SigEp IN Zeta is a high-performing chapter at both a local and national level. Each year, both our chapter and individual members receive recognition for their hard work and accomplishments.
Buchanan Outstanding Chapter
The Buchanan Outstanding Chapter Award ("Buchanan Cup") is awarded to every other year at SigEp's grand chapter conclave. Chapters that receive the Buchanan Cup are among the top fraternity chapters in the country and excel in every area of operations. Chapters that receive a Buchanan Cup five consecutive times receive a gold Buchanan Cup in recognition of a decade of sustained excellence.
IN Zeta was recognized with a Buchanan Cup at the 2019 Conclave, as well as in the following years: 2017, 2013, 2011, 2007, 2005, 2003, 2001, 1985, 1973.
Fraternity of the Year
SigEp at Valparaiso University has consistently won the President's Award for Fraternal Excellence ("Fraternity of the Year") nearly every year for the last 25 years.
2019-2020 Academic Year
Our chapter and its members were honored with these awards during the 2019-2020 academic year.
- Senior Connor Russell was one of 20 seniors to receive the Valparaiso University Student Affairs Outstanding Leadership and Service Award.
- Four members were inducted into Order of Omega: Bret Oscarson, Danny McDermed, Eric Maruyama, and Jake Roth.
- President's Award for Fraternal Excellence
- Overall Academic Success (Highest GPA of FSL organizations for fall 2019 and spring 2020 semesters)
- Highest New Member GPA (for the fall 2019 and spring 2020 semesters)
- Excellence in Academic Programming
- Excellence in New Member Education
- Excellence in Member Development
- Pillar of Excellence for Standards and Expectations
- Brother Dawson Penshorn received the Pillar of Excellence in Faith
- Brother Connor Russell received the Outstanding Chapter President award
- Donald C. McCleary Excellence in Member Development Award