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Greek Life Councils Win Multiple Awards at National Conference

SAN DIEGO — Cal Poly’s Greek organizations recently won multiple nationally recognized awards at the Association of Fraternal Leadership and Values Conference.

The Interfraternity Council (IFC) received the “Best in the West” Jellison Award for outstanding performance in council management, philanthropy and community service, public relations, risk reduction and management, self governance and judicial affairs in its division.

The Panhellenic Council (PHA) earned the title of “Best in the West” with the Sutherland Award, which recognized the organization for academic achievement, council management, leadership and educational development, membership recruitment, public relations, risk reduction management, self governance and judicial affairs in its division. The Cal Poly United Sorority and Fraternity Council (USFC) also brought home its first award at the conference in council management.

“This recognition validates the efforts of Cal Poly’s Greek organizations,” said Keith Humphrey, Vice President for Student Affairs. “As these awards show, their leadership has positively impacted both our campus and the San Luis Obispo community.”

“These results showcase the hard work, commitment, and passion Greeks have for their organizations and the local community,” added Joe Benson, IFC vice president of public relations.

The Association of Fraternal Leadership and Values Conference, held in early April, exists to stimulate the growth and development of fraternity/sorority councils, chapters, and members by promoting leadership, educational, and values based experiences and resources for student leaders, their advisors, and the larger fraternal market.

All three Greek councils, which together comprise nearly 20 percent of Cal Poly’s student body, collectively worked hundreds of hours to complete applications for the awards.

“Council members worked months on completing applications,” PHA President Shirin Beroukhim said. “The hard work has finally paid off, and we are proud to bring Cal Poly and San Luis Obispo the recognition they deserve on a national level.”

“We are being recognized for all of our accomplishments we have made in the past year,” USFC President Catelyn Agbayani added. “I am very excited for the United Sorority and Fraternity Council and cannot wait to see what the future holds for us.”

About Cal Poly Fraternity and Sorority Life
Fraternities and sororities are groups of individuals with similar interests bonded together by common goals and aspirations. Greek Life at Cal Poly includes 36 organizations with approximately 3,600 students. For more information, go to:

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