HPU Installs Sigma Sigma Sigma Sorority

HIGH POINT, N.C., May 3, 2010 – High Point University recently installed the Theta Alpha chapter of the Sigma Sigma Sigma sorority on April 24 with a banquet at Centennial Station.

The newest Greek organization at HPU initiated 94 new members, and welcomed two special guests at the event ? Laura Sweet, Tri-Sigma national president, and Emily Ellis, Tri-Sigma collegiate vice president. The chapter?s charter was presented to Jessica Schauble, the chapter?s president.

“Sigma Sigma Sigma is the first National Panhellenic Conference sorority to join the HPU campus in more than 50 years, so this event was very significant and speaks to the monumental growth of the university over the past five years,” says Meredith McCrea, Greek Life coordinator. “Tri-Sigma has gained 94 members and their charter in just a little more than three months ? which speaks to the strength of the national organization, their alumni volunteers and the chapter women. The quality and number of women that Tri-Sigma was able to attract puts them in an excellent position with our other sororities. I am very excited to see how they grow during the 2010-11 school year.”

At High Point University, every student receives an extraordinary education in an inspiring environment with caring people. HPU, located in the Piedmont Triad region of North Carolina, is a liberal arts institution with 3,700 undergraduate and graduate students from 50 countries and 44 states at campuses in High Point and Winston-Salem. It is ranked by US News and World Report No. 5 among comprehensive universities in the South and No. 1 in its category among up-and-coming schools. Forbes.com ranks HPU in the top 6 percent among “America’s Best Colleges.” HPU was included in The Chronicle of Higher Education’s “Great Colleges to Work For” 2009 listings. The university offers 68 undergraduate majors, 40 undergraduate minors and seven graduate degree programs. It is accredited by the Commission of Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, and is a member of the NCAA, Division I and the Big South Conference. Visit High Point University on the Web at www.highpoint.edu or on Twitter at http://twitter.com/highpointu.

Chris Dudley

Vice President for Administration

336-841-4530 cdudley@highpoint.edu

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