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Greek Community honored at National Conference
The Interfraternity Council and Panhellenic Council were honored in two separate categories, and a student team was among the top award winners in competition held at the Association of Fraternal Leadership and Values Conference Feb. 11-12.
Minnesota State University, Mankato Media Relations Office News Release [2-16-12]
The Minnesota State University, Mankato Interfraternity Council and Panhellenic Council were honored in two separate categories, and a student team was among the top award winners in competition held at the Association of Fraternal Leadership and Values Conference Feb. 11-12 in St. Louis, Mo.
The MSU Mankato Greek Councils were judged in eight different categories: public relations, self-governance and judicial review, recruitment, council management, community service and philanthropy, risk reduction and management, academic achievement, leadership and educational development. The Interfraternity Council was recognized for excellence in Risk Reduction and Management, and the Panhellenic Council for excellence in Public Relations.
David Schieler, Mankato, Vice President of Lambda Chi Alpha Fraternity, and John Bulcock, Mankato, Assistant Director of Student Activities, also were selected to participate in the Order of Omega Case Study Competition at the national event. They were given a situation requiring a resolution and tasked with developing that resolution. They placed third in the national competition.
The Leadership Conference is the largest of its kind in the nation for fraternity and sorority members, bringing together more than 2,600 students and advisors. While at the conference, attendees learned from nationally renowned speakers and attended sessions that will benefit them as leaders in their organizations. The presidents of both MSU Mankato councils also met with judges while at the conference and received suggestions for future improvement in the eight categories of competition.
The Greek Community has a more-than 50-year history at Minnesota State University, Mankato and has some 400 students active in eleven fraternities and sororities. The Community’s core values are leadership, scholarship, philanthropy, and friendship.