Alpha Chi Omega
The Omicron chapter received several honors during the annual Greek Week Awards ceremony, including recognition for Outstanding Risk Management, Outstanding New Member/Member Education, Outstanding Alumni/ae Relations, Outstanding Public Relations, Outstanding Recruitment and Retention, and the 5-Star Chapter Award. The chapter collected and donated items to the Willow Domestic Violence Center during Alumni Weekend. Rachel Haley was selected to participate in a global service Initiative in Jamaica with 12 other members of Alpha Chi Omega from across the nation.
Delta Tau Delta
Delta Tau Delta’s most honorable achievement was receiving the Hugh Shields Award at the Division Conference. The Hugh Shields Award is considered the fraternity’s highest chapter distinction. The chapter also won seven other awards at conference. Senior Vance Beiser won Greek Man of the Year. One of the chapter’s most cherished achievements was meeting our goal of having over a 3.0 house GPA and had multiple scholar-athletes.
Delta Delta Delta
Delta Delta Delta was excited to have its downstairs remodeled in the summer of 2012, and the members made great use of it over the last year. The remodel included a workout room, lounge area, crafting area, and new washers and dryers. More recently, the house corporation has painted many of the rooms and worked to improve the overall look of the chapter house. Over the last semester, Delta Delta Delta participated in Greek Week and received two Greek Awards. One was for Outstanding Scholarship, and the other was for Outstanding Community Service and Philanthropy, which is very near and dear to their hearts because the chapter loves to support St. Jude and children’s cancer research in all that it does.
Kappa Sigma had a great year in 2012-2013, and is looking to continue that success into this school year. Of the chapter’s many accomplishments, none encompassed them all like winning the award for Baker’s 5-Star Chapter, naming Kappa Sigma the best fraternity chapter on Baker’s campus. Springing off this success, alumni have launched a capital campaign for renovations with the intent of completely renovating the Beta Tau chapter of Kappa Sigma. This renovation has greatly motivated the brothers of the chapter, and they are very confident in their ability to have an outstanding year in 2013-2014.
Sigma Phi Epsilon
Members of Sigma Phi Epsilon shined academically in 2012-2013, posting a 3.34 grade-point average for the highest fraternity GPA on the Baldwin City campus and better than the overall University GPA of 3.12. “I’m very proud of the guys,” Sig Ep President Tim Laughlin said. “I hope that this will be a recurring trend in the years to come.”
Zeta Chi fraternity can look back and see all the great things that happened last year. The chapter acquired eight new members throughout the year who had a very high cumulative GPA. As a house, Zeta Chi was able to win back the scholarship cup for the highest grade-point average. The chapter’s philanthropy event in the spring semester raised over $300 to go to the Baldwin City Community Theater.
Zeta Phi Beta
The Pi Sigma Chapter was awarded with Best Programming award at the 2013 Greek Awards. The chapter also had two members attend indoor track and field nationals and three members at the NAIA outdoor track and field nationals. Chapter members proved to be successful on and off the field with four NAIA All-Americans and two Academic All-Americans. Zeta Phi Beta also had three of its members represented at the annual Big XII Conference.
Zeta Tau Alpha
In the spring 2013, Zeta Tau Alpha was ranked No. 1 for sorority grade-point average with an outstanding 3.39. This GPA was also higher than the all-campus female average GPA. ZTA Sigma Chapter held its inaugural Pink Out 5K, on April 21. Overall the run had 40 participants and raised more than $600. Members also volunteered at the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure in Kansas City on August 11, 2013. The members assisted in the Survivor’s Pavilion and handed out roses at the finish line to survivors.