Published on January 16, 2014 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.

Samford Greek Life

Cassady Weldon is a journalism and mass communication major and a news and feature writer in Samford'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.