Toledo, OH (PRWEB) November 11, 2013
Ohio Iota at The University of Toledo was recently named one of Sigma Phi Epsilon’s best chapters in the nation and recognized with the coveted Buchanan Cup. The Buchanan Cup, an award for outstanding chapter performance, is named after the fraternity’s former Grand President Edwin Buchanan. It is bestowed every two years for chapters excelling in all areas of chapter operations and leadership including volunteer support, recruitment, member development, academics, fiscal health and faculty engagement.
This marks the sixth time The University of Toledo Ohio Iota Chapter of Sigma Phi Epsilon has won a Buchanan Cup. Sig Ep’s Executive Directory Brain Warren said, “Buchanan Cup-winning chapters are Sig Ep’s very best. Their members set an example for others to emulate. They challenge us to be better men, to be balanced men. Their work is shifting the stereotypes of fraternity from drinking and parties to development and leadership.” Ted Behnken, President of the Ohio Iota Alumni Association, noted that “to be awarded one Buchanan Cup is an amazing honor, but to have earned 6 in 12 years is very humbling.”
About Ohio Iota at The University of Toledo
The Ohio Iota Chapter of Sigma Phi Epsilon [formerly Chi Beta Chi] at the University of Toledo is the leading Greek organization at the University of Toledo. With an active chapter of 100 men, it is also the largest Greek organization at the University of Toledo. Ohio Iota is a recognized leader on the University of Toledo campus. The Chapter has been ranked the #1 academic Greek organization for every quarter since 2008. Ohio Iota recorded a 3.364 GPA cumulative for the 2013 Spring Semester, the highest overall GPA of all social Greek organizations at the University of Toledo.
Ohio Iota also recently received a first place award in the annual Dean Parks Awards ceremony. Dean Parks Awards recognize Greek organizations at the University of Toledo in three areas: academics, athletics and community service. Ohio Iota won first place in academics, athletics and community service for the past calendar year. Men of the Ohio Iota Chapter are involved in a myriad of University of Toledo organizations, including Student Government, Blue Key Honorary Society, Mortar Board Honorary Society, and others.
About Sigma Phi Epsilon
Sigma Phi Epsilon, established in 1901, is one of the nation’s largest fraternities, with over 15,000 undergraduates on 240 campuses across the United States. Its mission is building balanced men, which is achieved through a continuous member development program that has contributed to a fraternity-wide GPA of over 3.0, a focus on the principles of Sound Mind and Sound Body, and service learning efforts that allow members to develop leadership skills while giving back to the community.
Sig Ep has been a recognized leader in National Fraternity and Greek organizations. Sigma Phi Epsilon was the first national fraternity to establish a housing trust for all chapters and a separate National Housing Corporation aimed at supporting housing excellence. Sigma Phi Epsilon was also the first fraternity to charter a chapter in all 50 states, and the first national fraternity Educational Foundation to build an endowment greater than $11 million. It was also the first national fraternity to receive a grant from the federal Department of Education to enhance member development programs; provide financial assistance to brothers for graduate school through the Resident Scholar program and the first national fraternity to partner with the White House’s Office of National Drug Control Policy in order to create substance abuse education programs for members.
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