FSILG Awards Bring Together Greek Community

Student leaders, plus several alumni and FSILG Office staff presented nearly 25 awards.
“Tonight gives us a chance to take a break and recognize a MIT cohort that makes such an impact on campus,” said Ryan Lau ’15, Interfraternity Council Judicial Committee Chairman. The 90-minute session provided tasty appetizers, a room full of chatter and a chance to reflect. Awards included Best Safety Education program for a Fraternity, top Education program for a Sorority, Outstanding Senior Membership and Academic Honor Roll.
With each chapter immersing itself in individual activities and events, the night offered a moment of communal unification. “I am excited to celebrate everyone tonight,” said Anna Blatz ‘15, Vice President of Recruitment Programming for the Panhellenic Association. “It’s just nice for people who live in separate houses to sit in the same room and converse.”
The event took place during Greek Olympics, a weeklong proceeding aimed at promoting community spirit and highlighting the gifts that the FSILG chapters bring to campus. “We represent a diverse group of students because everyone brings something different to the table,” said Hannah Barrett ‘15, Executive Vice President of the Panhellenic Association.
Being a MIT student and anything else, whether an athlete, peer leader or FSILG member, takes dedication and courage. “I’m continually amazed by how much these students accomplish,” said Steve Baker ‘84, Chair of the Board of the Association of Independent Living Groups. “The great part about tonight is that we get the chance to actually hear about the community service, philanthropy and effort that these students are putting forth for the betterment of their organizations and this prestigious institution.”
Interfraternity Council and Panhellenic Association officers led the recognition ceremony with short testimonials about the winners of each individual and organizational award. Closing remarks were delivered by Senior Associate Dean for Residential Life and Dinning, Henry Humphreys. “Many of my colleagues in this industry often discuss challenges and troublesome situations. The great part about my job is that I can tell them of the incredible achievements of our FSILG chapters and the character of their membership – for that, I thank all of you.”

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