County recognizes Delta Sigma Pi for educational program

Matthews, NC –Wingate University’s Delta Sigma Pi business fraternity was recently nominated for the United Family Services 2010 Violence Prevention Task Force Prevention & Intervention Service Award in the student category. The awards are given yearly in several categories, including Law Enforcement, Faith Community and Social Services, to people who have made a difference in domestic, sexual violence and child maltreatment.

Wingate University Assistant Marketing Professor Dr. Nancy Bush, who serves as advisor to the Xi Sigma chapter of the fraternity, outlined a program to educate students on sexual harassment. The students in the fraternity developed the educational program and brought Nicole Blevins, an educator with United Family Services, to speak on campus.

The fraternity received special recognition at an awards luncheon Oct. 14 at the Union County Agriculture Center. Bush said “I am extremely proud of the effort our students made in becoming educated about sexual harassment on campus and in the workplace. Even more, I am proud that the chapter is committed to continuing to educate other students on the campus, both brothers of Delta Sigma Pi and non-brothers, about what constitutes sexual harassment and how to prevent it. This award recognizes effort to date and encourages their future efforts.”

About Wingate University
Founded in 1896, Wingate University is a private comprehensive university with more than 2,300 students on two campuses in Wingate and Matthews, North Carolina. The University offers 32 undergraduate majors, 36 minors and career concentrations, numerous pre-professional programs, graduate degrees in business, accounting, physician assistant studies and sports administration, and doctorates in pharmacy and education. Wingate students gain the tools and support they need to excel in academics and apply that learning toward an extraordinary career and life. The campus community offers in-class learning, out-of-class experiences, strong mentors, a competitive yet caring environment and rewarding community service opportunities for a complete educational experience.
Wingate student athletes compete in 19 NCAA Division II sports, and the University has won the South Atlantic Echols Athletic Excellence Award for the past four years.