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Clarkson Fraternities And Sororities Excel In Academic Achievement

The Clarkson University fraternity and sorority community has been honored with a national award for its high academic achievement.

Gamma Sigma Alpha, the National Greek Honor Society, has recognized the University's fraternity and sorority community with an award for its outstanding scholastic achievement. Clarkson sororities and fraternities attained a grade-point average that is the highest percentage above the all-student university average of any college with fraternities and sororities in the Northeast region of the United States.

A plaque will be officially awarded to a Clarkson delegation at the Northeast Greek Leadership Conference in Pittsburgh next month.

In the past nine semesters, the Clarkson all-sorority average has been higher than the all-female average and the all-fraternity grade-point average has been higher than the all-male average for eight out of nine semesters.

Gamma Sigma Alpha was founded to promote intellectual interaction between fraternity and sorority members and the academic community. The purpose of the society is to promote the advancement of education among fraternity and sorority members, to instill a greater spirit of cooperation among students and organizations, and to encourage excellence in scholarship.

Clarkson University fraternities and sororities must meet high standards of academic performance, conduct and community service. In the last academic year, Clarkson University fraternities and sororities raised more than $20,000 and completed over 2,600 hours of volunteer service in the local community. Of the seven national fraternity and sorority chapters on campus, five were recognized by their national headquarters with awards for academic achievement or high chapter performance and management. At the close of the fall 2002 semester, the chapters have raised $10,000 and completed 2,100 community service hours.

[News directors and editors: For more information, contact Annie Harrison, Director of Media Relations, at 315-268-6764 or]

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