February 25, 2010
ULM’s Interfraternity Council recognized at leadership academy
The Southeastern Interfraternity Conference's Leadership Academy recognized the University of Louisiana at Monroe’s Interfraternity Council with five awards for Excellence, more than that of any other school represented at the conference.
SEIFC is the regional leadership conference for council officers held in Atlanta each year. The awards were given at its closing banquet on Feb. 13 and recognized IFC excellence in these five areas:
ULM was the only university within the State of Louisiana for the second straight year to receive recognition at the awards banquet and was the only school in the Southeast to receive the Excellence in Recruitment Award, the most sought after award at SEIFC. During last year’s Leadership Academy in 2009, the council was recognized for Excellence in Educational Programming and Overall Fraternal Excellence.
“It’s encouraging to see how, after a year of hard work and dedication to both ULM and the community, the Interfraternity Council is gaining the recognition it deserves,” said ULM’s Coordinator of Greek Life Keith Hembree. “I am proud of this group of guys and how well they not only represent ULM, but the State of Louisiana.”
IFC President Brook Sebren added, “I’ve been active with the Interfraternity Council since the fall of 2007. In comparison to what we were as a council then, to now … it is truly amazing. The awards symbolize all the effort of the IFC and its respective fraternities, and the large strides made to better itself, the ULM campus, and the state.”
Sebren said those strides are about meeting the mission of ULM’s Greek organizations to teach young men and women to reach for excellence, provide them with the tools and resources to succeed in their undergraduate career, and build a support system that will last a lifetime.
The Office of Greek Life is charged with advising the 16 nationally-recognized fraternities and sororities at ULM. Traditionally, Greek organizations at ULM are strong contributors to the improvement of the university and the community, according to Hembree. Founded on principles of scholarship, leadership, community service and development of lifelong friendships, they still practice these fundamental principles in their pursuit of excellence.
For more information or membership questions, feel free to contact the ULM Office of Greek Life at www.ulmgreeks.com or firstname.lastname@example.org.