Tennessee Eta chapter of Sigma Phi Epsilon was awarded the Grand Chapter Scholarship Cup on Saturday Feb. 1.

The Grand Chapter Scholarship Cup is presented to chapters ranking first in academic standings among fraternities on campus for an entire academic year.

To receive such an award, a chapter must have a GPA above the all-campus average and maintain a 3.15 or higher for one semester during the academic year. Also, the chapter must be in good financial standing with the fraternity to receive the award.

TN Eta currently has 51 members. The mission of Sig Ep is to build balanced men. The fraternity’s mission is to charter a course for men to live their best lives by embracing their cardinal principles of virtue, diligence and brotherly love and committing to the practice of sound mind and sound body.

“It’s a great honor for them,” said Stephen Dominy, coordinator of Fraternity and Sorority Affairs. “They continue to excel on campus and continue to thrive in multiple areas. One of the things Sigma Phi Epsilon is known for is its relationship with Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. One of the things that they are doing this year is Rolling Roses, which is an upcoming event.” Rolling Roses is a benefit to be hosted by Sig Ep on Thursday, March 26, benefiting research for cystic fibrosis.

Sig Ep president Brandon Rawls said he is proud of his chapter for working diligently through out the academic year and that it is an honor to be able to receive the award.