My name is Jared Wyatt and I am the Chapter President of Sigma Phi Epsilon Alabama Beta for the 2016-2017 term. I hope this letter finds you well as I look to highlight some of the chapter’s achievements over the past few months.
Most notably, our chapter has once again received the highest grade point average in the latest Campus Greek Grade Report of Fall 2016, where it was reported at a 3.46 (the next closest being a 3.31). In addition, our new member grade point average in the Fall of 2016 was reported at 3.46 which ranks first among all fraternities here on campus at Alabama. Along with our chapter’s superb grade point average, the fraternity was happy to receive awards from the Office of Fraternity and Sorority life during their Greek Excellence award ceremony. These awards included the Diversity award, which is awarded to the chapter who reports the most diversity through extracurricular activities, academics, intramurals, and other aspects, and the Membership Development award, which is granted to the chapter who reflects some of the highest principles of continuing member education through events, mentoring, and excellent leadership.
This Spring our chapter was happy to welcome six Spring New members who were recruited in the month of January, went through the Sigma challenge and have just previously began their Phi Challenge journey. Furthermore, our chapter held our annual Mountain Weekend Trip in Gatlinburg, Tennessee for the development of brotherhood. Although many enjoyed the outdoors while hiking, the real highlight was the volunteer work done in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee where residents were affected by the fires last year.
Alabama Beta at the end of March was excited to welcome Parents and Alumni to this semesters weekend. Friday night was kicked off with a cocktail night at a local venue in Tuscaloosa where parents, alumni and undergraduates met to introduce themselves and enjoy a nice evening on the town. The next morning, we held our annual golf tournament which held a spectacular showing of parents and alumni. The week was finally capped following our Sunday Brunch that was held at the house and provided by our chapter’s kitchen staff.
In conclusion, the men of Alabama Beta are still striving to be the best men we can be. There is no hardline recipe for success, however our dedication and hard work towards academics, brotherhood, and community service provide a substantial foundation for such. The chapter is always excited to meet future, present, and past members of Sigma Phi Epsilon and I hope to meet you at an upcoming event. Please contact me if you have any questions or comments, I am always happy to talk.
Jared Lee Wyatt