AUBURN – The efforts of the Auburn University Interfraternity Council were recognized recently by the Southeastern Interfraternity Conference at an award ceremony.
The Southeastern Interfraternity Conference is an association of fraternity governing councils in the Southeast. It is one of the six regional associations designed to bring together institutions and individuals with a commitment to fraternity life on college and university campuses.
The Auburn IFC received fraternal excellence awards for educational programming, outstanding educational program, campus and community relations, community service, outstanding philanthropy and an honorable mention for outstanding service project. Auburn was also recognized with an overall fraternal excellence award.
Auburn won the educational programming award for its support of three programs hosted by the Office of Greek Life: Emerging Auburn Greek Leaders, designed to help young Greek leaders develop leadership skills; Greek Leadership Summit, a leadership retreat for fraternity and sorority presidents and council executive officers; and Party Done Right, an event held each spring in conjunction with all three Greek councils and the Office of Greek Life to show students how to host a safe social event.
Auburn won the outstanding education program award for developing and implementing the Auburn Man Program, a series of programs designed to promote characteristics of the prototypical “Auburn Man.” Topics addressed during the series included family, responsibility, chivalry, scholarship and philanthropy.
The campus and community relations award recognized the Auburn IFC’s collaborative effort with Panhellenic and National Pan-Hellenic Councils to honor public safety personnel on campus and in the Auburn community.
The award for community service, received by the Auburn IFC for the third time in four years, recognized Auburn’s efforts for the year-long Philanthropy Challenge and also its work with IMPACT and Project Uplift on campus.
The outstanding philanthropy award recognized the Philanthropy Challenge, a program that benefits the Boys and Girls Clubs of Greater Lee County and to which the Auburn IFC made a donation of more than $10,000 in 2010.
The second annual IFC Carnival, held during Greek Week, earned Auburn an honorable mention for outstanding service project. Carnival showcases the contributions of Greek life to Auburn’s campus and is open for all students and community members.
The Auburn IFC also won the fraternal excellence award, given in recognition of IFCs that excel in all categories: communication, finances, chapter services, judicial processes, leadership development, legal concerns, philanthropy and community service, publications, public relations, recruitment, scholarship and social programming.