Mount Union Tau recognized by Phi Kappa Tau Fraternity
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Undergraduate Recognized with Phi Kappa Tau Award
August 11, 2010
Alpha Tau Omega undergraduate Adam Hood was recently awarded Phi Kappa Tau Fraternity’s William D. Jenkins Interfraternity Excellence Award—presented annually to a non-member undergraduate for outstanding contribution to the greek community—at Phi Kappa Tau’s 59th National Convention in Denver, Colo.
A student at the University of Mount Union, Hood was nominated by Phi Kappa Tau’s Epsilon chapter at Mount Union for his service to the school’s IFC. As president of the IFC, Hood helped pass deferred fall recruitment for the first time in more than 30 years, allowing freshman to join a fraternal organization in their first semester. The chapter also cited Hood as an integral part of the school’s greek life education system, specifically in his role as lead coordinator of New Member Academy—a student-planned, student-run retreat that all new Mount Union greek members attend.
Founded in 1906 at Miami University in Oxford, Ohio, Phi Kappa Tau is a collegiate fraternity that fosters three core ideals within its membership: learning, leading and serving. Currently, the Fraternity has 85 active groups – 77 chapters and 8 colonies, or student organizations in the final stages of being installed as a chartered chapter.