For the past 17 semesters, Greek women in the Panhellenic Council had a higher grade point average than the overall GPA for women at TCU.
Panhellenic Vice President of Scholarship Karlene Tipton said this dedication is important to all members. Throughout the month of February, Panhellenic has recognized women with high GPAs.
“We want to make sure scholarship is still a priority for all of our members,” Tipton said. “So it’s just really important to have a month dedicated to that so we kind of remind everyone that we are all still going to school.”
Junior Kari Berdelle, a member of Kappa Alpha Theta, said this kind of recognition was common among her chapter’s members. The chapter passes out prizes for members with high GPAs, she said.
Berdelle said she always emphasized good grades, but also tried to do well to help her sorority.
“I know that if I do well, our chapter does well and does better and our grade ranking increases and that’s something my competitive nature kicks in and I want to do well,” she said.
Along with being involved in Kappa Alpha Theta, Berdelle is in the John V. Roach Honors College and has consistently carried a high GPA. She received a 4.0 for two semesters.
“I’m in the library all the time,” she said. “If you can’t find me, I’m probably in the library.”
Panhellenic will continue to recognize women with high GPAs by announcing Senior Scholars in the Skiff at the end of the month.