by Taylor Kilgore
The University of West Georgia Panhellenic Council has been recognized at the regional
Southeastern Panhellenic Conference for their excellence in the areas of public relations
and Panhellenic relations. The UWG Panhellenic Council promotes students’ success
in scholarship, leadership, community service, friendships, and social opportunities.
“Our Panhellenic community has done extensive public relations through different medias and printed publications,” said Michael Steele, director for fraternity and sorority life at UWG and advisor of social Greek organizations governing councils, including the Panhellenic Council. “We are very thankful to the guidance and support of University Communications and Marketing along the way.”
“All seven councils on campus are active and the community and support each other,” said Erika Arroyo, president for the Panhellenic Council. “We all attend each other philanthropy events and help each other out when we can. We all have a week, this past semester April 11-14, dedicated to celebrating our college Panhellenic council called Panhellenic Pride Week. We take this week to raise money for our philanthropy, circle of sisterhood, informing the campus about our purposes, and hanging out with our Panhellenic sisters.”
Michael was awarded the Jane N. Sutton Advisor of the Year award at the regional conference as well. The award is one of the highest honors given annually to a Greek Life advisor for going above and beyond his or her duties as an advisor to support and exemplify the ideals of the Greek community.
“I am humbled and honored to have even been nominated for this award, much less have been selected to receive it,” said Michael. “The students, who I am a privileged to work with, are honestly the reason that I come to work every day. When fraternity and sorority is done right, it is an amazingly powerful experience and life changing. I think this award shows that my students are appreciative of the dedication to advancing the fraternal movement, and they are grateful to have an advocate.”