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Mount Union Chapter of Sigma Nu Earns Multiple Awards

July 27, 2023

FORT LAUDERDALE, Florida – The Beta Iota chapter of the Sigma Nu fraternity at the University of Mount Union recently earned multiple awards, including the Rock Chapter Award, Regent's Award for Academic Excellence and the Community Service Contribution Award.

Headquartered in Lexington, Virginia, Sigma Nu Fraternity was founded in 1869 at Virginia Military Institute in Lexington. Sigma Nu currently has over 160 active chapters and colonies on college campuses throughout the United States and has initiated over 235,000 members since its founding.

The Beta Iota chapter was founded in 1892 at Mount Union and is the second oldest continuously active chapter in Sigma Nu. The current membership is 35 men. Students Jake Raynor and Jason Csank were presented with multiple awards at the 2023 Grand Chapter gathering in Fort Lauderdale, Florida on June 28-July 2.

two students standing with fraternity award plaque 

The Rock Chapter Award is meant to honor collegiate chapters that have achieved excellence in all areas of chapter operations. To be granted the award, a chapter should be expected to attain an ideal or a nearly perfect state across a broad range of areas of fraternity operations for a consistent period of two-plus years. 

The Rock Chapter Award is the penultimate award at the Grand Chapter event, and this is only the second time Mount Union has won the award, which is a great achievement for the Beta Iota chapter.

Mount Union also received the Regent's Award for Academic Excellence. This award is given to the chapters that have achieved the highest GPA among fraternities on their campus during the 2022 calendar year. 

The Beta Iota chapter was also recognized with the Community Service Contribution Award. This award recognizes the chapter with the highest per man average of verifiable community service hours throughout the course of the previous academic year. The Mount Union chapter was the only winner of this award, averaging 46 hours per man in the chapter.

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