Saipan International Student alumnus Ken Song has been admitted to the Order of the Gown at Sewanee: The University of the South.
The Order of the Gown, or OG, was established in 1873 and students who are members of the OG have worn the gown as a badge of academic distinction ever since.
Undergraduates earn membership in the OG as seniors (students with 96 or more hours) if their academic average for the previous two semesters at Sewanee is 3.00; as juniors (students with 64-95 hours) if their academic average for the previous two semesters is 3.20; as sophomores (students with 32-63 hours) if their academic average for the previous two semesters is 3.40.
In accordance with the provisions of the Student Government Constitution, the OG serves as a force for channeling student opinion to promote positive change. Besides the OG’s substantial legislative authority through its appointment power to student and faculty committees, the OG’s Executive Committee and task forces are unique methods for investigating the problems and concerns of the University Community. The degree to which the OG is involved in university life is determined by the president and body itself. The OG adopted its own constitution in 2007, which gives further structure to its organization and responsibilities.
Song, who is a member is the SIS Class of 2020, is a second-year student at Sewanee with the goal of continuing on to graduate school for Physical Therapy. In addition to his membership in the Order of the Gown, he has been listed on the Dean’s List since his freshman year for maintaining a 3.625 GPA. (PR)