The Magazine of Phi Gamma Nu - Page 4

CHAPTER WINS 2014 - 2015 WAS A YEAR OF HUGE ACCOMPLISHMENTS. IN ADDITION TO THOSE LISTED ON THE PREVIOUS PAGE, HERE ARE A FEW THAT DESERVE A QUICK LOOK. 1. At the 2015 National Convention, the National Council awarded the Delta Omicron chapter at Cornell for having the most improved rush turnout during the fall of 2014. This chapter improved its rush turnout by 50%, with 120 rush attendees and saw a 78% increase in accepted bids year over year. 2. Our new chapters also saw a strong improvement in their first year from fall of 2014 to spring of 2015. Indiana University saw a 52% increase in attendance, 100% bid acceptance and a 7% increase in bid acceptance over last year, University of Michigan had an incredibly strong rush turnout of 160 rush attendees and a 90% bid acceptance rate. This is the second highest rush turn out rate for all of our chapters. The Gamma Xi chapter at Indiana University of Pennsylvania in Charlotte, NC 3. Phi Gamma Nu chapters around took to the road and visited cities and businesses across the nation. Thirty-four members of the Gamma Xi chapter at the Indiana University of Pennsylvania went to Charlotte, NC where they toured blue chip companies and had dinner with local alumni. The Delta Phi chapter at the University of Michigan took members to Detroit where they toured four businesses and participated in a tree lighting ceremony. In 2015, the chapter took a similar trip to Chicago where they toured Wrigley, Linkedin, and Assurance. 4. Several women from the Delta Upsilon chapter at Washington University in St. Louis put on a panel for “OWN IT”, a summit designed to encourage women of WashU and the St. Louis community to be their best selves, while encouraging each other to do the same. Nearly 20 chapter members attended this event in support of the colleagues and the cause. 5. The Delta Omicron chapter at Cornell University started the “Dream Catcher Lecture Series”, which hosts young entrepreneurs who are invited to share their accomplishments and their careers. Phi Gamma Nu alumna, Chantell Garrett spoke about her non-profit organization. 6. The Delta Psi chapter at Indiana University raised $2,000 for The Indiana University Dance Marathon, an amazing foundation and event that raises millions of dollars for the sick children of Riley Hospital. The Beta Pi chapter at the University of Illinois at their Compete for a Cure event.