Four awards were recently given to members of Hobart’s Greek community during the end Greek Week. During the celebration, three fraternities were honored for their various achievements.
This year’s President’s Cup for Fraternal Excellence went to the brothers of Phi Sigma Kappa. The fraternity received the award for the various activities and initiatives its members undertake on campus and in the community.
During the past year, Phi Sigma Kappa has held and attended several charity events, such as the annual Turkey Trot, a fundraiser for Haiti, and Relay for Life. The house also won three awards from its national organization over the summer while at a national convention. The brothers have been a part of numerous clubs and teams on campus such as the Asian Student Union, Hobart Varsity Crew, Hillel, and Hobart club soccer. Several Phi Sigs also hold leadership positions on campus, from club presidents to student trustees. In addition to their scholastic achievements, the brothers also find time to be together, whether for a movie night or a game of Kan Jam in their backyard.
While at Greek Week, two other awards were given out. Chi Phi won the Academic Achievement Award based on its brothers’ scholastic record. Kappa Sigma also won the Outstanding Contribution to Campus and Community in Citizenship Award.
The final award of Greek Week, the Dean Butler Greek Man of the Year Award, went to A.J. VanHeyst ’11 of Kappa Sigma. Out of several candidates nominated by the Inter-Fraternity Council (I.F.C.), VanHeyst received the award for the second year in a row. His various contributions to the Greek and overall campus community includes his Druid membership, past vice presidency in his house and I.F.C. and Dean’s List.
Several Greek men were also inducted into the Order of Omega by the Cornell chapter, rounding out the various honors given over the weekend.