The Theta Xi fraternity was awarded with four honors from their Grand Lodge in St. Louis, MO. The awards were for outstanding performance in the school year of 1999-2000.
The two most prestigious acknowledgments were designated as “Benchmarks of Excellence.” These included a First Place award for demonstrating outstanding operations in the area of fraternity involvement and for outstanding operations in the area of membership education.
Furthermore, the fraternity was given an “Achievement Award” in two more categories. The awards recognized outstanding membership recruitment and being a member of the most outstanding region, the Southeast.
Brad Miller, the president of Theta Xi, felt the brotherhood worked extremely hard for the honors and was pleased to be recognized.
“All of the brothers put a lot into this place, and that’s what makes it a great fraternity,” he said. “These awards are not the work of one or two people but everyone coming together and trying to make this fraternity a great place.”
He added that the national recognition is great to have, but that it alone does not motivate the fraternity.
“Everyone is really fired up to get these awards, but that’s not why we work so hard,” he said. “We have a strong brotherhood who knows what it takes to make a fraternity work the way it should, and I think that is the main reason our nationals have decided to recognize us.”
This year’s awards will be presented at the national conference in August held in Palm Springs. The event is biannual and features two representatives from every chapter in the country.