The University of Texas at Arlington (UTA) hosted its annual Leadership Recognition Ceremony on April 24 to “celebrate the works of UTA’s most extraordinary leaders.” At the ceremony, Phi Delta Theta’s Texas Kappa Chapter was recognized among 281 UTA student organizations for the most outstanding service to the greater community. The award “recognizes a student organization that made a meaningful contribution to the surrounding community through service, addressed an existing problem, was committed to working with and for others, and successfully inspired and motivated others to act.”
Texas Kappa’s award nomination highlighted key fundraising and awareness events the chapter hosted or participated in during 2016-2017:
- 2016 Iron Phi Phikeia Challenge – Benefiting ALS.
- 3rd Annual Chili Cook Off – A Texas Kappa hosted event that benefited the Down Syndrome Partnership of North Texas.
- Buddy Walk – Participation in the event benefiting the Down Syndrome Partnership of North Texas.
- Soberfest – A Texas Kappa hosted event to raise awareness for and prevention of drunk driving.
Pictured: Texas Kappa President Zach Stryker accepts the award from UT-Arlington VP of Student Affairs Lisa Nagy.