The 2012-2013 year is coming to a close and Beta chapter finished out strong. Each year, fraternities and sororities on campus apply for the Greek Challenge for Excellence. The Greek Challenge for Excellence is a tool for fraternities and sororities to engage their organizations in universal learning and leadership opportunities. In order to participate organizations are required to submit a portfolio based on four quadrants: Cultural Exploration and Community Engagement, Intellectual Competence and Reflective Judgment, Healthy Habits and Balanced Living, and Effective Leadership and Responsible Citizenship. These requirements support the pillars of Greek Life as well as the principles of the Division of Student Affairs. Bronze, silver or gold status are issued after all portfolios have been reviewed. Additional awards are given on individual council levels for organization of the year, best scholarship and best philanthropy.
This year, Sigma Tau Gamma was awarded with Silver Excellence, the second highest honor an organization can receive. In addition to receiving Silver Excellence, Beta Chapter was chosen by the Inter-Fraternity Council for having the Best Philanthropy in the 2012-2013 school year. The philanthropy that was recognized by IFC was “