Ball State Wins Chapter of the Year from University’s IFC

By Peyton Norris (Ball State ’21)

One century. 100 years full of memories and events. Time comes and goes, but the impact made on our brothers and the university remains. On February 10, Ball State University hosted the 100th year celebration for Greek Life, along with its awards night. Home to 31 different fraternities and sororities, each Ball State chapters is governed over a council or association. Associations like these help create a better environment within greek life and Phi Sig is governed by the IFC.

The celebration began with thousands of brothers and sisters coming together from all different backgrounds. Emens Auditorium echoed with murmured talks about the ceremony ahead. Who was going to take the hardware home? The answer became clear from the beginning when our chapter advisor Alan Girton received the Outstanding Chapter Advisor Award. Alan provides our fraternity with not only a connection to alumni and national headquarters but also someone we can look to when we are in need or distress. Brother Girton went above and beyond the expectations, and we are damn proud to call him our advisor.

Next, Phi Sigma Kappa received an award of excellence on the behalf of our accreditation. Ball State’s accreditation program evaluates every aspect of a chapter. The categories reviewed are risk reduction, academic achievement, relationships, recruitment, chapter operations, philanthropic operation, and member development. With this in place, Ball State then decides on who receives what awards based around their performance throughout the year. Epsilon Tau received outstanding reports in all but one category. This success didn’t go unnoticed. With the lights down low and our heads held high, Phi Sigma Kappa was announced IFC Chapter of the Year for 2018. Winning this award has been a dream for us, years of dedication and hard work led us here. Our brothers are damn proud to represent Phi Sigma Kappa and its values. Being a part of Phi Sig is more than just an award though, it’s a brotherhood for life. This year our men displayed outstanding brotherhood and character, holding our scholarship close to us. We would like to thank the wonderful people involved with Ball State University, Office of Greek Life, and IFC for making this all possible. Epsilon Tau is looking forward to another great year ahead of us. Damn Proud!