Chapter Highlights


The chapter received the Peterson Significant Chapter Award for the 2012-2013 and 2013-2014 academic year. The Peterson Significant Chapter Award, sponsored annually by the Sigma Chi Foundation, is the highest honor that the Fraternity bestows upon an undergraduate chapter. Named for 38th Grand Consul J. Dwight Peterson, INDIANA 1919, the award recognizes excellent, but not impossible, performance by chapters in all major areas of operation and programming. For many years, the Peterson plaque has been a symbol of dedication, idealism and achievement.

The Zeta Phi chapter of the Sigma Chi fraternity reconfirmed its status as one of the strongest, most well-rounded fraternities on the New Mexico State University campus by winning the President's Cup for a 3rd-consecutive year. The award is bestowed upon the chapter the exemplifies the strongest sense of scholarship, leadership and philanthropy.

The chapter also received chapter awards specific to academic achievement. Individual members also received recognition in both the fall and spring semesters for attaining a 4.0 GPA.

Other significant chapter achievements:

  • Ryan Maki elected to VP of service for IFC
  • Rigo Castillo elected to Executive VP for IFC

Sigma Chi - Zeta Phi recognized as a Bell Chapter

Thanks to the generous donations of Zeta Phi alumni, the Zeta phi chapter is a recognized Blue Thomas Cowen Bell Chapter.

Benefits provided to Bell Chapters:

  • Three additional free registration slots at Balfour Leadership Training Workshop (eight total)
  • $250 Balfour LTW Travel Stipend
  • One guaranteed Horizons slot
  • One designated $1,000 Academic Scholarship that will recognize lead donor
  • Crossroads retreat at no cost to the chapter
  • Donor plaque for chapter house
  • One exclusive Bell Chapter Dinner invite at Balfour LTW

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