Published on February 1, 2024  
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After three days of action-packed performances, the winners of Samford University’s 2024 Step Sing competition were announced. Hundreds of students participated in the beloved event Jan. 25-27. Sorority Alpha Delta Pi received the coveted Sweepstakes Award with their performance called “On Track”, which brought the audience on a train-ride of a lifetime.

Fraternity Sigma Chi was named runner up with their performance called “Herd,” and sorority Phi Mu was named second runner up with their performance called “Single File.”

Step Sing began as a sing-along on the steps of Renfroe Hall at the East Lake campus of then Howard College in 1951. It was held once a semester and eventually became a competition. In 1957, Howard College moved to its present location on Lakeshore Drive, bringing with it the tradition of Step Sing.

Under the direction of the Division of Student Affairs and Enrollment Management and the Office of Student Activities and Events, Step Sing is organized by students, including musical arrangement, choreography and costume design. The beloved tradition has become an educational activity in which students participate through leadership development, organizational administration, and time management.

In celebration of the program’s 70th anniversary in 2020, the university established the Step Sing Endowed Scholarship. Recipients of the scholarship were announced on stage following the Saturday evening performance. All Step Sing participants with at least one undergraduate semester remaining are eligible to receive funds from the Step Sing Endowed Scholarship.

Below is the complete Step Sing awards list:

Judged Awards

  • Excellence in Music: Sigma Chi 
  • Excellence in Choreography: Alpha Delta Pi
  • Excellence in Creativity: Alpha Tau Omega
  • Second Runner Up: Phi Mu
  • First Runner Up: Sigma Chi
  • Sweepstakes: Alpha Delta Pi

Participant Choice Awards

(Voted on by Step Sing participants following the first dress rehearsal)

  • Favorite Choreography: Alpha Delta Pi
  • Favorite Costumes: Sigma Chi
  • Favorite Emcee: Pi Kappa Phi
  • Favorite Music: Alpha Omicron Pi

Committee Choice Awards

(Voted on by the Step Sing Committee, the Office of Student Activities and Events and the Wright Center staff)

  • Best Song: Alpha Delta Pi for “Polar Express”
  • Best Moment: Pi Kappa Phi Snake Puppet
  • Directors of the Year: Ignite
  • Character Award: Alpha Tau Omega

Philanthropy Award

This is given to the group who raises the most money toward the Step Sing Endowed Scholarship.

  • Alpha Omicron Pi


Take a look at some of our social coverage during the Step Sing weekend!

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. Samford enrolls 5,791 students from 49 states, Puerto Rico and 16 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 6th nationally for its Graduation Success Rate among all NCAA Division I schools.