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Alpha Chi Omega | Long known for its commitment to serving the community, Baker University’s Alpha Chi Omega Omicron chapter was recently recognized with a national award.

The sorority was named the National Housing Corporation Board of the Year at the July 9-12 Alpha Chi Omega national convention in Washing-ton, D.C., and was awarded the National Council Trophy, which honors the chapter — there are 130 nationwide — that best exemplifies the ideals and mission of Alpha Chi Omega. It also received the Alumnae Chapter Continuing Excellence Award. View video.

In the past year, Alpha Chi Omega has received many honors, including the grade cup, outstanding alumnae relations, outstanding new member education, outstanding risk management and outstanding scholarship awards.  Chapter Website

Delta Delta Delta | The Lambda chapter of Delta Delta Delta raised more than $8,000 for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital through the Up ‘Til Dawn letter writing campaign. The sorority also hosted its first “Delta House of Pancakes” fund-raiser benefiting St. Jude. At Baker’s Greek Awards ceremony, Delta Delta was recognized as the Five Star Chapter of the Year. The Tri Deltas look forward to their annual philanthropy chili feed and events such as Pine Party and Founder’s Day. If you are a Lambda alum who would like to receive more information about the chapter, please contact vice president of public relations Katie Sellers at katieasellers@stu.bakerU.edu or collegiate chapter president Alex Hess at alexan-dralhess@stu.bakerU.eduChapter Website

Delta Tau Delta | The past year at Delta Tau Delta has been one of the best in its 107-year history at Baker. The fraternity earned its fourth Hugh Shields Award for chapter excellence and was presented the Five Star Chapter Award, which recognizes the best fraternity at Baker University. The house has undergone major renovations and will be soon conclude a campaign to raise more than $500,000. Shortly after STAG the house was saddened by the passing of James “Otto” Selzer, ’70. It will keep his legacy in mind as it continues its dedication to “living lives of excellence.” Chapter Website

Kappa Sigma | The fraternity continues to be active with Neighbors Helping Neighbors, assisting local and area residents with improvements to their homes and yards. Chapter Website

Phi Mu | Phi Mu had a pledge class of eight, including many aspiring leaders. Through philanthropic efforts, Phi Mu was able to raise $1,500 for Children’s Miracle Network. Phi Mu members would like to thank Brett Ballard and the basketball team for their support and assistance at the annual Pizza Palooza Fundraiser. Chapter Website

Sigma Phi Epsilon | More than 50 alumni attended the 100th anniversary celebration of the Sigma Phi Epsilon fraternity at the Doubletree Hotel during alumni weekend. The Sig Eps also partnered with Alpha Chi Omega for a successful Spiking Out volleyball tournament to raise funds for victims of domestic violence and youth AIDs. Chapter Website

Zeta Chi | The men of Zeta Chi had another great academic semester with a cumulative 3.27 grade-point average, earning the house the scholarship cup for another semester. The house is undergoing minor renovations to make it feel more like home and to improve the quality of living for all members. Sophomore Warren Swenson was elected Student Senate President by his peers last spring. Chapter Website

Zeta Tau Alpha | The Sigma chapter of Zeta Tau Alpha has remained a strong and vibrant chapter for nearly a century. This year, all members were involved in at least one campus or community organization, and several held the highest leadership positions within those groups. In 2009-2010, ZTA received numerous recognitions, including Greek Woman of the Year, Greek New Member of the Year, Greek President of the Year, Homecoming Queen and Queen of Courts. Sigma chapter will host its centennial celebration in 2012, “A Century of ZTA Sister-hood.” Any Sigma interested in volunteering should contact Pat Wooster-Jackson at patwj@myedl.com. Chapter Website

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