Samford Greek Organizations Receive National Recognition
Posted by Philip Poole on 2014-01-16
By Cassady Weldon
Four Samford Greek chapters were nationally recognized in the 2013 awards cycle.
Alpha Delta Pi sorority was recognized with the "Golden Lion" placing them the top 16 chapters in their organization. Samford's Kappa chapter has earned this distinction 16 times since 1981, which is more than any other currently active chapter.
Alpha Omicron Pi sorority was recognized at the Pearl Level for Standards of Excellence in Chapter Operations. This distinction is an upgrade from their previous recognition as a Gold Level chapter. Additionally, they were recognized for their academics this past year and given two additional chapter operations based awards.
Pi Kappa Phi fraternity received the Champion Master Chapter designation for overall excellence in operations. They were also given a Retention Excellence Award.
Sigma Nu fraternity received an Excellence in LEAD recognition for their leadership programming which informs seniors on post-college career planning and alumni transitioning.
There are 15 active fraternities and sororities at Samford.
Cassady Weldon is a journalism and mass communication major and a news and feature writer in Samford's Office of Marketing and Communication.
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