Each fall, thousands of students flood universities across the country bringing with them an electric energy that vibrates throughout their campuses. Friends, classmates and sometimes even family members are elated to reconnect and share stories of their summer adventures.
For the women at Alpha Mu, the Miami Chapter of Sigma Delta Tau (SDT), this fall will be an especially exciting one as they return with another Diamond Chapter Award. The award, which is “presented to chapters that excel in all aspects of sorority life; have gone above and beyond the Sigma Delta Tau Standards for Chapter Achievement; and are recognized as a leading sorority on their campus,” is the sorority’s highest accolade and is their second in the last three years.
“Our sisters worked extremely hard to be the best that we could be in all aspects of sorority life including philanthropy, recruitment, and sisterhood so it’s great to see all of our hard work pay off,” said Chapter President Ashley Berliner. “It is so special to be a part of something bigger than yourself and make an impact on the UM and Miami communities.”
Alpha Mu has been a staple at the University since its inception in 1957 and is no stranger to being a stand out member of University of Miami’s Greek Life. In addition to the Diamond Award, they were also named one of three chapters with over 140 members to receive the 2015-2016 Prevent Child Abuse America Award (PCAA). This award recognizes the chapters whose PCAA events have proven the most successful.
Their outstanding philanthropic work and dedication to excellence in the classroom and community has earned them recognition within the University as well.
“Congratulations to the sisters of the Alpha Mu Chapter of Sigma Delta Tau on your recognition as a Diamond Chapter,” Pat Whitely, Vice President of Student Affairs said in an email to Berliner. “It is an especially proud moment for me and the community when a chapter receives well-earned national recognition.”
The sisters of Alpha Mu are one of about thirty sororities and fraternities at UM and continue to raise the bar for their fellow Greek Life members. For more information on Alpha Mu and Greek Life at UM, visit http://www.miami.edu/sa/index.php/dean_of_students/FraternitiesAndSororities/.