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03-11-2002

Clarkson's Sigma Phi Epsilon Fraternity Recognized For Achievements

The Sigma Phi Epsilon International Fraternity of Richmond, Virginia, has recognized its Clarkson University colony with two awards for outstanding academic achievement and commitment to public service.

The Sigma Phi Epsilon colony was issued the Winner’s Circle Award in recognition of its high academic ranking among Clarkson’s nine fraternity chapters. The colony succeeded in achieving a cumulative grade-point average of 3.06 in the fall semester. The colony was also awarded the Excelsior Cup for raising $2,000 and donating five hundred hours to community service projects that benefited the university, the New York City Relief Fund, and the Canton-Potsdam Hospital.

“Sigma Phi Epsilon has done an outstanding job in its 16 months here at Clarkson. They have become one of the most involved fraternities on campus and are an example of the active fraternity and sorority system we have at Clarkson,” said Jason C. Libby, director of Fraternity and Sorority Affairs at Clarkson University.

The colony was recently informed that they would receive their charter from the International Fraternity this spring, becoming the third fastest colony to attain charter status in the Fraternity’s 100-year history. A celebratory banquet is planned for April.

Clarkson University fraternities and sororities must meet high standards of academic performance, conduct and community service.

Sigma Phi Epsilon International Fraternity was founded November 1, 1901, at the University of Richmond in Virginia, and has over 260 chapters throughout the United States and Canada.  The Clarkson colony was formed in November 2000.

[News directors and editors: For more information, contact Michael P. Griffin, director of News & Digital Content Services, at 315-268-6716 or mgriffin@clarkson.edu.]

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