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Posted On: Tuesday, September 25, 2012 08:22 AM, by Christa Dell Sobon
Christa Dell Sobon
Delta Zeta/Emory
As the scholarship committee chairman for Kappa Alpha Theta, I have the opportunity to review all the scholarship reports as they are submitted. One reason is to identify which chapters are below the All Sorority Average (ASA) and might need some assistance or support. In addition, it is an opportunity to see all the wonderful achievements of our chapters. To date, we have 27 chapters that had top grades on their campus for Spring 2012.

I was delighted to discover several wonderful bits of news. For example, the GPA for Zeta Rho/UC San Diego is the highest relative to the ASA on their campus. Their GPA is 3.38, while ASA is 3.13. Congratulations to Zeta Rho!

Congratulations also to Epsilon Iota/Westminster for currently having the longest streak of consecutive semesters being #1 in grades on their campus of any Theta chapter. They have had the top GPA on their campus for nine consecutive semesters, going back to Spring 2008. Eta Rho/James Madison has the second-longest streak with eight consecutive semesters with top grades, and Alpha Omicron/Oklahoma has been tops on their campus in grades for five consecutive semesters.

When asked about the secret to their success, Caroline Ayers and Courtney Darkow of Epsilon Iota replied:

"We have optional Theta Think Tanks (study hall) every couple of weeks. We also have a list of Theta academic mentors if a member wants to talk to someone who has taken the class. In addition, we reward members for their hard work with having everyone who received an A in the last week stand up so we can clap for them.
Also, if they received an A on an exam, they can put their name into the 'Smart Cookie' jar. At the end of the semester, we draw names, and those people receive gift cards to different places.
Moreover, during recruitment, we strive to gain members who are passionate about school."

Regarding what their success means to Epsilon Iota:

"We are so excited about this accomplishment. We are very proud of our number one in scholarship status, and we don't plan on ever letting that change."

It is so rewarding to see our chapters living our ideals.

Christa Dell Sobon, Delta Zeta/Emory, is the scholarship committee chairman for Kappa Alpha Theta, and is a charter Life Loyal member.