Beta Omicron Chapter’s efforts to distinguish itself as a leader in the NSU Greek community are receiving national attention. Pi Kappa Phi National Fraternity has named the Northwesten State University student chapter among the top in the country.
Each year, Pi Kappa Phi’s national awards recognize chapters for their leadership, accomplishments, dedication and service to the fraternity.
Beta Omicron was named a Champion Master Chapter for 2011, a distinction given only to the top chapters of Pi Kappa Phi Fraternity. In fact, Beta Omicron is one of only 33 to receive the designation, placing the chapter among the top 20 percent of Pi Kappa Phi’s 161 active and associate chapters across the nation. Recipients of this award display overall excellence in the areas of the Seven Objectives: Recruitment Success, Superior Associate Member Education, Academic Achievement, Sound Chapter Operations, Living the Ritual, Commitment to Service and Effective Chapter Alumni Relations.
To select this year’s summer award winners, an awards committee reviewed dozens of applications and spend hours learning about the diverse ways in which brothers from across the country have brought credit to the fraternity. Members have excelled in the classroom, lead their campuses, succeeded with class on the intramural field, recruited high quantities of quality men and changed lives in their community through service. In addition to Champion Master Chapter status, Beta Omicron received the recruitment excellence award. This award goes to all chapters that are in the top quartile in size on their campus. These achievements came under the chapter leadership of presidents Jon Lee and Scott Mayeaux. Beta Omicron is also the sole recipient of the “Most Improved GPA” award, given to he chapter with the greatest overall improvement in its GPA. The chapter had the biggest improvement in its overall grade point average from 2009-10 to 2010-11, under the guidance of academic coach Dr. Michael Land.
Beta Omicron Chapter also received the “Gold Star” award from Push America for the chapter’s continued efforts to change the way society views people with disabilities and fraternities.