During the last week, 5 brothers from Ohio Nu went on the trip of a lifetime; this aforementioned trip was to SigEp’s 57th Grand Chapter Conclave in Denver, CO. While here, representatives from every chapter in the nation get together for a week of events that show the power of Sigma Phi Epsilon and honor those that excelled above others. This year’s 5 brothers were delegate Juan Munoz, alternate Jesse Prado, undergrad Jack Perish, Balanced Man Steward Martin Barnard, and New Chapter Developer Zach Harris, with Martin and Zach representing the alumni side of the chapter.
The five day extravaganza was filled with events of all kinds. There was some on chapter growth, success, mental health importance, workouts, and even a comedy show courtesy of Steve Hofstetter, Columbia ’02, with brothers from every area. However, the meaningful events were held with all 1,000 brothers coming together at special dinners: the Balanced Man Celebration that showcases the chapters that are Buchanan Cup worthy, the highest honor a chapter can win, the Brotherhood Luncheon which allowed for the celebration of those brothers that are now in the third amphitheater of SigEp, and the Arête Awards honoring successful alumni with the Citation Recipient award.
Even more so, past those events stood the Alumni Awards Dinner to close off the 57th Grand Chapter Conclave. It was here that the magic of SigEp hits the raw emotional side of brothers as everyone came together to witness the four new recipients of the Order of the Golden Heart, which is the highest honor an alumni can win. Furthermore, the new National Board members were presented, along with new Grand President Maddalon who spoke for the first time since being elected. For all 5 Ohio Nu brothers, enlightenment touched them this past week in Denver. Through conversations with other brothers, alumni, and experiences, Ohio Nu, now more than ever, is looking to reach a new high and be the best version for itself and the Cleveland State community. A new chapter awaits Sigma Phi Epsilon, and that means more development for Ohio Nu to raise the bar.