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Phi Mu Delta Chapter Attains National ‘Gold’

Phi Mu DeltaPhi Mu Delta fraternity has recognized the Mu Xi Chapter at Pennsylvania College of Technology as one of only five in the nation to reach the Gold Standard during the Spring 2017 semester.


In order to attain that level of success, the chapter had to complete a number of activities in a variety of categories:

Scholarship – The GPA for the overall chapter, as well as for new members, is at or above the men’s average on campus; an academic adviser was added during the past year.

Civic Engagement – The chapter completed 1,015.5 community-service hours, an average of 29.01 hours per member (surpassing the 15-hour individual benchmark); a “Jump for St. Jude” event raised more than $1,300.

Finance – The Mu Xi Chapter paid all of its national dues on time.

Communications – The chapter has an active and up-to-date website, and President Paul M. Lasell submitted all of his reports on time.

Membership and Recruitment – The 42-member Penn College chapter exceeds the national average of 29, and all new members were initiated (as compared with the 90-percent figure established by the national organization).

Programming – The chapter exceeded national requirements, completing programs in leadership, health awareness and risk management.

“I am very excited for the chapter, as we have not achieved the Gold Standard for nearly two years now. The hard work and dedication from the Phi Mu Delta brothers here at Penn College is the reason why we were able to break the barrier I have been trying to push us through as president,” said Lasell, of Williamsport, a plastics and polymer engineering technology student. “The only way to go from here is up, and we will continue to keep the pedal down to ensure that the Penn College chapter keeps getting recognized for its hard work.”

The season’s other “gold” honorees are Longwood University, Ohio Northern University, Rutgers School of Business-Camden, and the University of Southern Maine

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