Phi Sigma Pi a ‘hidden gem’
Published: Monday, September 23, 2013
Updated: Monday, September 23, 2013 01:09
As an active member of the Epsilon Xi Chapter of Phi Sigma Pi, I would like to make a couple of corrections/clarifications to the article printed in the Sept. 19, edition of the East Tennessean.
Epsilon Xi is the name of ETSU’s chapter of Phi Sigma Pi. We are just one of 131 active collegiate chapters across the country. This summer, representatives from all of those chapters across the nation gathered together in Philadelphia, Penn., at a conference.
At that conference, Epsilon Xi was awarded the “Best in Region” award. It was that “Best in Region” award that made our chapter eligible for winning the “Joseph Torchia Outstanding Chapter Award.”
That award can only be given to three of the 131 chapters each year. This year, it was only given to two.
Epsilon Xi is one of the youngest chapters to ever receive it. The ‘Torchia’ is something to be very proud of.
Personally, I could not be more proud of all the hard work that this group has done to achieve such wonderful, national recognition.
This is my third, and final, year representing this organization on ETSU’s campus. I never would have thought that one mass email about my grades would lead to something great.
One of the best qualities about this group is our diversity. Our brotherhood represents different ages, programs, ethnicities, and backgrounds. We are united in our belief in the organization’s tripod.
We pursue academic scholarship, support each other in fellowship as brothers, and serve as leaders in our local and national communities.
Phi Sigma Pi is a hidden gem on ETSU’s campus, and we are looking for new brothers every semester.
Thank you for your time and attention regarding the specific circumstances surrounding these awards. This group of men and women deserve to be represented clearly and correctly to this campus as a whole.
— Danielle Kailing