Radford University's Tau Chapter of the Fraternal Values Society (FVS) has been honored with the inaugural Michael A. McRee Fraternal Values Award, which acknowledges excellence in central fraternal values such as community, charity, responsibility and accountability.
"It is the hope of every member of the Fraternal Values Society at RU that this honor will symbolize the progress the entire Greek Community has made in the past couple years to realign itself more closely with the values and traditions the founders of our individual organizations intended all of us to learn and to live by," said Robert Marias, assistant director of student activities Greek Life and Tau Chapter advisor and honorary alumni member.
Since its founding in 2011, the Tau Chapter has engaged proactively in supporting the conversation about fraternal and sororal values on Radford's campus, Marias said.
The Tau Chapter's founding members were 18 student representatives of fraternities and sororities across campus. RU President Penelope W. Kyle (Kappa Alpha Theta), Vice President for Student Affairs Mark Shanley (Delta Tau Delta), Associate Vice President for Student Affairs Ken Bonk (Theta Chi) and Marias (Sigma Nu) were initiated as honorary members. Over the past two semesters, the chapter has added 13 members.