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Alpha Chi Omega

The Omicron chapter earned a 3.49 overall GPA for the fall semester and is enjoying a newly decorated TV room with more renovations to be completed in the summer. During the Maple Leaf Festival last October in Baldwin City, Alpha Chi Omega raised more than $500 for the Willow Domestic Violence Center.

Delta Delta Delta

Delta Delta Delta attends various campus events and encourages its members to live out the full purpose of the sorority. Members continue to learn more about risk management and new ways to support its philanthropy, St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. On March 1, the sorority wrote Sincerely Yours letters as a part of the Up ’til Dawn campaign. Each of the members has set a goal to write at least 50 letters. The sorority’s annual pancake feed, D-HOP, is set for 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., May 8.

Delta Tau Delta

The fraternity brought in a pledge class of 15, including eight newly initiated members, and the members are involved in many campus organizations, including University Admission Assistants, parMentors, Student Activities Council and Student Senate and serving in leadership positions with the Interfraternity Council. The cumulative GPA for the house was 3.0 and the Gamma Theta chapter recently won the Hugh Shields Award at the Western Plains Division Conference in Oklahoma City for being one of the top 10 Delta Tau Delta chapters nationally out of 130 chapters. Newly elected house officers are Michael Hobbs, president, and Colter Schacher, vice president.

Kappa Sigma

Fraternity members and alumnus Stuart Hoffman, ’83, organized a 12-hour event to collect 1,200 pounds of canned goods on 12/12/12 outside the Baldwin City Market. The group raised 1,436 pounds of nonperishable items to benefit the Baldwin Food Pantry.

Sigma Phi Epsilon

The Kansas Alpha chapter continues to excel in the classroom, posting the best overall fraternity GPA for the fall 2012 semester at 3.36, surpassing the all-fraternity average (3.05) and the University male average (2.93). The Sig Eps will host its annual Spiking Out Youth Aids and Domestic Violence philanthropy event in late April with Alpha Chi Omega.

Zeta Chi

Over the past semester, Zeta Chi members have consistently maintained a strong grade-point average while being involved in many student organizations including one of Baker’s newest, Baker Rallies Against Violence (BRāV). Efforts are under way to continue giving back to the community through the annual Polyeuphony Concert, which has been scheduled for later this spring. Since August they have initiated nine new members of the highest quality into their brotherhood. This year they have had members studying at the University of Seville and Harlaxton College in England. One of their new brothers, DayShawn Berndt, broke Baker University’s record for the 400-meter dash.

Zeta Phi Beta

Zeta Phi Beta initiated new members JaNay Adgers, Lauren Allen Brown and Tasha Kline. The sorority recently celebrated seven years on the Baldwin City campus and claimed the Grade Cup for spring 2012. With four members before the semester break, the sorority completed more than 120 community service hours and continues to support the March of Dimes, its national philanthropy. Zeta Phi Beta received the outstanding recruitment and retention award, and Katerra Shackelford won chapter president of the year in 2012. Shackelford is working with the social action director for a national sorority webinar because of her work with the Trayvon Martin and presidential election forums she organized at Baker.

Zeta Tau Alpha

Zeta Tau Alpha has enjoyed a successful fall semester, highlighted by earning the Crown Chapter and Outstanding Local Housing Corporation Award. Member Lauren Breithaupt, a senior from Overland Park, Kan., was voted Homecoming Queen. The sorority achieved a 3.29 GPA for fall 2012, ranking the chapter above the all-campus women’s average. This spring Zeta Tau Alpha will continue its philanthropic efforts involving breast cancer education and awareness through the KU women’s basketball Think Pink Game and by hosting a 5K Pink Out Race in April.

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