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APSU's Sigma Phi Epsilon chapter garners award

The Sigma Phi Epsilon chapter at Austin Peay State University was named one of the fraternity’s best chapters in the nation this week and recognized with the coveted Buchanan Cup.

The Buchanan Cup, an award for outstanding chapter performance, is named after the fraternity’s former Grand President Edwin Buchanan. It is given every two years to chapters excelling in all areas of chapter operations and leadership including volunteer support, recruitment, member development, academics, fiscal health and faculty engagement.

The Sigma Phi Epsilon chapter at Austin Peay State University was named one of the fraternity’s best chapters in the nation this week and recognized with the coveted Buchanan Cup.

The Buchanan Cup, an award for outstanding chapter performance, is named after the fraternity’s former Grand President Edwin Buchanan. It is given every two years to chapters excelling in all areas of chapter operations and leadership including volunteer support, recruitment, member development, academics, fiscal health and faculty engagement.

This marks the third time APSU’s Tennessee Eta Residential Learning Community chapter has won the Buc Cup. For the rigorous application process, the chapter noted a number of efforts designed to make it a high performing chapter among the 240 SigEp chapters across the country.

The chapter outlined its efforts to engage faculty and staff directly into the chapter’s programming and to serve in campus leadership roles such as this year’s Student Government Association president. It included details about the Seuss for Schools initiative launched by the chapter as well as a focus on academics reflecting in the chapter’s overall grade-point average, which has exceeded the all-campus average for years and been the top fraternity academically since Fall 2010.