The Mississippi Gamma chapter of Sigma Phi Epsilon at The University of Southern Mississippi traveled to Atlanta during the spring 2014 semester to attend the annual Carlson Leadership Academy (CLA), sponsored by its national fraternity.
CLA is a two-day conference that consists of a variety of involved workshops and presentations from distinguished alumni. CLA is named after Curt Carlson, the founder of Carlson Holdings which founded TGI Fridays and Radisson Hotels.
During last year’s concluding ceremony, Mississippi Gamma received three awards: two for academic excellence and one for their member development program. This year, they received yet another award: the volunteer excellence award.
The volunteer award is received for excellence in volunteer recruitment and volunteer performance over the past year, including the recruitment of new volunteers, the retention of existing volunteers, and the establishment of a new alumni/volunteer committee to help guide and assist the chapter on a daily, weekly, and monthly basis.
More than 25 SigEp chapters were represented at the conference, including students from Louisiana State University, Georgia Tech, and The University of Alabama. Mississippi Gamma was the most represented chapter at the event, with more than 20 brothers present.
SigEp is a nationally-acclaimed fraternity with a revolutionary platform of member development known as The Balanced Man Program. Unlike traditional pledgeship, The Balanced Man Program requires all members to continue challenging themselves even after being initiated. Members strive to live out the values of virtue, diligence, and brotherly love. Sigma Phi Epsilon, Mississippi Gamma chapter, is proud of their accomplishments that have been recognized both by their national office and the University of Southern Mississippi.