Many fraternities and sororities in our community had the opportunity to attend their chapter’s National Conventions over the summer. Conventions serve as a time for members of each individual organization to gather and connect with brothers and sisters from all around the nation, as well as celebrate accomplishments of their organization from the year. Four Missouri State Fraternities and Sororities were honored this summer for their hard work and dedication to their organization.
Alpha Chi Omega was awarded three awards during their convention in Austin, Texas. They were first awarded Seeking the Heights: Recruitment. This award specifically recognizes chapters achieving and excelling in the area of recruitment. Junior Molly Shannon, was named the Amy Dubois Reith Emerging Leader. As a recipient of this award, she proved great potential to serve her chapter, her campus and/or her community– and is already taking steps to actively participate. They also celebrated receiving the highest honor in Alpha Chi Omega, the National Council Trophy–granted to the chapter that displayed the most significant achievements in chapter management, member support and development.
As Alpha Sigma Alpha marked their 50th National Conference, they celebrated their achievement of being a Four Star chapter. This award established in 1985, annually recognizes Alpha Sigma Alpha’s collegiate chapters that uphold the high ideals of the sorority in the areas of membership, academic excellence, finances, membership education, chapter operations, service and giving, national meetings, ritual, organization image, national bylaws, policies and procedures, advisory board and alumnae involvement. Additionally, they were recognized for their chapter giving, exceeding $3,000 and becoming a part of the Chairman’s Circle.
Phi Gamma Delta, frequently refereed to as FIJI, attended their 170th Ekklesia Meeting. It was there that their chapter was awarded the John Templeton McCarty Proficiency Award, recognizing chapters that demonstrate efficiency in operations, maintain strong financial stability, adhere to Fraternity laws and promote high standards of Phi Gamma Delta. They also received the Academic Achievement Award, awarded for achieving a chapter grade point average higher than the all men’s average.
Pi Kappa Alpha received a multitude of awards at their 150th Anniversary Convention! They were presented with the Raymond L. Orians Excellence Award, honoring the Zeta Chi chapter for being the top 20% of all Pi Kappa Alpha chapters determined by the consultant analysis and chapter statistics. They reached the PIKE University 25 Man Commitment by having sent over twenty five chapter members to Pike University events, which is a series of educational events and speakers in a convention setting with other chapters across the country. This award signifies a chapters commitment to furthering the leadership skills of members. Among those awards was also the Chapter Programming Award: Public Relations, 100 Man Chapter, Work Day Award, Alumni Advisory Board of the Year, and Alumni Association of the Year.
Congratulations to these chapters on very well deserved awards. We are so proud of all of our chapters and their commitment within their organization, our campus, and our community!