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08-28-2002

Clarkson University Sigma Chi Chapter Awarded International Fraternity's Highest Honors

The Sigma Chi International Fraternity of Oxford, Ohio, has recognized its Clarkson University chapter with its highest undergraduate award for excellent performance in operations and programming. 

Clarkson’s Iota Zeta chapter of Sigma Chi was one of 25 chapters across the United States and Canada to be awarded the Peterson Significant Chapter Award. This is the fifth year in a row and eighth time in the 14 years the chapter has been at Clarkson that it has been received this prestigious award.

In recognition of this achievement, the chapter will receive a plaque and a $100 educational grant.  The chapter was also bestowed with the Legion of Honor for excellent academic achievement and for the chapter’s excellent scholastic programming. Fewer than ten chapters in the entire international fraternity receive this honor annually.

 “Sigma Chi is an outstanding chapter and a leader in academics and community involvement. It is another example that the fraternity and sorority system at Clarkson has a positive influence in the lives of our students and in the greater community,” says Jason C. Libby, director of Fraternity and Sorority Affairs at Clarkson. “This is a wonderful achievement for this fraternity.” 

Clarkson University fraternities and sororities must meet high standards of academic performance, conduct and community service.  Last year, the chapter succeeded in achieving cumulative grade-point averages of 2.96 for the fall semester and 3.09 for the spring semester. The fraternity also raised over $5,000 for the Children’s Miracle Network and other charities and performed over 500 community service hours.

Sigma Chi International Fraternity was founded in 1855 at Miami University (Ohio) and has over 220 chapters throughout the United States and Canada. The Clarkson chapter was founded in 1988.

[News directors and editors: For more information, contact Michael P. Griffin, director of News & Digital Content Services, at 315-268-6716 or mgriffin@clarkson.edu.]

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