FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
April 18, 2016

Contact: Yukie Murphy
805-756-7413; yumurphy@calpoly.edu  

Cal Poly Fraternity and Sorority Leaders Win Top Awards at National Conference

SAN LUIS OBISPO – Students and staff from Cal Poly’s Fraternity and Sorority Life department, a division of Student Affairs, received multiple awards at the Association of Fraternal Leadership and Values Conference in April.

Hosted by the Association of Fraternal Leadership & Values (AFLV), the conference draws more than 300 schools and universities from across the country and showcases cutting-edge fraternity and sorority programs, technology and creative thinking.

Kristen Henry – business student, Panhellenic president and member of Alpha Chi Omega – was honored with the Marilyn Fordham Fraternal Values Award. This award is given to one undergraduate student in the AFLV West region who exemplifies the values of the association.

The Interfraternity Council (IFC), the student governing council that represents 16 fraternity chapters, received an award for Overall Excellence. In addition, IFC was recognized in three of eight areas of work, including council management, public relations, and self-governance and judicial affairs.

The Panhellenic Council, the student governing council that represents 10 sorority chapters, also received an award for Overall Excellence. In addition, it was recognized in six of eight areas of work, including council management, membership recruitment, philanthropy and community service, public relations, risk reduction and management, and self-governance and judicial affairs.

Kathryn O’Hagan, lead coordinator of Fraternity and Sorority Life, was honored with the Outstanding Fraternity/Sorority Advisor Award. O’Hagan was nominated by representatives from all three Cal Poly Greek councils – Interfraternity Council, Panhellenic Council, and United Sorority and Fraternity Council – for her contributions and service to students.

“These awards exemplify the quality of leadership and hard work among our Greek students and staff,” said Jason Mockford, Cal Poly’s assistant director for leadership and service. “Our fraternities and sororities work hard to build meaningful relationships with campus and community groups, and they strive to continually improve.”

About Fraternity & Sorority Life
Cal Poly’s Fraternity and Sorority Life promotes student success through scholarship, service, leadership, and brotherhood/sisterhood. There are more than 3,500 students involved in 35 affiliated Greek-lettered organizations. These organizations are governed by three councils: the Interfraternity Council (IFC), United Sorority & Fraternity Council (USFC), and the Panhellenic Association (PHA). More information about Fraternity & Sorority Life is at www.greeklife.calpoly.edu.

About Student Affairs
Cal Poly’s Student Affairs promotes student success through the Cal Poly experience by promoting Learn by Doing opportunities, delivering student-centered programs, encouraging personal growth, and empowering our students to live within a safe, healthy, inclusive and supportive environment. More information about Student Affairs is at www.studentaffairs.calpoly.edu.

Photo information: Greek.jpg — Left to right. Kristen Henry, Kathryn O’Hagan, Michelle Georgette, Alex Campbell, and Winnie Chen.

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