Two Fraternities Nationally Recognized

Two fraternities in the Interfraternity Council were recognized with the highest level of award at their international conventions this year.

Sigma Chi

Sigma Chi Brothers holding up an award plaqueSigma Chi's award ranks them 3rd of 238 active chapters nationally. Sigma Chi received the J. Dwight Peterson Significant Chapter Gold Award, ranking them 3rd of 238 active Sigma Chi chapters. The award is reserved for chapters that embody the organization’s ideals and meet its highest expectations in all major areas of operation and programming.

"Sigma Chi believes that the fraternal experience should help men become the best versions of themselves,” said Robert Hahn, president of Sigma Chi. “This award is recognition for the hard work of countless leaders of this chapter in their various roles both in and out of the fraternity, our incredible alumni, and the consistent support of our Miami community."

The Alpha Chapter of Sigma Chi has won this award only three times since its founding (1992, 2018, and 2019).

The Peterson Significant Chapter Award, sponsored annually by the Sigma Chi Foundation, is the highest honor that the Fraternity bestows upon an undergraduate chapter. Named for 38th Grand Consul J. Dwight Peterson, INDIANA 1919, the award recognizes excellent performance by chapters in all major areas of operation and programming. For many years, the Peterson plaque has been a symbol of dedication, idealism and achievement.

Sigma Alpha Mu

Sigma Alpha Mu Leaders holding their Founders Cup Honorable Mention award.Sigma Alpha Mu's award ranks them 3rd of all Sammy chapters in the nation. Sigma Alpha Mu (Sammy) was awarded second runner up for the annual Founder’s Cup, ranking them 3rd of all Sammy chapters. This is the fourth year running the chapter has placed in the top three for the award.

They also received the Jimmy Hammerstein Award, which recognizes the top performing chapter in the midwest.

The awards recognize achievements and excellence in all fraternal business including academics, service, and education.

“This past year was one that was really hard for our chapter,” said Mike Reh, president of Sigma Alpha Mu. “When our advisor, Jerry Miller, passed away, it was a shock to us all and we knew that we needed to step up. With this, we were able to come together as a chapter and become a model for what Greek life should be all about.”

Over the past year, Sammy raised over $3,000 for the Judy Fund and did more than 174 hours of community service. Reh added, “Our chapter is proud of all the hard work we do and we can't wait to see what the future has in store for us.”