Phi Sigma Pi Receives National Awards

The Beta Chapter of Phi Sigma Pi national co-ed honor fraternity at Truman received three national awards presented at the National Convention Nov. 12 in Atlanta.

The chapter received the Joseph Torcia Outstanding Chapter award for 2004-2005, the 2005 Best in Region award for the Central Region, and the 2005 Outstanding Web site award.

The Joseph Torchia Outstanding Chapter award is the most prestigious national award which can be bestowed upon an undergraduation chapter. The award was originally established in 1957, with one award being given every two years. Since 1966, the award has been given on an annual basis.

Modifications were made to the criteria in 1970 to allow for up to three chapters per year to win the award, and it was renamed to honor Torchia for his outstanding contributions, years of service, and dedication to Phi Sigma Pi. Currently, the criteria allows for five percent of the total collegiate chapters to be eligible for the award.

All chapters apply for this award each year by submitting the Form 110 to the National Headquarters by June 1 and Jan. 1 of each academic year.

Chapters are evaluated on the basis of chapter activities as well as the extracurricular events and academic achievements of their members.

The chapter’s Web site is
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