Two Pitt State Greek organizations received top honors in 2012.

The Eta Eta Chapter of Alpha Sigma Alpha earned the Crown of Excellence Award, which is the highest honor that can be bestowed upon a chapter. This marked the first time that the Eta Eta Chapter had won the award in its 92-year history.

The Crown of Excellence Award was established in conjunction with the Four-Star Chapter Award to recognize the chapter achieving the highest percentage of requirements toward the Four-Star Chapter Award.

The Four-Star Chapter Award was established in 1985 to recognize annually Alpha Sigma Alpha’s collegiate chapters that uphold the high ideals of the sorority in the areas of membership, academic excellence, finances, membership education, chapter operations, philanthropy, national meetings, ritual, organization image, national bylaws, policies and procedures, advisory board and alumnae involvement.

“Eta Eta is extremely proud and honored to receive this award,” Julia Sammur, chapter president, said. “It was our time to win the award. It was earned by the fantastic leadership and devoted membership of the women who make up Eta Eta Chapter.”

The Zeta Iota Chapter of Sigma Chi Fraternity earned the Peterson Significant Chapter Award, which is given based on criteria including financial stability, recruitment, chapter and member reputation, and ritual and initiation performance. It was the highest honor a chapter can receive.

“This was a huge honor for our chapter because of where we had come from in the past few years,” Tom Roudebush, chapter president, said. “We had not won a Peterson (award) in nearly 15 years prior to our 2011-2012 award.”

The Zeta Iota Chapter was featured in the Winter 2012 issue of the national Sigma Chi magazine. •