USD fraternity wins national award Members of The University of South Dakota chapter of Delta Tau Delta recently attended that fraternity's Western Plains Division Conference in Oklahoma City, OK. At the conference the chapter received the Court of Honor Award, which is given to the top 20 chapters in the nation.
In order to win the award a chapter must show achievement on several levels, including, but not restricted to: academic achievement, recruitment success, good retention, a strong risk management program, philanthropy and community service, programming that enables members to become aware of current issues such as alcohol training, and sexual assault prevention. Furthermore, a chapter must show overall characteristics of living to the mission and values of the fraternity, in which all members are committed to living a life of excellence.
The conference was attended by chapter members Jason Engman, son of Paul and Tammy Engman of Watertown; Rob VanLaecken, son of Ron and Rosemary VanLaecken of Watertown; Edwin Gerrish, son of Edwin and Cathy Gerrish of Watertown; Joe Seurer, son of Barbara and Charles Seurer of Hoven; and Devin Reints, son of Paul and Marcia Reints of Langford.
Genevieve Evans-Taylor, Greek life coordinator at USD, said, "I am very proud of the Delta Tau Delta chapter and their accomplishment. The men have worked hard this past year and are highly deserving of this prestigious award."