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Miami Greeks Recognized at Midwest conference


OXFORD, Ohio -- Miami University's Interfraternity Council (IFC) has been recognized as the best over-all council at a recent conference of the Midwest Greek Councils, which included representatives from 16 states.

Miami's Panhellenic Council (representing sororities) was a finalist for the top award for Panhellenic Councils.

The Interfraternity Council received the Jellison Award, given to the IFC demonstrating the most depth and scope of programming and operations. In addition, Miami's IFC received individual awards for community relations, council management, membership recruitment, leadership and educational development and scholarship honor roll.

Miami competed in the highest and most competitive division with other universities hosting more than 24 fraternity organizations.

"It is apparent that the changes and advances in Miami's Greek experience are setting the standard for other universities," said Aaron Alspach, Miami IFC president.

Panhellenic Council received the second place National Panhellenic Conference Public Relations Award and awards for individual programs in community relations, council management, membership recruitment, leadership and educational development, public relations and scholarship honor roll.

Miami conducted a strategic planning effort to assure a positive future for its Greek organizations during the 1995-96 academic year. The "Miami Model for Greek Excellence" is being implemented over time as the recommendations are being refined through committees involving students, faculty and staff.


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