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Theta Chi earns numerous awards at annual fraternity conference

Case Western Reserve University's Beta Nu of Theta Chi Fraternity took home numerous awards from its recent annual leadership conference, including a top honor: the Stanford Scholarship Trophy.

"The Stanford Scholarship Trophy is awarded to the chapter that has the highest GPA nationwide," explained Robert Detwiler, the chapter's alumni association president. "It's the best performing academic chapter of Theta Chi in the country." According to Detwiler, the average GPA for the fraternity's 32 members this past spring was a 3.23.

Beta Nu of Theta Chi also received awards in the following categories: alumni relations, chapter finances, campus involvement, new member/member education, the ritual, recruitment programming, and risk management practices.

The fraternity also received an award from the Foundation Chapter of Theta Chi Fraternity in recognition of the chapter placing in the top 10 chapters in the country with active undergraduate membership that gave to the Foundation.

Beta Nu of Theta Chi received the awards during the national fraternity's summer conference, held at the University of Dayton in July. Case's chapter has been selected to host a fall Mid-Year Leadership Challenge; the last time Case's group did this was in 2002.

"The Greek community at Case is strong and many of our chapters bring home awards every year. Theta Chi is an excellent example," said Wes Schaub, director of Greek Life at Case.

Detwiler said the awards are an honor, but the fraternity is still striving to do even more. "I'll be helping the chapter move forward. We're still in the middle of the pack for fraternities here on campus. We're going to build up more programming because that's somewhere we need to be on campus. And we'll continue to give back to the community and set an example for Greek life."


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