April 25, 2019  

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Sigma Phi Epsilon Honored with National Award

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The Mississippi Gamma chapter of Sigma Phi Epsilon at The University of Southern Mississippi recently traveled to Atlanta, Ga. to attend the annual Carlson Leadership Academy, sponsored by their national fraternity. During the conference, the chapter received its third Excelsior Cup in a row.

The Carlson Leadership Academy is a two-day conference consisting of a variety of involved workshops and presentations from distinguished alumni who travel to the event from around the country. At this event, chapter executive members and future chapter leaders were taught leadership skills necessary to steer the fraternity towards its goals, and awards were given to select chapters in the region.

In the past, the chapter has been recognized for Academics, Brotherhood Development, and Alumni/Volunteer relations. This year’s Excelsior Cup, rarely given consecutively, was for Excellence, in Standards and Accountability, “supporting a culture where all members live in accordance with the values and expectations of the Fraternity and their university.”

“SigEp is consistently one of the leaders in our Interfraternity Council,” said Southern Miss Director of Greek Life Charles Childress. “Their continued recognition through their National Office proves they are a leader regionally amongst their peer chapters. We in Greek Life are proud of their past and current accomplishments and what the future holds.”

More than 48 SigEp chapters were represented at the conference, including students from Washington D.C., Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, Florida, Alabama, Mississippi, Louisiana, Tennessee, Kentucky, West Virginia, and South Dakota.  

SigEp is a nationally-acclaimed fraternity with a revolutionary platform of member development known as The Balanced Man Program. Unlike traditional pledgeship, The Balanced Man Program requires all members to continue challenging themselves even after being initiated. Members strive to live out the values of virtue, diligence, and brotherly love. Sigma Phi Epsilon, Mississippi Gamma chapter, is proud of their accomplishments that have been recognized both by their national office and the University of Southern Mississippi. 

For more information on Sigma Phi Epsilon or our university’s chapter, contact Jamie Fountain, vice-president for communications, at 601. 405.7940 or james.fountain@eagles.usm.edu; or visit www.usmsigep.com.