Northwestern State’s Beta Omicron Chapter was recognized as a Champion Master Chapter, a distinction given to only the top chapters of Pi Kappa Phi Fraternity. In fact, Beta Omicron was one of only 21 to be honored with this award, making the chapter among the top 15 percent of Pi Kappa Phi’s 140 chapters across the nation.
The Champion Master Chapter Award is given to chapters of Pi Kappa Phi that achieve high marks in all seven areas of the fraternity’s “Seven Objectives of Chapter Excellence”—recruitment, member education, academic achievement, chapter operations, living the ritual, service and alumni relations.
“The Champion Master Chapter Award is one of Pi Kappa Phi’s most prestigious awards, because chapters who are recognized with the award must excel in all areas of operations,” said Pi Kappa Phi Assistant Executive Director Christian Wiggins. “Beta Omicron chapter was truly deserving of this honor, because they achieved across the board.”
Beta Omicron earned Master Chapter status in the areas of Effective Chapter Alumni Relations, Sound Chapter Operations, Recruitment Success, and Living the Ritual.
The chapter was also recognized with the Silver Star Push America Award that recognizes chapters that fund raise an average of $50 per man or more, maintain a volunteer relationship with a community organization that serves people with disabilities, and participates in at least one national Push America program.
Alumnus Wes Breeden was also inducted into the Pi Kappa Phi Foundation’s Nu Phi Society, an honorary group that recognizes an alumnus’ lifelong commitment to Pi Kappa Phi as evidenced by their Supreme Chapter attendance. Breeden joins David Morgan Sr. as the only members of the Nu Phi Society from Beta Omicron chapter.
The Supreme Chapter is Pi Kappa Phi’s biennial legislative convention. It is also the premier alumni event for the fraternity.