New IFC President wants change for Greek Life

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New IFC President wants change for Greek Life

Logan Adkins was voted IFC President in fall 2018.

Logan Adkins was voted IFC President in fall 2018.

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Logan Adkins was voted IFC President in fall 2018.

Photo Courtesy of Logan Adkins

Photo Courtesy of Logan Adkins

Logan Adkins was voted IFC President in fall 2018.

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By PAIGE LEONARD

The Parthenon 

Increasing recruitment rates and breaking stigmas surrounding Greek Life are some of the goals for new Interfraternity Council President Logan Adkins. 

“I just wanted to make my own impact in the Greek community and have a positive change,” Adkins said, after noticing his friends making a difference in Greek Life.

Adkins has been a member of the fraternity Alpha Tau Omega since his freshman year. He wanted to get more involved, so he became a delegate for his chapter, ran for president and won, he said. 

“I knew that recruitment had been down in both PHC and IFC, so I wanted to have my voice heard in the discussions in the different meetings that needed to be had so I could help have a positive change,” Adkins said. “I am over all the different members on the exec board. I am the head of our exec meetings. I am over all the different positions, so if they have a question in their job duties, I am their main adviser.”

Adkins oversees the nine fraternities on campus, and with the start of the semester, he said he is looking forward to increasing the number of members in fraternities. 

“I want to see something drastically change,” he said. 

Because Greek Life members are looked down upon due to alcohol and hazing-related events, Adkins said he would also like to improve the stigmas surrounding Greek Life and have “a better community acceptance.” 

Cameron Sherwood, former IFC president, said he feels Adkins is qualified to be IFC’s president.

“He is exactly what you’re looking for in a president,” Sherwood said. “He understands information well like policies and standards set by the IFC board and is authoritative in a way to get his point across. I believe he has and will continue to serve our community well.”

Although authority figures are often criticized, Adkins said he does not receive much criticism because he is not involved with judicial rulings. 

Adkins, however, said he does ask many questions, “and a lot of people are usually receptive, and we go with what everybody wants to have.”

After his term, the accounting major said he plans to graduate in May 2020 and then either receive a master’s in accounting or business administration. He said he hopes to work in forensic accounting for a state or federal agency. 

Adkins said he feels like being IFC’s president has provided skills like, “having to lead when I am leading 270 guys and having the power and responsibility in your hands.”

The Interfraternity Council executive board and Adkins are planning Greek Week and will attend a training conference at the end of the month. 

Paige Leonard can be contacted at [email protected]

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