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Indiana Zeta (DePauw) Named Chapter of Excellence, Wins Many Individual Awards



DePauw University ‘s chapter of Order of Omega heavily honored the Indiana Zeta Chapter of Phi Delta Theta and its members at their annual Fraternity & Sorority Awards banquet this week. Each year Order of Omega partners with Campus Living and Community Development to organize the Greek Awards Ceremony.

Most notably, Indiana Zeta was given the highest possible award among all fraternities and sororities as a “Chapter of Excellence.” Chapters receiving this designation have demonstrated an ongoing pursuit of excellence among their Inter/National organization, among their governing council and within the Fraternity and Sorority community.

Phi Sophomore Nicholas Thompson was awarded “Rising Greek Leader” for his already significant contributions to the chapter and the campus. Nick is a varsity tennis player, has held several offices within the chapter and just last month became the latest Lund Scholar recipient at DePauw.

DePauw Greek undergraduate leaders also recognized Chris Johnston as their “Outstanding Chapter Advisor of the Year.” “CJ” has been an active Fraternity volunteer over the past three decades and took on Indiana Zeta’s Chapter Advisory Board Chair within the past few years. During that time, he has helped steer the chapter’s capital campaign and $1 million facility improvement plan. He also serves on the International Fraternity’s Housing Commission.

Additional Honorable Mentions of Indiana Zeta members included David Large as “Fraternity Member of the Year,” Sean Kyle as “Outstanding Chapter President,” Jake Weeks for “Outstanding Community service Endeavor” and Grant Skipper as “Future Greek Leader.”

The Order of Omega is a National Honorary Greek Leadership Society founded in 1959 to recognize those fraternity men and women who have attained a high standard of leadership in inter-fraternity activities, to encourage them to continue along this line, and to inspire others to strive for similar conspicuous attainment.

DePauw University is a top tier, selective national liberal arts university in Greencastle, Indiana. The Greek census at DePauw is one of the North America’s oldest and richest. Indiana Zeta was established on the campus in 1868 with over 2,200 initiates.