Social Fraternity Sigma Phi Epsilon Receives National Recognition at Annual Conclave in Orlando

Jordan Gonzales
president of Sigma Phi Epsilon, 308.631.8591

UNK– Sigma Phi Epsilon, a social fraternity at the University of Nebraska at Kearney, recently received national recognition at the annual Sigma Phi Epsilon Conclave in Orlando, Fla.

The UNK chapter received its fourth Buchanan Cup for two consecutive years of outstanding chapter excellence. Only 15 percent of the more than 260 chapters of Sigma Phi Epsilon earn this award.

To qualify for the Buchanan Cup, chapters much reach a minimum of 40 active members, have an overall chapter grade point average (GPA) of a 3.0 or higher on a 4.0 scale, have five or more certified volunteers and an active alumni board, participate in at least one philanthropy event, and have 50 percent or more members involved in one or more other campus organizations.

The UNK chapter of Sigma Phi Epsilon has more than 75 active members, an overall GPA of 3.28, seven certified volunteers and an active alumni board corporation, and has a 95 percent campus involvement rate. The chapter participates in various philanthropy fund-raisers for associations such as Youth AIDS, Nebraska Kidney Association and Muscular Dystrophy.

Officers of Sigma Phi Epsilon are listed alphabetically by hometown:

Fremont– Ryan Larsen, chaplain.
Grand Island– Andy Greer, vice president of membership development; Collin Grimes, vice president of recruitment; Glenn Bills, vice president of communications.
Kearney– Kyle McBride, vice president of programming; Ryan Bowoski, vice president of finance.
Morrill– Jordan Gonzales, chapter president.
O’Neill– Matthew Wecker, assistant vice president of recruitment.
Tecumseh– Derek Woken, vice president of scholarship.