Published on March 30th, 2011 | by Mace & Crown Administrator1
And the winner is…
By: Lauren Grant
Every year ODU celebrates its Fraternity and Sorority Life community by having Greek Week; a week of games and festivities involving all of the fraternities and sororities that comprise ODU’s Fraternity and Sorority Life. To bring Greek Week to an end, an awards ceremony was held on Sunday night at 6 p.m. in North Café. It was a formal event, sponsored by Panhellenic Council, Interfraternity Council, National Pan-Hellenic Council, Multicultural Greek Council, Order of Omega and the Office of Student Activities and Leadership. These awards recognized leadership, community service, philanthropic endeavors and several other commendable characteristics of the fraternities and sororities at ODU.
The award categories included the following: Academic Excellence, Best Program, Donald K. Marchand Outstanding Alumni/ ae Award, Most Improved Chapter, New Member of the Year, Monarch Fraternity and Sorority Life Honor Award, Outstanding Senior, Philip J. “Tip” Connell Award, Outstanding IFC Chapter, Outstanding PHC Chapter, Outstanding NPHC Chapter, Dr. Dana Burnett Fraternity Man/ Sorority Woman Award and the Chapter of the Year Award.
At the beginning of the ceremony, President Broderick made a speech about the excellence in ODU’s Fraternity and Sorority Life. He commented on its connection to the community, and recognized the students that spent their spring breaks volunteering their time to various community service efforts.
After Broderick’s speech, it was announced that ODU would be adding two new chapters to its Fraternity and Sorority Life, and that Kappa Alpha Psi would be returning to campus after a seven-year hiatus.
he first award that was given out was to the Greek Week team that won the Power Ranger-themed festivities. First place went to the Red Team, second place went to the Black Team and third went to the Yellow Team. Part of Greek Week is the Penny War, where organizations try to out-fundraise each other. As a whole, the Fraternity and Sorority Life community raised $754.84.
Best Risk Management Program award was given to Zeta Tau Alpha for “The Sam Spady Story.” Best Sexual Awareness Program Award was given to Pi Beta Phi for their “TAKE Self Defense Workshop”. Best Program Award was given to Zeta Tau Alpha for “The Sam Spady Story.” The Tidewater Alumnae Panhellenic Association award was given to Emily Jones. The Community Service Award was given to Maxine Sharp of Sigma Gamma Rho. The highest GPA for the fall 2010 semester was awarded to Alpha Kappa Alpha. Highest GPA for spring semester was awarded to Delta Sigma Theta.
The New Member Of the Year Award was given to Frankie Krimowski of Sigma Nu and Amber Johnson of Zeta Tau Alpha. Outstanding IFC Chapter was awarded to Sigma Phi Epsilon. Outstanding PHC Chapter was awarded to Pi Beta Phi. Outstanding NPHC Chapter was awarded to Zeta Phi Beta and Chapter of the Year was awarded to Pi Beta Phi.
Check the Mace and Crown Website for the complete listing of award categories, nominees and winners.