The ΣAM Foundation is excited to announce a new award for our collegiate chapters, the Jacob Kaplan Safe Campus Award!
These annual awards were created by Jacqueline Jacobs Caster to honor her grandfather, ΣAM Founder Jacob Kaplan, part of the Octagon. Fra Kaplan was a family law attorney, a fierce defender of legal rights with a focus upon keeping women safe from harm.
Jacqueline, an attorney herself, created these awards in response to the increasing national press surrounding fraternities and sexual assaults on college campuses. It is her fervent wish to see Sammy at the forefront of reversing this trend through programs, partnerships and education and to establish itself as the national leader of this effort.
2023 Award Recipients
Tau/Alabama for their work with the other 70 Greek organizations on campus in providing Sammy Safe Boxes to the Tuscaloosa Safe Center.
Runner Up: Mu Eta/Drexel for their Sexual Violence Prevention Workshop. The chapter partnered with Drexel Secret-a campus women's empowerment organization-to offer this program.