Annual Greek awards given out last night
ISC, IFC, NPHC, MGC members discuss challenges, goals for upcoming year, recognize chapter achievements
Numerous Greek community members and organizations presented their plans and challenges for the upcoming year last night at the 2009 Greek Awards ceremony. Several Greek organizations and their members at the event also were acknowledged for their achievements throughout the past year.
The presidents of the Inter-Fraternity Council, the Inter-Sorority Council, the National Pan-Hellenic Council and Multicultural Greek Council reported on the states of their organizations and their relationships with the University community.
IFC President Charles Gamper and ISC President Kelly McLaughlin said their organizations are working to improve on-Grounds safety. To help accomplish this goal, the IFC hopes to make its party patrol system more effective, Gamper said.
The NPHC, meanwhile, has taken steps to improve its image in the University community, NPHC President Isaac Bawuah said. One of the council’s goals for this year is to increase unity within the organization, Bawuah said.
“The plan of action is to motivate each member and individual into upholding the standards [of our organization],” Bawuah said. In addition, Bawuah noted that he plans to attend at least one meeting of each of the Greek councils. He added that his organization has not “reaped the benefits of working with other councils” as much as it could have.
MGC President Sharleene Cano-Quiara also said her organization will face challenges in the coming year.
“What determines success is how one overcomes these challenges,” Cano-Quiara said.
The MGC plans to have at least one major service project a semester and also wants to improve recruitment, its members’ overall GPA and the organization of its Web site, Cano-Quiara said.
Various awards were then presented to University fraternities and sororities, as well as to individual members. Among the awards presented were Outstanding Service to the Community, which was given to Delta Delta Delta Sorority. The Outstanding Scholastic Achievement award went to the Alpha Chi Omega sorority, while Outstanding Chapter awards for IFC, ISC, MGC and NPHC organizations were given to the Phi Delta Theta fraternity, the Chi Omega sorority, the Sigma Psi Zeta sorority and the Sigma [Gamma Rho] sorority, respectively.