Gamma Sigma Alpha annually distributes a roster to all inter/national fraternity/sorority headquarters identifying the students within their organizations who affiliated with Gamma Sigma Alpha over the previous academic year. We think membership is something to brag about, so we do this in order for the inter/national groups to brag about their members who put scholarship first!
For the third year in a row, Sigma Phi Epsilon took top honors with the most affiliated men initiated into Gamma Sigma Alpha. It appears that these undergraduate men are following their mission: Building Balanced Men. Balance to us at Gamma Sigma Alpha starts with academic achievement and it appears they are doing it right. Congratulations Sigma Phi Epsilon!
Kappa Kappa Gamma is the highest yielding group in the women’s category. Over 125 Gamma Sigma Alpha initiates across the country were affiliated Kappa Kappa Gamma members. Education is important to their organization and it is illustrated through the national philanthropy they adopted in 2004: Reading is Fundamental or RIF. RIF, Inc. works to build a literate nation by helping young people discover the joy of reading. Congratulations to Kappa Kappa Gamma!
Based on feedback from our Member Services Survey we conducted in the Spring, we will be piloting a few projects this fall. The first will be an online submission tool that will allow advisors to input names electronically and pay via a secure site to enable the fastest and the most accurate processing we can provide. We are partnering with WebGreek to use cutting-edge technology and are hoping for a seamless piloting of this processing option in August. Details will be distributed in July and August.
WebGreek was founded when three of the six WebGreek members lived as brothers of the same fraternity at UC Berkeley and often struggled with managing their chapter alongside their college life because any solution attempting to relieve their headaches just ended up creating a new batch of their own. So naturally, they pursued their own workable solution. They accepted the challenge of customizing web-based solutions for Gamma Sigma Alpha and we are excited to partner with them to bring you, our members and advisors, the best experience possible. Stay tuned.
Brett Chapman was a 2010-2011 graduate scholarship recipient. He was a graduate of Grand Valley State University (GVSU) in May 2010 and is currently pursuing his Master’s of Accounting at North Carolina State University.
During his tenure at GVSU, Chapman was active in the Alpha Sigma Phi fraternity where he served as Treasurer prior to being elected President of the InterFraternity Council (IFC). His academic and leadership achievements were recognized with memberships in Beta Alpha Psi, Order of Omega and Gamma Sigma Alpha.
Chapman was involved in numerous community and volunteer activities including the GVSU Alternative Spring Break for two years. Most recently the group traveled to New Orleans, LA to assist in the reconstruction of homes damaged during Hurricane Katrina.
When asked what Gamma Sigma Alpha membership meant to him, he said, “My involvement in Gamma Sigma Alpha surrounded me with some of the brightest, intellectual minds the Greek community had to offer, and learning from them was one of my favorite benefits of the organization…With advice and direction from GSA members, my GPA was raised each semester I was a part of the organization.”
The advisor to IFC at GVSU, Jesse Koch wrote, “Brett serves as an example of what an exemplary fraternity man can be; a distinguished leader and an accomplished scholar.”
The Board of Directors and staff at Gamma Sigma Alpha wish Brett continued success as he finishes his graduate school career!