Published on February 29, 2012 by Tully Taylor  


Samford University's Interfraternity Council received recognition at the annual Southeastern Interfraternity conference Feb. 23-25 in Atlanta.

Gamma Sigma Alpha National Greek Honor Society awarded Samford's council with an honor roll designation for the last two semesters. The honor roll award means the fraternal community's grade point average placed them in the top five percent of all communities in that region. The community is made up of the five active fraternities on Samford's campus.

Denny Bubrig, Samford's director of Greek Life, said the recognition was a surprise and also a positive affirmation for the group. Bubrig said the Interfraternity Council will continue to work on improving their community's performance. He cited the fact that fraternities are rooted in academics as a reason for the community not to become stagnant.

"With that history in mind, are the academics where we want it to be? Not necessarily," Bubrig said. "But it's a good benchmark."

Samford Greek Life

Tully Taylor is a senior journalism and mass communication major and a news and feature writer in Samford University's office of marketing and communication.


Samford is a leading Christian university offering undergraduate programs grounded in the liberal arts with an array of nationally recognized graduate and professional schools. Founded in 1841, Samford is the 87th-oldest institution of higher learning in the United States. The Wall Street Journal ranks Samford 1st nationally for student engagement and U.S. News & World Report ranks Samford 37th in the nation for best undergraduate teaching and 97th nationally for best value. Samford enrolls 5,758 students from 48 states and 22 countries in its 10 academic schools: arts, arts and sciences, business, divinity, education, health professions, law, nursing, pharmacy and public health. Samford fields 17 athletic teams that compete in the tradition-rich Southern Conference, and ranks 3rd nationally for its Graduation Success Rate among all NCAA Division I schools.