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Yearly Celebrations

Throughout the Academic Year, the Greek Life Office holds events to recognize both chapters and general members of the Greek community for various accomplishments. A compilation of these events is below.


Giortaste

Giortaste is Greek Life’s annual awards ceremony. Happening every April, Giortaste recognizes members of the community for their outstanding contributions and also recognizes chapters for their achievements with the Pytte Cup.

2017-2018 Award winners

  • Fraternal Legacy Award: Erin Buttars and Jeff Sagerer
  • Glenn Nicholls Character of Distinction: Emma Bouck, Rachel Payne, Steve Dayton, James Gurian
  • Howard Shelley Fraternal Leadership: Katherine Rodgers and Keagan Lipak
  • Christina Camardo Award: Abigail Richard and Gabrielle Wallach
  • SMARRT Leader of the Year: Meredith Haller
  • Rho Chi of the Year: Kanchan Railkar
  • Outstanding Chapter Presidents: Victoria Kelly and Andrew Levite
  • Outstanding New Members: Phoung Nguyen and Henrik Hahamyan

Citizenship Reception

The Citizenship Reception is held each November to recognize the collective efforts of the Greek community in relation to all aspects of being active citizens.

2018 Award Winners

  • Greater Cleveland Food Bank - The Community Connection Award
  • Adrian Hattan, Sigma Nu - The Excellence in Diversity and Inclusion Award
  • Delta Gamma - The Connection to Cause Award for their support of their philanthropy, Service for Sight
  • Amanda Lilly, Phi Mu - The Anvil Award from Lambda Eta Mu
  • The Cleveland Rape Crisis Center - The Outstanding Campus Partner Award
  • Varoon Aluri, Sigma Nu - Outsanding IFC Service Chair
  • Steven Dirjayanto, Sigma Nu - Outstanding IFC Philanthropy Chair
  • Madelyn McMillen, Delta Gamma - Outstanding PHC Service or Philanthropy Chair
  • Kelsey Swingle, Alpha Chi Omega - Outsanding Risk Manager
  • Delaney Jones, Alpha Phi - Safety and Wellness Award
  • Jackie Diaz, Phi Mu - The True Citizen Award
  • Pauline Brenner, Phi Mu - The SMARRT Individual Award is given to a community member that best promotes physical and emotional well-being by inspiring Greek members to care for themselves.
  • Phi Mu -  The SMARRT Group Award is given to the chapter or program that best promotes physical and emotional well-being by inspiring Greek members to care for themselves and others as well as identify and intervene in situations where individuals are at risk.

Scholarship Reception

Early each fall, President Barbara Snyder invites the Greek community to her house for the Scholarship Reception. Members of the community that have achieved 4.0 GPAs are recognized and a multitude of other awards are presented to Greek members. It is a wonderful celebration of the academic achievements of members in the Greek community and those that have been instrumental to the success of Greek students.

Early each fall, President Barbara Snyder invites the Greek community to her house for the Scholarship Reception. Members of the community that have achieved 4.0 GPAs are recognized and the awards listed below are given. It is a wonderful celebration of the academic achievements of members in the Greek community and those that have been instrumental to the success of Greek students.

2018 Award Winners

  • The Gamma Sigma Alpha Scholastic Achievement Award for Superior Academic Performance is awarded to a fraternity and sorority with the highest combined GPA for the preceding fall and spring semesters.
    • Awarded to: Kappa Alpha Theta and Sigma Nu
  • The Gamma Sigma Alpha Scholastic Achievement Award for the Most Improved Academic Performance for the fall and spring semesters combined
    •  Awarded to: Phi Gamma Delta and Phi Sigma Rho
  • Outstanding Scholarship Chairs:
    • Kat Taylor - Alpha Chi Omega
    • Minh Pham - Delta Upsilon
  • Dean Jeff Wolcowitz Outstanding Faculty Advisor Award:
    • Aaron Baker - Advisor to Beta Theta Pi
  • Outstanding Scholar Award:
    • Alexandra Vander Stouw - Delta Gamma
    • Jonathan Snitzer - Phi Kappa Psi