Posted by:Nick Hoke | Published: September 17, 2021

2020 Grand Chapter Scholarship Award presented to Beta Lambda/Akron

Lexington, KY – During the 165th Anniversary Celebration in Lexington, KY, the Beta Lambda Chapter at the University of Akron was named the 2020 recipient of the Grand Chapter Scholarship Award. During the 2020 calendar year, the Beta Lambda Chapter maintained an impressive grade point average of 3.53 on a 4.0 scale!

The Fraternity’s Maxim, “Alma Mater First and Theta Chi for Alma Mater,” emphasizes that Theta Chi members demonstrate loyalty to alma mater as students by excelling in academic work.

The Grand Chapter Scholarship Award, also referred to as the Stanford Trophy, is presented each year to the chapter with the most outstanding academic record for the previous calendar year. The award is represented by a trophy which was given to the Grand Chapter by Alpha Epsilon Chapter at Stanford University in 1928. The Stanford Trophy winner is determined by comparing the chapter GPA to the campus all-men’s average. Since some campuses measure grades outside of the traditional 4.0 scale, a formula is utilized to properly gauge academic performance for each chapter and to determine a winner.

Congratulations to Beta Lambda Chapter!

Founded in 1856, Theta Chi Fraternity is a men’s collegiate fraternity with more than 196,000 initiated members and has established 244 chapters. Theta Chi’s mission is to develop college-age men into successful students, good citizens, lifelong brothers, and resolute leaders.