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Annual Celebrations

In order to advance a cuture of care and fulfil our rituals, we believe in the celebrations and recognitions of acheivement as a way to do that. Throughout the Academic Year, IFC, PHC and Greek Life Office hold events to recognize both chapters and general members of the Greek community for various accomplishments. A summary of these events is below.


Giortaste

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

2018-2019 Award winners

  • Fraternal Legacy Award - Sara Ahmad, Alpha Phi and Siddarth Hariharan, Beta Theta Pi
  • Howard Shelley Fraternal Leadership - Gabby Wallach, Alpha Chi Omega and Clayton Cooper, Delta Upsilon
  • Glenn Nicholls Character of Distinction -
    • Patrick Balsam, Zeta Beta Tau
    • Andrew Levite, Delta Tau Delta
    • Baelee Roach, Delta Gamma
    • Madison Avolio, Kappa Alpha Theta
  • Christina Camardo Award - Austin Tyler Navarrette, Phi Delta Theta  and Holly Sirk, Sigma Sigma Sigma
  • Outstanding Chapter Presidents - Brianna Clendaniel, Alpha Phi and David Lituchy, Sigma Nu
  • Outstanding New Members - Carter Van Fossen, Beta Theta Pi and Erika Anderson, Alpha Chi Omega
  • Outstanding Chapter Advisor - Kristen Boomer, Phi Sigma Rho
  • Oustanding Partner of the Year - Flora Stone Mather Center for Women
  • SMARRT Leader of the Year - Tifany Jeong, Kappa Alpha Theta
  • Rho Chi of the Year - Anna Heinemann, Kappa Alpha Theta

Citizenship Reception

The Citizenship Reception is held each November to recognize the collective efforts of the Greek community in relation to achieving exemplary positive and active citizenship, in its diverse multifaceted definitions.

2018 Award Winners

  • The Community Connection Award - Greater Cleveland Food Bank
  • The Excellence in Diversity and Inclusion Award - Adrian Hattan, Sigma Nu
  • The Connection to Cause Award - Delta Gamma,  for their support of their philanthropy, Service for Sight
  • The Anvil Award from Lambda Eta Mu - Amanda Lilly, Phi Mu
  • The Outstanding Campus Partner Award - The Cleveland Rape Crisis Center
  • Outsanding IFC Service Chair - Varoon Aluri, Sigma Nu
  • Outstanding IFC Philanthropy Chair - Steven Dirjayanto, Sigma Nu
  • Outstanding PHC Service or Philanthropy Chair - Madelyn McMillen, Delta Gamma
  • Outsanding Risk Manager - Kelsey Swingle, Alpha Chi Omega
  • Safety and Wellness Award - Delaney Jones, Alpha Phi
  • The True Citizen Award - Jackie Diaz, 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.
    • Pauline Brenner, 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.
    • Phi Mu

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.

2019 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 Delta Upsilon
  • The Gamma Sigma Alpha Scholastic Achievement Award for the Most Improved Academic Performance for the fall and spring semesters combined
    •  Awarded to: Sigma Psi and Delta Upsilon
  • Outstanding Scholarship Chairs:
    • Bailey Hagedorn, Phi Mu
    • Luke Spiegler, Delta Sigma Phi
  • Outstanding Scholar Award:
    • Madeline Meyers, Delta Gamma
    • Carmen Toth, Zeta Beta Tau