Spring ’13 SigEp Jacob Wickliffe was awarded SOS’er of the Year on Sunday. This award is given to one SOS member each year who exemplifies excellent work ethic and puts the freshman first at all times. What makes this award so prestigious is that it is the only award voted on by the entire staff. Jacob has grown as a leader in many different ways around campus. We are proud to call him a SigEp and most importantly a brother.
Fall ’13 SigEp Austin Oberlag took home the SOS Fred Award on Sunday. The Fred Award is awarded to an SOSer that does extraordinary work when doing ordinary things. Based on Mark Sandborn’s book, The Fred Factor, SOS honors someone who is constantly gong above and beyond the ordinary. Austin has a passion for everything he pours his life into and we are blessed that he pours himself into SigEp.
SigEp’s opening event this upcoming Fall will be our annual Rock The Yard concert. Hip hop artist Roscoe Dash will be performing; opened by DJ Flaxo, the best college DJ in the U.S. according to USA TODAY. The event will be held on campus inside the Irby Brick Pit. Doors will open at 7p.m. Tickets and tank tops will go on pre sale at a date closer to the event.
The Student Orientation Staff (SOS) helps first-time entering students adapt to college life at UCA. SOS is a staff of 80 currently enrolled, volunteer student leaders who work to make the transition to college as smooth and as fun as possible! SOSers receive extensive leadership training throughout the spring semester and over the summer that enables them to host our Summer Orientation and Academic Registration (SOAR) and Welcome Week activities. These volunteers are chosen based on academic standing, campus involvement, and dedication to service. Each SOSer volunteers approximately 200 hours of service to the university between April and August.
There are 9 SigEps on UCA’s Student Orientation Staff for the upcoming 2014 school year. These men are all about giving back and are eager to serve. It is a commitment of time and dedication that is well worth it in the end. The men of SigEp on the staff may be hidden under the orange shirts, but their virtue and diligence shines much brighter.
On April 17, the chapter’s hard work over the past year was recognized at the 2014 All Greek Step Show. The chapter received the following awards:
- Most Campus Involvement
- Highest Overall Grade Point Average
- Most Community Service Hours
- Outstanding Greek Man finalist
- Rookie of the Year Winner
- 1st Place – Step Show team
Congratulations and thank you to all of those who participated in these events.
Sigma Phi Epsilon (SigEp), the nation’s largest college Fraternity, is awarding over $225,000 across the nation during the 2014-2015 academic year with its Balanced Man Scholarships. The Balanced Man Scholarship awards students who exhibit academic excellence, demonstrate leadership skills, and commit to their health and well-being. The Ancient Greeks believed in developing a Sound Mind and a Sound Body as the way to live a fulfilling life. SigEp adopted this philosophy with the Balanced Man Ideal and since 1990 has awarded the Balanced Man Scholarship to some of the best students coming to campus.
If you are a freshman male who will be attending the University of Central Arkansas this fall, apply for this scholarship by clicking here.
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The 2014 SigEp Crawfish Boil will be Saturday, April 5 at 334 Donaghey. Advanced tickets are $15.00 and available from any UCA SigEp member. Tickets at the gate are $20.00 Ticket includes all you can eat crawfish, potatoes and corn. Hamburgers and hot dogs also available. Entry fee to the volleyball tournament is $30 per 6 member team. Cash prizes for the top three placing teams. First place prize is $250!
UCA SigEps are the 2013 Intramural Champions. The Mercury Cup, a rotating trophy presented to the year’s champion, will reside at the SigEp house for the next year.
Sigma Phi Epsilon presents
The Josh Abbott Band
Saturday, April 13 / Estes Stadium / On the stripes!
Music begins @ 2:30 PM
UCA Purple/Gray Football Game @ 6:00 PM
Josh Abbott Band @ 8:30 PM
The Association of Future Alumni is a student organization of 35 individuals selected through a competitive application process. Those chosen serve as ambassadors for the UCA Alumni Association, focus on building connections with UCA Alumni, and instill the spirit of tradition, volunteerism and philanthropy among students and future alumni. (Source: UCA AFA website)
For 2013-14, 6 of those selected were SigEps. Congratulations!
James Van Pelt
The 2013-2014 UCA Student Orientation Staff (SOS) will include 12 SigEp members. SOS is responsible for planning and implementing Welcome Week activities as well as assisting with summer orientation and registration sessions. The group is made of 80 students chosen through a rigorous process of applications and interviews from nearly 200 applicants.
Congratulations to the SigEp members selected!
– Team Leader
Josh Dabney- Team Leader
James Van Pelt
Drew San Juan