By Steve Nakata, Administrative Services

PULLMAN, Wash. – WSUs fraternity and sorority community recently received more than a dozen awards at the Association of Fraternal Values and Leadership (AFVL) West Conference in San Diego, Calif.

WSU’s United Greek Council received the Division II Multicultural Greek Council of the Year Award and is the only Multicultural Greek Council in the nation to receive the honor. Nicholas Hudson, assistant director in the Center for Fraternity and Sorority Life (CFSL), was recognized as the AFLV Fraternity and Sorority Advisor of the Year, one of only two awarded nationally.

“I am incredibly proud of the phenomenal accomplishments of the fraternity and sorority community at WSU,” said Dan Welter, WSU associate dean of students/CFSL director. “These awards continue to reinforce what we know about our community at WSU, highlighting that we are leaders among our peers.”

Members of WSU’s fraternity and sorority governing councils and Nicholas Hudson, CFSL assistant director, display their awards at the AFLV Conference in San Diego. Front Row (l to r): Alysia Niz, Erik Acevedo, Jesus Hernandez, Kimber Nunez, Jayda Moore. Back Row: Dakota Renz, Danny Thomas, Bryn Lloyd-Davies, Emily Kaselen, Ricky Luna, Erik Sandoval, Shyradynne Pascual, Caitlin Carbonell, Cecilia Arevalo, Nicholas Hudson.

The awards 

In addition to being named the Multicultural Council of the Year, the United Greek Council was one of only two nationally recognized with The Pinnacle Award for Strategic Growth, Kaleidoscope Award for Innovation, and Best Poster Award. It is one of only four councils to receive excellence awards in all eight categories:

  • Academic Achievement
  • Council Management
  • Leadership and Educational Development
  • Membership Recruitment
  • Philanthropy and Community Service
  • Public Relations
  • Risk Reduction and Management
  • Self-Governance and Judicial Affairs

WSU’s Interfraternity Council received the Council of the Year for Division IV, as well as excellence awards in six categories:

  • Academic Achievement
  • Council Management
  • Leadership and Educational Development
  • Philanthropy and Community Service
  • Public Relations
  • Self-Governance and Judicial Affairs

WSU’s Panhellenic, which is the coordinating and governing body for 14 National Panhellenic Council sorority chapters, received the Excellence in Council Management Award for Division III.

“Our Council members do a great job of working together,” said Bryn Lloyd-Davies, vice president of Panhellenic New Member Services. “We are passionate about what we do and support each other in ways that make us all better leaders.”

Renewed optimism
The purpose of AFVL is to stimulate the growth and development of fraternity/sorority councils, chapters and members by promoting leadership, education and values-based experiences, and resources for student leaders, their advisors, and the larger fraternal market.

The governing councils and CFSL have prioritized developing positive relationships with WSU’s chapters, helping to build a sense of positivity among students.

 

Contacts:

Dan Welter, Director, Center for Fraternity & Sorority Life, 509-335-5433, dan.welter@wsu.edu

Steve Nakata, Marketing & Communications, Administrative Services, 509-335-1774, nakata@wsu.edu

Photos:

  1. AFLV ’17 (advisor award)-(l to r) Ricky Luna, president of WSU’s United Greek Council; Nicholas Hudson, CFSL Assistant Director; and Ryan O’ Rourke, AFLV Executive Director. WSU’s United Greek Council donated $500 to AFLV in Hudson’s name to help provide scholarships to future conference attendees.

 

  1. AFLV ’17 (west group)-Members of WSU’s fraternity and sorority governing councils and Nicholas Hudson, CFSL assistant director, display their awards at the AFLV Conference in San Diego. Front Row (l to r): Alysia Niz, Erik Acevedo, Jesus Hernandez, Kimber Nunez, Jayda Moore. Back Row: Dakota Renz, Danny Thomas, Bryn Lloyd-Davies, Emily Kaselen, Ricky Luna, Erik Sandoval, Shyradynne Pascual, Caitlin Carbonell, Cecilia Arevalo, Nicholas Hudson.