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Alpha Chi Omega

The women of Omicron chapter of Alpha Chi Omega are known for their commitment to friendship, leadership, learning and service. After the fall 2010 semester, the women received the Grade Cup for the 28th consecutive semester, having an average grade-point average of 3.34, the highest on campus. The women are planning a semester full of programming, including the annual Spiking Out Domestic Violence Volleyball Tournament, and being host to Andrea Cooper, who will present “Kristin’s Story: A Mother’s Account of Acquaintance Rape and Depression” on March 27.

Delta Delta Delta

The Lambda chapter of Delta Delta Delta has had a successful year. For the 2009-10 school year, Tri-Delta was awarded Baker’s Five-Star Chapter of the Year. The house proudly boasted a 3.29 cumulative GPA for the fall semester. Tri-Deltas nationwide raised $10 million for St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital in four years — six years earlier than expected.

Delta Tau Delta

Last semester the Gamma Theta chapter of Delta Tau Delta secured once again a house GPA better than that of the all-campus male GPA. The fraternity has been selected by its national organization to perform ritual at the Western Plains Division Conference. Delta Tau Delta is proud to have another 20 young men to add to its brotherhood, coming off another successful recruitment year. The fraternity was recently honored at a regional conference for having a GPA above the all-male average and above the all-fraternity average, and also for increasing chapter size by 25 percent. The Cap 50 campaign is in full swing, and the new shelter is beautiful and will be an amazing centerpiece for STAG this year.

Kappa Sigma

The fraternity received the Community Service Award, Outstanding Campus Involvement Award and Chapter Academic Excellence Award on criteria established by Kappa Sigma’s national officials.

Phi Mu

Phi Mu had success with its philanthropic efforts this past semester, highlighted by the third annual Blizzard Bash. At this event, students, faculty, alumni and local residents bought tickets for all-you-can-eat Blizzards while socializing with others and learning more about Phi Mu’s philanthropy, Children’s Miracle Network. Phi Mu hopes to continue to raise money through its fourth annual Pizza Palooza in the spring.

Sigma Phi Epsilon

Sigma Phi Epsilon is committed to its core values of virtue, diligence and brotherly love. In spring 2010, the fraternity helped raise funds at the annual Spiking Out Domestic Violence and Youth AIDS volleyball tournament. In addition, the Kansas Alpha Chapter celebrated its 100th anniversary at the chapter house in Baldwin City during STAG with more than 200 alumni in attendance. The house was renovated during the summer, which helped in the recruitment of 15 new members for fall 2010. Fifty students are part of the chapter.

Zeta Chi

Zeta Chi is an academic fraternity committed to scholarship and brotherhood. It has earned the Scholarship Cup for two consecutive years for maintaining the highest grade-point average. The fraternity’s GPA for fall 2010 was 3.08, and Zeta Chi received the Outstanding Scholarship Award last year during Greek Awards.

Zeta Tau Alpha

Five Sigma chapter Zeta Tau Alpha members were recognized by Who’s Who Among Students in American Universities and Colleges. The chapter also earned the 2010 Highly Commendable Academic Achievement Award at the 2010 National Convention. In October the Zetas hosted many breast cancer awareness events and raised money for this cause. Sigma sisters continue to plan their centennial celebration, scheduled for May 2012. For more information, contact Pat Wooster-Jackson, ’71, at patwj@myedl.com or visit Sigma’s website.

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