After completing the appeal process, I am pleased to announce that Rho chapter is once again a recipient of this fraternity's most prestigious award, the Peterson Significant Chapter Award. Sigma Chi defines and grants the Peterson award as follows:
The Peterson Significant Chapter Award, sponsored annually by the Sigma Chi Foundation, is the highest honor that the Fraternity bestows upon an undergraduate chapter. Named for 38th Grand Consul J. Dwight Peterson, INDIANA 1919, the award recognizes excellent, but not impossible, performance by chapters in all major areas of operation and programming. For many years, the Peterson plaque has been a symbol of dedication, idealism and achievement.
There is no minimum or maximum number of chapters that may win the award in any given year. Award criteria are assigned on an objective scale and encompass the entire gamut of chapter activities, from financial stability and recruitment, to chapter and member reputation, to Ritual and Initiation performance. Because chapter operations vary among campuses and chapters, each chapter measures itself against these absolute Sigma Chi standards, rather than against other chapters.
This year Rho chapter earned the J. Dwight Peterson Significant Chapter Blue Award. The Blue award is presented to chapters that scored between 90-96.99 percent on their annual reports. Thank you to our past executive team and active brothers who strived to once again earn Rho chapter the Peterson Significant Chapter Award.