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Haskell Indian Nations University hosts 2015 Chief Convention

2015 Chief Convention at Haskell Indian Nations University in Lawrence, KS.

2015 Chief Convention at Haskell Indian Nations University in Lawrence, KS.

LAWRENCE, KS — Phi Sigma Nu, the oldest and largest American Indian Fraternity in the nation, held its 10th Annual Chief Convention at Haskell Indian Nations University, July 23-25, 2015. Since 2006, members from across the country gather during the last full weekend in July to network, attend workshops, vote on resolutions, elect national officers, and plan for the year ahead – all to strengthen and celebrate the fraternity.

During the opening ceremony, Haskell President Dr. Venida Chenault thanked the fraternity for choosing Haskell as host of the convention and encouraged the men in attendance to keep up their efforts to better themselves and their communities. “The time is now. Indian Country needs your leadership,” said Chenault.

The agenda called for team building and leadership development activities, a tour of the Haskell Cultural Center & Museum, workshops focused on membership intake and chapter excellence, a presentation on Haskell’s early years by professor Dr. Theresa Milk, and a community service project.

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Previous Fall and Spring Graduates

Phi Sigma Nu would like to recognize all of our brothers who graduated within the past academic year.  Education is very important to the fraternity and we look forward to seeing these men become successful in their respective fields.

Beta Chapter – Fall 2010

  • Edwin Roman – Bachelor of Computer Engineering
  • Traver Mayfield – Bachelor of International Studies
  • Ryan Barnett – Bachelor of Political Science

Gamma Chapter – Spring 2011

  • Cody Brayboy – Bachelor of American Studies, American Indian Studies Concentration

Epsilon Chapter – Spring 2011

  • Russell Harjo – Bachelor of Computer Science
  • Shu Nakai – Bachelor of Science, Biology (Pre-Med)

Zeta Chapter – Fall 2010

  • Lance Kaboni – Bachelor of Arts, Multilingual/Multicultural Elementary Education
  • John Bailon – Bachelor of Science, Sustainability

Beta Chapter Wins Awards

Raleigh, NC – North Carolina State University

The calendar year 2009-2010 marked the sixth opportunity at North Carolina State University, for chapters to use the Standards Program as a basis for the Greek Life Department Awards. The students who authored the Standards Program offered their community the following challenge: Have Integrity, Be Accountable, Seek Distinction.

This year, Greek Life at NCSU recognized 23 chapters who had risen to the challenge, and 18 chapters were awarded for setting a Standard of Excellence.

Awards were determined by reviewing materials submitted in the chapter Standards Binder. Any chapter who met or exceeded the standard for the 10 reviewed shared principles was eligible for an award.

A panel of four reviewed the binders and narrowed the eligible chapters to the top 5 per shared principle and to the top 4 overall. Both quantity and quality of programming was taken into consideration. Awards are given for outstanding performance in each of the 10 shared principles.

Beta Chapter was awarded the Outstanding Campus Leadership and Involvement Award as well as the Most Improved Award. This marks the first time the chapter has received a Greek Life award.