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Growing Greek Community Enjoys Success

05/16/2016


Photo by Matt Reynolds

As JSU Greek Life gets ready to welcome new brothers and sisters into its vibrant community over the next few months, it’s an appropriate time to pause and reflect on some of its recent achievements.

First of all, membership is soaring. For the first time ever, 778 undergraduate students – 11 percent of the undergraduate population – belong to Greek organizations. This growing community is enjoying great success in the areas of scholarship, community service, membership and leadership.

Academics have always been of high importance to the university’s Greek community. For more than five years, it has managed to keep the All Greek GPA above the All JSU GPA. For the third semester in a row, the All Greek GPA posted above a 3.0 average in the spring.

During the annual Greek Awards Banquet in March, more than $11,000 in scholarship funds was awarded to 12 fraternities and sororities. The highest award to be given out, the William A. Meehan President’s Gold Cup, was given to a record high of nine organizations. Each was allotted a $1,000 scholarship. Below is a list of the award winners from this year’s banquet.

Highest GPA

  • Alpha Omicron Pi
  • Kappa Alpha Order
  • Kappa Alpha Psi
  • Zeta Tau Alpha

Highest New Member GPA

  • Zeta Tau Alpha
  • Pi Kappa Phi

Most Improved GPA

  • Alpha Omicron Pi
  • Kappa Alpha Psi
  • Pi Kappa Phi

Outstanding Community Service Award

  • Delta Chi

Greek Woman of the Year

  • Madeline Jorges, Delta Zeta
  • Shelby King, Alpha Omicron Pi

Greek Man of the Year

  • TD Camp, Kappa Sigma

Alumni Advisor of the Year

  • Kaci Ogle, Alpha Xi Delta

Faculty Advisor of the Year

  • David Myer, Tau Delta Phi

William A. Meehan Presidents Gold Cup Recipients

  • Alpha Omicron Pi
  • Alpha Xi Delta
  • Delta Chi
  • Delta Zeta
  • Kappa Alpha Order
  • Kappa Sigma
  • Phi Mu
  • Sigma Nu
  • Zeta Tau Alpha

William A. Meehan Presidents Silver Cup

  • Pi Kappa Phi
  • Tau Delta Phi

William A. Meehan Presidents Bronze Cup

  • Kappa Alpha Psi
  • Phi Beta Sigma
  • Sigma Gamma Rho

In addition to each Greek organization’s individual philanthropy, the Greek community pulled together and gave back to the local area by collecting and donating 6,000 cans of food items to the Salvation Army – triple the amount collected last year.  

It’s a great time to be a fraternity and sorority member at Jacksonville State. If you are interested in joining the Greek community, visit greeks.jsu.edu

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