Troy University’s FarmHouse Fraternity chapter has won back-to-back Ruby Cups for the fourth time in its 28-year history.
The Ruby Cup is presented to the most outstanding chapter in the international fraternity. It is given to just one of the 32 chapters.
“Once again, FarmHouse Fraternity exemplifies the high standards that have made the organization an integral part of Troy University student life,” said Chancellor Dr. Jack Hawkins, Jr. “I’m immensely proud that the chapter has captured the Ruby Cup for the second year in a row and would point to them as an example of what is right within America’s Greek System.”
The chapter also received the Most Outstanding Philanthropy and Most Outstanding Community Service Awards, maintained its 3-star Excelsior Level Chapter status, and met its Tier 2 Recruitment Goal for the previous year.
“Winning the Ruby Cup is the highest honour any FarmHouse Chapter can receive. When we won the Ruby Cup last year, it appeared that we were already planning to keep it in Troy,” said Garrett McKeon, chapter president and a senior risk management major from Buford, GA.
“It required extensive planning and hard work from both the executive board and the active brotherhood. At FarmHouse, we are constantly striving for excellence in everything we do,” he added.
The chapter averaged more than $700 in philanthropic contributions per member and more than 40 hours of community service per member. Only three chapters, including Troy’s FarmHouse, met all of FarmHouse International’s requirements.