KDChi, Alpha Chapter wins Chapter of the Year

Texas Tech Univ- Center for Campus Life hosts Greek Awards

By Kesley Heckel, Staff Writer
The Daily Toreador
Published: Thursday, April 1, 2010

The Center for Campus Life hosted the Greek Awards on Saturday in which all the greek councils were recognized and recognized individual member organizations. The Center for Campus Life hosted the Greek Awards on Wednesday at the Overton Hotel to honor members of the four greek councils and to recognize sororities, fraternities and individuals for the work they have done throughout the year. “The fraternities and sororities are eligible if they are a member of one of the four councils,” said Jason Biggs, assistant director for the Center of Campus Life. “The awards are a way to recognize the great things that our greek students do.” Biggs said the council determines the awards by involvement, scholarship, service and leadership shown by the sororities and fraternities.

The four councils are the Interfraternity Council, which organizes fraternities; the Inter-Greek Council, which is comprised of the traditionally multicultural fraternities and sororities; the National Pan-Hellenic Council, which is comprised of the traditionally African-American founded fraternities and sororities; and the Panhellenic Council, which organizes sororities.

Three of the councils presented a chapter-of-the-year award within their council and then came together to vote on the winner of the Dean’s Cup of Excellence for Greek Life, an award that is offered to only one sorority or fraternity a year.

Chapters of the year were Kappa Delta Chi Sorority Inc., Alpha Chapter of IGC, Phi Gamma Delta for IFC, and Kappa Alpha Theta for PH. 

Kappa Delta Chi was also recognized with four additional awards, Highest GPA of all Greeks on campus, Excellence in Community Service, Excellence in Leadership, Excellence in Scholarship, and Outstanding Inter-Greek Sophomore (received by Juanita Rodriguez).


To qualify for the Dean’s Cup of Excellence for Greek Life, the chapter had to have won one of the chapters of the year awards presented by the councils. The award was presented to Kappa Alpha Theta for outstanding excellence within the greek community. “We try to make sure our girls are well rounded by being involved on campus and in Lubbock in general,” said Danya Askins, a junior speech, language and hearing science major from Lubbock and Kappa Alpha Theta scholarship chair. A check for $1,700 was presented to the Boys and Girls Club at the banquet as a result of earnings from Greek Weekend and T-shirt and button sales within the sororities and fraternities. “Each year we choose a charity that we would like to make ties to,” said Nina Stromberg, vice president of the Panhellenic executive council. “We reached out to the Boys and Girls Club and have really tried to be involved and active with them.”



Stromberg also presented the awards from Greek Week at the banquet. Kappa Delta won the most spirited sorority for having 10 percent of their sorority buy T-shirts and buttons. Delta Sigma Phi won most spirited fraternity for also having 10 percent of their members purchase shirts. Delta Gamma won the overall award for Greek Week coming in first place in the appetizer/dessert competition and for participating in the raffle held among the chapters.

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