Pre-Law Fraternity Honored With Ringing of USS Arizona Bell
The bell of the USS Arizona will be rung today to honor The University of Arizona chapter of the Phi Alpha Delta legal fraternity.
The bell â€“ which is rung only on significant occasions in the life of the UA â€“ is tolled at the Student Union Memorial Center on the third Wednesday of each month during the academic year to recognize faculty, staff, students and alumni for achievements that bring prestige and recognition to themselves and the University.
The UA chapter of Phi Alpha Delta, the world's largest co-ed legal fraternity for pre-law students, has earned the Most Outstanding Chapter award for the 10th consecutive year. The criteria for the award were based on the Phi Alpha Delta Law Fraternity International's motto: "Service to the student, the school, the profession and the community."
Led this year by President Sarah Biebelhausen, the UA chapter of about 100 members is the "gold standard" by which all other chapters are measured and it sets the bar higher each year to make all chapters stronger.
The students who make up the chapter continually bring prestige to the University through their hard work and dedication to service.
The bell will be rung at 12:07 p.m. The time corresponds with the date that the battleship was sunk at Pearl Harbor: Dec. 7, 1941.
For more information, or to submit a nomination, visit the Outstanding University Achievements Web site.