The South Dakota Board of Regents recognized three South Dakota State University (SDSU) student organizations for outstanding academic, community, and organizational work. The Board acknowledges and awards student groups from all six South Dakota public universities throughout the year.
The SDSU Award for Academic Excellence was presented to the Student College of Clinical Pharmacy (SCCP). The goal of SCCP is to advance students’ education in clinical pharmacy and pharmacotherapy through the support and promotion of research and training. The organization hosts activities and events throughout the academic year, such as monthly journal clubs, statistic reviews, clinical research and pharmacy challenges, and speaker panels.
University Program Council (UPC) received SDSU Award for Community Service. The University Program Council (UPC) is designed to serve as the primary programming organization at SDSU to provide educational, social, recreational, and cultural programs for the growth of the SDSU community. Members must be punctual, communicative, supportive, receptive to constructive criticism, and exemplify professionalism with other students, university staff, and guests.
The UPC of SDSU made community service and the inclusion of nonprofit organizations in the Brookings area an overarching theme this past year. UPC understands the importance of highlighting the excellent work happening in the community.
Chi Omega earned SDSU Award for Organizational Leadership. Chi Omega strives to provide each sister with a commitment to personal integrity and excellence in academic pursuits. With an organizational focus on community service, leadership opportunities, and social enrichment, Chi Omega charges its members to be a part of something bigger than themselves.
During the Fall 2021 semester, the Xi Theta chapter worked to organize the most successful Wish Week they had ever experienced. Chi Omega raised over $9,000 in five days through multiple fundraisers, including 4k in a day, a pancake feed, pie at Chi, a bake sale, and a tip night. As a result, the Xi Theta chapter was able to grant a local wish for a child in the Brookings area.
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