofit organization which supports people with disabilities. In order to support our philanthropy, we support the community by building wheelchair ramps and spending time with those who are not as fortunate as ourselves. Also, to increase fundraising and awareness, at least one of our brothers rides a bicycle in an event called Journey of Hope each summer. During the summer of 2016, our chapter raised $5,500 toward this endeavor and Ben Barnett biked from San Francisco, CA and ended in Washington D.C.  As you can tell, our philanthropy “The Ability Experience, is one of our top priorities. In 2015, we earned the Silver Society Award for raising over $100 per man.  Our goal in 2017, is to raise over $8,000 for the Ability Experience. In addition, we earned three Master Chapter Awards in Campus Involvement, Service and Philanthropy and in Branding and Communication.  In addition, the Gamma Gamma Chapter earned the Most Improved in Scholarship Award for the first time at the National level and Best Sportmanship for Troy Univesity All Sports events.  In addition, we take our academic studies seriously with a National Standard of 2.70 and our Chapter achieving a 3.152 Spring 16 GPA placing second among all fraternities on campus. As you can see, our involvement is far reaching and is recognized as the home to leaders.  I encourage you to review our web site, read more about our Philanthropy, see who are brothers are and review our awards. We have much to be proud of as Pi Kappa Phi brothers here at Troy University. We look forward to meeting you and encourage you to meet the challenge and become part of the first established fraternity at Troy University, Pi Kappa Phi.

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