The North American Interfraternity Conference — an association that represents national and international men’s fraternities on campuses in the United States and Canada — has announced Abbi Hanson Allen as recipient of the 2022 Outstanding IFC Advisor Award

Hanson Allen, assistant director of Fraternity and Sorority Life and Interfraternity Council (IFC) advisor, was nominated by Virginia Tech’s fraternity student leaders. The IFC Awards program honors organizations, members, and advisors who make positive impacts on fraternal life.

“I could not be more surprised or honored to have received this award from the North American Interfraternity Conference. This award is even more special because of the student leaders who submitted my nomination,” said Hanson Allen. “While this recognition is a complete honor, the affirmation from my students that they feel supported as leaders is the real award. I am incredibly lucky to work with passionate and talented students each day. I truly love what I do.”

Currently, the fraternity and sorority community at Virginia Tech encompasses more than 4,500 students, which represents approximately 20 percent of the undergraduate population. The Interfraternity Council of Virginia Tech is a university chartered student organization and one of the largest student governing councils on campus. Advising 29 member organizations, Hanson Allen works to unite students from all backgrounds under an umbrella of shared values and interests.

“It does not surprise me that Abbi was recognized with this award. Her greatest strengths are her focus on the student experience and the relationships she builds with others,” said Rohsaan Settle, director of Fraternity and Sorority Life. “Throughout her short tenure as the IFC advisor, she has demonstrated the courage, patience, and dedication that are deserving of this award. Abbi has made great strides in gaining IFC’s trust, nurturing their influence, aligning their values, and expanding their impact.”

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