WASHINGTON, DC - Last week, Congressman Jack Kingston (R/GA-1) was presented with the North American Interfraternity Council's Award of Distinction. The award is given to select Members Congress each year for dedication to their fraternity's ideals and missions. Congressman Kingston is the first Lambda Chi Alpha member in the House of Representatives to receive this award. Although only 3% of college-educated Americans are part of the fraternity/sorority system, approximately 30% of Congress is Greek.
To be honest, I originally joined a fraternity in college to go to fun parties and to meet girls. Luckily, the fraternity experience provided me with more than just a good time. I will always appreciate the experiences, ideals, and knowledge my fraternity gave me." Congressman Kingston said. "I am proud to continue to support the efforts of the North American Interfraternity Conference, and I am grateful to my brothers at Lambda Chi Alpha and other fraternities who selected me for this distinguished award."
The North American Interfraternity Conference has 64 member organizations, 5500 chapters, approximately 350,000 undergraduate members, and have members located on 800 campuses in the United States and Canada.