Sigma Lambda Gamma’s UNF chapter ranked first nationally

Natalie Logan

Sigma Lambda Gamma ranked its UNF chapter as the number one chapter across the nation on June 26th. The sisters scored a 3.78 score out of 4.0, based on a new SLG system called Standards of Distinction.

Community Service Chair Chelsea Mincey said the categories they are judged on are Academics, Morals and Ethics, Social Interaction, Cultural Awareness, Community Service, Regional and National Compliance, Entity Management, and Sisterhood Empowerment.

President, Historian, and Alumni Relations Chair Angelica Davila talks about the requirements her chapter had to fulfill.
President, Historian, and Alumni Relations Chair Angelica Davila talks about the requirements her chapter had to fulfill.

President, Historian, and Alumni Relations Chair Angelica Davila said the chapters are graded on a scale of Standard, Expectation, Excellent, and Distinct with each correlating to a number just like a 4.0 GPA scale.

Davila said they reached this score by going through the Standards of Distinction at each weekly chapter meeting and making sure their actions were in line with them and seeing what they could do to improve.

Mincey said one of the main focuses that helped them achieve this rank was their programs.  Davila said the chapter worked with organizations such as the UNF Cashier’s Office, the UNF Women’s Center, the Epilepsy Foundation of Jacksonville, Sweet by Holly, Chick-fil-a, Girls, Inc., and Pink up the Pace.

Davile said UNF’s Xi Epsilon chapter of SLG became officially recognized in May of this year after first coming to campus in December 2011. She said it takes most chapters several years to be recognized.

“We’re trailblazers. We’re always making our mark,” said Vice President of Marketing Sheddlyne Gedeon.

Wadelene Charles, Vice President of Finance and Parliamentarian, said Xi Epsilon also excels at SLG’s standards of diversity and sisterhood.

Wadelene Charles, Vice President of Finance and Parliamentarian.
Wadelene Charles, Vice President of Finance and Parliamentarian.

Gedeon said the sorority chapter only plans to get better from here by getting other students involved, continuing the community service, maintaining good grades, and making sure the sorority stays active and social.

 

 

 

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