The Stevens chapter of Sigma Phi Epsilon, New Jersey Alpha, received four prestigious awards at the fraternity’s national convention in Dallas, Texas this summer, including its third consecutive Buchanan Cup Outstanding Chapter Award. The Buchanan Cup is awarded to the highest performing chapters which excel in every area of operations and demonstrated superior and sustained achievement.
“Our goal is to get at least five in row,” said Stevens Chapter President Ed Watt ‘15.
In addition, the chapter learned it is one of three finalists for the Pay It Forward Grant, up to $5,000 in funding given to a deserving chapter to support housing or educational infrastructure improvements or operational budgets for activities and programs. The chapter would use the grant to improve its dedicated study spaces by purchasing new whiteboards, better seating and desk space and a new projector.
Stevens also took home the Man-Mile Award, recognizing chapters whose brothers traveled the most combined miles, and the Conclave Attendance Award, for chapters with the highest numbers of undergraduates in attendance at the convention.
“Everyone in attendance had a great time, and has been energized for a great semester,” said Watt.
Sigma Phi Epsilon, which has 66 brothers, organizes a number activities for the Stevens and Hoboken communities including, including Hall Brawls, a fundraising event in which freshman halls compete against one another in a variety of sports, and MLB Pitch, Hit & Run, a baseball skills competition for local children.