While attending SigEp’s 2019 Grand Chapter Conclave in Houston, the brothers of Florida Alpha were honored in front of over 1,100 attendees with the prestigious Buchanan Cup, or “Buc Cup.”
The Buchanan Cup is bestowed on the top SigEp chapters across the country in recognition of excellence in all areas of development that align with the goals of Sigma Phi Epsilon. Since re-establishing at the University of Florida, the Florida Alpha chapter has dedicated itself to paving a way for fraternities in the local university community and nationally.
“This is a huge honor and an important day in our chapter’s history,” said Chapter President Hayden Grim. “We’ve come from receiving our charter in early 2018 to being honored with a Buc Cup this year. The progress has been incredible to watch.”
Receiving a Buchanan Cup is confirmation that Florida Alpha is taking the right approach in development. Our chapter stands out in a traditional Southeastern Conference (SEC) campus environment, committing to continuous development and a fraternity experience that sets us apart. Brothers in Florida Alpha are not defined by stereotypes.
“It shows the dedication our brothers have to excellence,” said Vice President of Member Development Scott Gann. “We’ve committed to these ideals, living them out daily. Receiving this honor shows we can change the direction of fraternity life, both at our school and nationally.”
On a local scale, Florida Alpha has been named UF’s Chapter of the Year twice, surpassing competition from other fraternity chapters on campus. Brothers of Florida Alpha are committed academically, maintaining the highest fraternity GPA for several semesters in a row (3.5+). Our chapter house recently underwent a $4 million renovation, and has been accredited as a SigEp Learning Community.