At the University of Virginia, honor is incredibly important. Thomas Jefferson made honor a principle characteristic of life within the Academical Village. Times have definitely changed since Mr. Jefferson walked The Lawn, but I think that our March Madness competition helped to show the student body that honorable and chivalrous men are not extinct at UVA. March Madness: Gentleman’s Edition started with our Sweet 16 Gentlemen and culminated with our Top Gentleman, Rick Eberstadt. Each round we presented the gentlemen with a question about chivalry, honor, and respect. The responses they gave were then used to vote for the men who would move on to the next round. We announced our winner a few weeks ago and this week he was presented with his “dinner-for-two” certificate from the NeW Chapter. Here’s picture of our Top Gentleman, Rick, and some NeW ladies
This was our intention, to recognize men who act honorably, and show women that real gentlemen exist.