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W&L Chapter of Phi Kappa Psi Honored

— by on July 24th, 2012

Washington and Lee’s Virginia Beta chapter of Phi Kappa Psi fraternity won three awards for academic excellence at the national social fraternity’s Grand Arch Council in San Antonio, Texas, this month.

The W&L chapter was among four from around the country to receive the Woodrow Wilson Award for Scholastic Achievement, based on the highest chapter average GPA.

In addition, the Virginia Beta chapter earned the District IV Academic Excellence Award for the highest average GPA in the geographic district.

Finally, by virtue of having achieved an average GPA of more than 3.5 over the past academic year, the chapter won the Dr. Thomas D. Myers Scholarship Award, which recognizes chapters that have achieved summa cum laude academic standing.

Founded in 1855, the Virginia Beta chapter was the first fraternity chapter established at Washington College and was the third chapter of Phi Kappa Psi founded. With the exception of a four-year period during the Civil War, it has continued in existence without interruption since its founding.