Greek Life Council Wins 11 Regional Awards; Childress Honored

Greek Life Council Wins 11 Regional Awards; Childress Honored

HATTIESBURG, MS (WDAM) - The following is news release from The University of Southern Mississippi

The Interfraternity Council (IFC) of Greek Life at The University of Southern Mississippi received 11 awards at the 2015 Southeastern Interfraternity Conference (SEIFC) in Atlanta, Ga.

The awards included Excellence in Academic and Scholarship Programming; Excellence in Educational Programming; Excellence in Campus and Community Service; Excellence in Community Service; Excellence in Philanthropy; Excellence in Alumni Development; Excellence in Publications; Excellence in Single Publication; and Excellence in Recruitment.

Along with those awards, IFC was also awarded the Fraternal Excellence Award, which recognizes Interfraternity Councils who meet the SEIFC Fraternal Excellence standards in management, chapter service, judicial processes, leadership development, legal concerns, philanthropy and community service, publications, public relations, recruitment, scholarship and academics, and social engagement.

Additionally, Southern Miss Director of Greek Life Charles Childress received the Dr. Tom Shoemaker Advisor of the Year award, named in the honor of Southern Miss' former Dean of Students.

“I could not be more pleased with the steady progress and growth of our fraternity system at Southern Miss,” said Southern Miss Vice President for Student Affairs Dr. Joe Paul. “The Interfraternity Council has provided great leadership, and I am happy that their work has been duly recognized by the SEIFC.”

SEIFC is a voluntary association of fraternity governing councils in the Southeastern United States. It is one of three regional associations throughout North America designed to bring together institutions and individuals with a commitment to fraternity life on college and university campuses. SEIFC was founded in Jackson, Miss. in 1966.

About IFC and Southern Miss Greek Life

The Interfraternity Council at The University of Southern Mississippi is an eight-person peer elected board that serves as the governing body for nine on-campus fraternities. The IFC Executive Council additionally serves to provide its member fraternities with quality programming, assistance, and accountability in all areas of Fraternity Life.

Established in 1935, Southern Miss Greek Life is committed to developing leadership, academics, service and friendship within the Interfraternity, College Panhellenic and National Pan-Hellenic Councils. The vision of Southern Miss Greek Life is to be a community recognized with a distinguished experience among our peers. For more information, call 601.266.4823 or visit

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