USD Greek councils recognized for outstanding leadership

VERMILLION, S.D. -- The University of South Dakota’s Interfraternity and Panhellenic Councils were recognized for their outstanding leadership and educational development at the 2009 Mid-American Greek Council Association and National Black Leadership Conference in St. Louis recently.

The Interfraternity Council received the outstanding achievement in Leadership and Educational Development for the Jellson Division II while the Panhellenic Council was honored for outstanding Leadership and Educational Development in the Sutherland Division I.

"The councils work very hard throughout the year at providing the optimum in programming and leadership development to their member chapters," said Andrew Davis, coordinator of Greek Affairs at USD. "The councils deserve their honored recognition and should be proud of their achievements."

The Panhellenic and Interfraternity Councils are the women’s and men’s Greek governing bodies dedicated to overseeing chapters with values driven guidance, accountability and governance. The 2009 Mid-American Greek Council Association and National Black Leadership Conference annual meeting featured more than 2,100 undergraduate students, including eight representatives from USD's Greek community. While in St. Louis for the three-day conference, the USD contingent had an opportunity to network with peers, expand their knowledge of Greek life best practices and take away new ideas.

"The conference is the pinnacle opportunity for USD to compare and contrast how to best serve the Greek student body and take away ideas that can be implemented on the USD campus," stated Jonathon Brown, Interfraternity Council President.

Julie Dieltz, president of the Panhellenic Council, added that she's proud to be part of a strong Greek community at The U. "I could not be more proud of the women I serve and to be able to represent, on a national level, USD's Greek community," she added.

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