Kappa Kappa Gamma leads Clemson Greeks in study abroad
Kappa Kappa Gamma at Clemson University is awarded CISabroad’s first Global Greek Cup for leading their campus in study abroad with 24% of their members studying overseas.
The Global Greek Cup, sponsored by CISabroad, was awarded to the Epsilon Mu chapter of Kappa Kappa Gamma at Clemson University’s annual Order of Omega Awards Banquet on April 16, 2014, for having shown excellence in member efforts of broadening academic perspectives, gaining global awareness, and investing in personal development, with 24% of their members having studied abroad in the 2013-2014 academic year. As part of CISabroad’s Global Greek Initiative, Clemson Study Abroad partnered with the office of Fraternity and Sorority Life to award the Cup to a Greek chapter based on the percentage of student members’ participation in Clemson-approved, credit-bearing abroad experiences. Clemson Study Abroad and the office of Fraternity and Sorority Life feel it is important to recognize student involvement in study abroad because these abroad experiences help students enhance their disciplinary training, personal growth, professional development, and cultural understanding.
“After students participate in study abroad, they return to Clemson as a better world citizen. These students bring their expanded world views, cultural understanding, and personal growth back to the Greek community, which benefits as a whole from the students’ experiences abroad,” says Meredith Wilson, Clemson Study Abroad Advisor.
Jordan Randall, CISabroad University Relations Representative, adds, “The women of Epsilon Mu of Kappa Kappa Gamma have shown immense dedication to fostering global and intercultural awareness, knowledge, and understanding; and they have set the bar high for future recipients of CISabroad’s Global Greek Cup.”