April 18, 2019  

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Fraternity Receives Outstanding Chapter Award at National Convention

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The Mississippi Gamma Chapter of Sigma Phi Epsilon at The University of Southern Mississippi was awarded the Buchanan Cup at its national convention, the Grand Chapter Conclave, in Nashville, Tenn.

The Buchanan Cup, named after the fraternity’s former Grand President Edwin Buchanan, represents superior and sustained achievement for Sigma Phi Epsilon chapters. The award measures individual chapters to its accomplishments in volunteer support, recruitment, member development, academics and faculty engagement during a two-year period.

The Mississippi Gamma Chapter was one of 32 chapters to receive this award, naming them one of the strongest chapters, nationally, within Sigma Phi Epsilon for 2013 and 2014. This is the first time the Mississippi Gamma Chapter has received this award since their colonization at Southern Miss in 1953.

The Grand Chapter Conclave, held every two years, provides educational programming and professional development to undergraduate and alumni participants.

The Mississippi Gamma Chapter of Sigma Phi Epsilon was founded in 1963 at Southern Miss. For more information on the Mississippi Gamma Chapter, visit http://www.usmsigep.com/home.

About Sigma Phi Epsilon and Southern Miss Greek Life
Sigma Phi Epsilon, established in 1901, is one of the nation’s largest fraternities, with more than 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.

Established in 1935, Southern Miss Greek Life is committed to developing leadership, academics, service and friendship within the Interfraternity, College Panhellenic and National Pan-Hellenic Councils. The vision of Southern Miss Greek Life is to be a community recognized with a distinguished experience among our peers. For more information please call 601.266.4823 or visit http://www.usm.edu/greek-life.