The University of Central Florida’s chapter of Zeta Beta Tau was recently awarded the national fraternity’s highest honor, the Brummer Cup.

With more than 90 chapters across the United States, the Zeta Beta Tau national organization each year selects one chapter as its most outstanding for best representing the tenets of intellectual awareness, social responsibility, integrity and brotherly love.

UCF’s Delta Iota chapter, founded in 2005, has more than 90 members and has made an impact in Orlando through community service. The chapter raised $11,500 for the Children’s Miracle Network through philanthropic work during the past year.

“The Delta Iota chapter takes community service very seriously, which is why we take hospital tours of the Arnold and Winnie Palmer children hospitals in downtown Orlando various times each semester and really try to work with the children benefited by the Children’s Miracle Network,” said Daniel Balva, the chapter’s president.

“Not only are we able to see firsthand where the money we raise throughout the year goes to, but doing so motivates our members to continue working hard to provide for these families and children in need of the Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals’ assistance.”

Members of the fraternity also have traveled to Guatemala for a medical mission and raised $3,000 to support Misioneros Del Camino, an orphanage in the poverty-stricken city of Sumpango.

The fraternity this year raised $1,000 during Relay for Life to benefit the American Cancer Society. Delta Iota also partners with the Seminole County Public Works Department to organize road cleanups to help the environment and better the community.

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