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SDSU Brookings Campus Weather Related Announcement

The South Dakota State University campus will be closing from 5 p.m. on Friday, March 31 until 8 a.m. on Saturday, April 1, due to the Blizzard Warning that will go into effect 7 p.m. Friday to 4 a.m. on Saturday morning.  SDSU will then return to the normal weekend schedule on Saturday morning. Only essential employees as deemed by their supervisors will report to work during the closure hours. On Friday morning, ensure you continue to monitor the weather and work with your supervisor or instructor on your individual travel concerns. For additional closure information please check the Emergency Management website

Volstorff-Walder Awards

The Volstorff-Walder Awards are a celebration of the achievements of chapters and individuals throughout the SDSU Fraternity and Sorority Life community. Here are the 2020 winners and runners-up:

Outstanding Male New Member (Maurice Horton Award)

  • Photo of Paul Schlotman

    Paul Schlotman (Sigma Phi Epsilon)


Outstanding Female New Member (Kathleen Nagel Award)

  • Photo of Jordan Thompson

    Jordan Thompson (Chi Omega)


  • Photo of Cassidy Keck

    Cassidy Keck (Ceres)


Outstanding Community Leaders


  • Photo of Noah Anderson

    Noah Anderson (Sigma Phi Epsilon)


  • Photo of Sam Pinchart

    Sam Pinchart (Alpha Gamma Rho)


  • Photo of Elena Ehrlich

    Elena Ehrlich (Chi Omega)


  • Haley Haber photo

    Haley Haber (Ceres)


Fraternity Man & Sorority Woman of the Year


  • Photo of Devan Schaefer

    Devan Schaefer (Sigma Phi Epsilon)


  • Photo of Payton Schiefelbein

    Payton Schiefelbein (Alpha Gamma Rho)


  • Photo of Helean Barbara

    Helean Barwari (Chi Omega)


  • Photo of Carlyle Rieff

    Carlyle Rieff (Alpha Xi Delta)


Outstanding Chapter Advisor

  • Photo of Brad Blaha

    Brad Blaha (Alpha Gamma Rho)


  • Brittany McKnight (Ceres)


Chapter Awards

Name of the AwardWinnerRunner-Up
Outstanding Alumni Relations ProgramAlpha Xi DeltaSigma Phi Epsilon
Outstanding Chapter OperationsSigma Phi EpsilonAlpha Xi Delta
Outstanding Community Service ProgrammingSigma Phi EpsilonAlpha Xi Delta, Chi Omega (tie)
Outstanding Financial ManagementFarmhouseAlpha Gamma Rho
Outstanding Involvement in Fraternity and Sorority LifeSigma Phi EpsilonAlpha Xi Delta
Outstanding Member Recruitment & New Member EducationAlpha Xi DeltaSigma Phi Epsilon
Outstanding Member DevelopmentAlpha Xi Delta, Chi Omega,
Sigma Phi Epsilon (3-way tie)
Outstanding Risk Management ProcessAlpha Xi DeltaSigma Phi Epsilon
Outstanding Scholarship ProgramAlpha Xi Delta, Sigma Phi Epsilon (tie)Alpha Omega Epsilon, Ceres (tie)
Outstanding Chapter DevelopmentCeresAlpha Gamma Rho
Outstanding Men's Chapter InterviewSigma Phi EpsilonAlpha Gamma Rho
Outstanding Women's Chapter InterviewChi OmegaAlpha Xi Delta
Hilton M Briggs Outstanding Chapter AwardSigma Phi EpsilonAlpha Xi Delta